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09/24/12

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Categories: Alemayehu G. Mariam

Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Ethiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. On September 21, they also got a new prime minster. How delightfully felicitous to have a new prime minister in the new year! Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people of Ethiopia are in order.

Hailemariam Desalegn was sworn in as prime minister before a special session of parliament. It was a rather low key affair with little pomp and circumstance. There were no parades and no sounds of bugle or trumpet announcing the changing of the guard. No inaugural balls. It was a starkly scripted ceremonial affair with minimal fanfare and political theatricality. Some 375 of the 547 members of Parliament sat quietly and heard Hailemariam recite the oath of office and gave him a hearty round of applause.

Since late May, Hailemariam has been operating in political limbo. He was officially described as “deputy”, “acting” and “interim” prime minster, the latter two offices unauthorized by the Constitution of Ethiopia. There were also some nettlesome constitutional questions about the duties of the deputy prime minister in the absence of the prime minister and the proper method of succession. Those issues aside, Hailemariam’s swearing in ceremony was scheduled on several prior occasions only to be cancelled without adequate explanation. The abrupt cancellations fueled all types of speculations and conspiracy theories about turmoil and confusion among the ruling elites. To complicate things further, it was officially announced days before the actual swearing in ceremony that Hailemariam would be sworn in early October. For some publicly unexplained reason, a special session of parliament was suddenly called for the purpose of naming a prime minister creating additional public confusion about the manifest dithering among the power elites.

Hailemariam takes office under a cloud of apprehension. Speculations abound that he is really a “figure head”, a “front man” and a “seat warmer” for the entrenched interests in a transitional period. Critics suggest that he will have little independence of action and will be puppet-mastered by those who control the politics and economy behind the scenes. Others suggest that he is a “technocract” who is unlikely to survive in a political machine that is lubricated by intrigue, cabalist conspiracy and skullduggery. But some, including myself, have taken a wait-and-see attitude and would like to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Hailemariam’s “inauguration speech” hammered the theme of “Stay the Course.” He said under his leadership the
programs and projects that have been initiated and underway will continue to completion. “Our task is to stay the course on the path to firm development guided by the policies and strategies [of our party]. We will continue to pursue development and democracy by strengthening our collective leadership and by mobilizing the people.” He said modernizing agriculture and the rural economy by accelerating agricultural development were top priorities. His government “will work hard” to improve agricultural infrastructure. He promised help to cattle raisers. He emphasized the need for better educational quality and entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth. He said the country needs a curriculum focused on science, technology and math. His administration will work hard to expand opportunities for women and pay greater attention to women’s health and improved health care services to mothers. He called upon the intellectuals and professional associations to engage in rigorous applied policy analysis and research to solve practical problems.

Hailemariam said his vision is to see Ethiopia join the middle income countries in ten years. To achieve that, he said significant improvements are needed in industry and manufacturing. His administration will pay special attention to remove development bottlenecks, improve the export sector and facilitate greater cooperation between the private sector and the government. He promised to work hard to alleviate housing and transportation problems in Addis Ababa. He touched upon the economy noting that though inflation is coming down, much more action is needed to bring it under control. He urged Ethiopians to bite the bullet (tirs neksen) and make sure the existing plans for ground and rail transportation, hydroelectric power generation and telecommunications are successfully executed. He pledged to complete the “Hedasse Gidib” (“Renassaince Dam”) over the Blue Nile. He referred to corruption and mismanagement in land administration, rent and tax collections and public contracts and pledged to get the public involved in eliminating them. He noted that there were significant deficits in good governance in the operation of the police, courts, security system that need to be improved.

Hailemariam emphasized that importance of human rights. He urged the parliamentary oversight committee to review the work of the Human Rights Commission for improvements. He underscored the vital role of the Elections Commission, the Human Rights Commission, press organizations and opposition parties in the country’s democratization. He said he was ready to work “closely” with press organizations, civic society institutions and other entities engaged in the democratic process. On foreign policy, he focused on regional issues, Ethiopia’s contribution to peace-building in Somalia, South Sudan and the Sudan.

The speech could best be described as “technocratic” in the sense that it focused on ways of solving the complex problems facing the country. The speech was short on rhetoric, oratory, appeals to the pathos of the masses and big new ideas and promises. He did not sugarcoat the deep economic problems of the country with hyperbolic claims of 14 percent annual growth nor did he make any grandiose claims about Ethiopia as the “one of the fastest-growing, non-oil-dependent economies in the developing world”. There were no impactful or memorable lines or sound bite phrases in the speech. He offered no inspirational exhortations in words which “soared to poetic heights, igniting the imagination with vivid imagery”.

There were no anecdotes or storytelling about the plight of the poor and the toiling masses. It was a speech intended to serve as a call to action with the message that he will work hard and asks the people to join him. He spoke of responsibility, hard work, willingness to lead, standing up to challenges, engaging the opposition, civil society and press institutions, etc. for the purpose of improving the lives of the people.

Hailemariam’s speech was a refreshing change from similar speeches of yester years in a number of ways. It was delivered in a dignified and statesmanlike manner. It was not an ideologically laced speech despite repeated references to the guiding grand plan. It was accommodating and bereft of any attitude of the old militaristic and aggressive tone of “my way or the highway.” There was no finger pointing and demonization. He did not use the old tricks of “us v. them”. He did not come across as an arrogant know-it-all ideologue. He offered olive branches to the opposition, the press and other critics of the ruling party. What was even more interesting was that he did not pull out the old straw men and whipping boys of “neoliberalism”, “neocolonialism”, and “imperialism” to pin the blame on them for Ethiopia’s problems. He did not pull any punches against the local opposition or neighboring countries. He used no threats and words of intimidation. Even when he addressed the issues of corruption, mismanagement and abuse of power, he aimed for legal accountability rather than issuing empty condemnatory words or threats.

Another surprising aspect was the fact that the speech contained none of the old triumphalism, celebratory lap running and victorious chest-beating exercises. There was no display of strength of the ruling party, no self-congratulations and ego stroking. He softly challenged the opposition and the people to work together in dealing with the country’s problems. His speech seemed to be aimed more at making the people think and act on existing plans than making new promises. Over all, the speech was written with intelligence, thoughtfulness and purpose. Hailemariam spoke in a cool and collected manner and tried to get his points across directly. What he lacked in rhetorical flair, he made up with a projection of self-assurance, humility, respectability and profesionalism.

What Was Not Said

There were various things that were not said. Though Hailemariam acknowledged the structural economic problems and the soaring inflation, he offered no short-term remedial plans. He repeatedly came back to “stay the course" theme. Does “staying the course” mean “our way or the highway”? Is national reconciliation an idea the ruling party will consider? There was no indication in the speech about the transitional process itself, but he did offer what appeared to be olive branches to the opposition, the press and others.

Hailemariam also did not give any indication about the release of the large numbers of political prisoners that are held throughout the country. Nor did he mention anything about re-drafting the various repressive press, civil society and so-called anti-terrorism laws. For over a decade, all of the major international human rights and press organizations have condemned the government in Ethiopia for its flagrant violations of human rights, illegal detention of dissidents and suppression of press institutions and persecution of journalists.

Words and Actions: Shoes of the New Prime Minister

It is often hard to judge politicians by the speeches they make. It is not uncommon for politicians to deliver inspirational speeches and come up short on the action side of things. It is true that action speaks louder than words. In his speech, it seems Hailemariam sought to move himself, his party and the people to action. But he is in a difficult situation. He feels, or is forced to feel, that he has to “fill in big shoes”. He said he will walk in footsteps that have already been stamped out. But the shoe that fits one person pinches another. But for all the hero worship, Hailemariam must realize that there is a difference between shoes and boots. For two decades, boots, not shoes, were worn. Those boots have made a disfiguring impression on the Ethiopian landscape. It must be hard to pretend to walk in the shoes of someone who had sported heavy boots. The problem is what happens when one wears someone else’s shoes that do not fit. Do you then change the shoe or the foot? I hope Hailemariam will in time learn to walk in the shoes of the ordinary Ethiopian. He will find out that those shoes are tattered and their soles full of holes. Once he has walked a mile in those shoes, he will understand what it will take to get every Ethiopian new shoes. He must also realize that “it isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” There comes a time when we all need new shoes. That time is now. All Ethiopians need new shoes for the long walk to freedom, democracy and human rights. Prime Minster Hailemariam does not need hand-me down shoes; he needs shoes that are just his size and style and rugged enough for the long haul.

I believe Hailemariam gave a good “professional” speech. I do not think it will be remembered for any memorable lines, phrases or grand ideas. It was a speech that fit the man who stood before parliament and took the oath of office. As a self-described utopian Ethiopian, I thought the very fact of Hailemariam taking the oath of office symbolically represented the dawn of a long-delayed democracy in Ethiopia. Few would have expected a man from one of the country’s minority ethnic group to rise to such heights. Whether by design, accident or fortune, Hailemariam’s presence to take the oath of office, even without a speech or a statement, would have communicated a profound message about Ethiopia’s inevitable and unstoppable transition to democracy. Most importantly, now any Ethiopian boy or girl from any part of the country could genuinely aspire to become prime minister regardless of his/her ethnicity, region, language or religion.

I do not know if history will remember Hailemariam’s “inaugural” speech as a game changer. History will judge him not for the words he spoke or did not speak when he took the oath of office but for his actions after he became prime minister. It’s premature to judge. I like the fact that he appeared statesmanlike, chose his words carefully, focused on facts and presented himself in businesslike manner. It is encouraging that he expressed commitment to work hard to make Ethiopia a middle income country within a decade. He showed a practical sense of mission and vision while keeping expectations to reasonable levels.

To be Or Not To Be a Prime Minister

“Being Prime Minister is a lonely job,” wrote Maggie Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister. “In a sense it ought to be; you cannot lead from a crowd.” I would say being a prime minister for Hailemariam, as the first prime minster from a minority ethnic group, will be not only lonely but tough as well. But somebody has got to do it. Hailemariam has his work cut out for him and he will face great challenges from within and without, as will the people of Ethiopia. I wish him well paraphrasing Winston Churchill who told his people in their darkest hour:
I would say to the House as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Democracy. Democracy at all costs. Democracy in spite of all terror. Democracy, however long and hard the road may be, for without democracy there is no survival.”

I believe Ethiopia will survive and thrive and her transition to democracy is irreversible, inevitable, unstoppable and divinely ordained!

On a personal note, I would give Prime Minster Hailemariam a bit of unsolicited advice. Smile a little because when you smile the whole world, not just the whole of Ethiopia, smiles with you!

103 comments

Comment from: Wanza [Visitor]
Wanza

Thank u Al Mariam for your positive welcome to Hailemariam.
It makes my day when I read a fellow Ethiopian extends an encouraging hands to a new leader.
We can not deny a change is truly coming in Ethiopia. There is no longer a TPLF government it is now an EPRDF one and we just can not deny that. May God guide Hailemariam. It is about time also to let political prisoners out..

09/24/12 @ 00:31
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Yirgacheffee

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Am I still in planet earth? It seems that ex-haters are now comming to support EPRDF (e.g. Al Mar and even that loonatic Shabester Elias Kiflie).

I say welcome because (wedegna eskemetu dires, egna min agheban)!

I just hope that that Dedeb TEDDY will not miss the ride before it is totally sold out &#59;)

09/24/12 @ 01:15
Comment from: kebe [Visitor]
kebe

What kind of change you talking about what is the difference between TPLF and EPRDF they created the so called EPRDF that’s it if we are looking for a change from one person to the same outlook another person yes there is a change from Meles to Hailemariam Ethiopian needs the real change all inclusive love Ethiopia and all people as one change is when all political prisoners released and the 2005 massacre criminals brought to justice like it or not that day will come God bless Ethiopia love you all




09/24/12 @ 01:31
Comment from: yehuna [Visitor]
yehuna

Dear Yirgacheffee,
My good old friend!!!!!
I have these questions in my mind I carry it around and hard to find someone to tell me a thing about it.

help old friend!

question 1. Tplf- why do we need a liberation front at this juncture?
2. Why/how do all tplf\epdrf members and their families are ridiculously rich(no jealousy here).
3. Tell me anything and everything about effort please.
4. why do we see favoritism to tplf/epdrf members everywhere.
5. Do you think all Ethiopians except tplf/epdrf members are stupid?

Free all political prisoners.
Take care.

09/24/12 @ 02:40
Comment from: Ye Oromo Lij [Visitor]
Ye Oromo Lij

the welfare state tigray must be cut off from the rest of the country! we need to get rid of them once and for all! :D

09/24/12 @ 03:06
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]
Heny

I have no idea that this hater (Almariam) is a plagiarist to such level. Take this statment.
“There were words which soared to poetic heights, igniting the imagination with vivid imagery.” He actually enclosed it within quotation marks, but did not cite the source, the date, the original writer. I googled for more and found that quite a lot of his phrases and figures of speech used in this piece and elsewhere are taken from other writers. The above quoted part is for instance taken from Ian Griffin: Silicon Valley technology speechwriter. Here is the link http://www.exec-comms.com/blog/2009/01/?cat=3&submit=GO

Ian Griffin, says “I am a freelance speech writer who helps high-level executives craft their communications for maximum impact.” So this piece of Alamriam is written by this speech writer for Almariam. Almariam, you should have acknowledged Ian Griffin. You are a thief, theft of knowledge and words. whata loser!! It has now become crystal clear that all the hundrds of pieces you claimed lasweek were not yours. They belong to various speech writers.

http://www.exec-comms.com/blog/2009/01/?cat=3&submit=GO

09/24/12 @ 03:16
Comment from: sunny [Visitor]
sunny

Let’s see our new prime minister for some
month and let’s give him some time to clean up
Meles’s mess .

The same time , the good thing is , we got new prime minister who respects people and does’t insult .

H/ m is 1000% better than the dictator meles !!!

I wish he will return our country in the right direction !!!

09/24/12 @ 03:19
Comment from: Gere [Visitor]
Gere

@yehuna:

My dear FREE your mind first, before worrying about others freedom. You have a blocked and only hateful head. Install peace and love and update your hardware to the 21century . Hope this may help you to FREE yourself.

09/24/12 @ 03:26
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

This days there is a lot moral crisis in the articles of both Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis and Dr. Alemayehu G. Mariam.

I don’t think AL Mariam will ever come to the reality, he is still the old “idiot” in this article.

When is that you also die and we will see new generation political article?

09/24/12 @ 03:45
Comment from: Tamrat Tamrat [Visitor]
Tamrat Tamrat

The only difference which is a straight forward here is that meless is dead and somebody must in the leader sit. Why do we expect a change because tplf leader is dead? More than 40 thousand political prisoners are sitting in prison, in the name of terror (member of olf, onlf, glf, journalists, other known political parties members, etc). Terror is defined as opposing tplf. Is only meless who planed how tigrians will swim in corruption (give a chance for one 4th grader what ever he wants just because he is a member of tplf) due to the lack of controlling trigraians who sit in higher positions, that tigrians must sit in all key positions in the country, have tigrians org called efort which is richer than the country called Ethiopia? How come a party has its own economical org. which can do all sorts of activities from transport till mega industries while the country is the one taking these billons dollars loan? Is it only meless imports agricultural expert from abroad while leasing other kill’s fertile land for forginers? Is that only meless evil plan that rich ethipoian can not invest in agriculture because their are not from the killil they want to invest in but it is okay poor indians took over half gambella while gambellians must move to other part of their rgion? Is that only meless evil deed that afar people in eritrea must choose ’slavery’ or ‘freedom’ to join the plot of eplf and tplf plots. There is no doubt the new pm is not vulgar, he has not grown up hating Ethiopia like meless and his friends. If we have to choose Ethiopia with meless and Ethiopia with out meless then I choose the letter one. Other wise we have to continue our struggle to stop tplf’s evil plots. We can not afford another Jewish stile system in our country.

09/24/12 @ 04:15
Comment from: chala [Visitor]
chala

We know that Almariam is a co-owner of Ethiopian review.
So Elias and Almariam change of policy comes as same time.
I believe this is a direct order from there pay master Isayas Aforki.
If this is the case and if Isayas is accepting defeat he will then have to sent back first Andargachew to addis with chain in his arm and give asmera girls a break from him.

Almariam we know that you wrote more times melas name than yours as you been so joulous about his sucess. but he did make you feel human by bringing to halm some one from your ethinic.
don’t forget that those who you are associated in dc won’t even count you as human becouse you are not from north of ethiopia.

09/24/12 @ 04:17
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Hey Tchiffenee ,don’t take your dream as reality ,neither Prof Al nor Elias Kifle have told us to support your AGAZi BANDITS !!! But on the contrary to give a chance to this guy ,if there’s really a CHANCE
FOR A CHANGE to eradicate the evil rule of your dead Leba master .A new chapter of peace and Democracy based on national Reconciliation and mutual Respect .That’s never been
to spare Agazi Bandits from being accountable from the crimes of Genocide comitted by them and their bandas against the Ethiopian Peoples .And the Tigre Mafiosis with their affilated local and foreign looters for the looting of the peoples wealth .

09/24/12 @ 04:21
Comment from: Ayzon [Visitor]
Ayzon

Ayeee,

This known garbage writing sick individual is a direct copy from any brainwashed nigger by the western ideology that is affecting the poor nations dearly. This worthless individual seems is playing dirty games while painting too much shits on paper. He is looking others to change while he is even lagging behind than he was earlier and is living in abroad for own sake. He seems is entertaining himself while trying to create chaos in Ethiopia. He even doesn’t get yet that he is worthless no one cares about him and his Ethiopian enemy group friends living in USA and in Europe including the Islamic terrorist in Sweden, Norway, England and USA.

Among the others he did shit saying: The speech could best be described as “technocratic” in the sense that it focused on ways of solving the complex problems facing the country.”
What about you are painting garbage for many years while living in abroad a comfortable life comparing with people in Ethiopia? The PM Minister and other Ethiopians are in Ethiopia with their people and building the country. Yet, you get the nerve to cruise them while you are in abroad doing nothing but bad and all lies.

“There was no indication in the speech about the transitional process itself”

What kind transition is talking about this worthless Diaspora living in abroad while trying to cause troubles against Ethiopians living in Ethiopia and trying to build the nation? He seems is looking a transition era because of individuals like him, Eritrean review convicted terrorist Elkias Kifle and few other shits to be part of it and become the leader as they are looking for years because of their shit brain is thinking this way which a very wrong way that will never ever materialized. .

No matter what these few criminals will never ever touch the Ethiopian soil let alone they become any kind of responsible citizens and the people would trust them after all the shit they have done while hiding in abroad.

We know the Ethiopian defense force. We know the Ethiopian security and will be more professional soon. We Know the Ethiopian government and oppositions that are in Ethiopia such as Andnet, Lidetu Party (EDP), Kinijit and so on. They are the real opposition party in Ethiopia. Not those relaying on anti Ethiopian Diasporas. In the 21-century, any opposition party or any concerned individuals has to be in the country. It is a joke while saying and acting as an opposition or concerned individual while living in abroad for better life as these shit anti Ethiopian Diasporas are doing. .

There will be no change but continuity and even making the situation tougher against the Ethiopian enemies in order to protect the nation. USA and other western nations are all over the world with hundreds of thousands well armed soldiers and trillions of dollars expenditure to kill the terrorists or any one against their nations. Ethiopians will be/have to be very tough against anyone who is danger for the security and safety of the nation. As the west is doing, there must not be any kind of talk with the terrorist but the dead terrorist is the solution.

We know what is going on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Mali and so on. Therefore, the mighty Ethiopian force and security need to be tough in order to clean all terrorist groups without hesitation. This is the only answer. Don’t look at the west about our internal matters. They are in Afghanistan with 42 nations and hundreds thousands solders occupying the nation for decade to fight terrorism. Therefore, they have no any moral or legal ground to criticize us when we are dealing the terrorists that are against our county in our soil. We also know they are sheltering terrorists that are against other nations including Ethiopia.

Let them talk about us including in that cold Sweden soon will be govern by sharia law. Let the convicted terrorist like Elias Kifle work for the terrorist. But the answer is in Ethiopia with 80+ Million people.

It is important having good nations with us like Russia, Germany and so on in addition we already have like China, Japan, Korea, India, Italy and so on. Don’t trust the west where the English are part of it. Those sold out Sweden Journalists working with Muslim terrorists interred to Ethiopia illegally together with the Islamic terrorist journey Started from Sweden to London and finally Nairobi. Without London being the main source of the whole thing, they wouldn’t even start their journey from Sweden.

The Ethiopian forces and government need to be even tougher than before against anyone who is danger towards our nation. We also know how dangerous some western individuals are. The two convicted for 11 years and imprisoned terrorist in Ethiopia white Sweden so called journalists are the true examples about some western individuals being dangerous against our nation and it is very important to be sure who is who about each and every foreign person in Ethiopia especially the western journalists and some so called NGO’s. Do you know BBC is in Ethiopia having office in Addis in the name of NGO? This is how some so called western NGO is look like and operating their own secret agenda.

remember: They don’t care about anybody let alone to a terrorist. But it is to hurt all of us. So, we must protect ourselves by being tougher than ever towards any direct or indirect enemy against us.


09/24/12 @ 04:23
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Yirgacheffee

Dear yehuna [Visitor]

I remember you being one of the most fair minded tekawamis on Nazret.com. It is indeed great to see you after several years.

On helping old friend!

“1. Tplf- why do we need a liberation front at this juncture?”
The liberation was from Neftegnianism mentality and nothing more. As long as such mentality exists, the struggle continues.

“2. Why/how do all tplf\epdrf members and their families are ridiculously rich(no jealousy here).”
Question 2 is a typical statement that stems from “Neftegnianism” mentality that is totally based on false and irrelevant information. ‘TPLF/EPRDF’ are rich in their resolve for hard work and dedication but not in money.

“3. Tell me anything and everything about effort please.”
EFFORT is just like its name suggests; hard work and lots of effort equals result.

“4. why do we see favoritism to tplf/epdrf members everywhere. “

My tegadalay uncle’
from the jungle,
still has to struggle.

However,

My Kinijit aunty,
from Kality,
got a condo with quality!

On the other hand, you should also be mindful that EPRDF people tend to be more qualified in terms of matured politics and development. I will give an example! The recent post-Meles power transition is the smoothest and most peaceful Ethiopia has ever seen. Do you think such a classy power transition would have taken place Hailu Shawoolves–Birhanu Nega senario?…Heack No!

“5. Do you think all Ethiopians except tplf/epdrf members are stupid? “

No, but I do think many [extremists] in the opposition tend to display mal characteristics that would put them in the “Idiots” category as Susan Rice would say.

Finally, I’d like to thank you for giving me 5 questions instead of an 8-point demand.

09/24/12 @ 04:27
Comment from: bendo [Visitor]
bendo

There will be soon announcement from the big money collecter companys like G7, Esat, Transition counicl, Tamagne, Abebe’s and so on what will be the next topic to collect money from the extimist diaspora as the ethiopian gov. is working day and night to dry out the topics.
So we offer a ten percent money from collection for any one who cames up with the new idea that alrady tried in 21 years or not as much as it work.
As we want to keep the life style of enjoying in five star hotel in every state and making meeting and collecting money.

09/24/12 @ 04:30
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Hey Chala ,for your Information
neither Elias Kifle nor Prof Al who recently say that what ever happened they will stand for the Eritrean Cause ,but your Great Hero
Sebehat Nega .Before opening your dirty mouth we once again invite you
to meditate on the origins and the close links of your Actual Ewat Leaders .Specially the Amice Gangs settled by your dead Leba Master at
Menelike Palace .

09/24/12 @ 04:30
Comment from: Zenebe [Visitor]
Zenebe

Al Maryam should go to elemntary school instead of writing nonsense(this article is no difference than before, for now he has no choise but to accept the reality). he doesn’t even know what gregorian calendar is. ("Ethiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar."). man it is 2005 in Ethiopian calendar.

09/24/12 @ 04:33
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

bandaw ,what about your fake Abay Renaissance Dam bond money collecting .To fill Agazi Bandits and Tigre Mafiosis pockets …LOL!!!

09/24/12 @ 04:41
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

LOL! HA, HA, HA, HA,…….

It is true that “Laughter is the best medcine". And in the same token, cheating oneself with one’s own words of deceit and trickery seems to prolong one’s pathetic life.
It is funny to see the diaspora wanna be politicians here and there, who lost hope of any political cause and who became a laughing stock, including with that humilation of being called “IDIOTS” by Ambassador Susan Rice, are still shameless and rude to each other.
They sound at times sarcastic or sometimes they try to look like ignorant who have no clue of the reality.
Almaria, eli ass kift aff and co, are a desperate bunch of lunatics who have nothing to do with Ethiopia. We even forgive and forget their crimes of their friendship with our arch enemies shabia and alshebab. Because they’re just toothless old dogs who are only barking in pain.

09/24/12 @ 05:52
Comment from: Ayzon [Visitor]
Ayzon

24 September 2012

Vietnam:

“Vietnam has jailed three bloggers accused of spreading anti-government propaganda, in a case criticized by human rights groups.

The trio were given jail sentences of between four and 12 years.

The three were accused of posting political articles on a banned website called Free Journalists’ Club, as well as articles critical of the government on their own blogs.

The case of Dieu Cay, who was a soldier before he became a dissident writer, was raised by US President Barack Obama earlier this year.
In a statement, the US embassy in Hanoi called on the Vietnamese government to free the group.

Activists have accused the government of stepping up a crackdown against bloggers and peaceful activists.”

WE are not the only one targeted by them. It is happening to other nations too including Vietnam.

Russia expelled all USA so called NGOs last week knowing they were in the country to cause problems allying with so called oppositions selected by them in a way they would work for the outsiders benefit at the Russian cost as it was the case in the early 1990s before Putin reversed /saved Russia from the west conspiracy by being tough against anyone who was bad for the country.

That is why they hate Putin wore than they did to any leader even during the cold one era. But when it comes our nation, it doesn’t matter they do love or hate but be sure the nation is safe and is under own control and responsibility, not with foreigners in the name of NGO, Diplomats, Volunteers and so on.

So, this is the good lesson to the Ethiopians and need to do anything for the sake of the country as Vietnamese are doing for their country.

09/24/12 @ 06:00
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Hey Adgi Banda ,when you are refering to Mrs Rice’s stupidities .What about your great hero Sebehat who comes to say what ever happenes that the Woyanes shall stand for Eritrean cause .So are you daring to call him “SENILE”
or as usual “ABOY TEGEDAYI” …LOL!!!
TEMB ANSA BANDA

09/24/12 @ 07:32
Comment from: gudfela [Visitor]
gudfela

You know, they are setting Ethipia’s politics paralle to U.S although Ethiopia is far away from democracy as U.S is. The coming of Obama who promised “Changed” nothing happened and got worse. He has been squeezed between the rich and and other interest groups to fulfill their agenda but nothing for Americans.

The same is happening now in Ethiopia after the death of tyrant Meles, HD will be squeezed between the interest of the West and TPLF agenda and Ethiopians will be screwed once again.

Wow, the usual TPLFites have gained back their breath after almost extinction now they are proceeding with their propoganda, Extratermite, Addis Zembam, etc. The main thing is where are the pro Ethiopians who are not tainted by ethnicity and who tell the truth such as Amara Princess (worried), Free, the guy who used to write about Lion of Judah, quoting Haile Selassie’s messages. Where are they seriously? nazret.com has been ignoring such messages. Nzret.com, we can’t say you are balanced if you kicked out those people shame on you.

09/24/12 @ 07:36
Comment from: gashe_mamo [Member]  
gashe_mamo

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Our world has billions of people. It’s a rare chance to get such a position as PM of country. The “menafeke” HD got this position unexpected. He better stop following the devils incarnate ,Meles ,way and take his own way; otherwise a lot of people are going to use the word ” incompetent” a lot in the near future.

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09/24/12 @ 07:37
Comment from: George [Visitor]
George

It looks like the prof doesn’t have any problem with the policies and programmes of the EPRDF but with the personality of the late PM Meles Zenawi. In his lengthy messages of the past he had always referred to Meles as the dictator, tyrant etc, names he doesn’t deserve as a man who fought all his life for the good justice of the poor of the country. He never given him any credit for his creation of a country where its people have begun to live in peace and harmony building their country from almost a scratch. Essentially the new PM in his first address to the nation emphasized there won’t be any change to the ways the country had been run during the time of his predecessor as his ways have proved to work positively for the better of people and country. Also the Prof appears to have realized that his critic of the past had not borne him of any fruit but raised suspicion of his motives with regard to his personal integrity and loyalty to his country of origin. It looks like he is going to be more positive about the EPRDF and its new leader.

God bless Ethiopia.

09/24/12 @ 07:50
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Gudfela, yemibelawjella,…

You must be a stupid or something to think that Nazret.com kicked out those bloggers or to have anything to do with their disappearance. Have you thought of may be they’re dead or got tired of crying nonesense like you?

09/24/12 @ 08:48
Comment from: Yetbarke Melese [Visitor]
Yetbarke Melese

Shut up you barking DOG. We do not need you, we never did and we never will. Burn in heal.

09/24/12 @ 09:26
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@addis zefen the dead,Heny the loser and yirgachefe yedoro makia leg who needs the same fate as the doro.

Addis Zefen you are dead you don’t count any more you don’t have any value to offer anyone here I have asked you boss to fire you your pink slip is on its way. Heny and yirachefe you are to stupid to give an answer to a dog forget a professor you keep showing your uselessness everytime you open your mouth.Please put in some time to educate yourself then we can start talking to you. You need to know we are not equals. Everything you learned you stole from google as you masters steal from Ethiopian people. So we don’t deal with worobelas.

I know you are going to comeback with all the nasty words and stupid talk. One thing I want to tell you before you respond is you guys are like monkeys you just do what you are told you don’t have a single original Idea. Please next time write a convincing artical and lets debate on it.

Again educated people are ignoring you but you can continue to bark it will not make a difference. It will only prove your ignorance.

09/24/12 @ 09:26
Comment from: kul [Visitor]
kul

Al Mariam:

You wrote “It is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar.” I thought the Ethiopian calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar. I am sure that was a slip of pen on your part.

09/24/12 @ 09:53
Comment from: bendo [Visitor]
bendo

Almaria is a secret admire of melas he only hates him becouse he is tigre. Now Hailemariam is clearly saying there will not be any change of policy and i will continue what the great pm melas started and Almariam don’t have a problem as far as he is not from tigri.
Diaspora is full of hate with big mouth with out hand and leg to do something.
Now they seems give up on G7 after they pay $500.00 for promising them change with in 6 month,
for some it is not late to open there eye and smell the coffee.

09/24/12 @ 10:33
Comment from: nenewe [Visitor]
nenewe

Addis, since you live in denial it is futile to put this through your head. Shabiya was the mentor of Woyane before the latter disobeyed its master; a rarity as a dog disobeys its master. they have one thing in common, though: they both are enemies of Ethiopia.You sound one those scumbags who live off Woyanes leftovers and you seem to be more than happy for your otherwise rotten miserable life, (ያንተ አዲስ ዘመ&#4757&#59;).

09/24/12 @ 11:04
Comment from: chemoga [Visitor]
chemoga

mamo,menafekan is going to show you how government works.god is with him.Al,I thank Jessus ,for you coming to your senses.

09/24/12 @ 11:20
Comment from: my2cents [Visitor]
my2cents

According to someone on Paltalk who sounded like he knew what he was talking about, HD is the most scrutinized and controlled human being in the country. His hadlers authorize what he eats, his phone is tapped and his words analyzed over and over. They will never trust him. The man is a fish bowl case. Like the Will Smith character in Enemy of the State, he needs to orchestrate his vindication and triumph and escape smartly. He is in a sorry state. Both the TPLF and Eritrean faction give him order. As Gashe Mamo said above, no one expects from HD soon when it is realized he is a complete fool made tool by his mafia boses he should not have associated with in the first place. If anything, this whole thing is a lesson for not to get involved with the wrong people. HD will be praising Meles at the U.N. And they will limit his public apperiances afterwards. To hail him as our legit PM gives him moral altitude and confidence. The author’s approach is positive and nobel but far from the reality HD is in. The issue should not even be HD, the bogus development, EAL,.etc. The issue ought to be the plight of Ethiopians. How to end the concomitant reign of Egypt and Assyria.

09/24/12 @ 11:38
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Belew, aka asmerom the asshole shabian,…

You shameless asshole shabian, why don’t you stay in your hole in sawa and leave the crying for the sold out bandas. We have enough of ethiopian diaspora sold out crybabies, who will continue to cry untill death.
So asshole belew, our wanna be helper from sawa, mind your artera business. Aren’t you supposed to take care of your poor people who are languishing under the brutal dictatorship of isay ass?

09/24/12 @ 11:42
Comment from: sol [Visitor]
sol

who is elias kifle?

09/24/12 @ 12:07
Comment from: sami [Visitor]
sami

what an idiot is almariam? he is praizing hailemariam but hailemariaam is a friend if meles and hailemariam killed a lot of people.

09/24/12 @ 12:15
Comment from: BOUWA! [Visitor]
BOUWA!

PROTESTANT LEADER? BOUWA!!
Arch Bishop Abune Mekarios visited and gave blessing to Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) freedom fighters and several armed movements operating from Eritrea.

http://ecadforum.com/ethiopianvideo/2012/09/24/abune-mekarios-eppf-visit-in-eritrea/

09/24/12 @ 12:34
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@addis zefen you are still alive denkoro you can never keep your mouth shut now you are talking about bandas you bosses the sld out Eriteria like they tried to sell Ethiopia to the Italians for them everything is for sale that is how they bought you by stealing money from Ethiopia yeleba tekbie leba new you are going down with them you are already sliping and slideing yasazenal bye bye loser uneducated mehim I am sure you are writing in geze and some one else is helping you write in English how backward can you be this takes you back to stone age no wonder altemarkem dedeb neh you don’t belong here you are responding to a professor look it up what a professor means. It does not mean yemeda ahya it means well educated and ready to educate. If you are smart you can learn some thing new but you are denkoro meaning not very smart dedeb ahya meaning again not very smrt like ahya. You know what they say YOU CAN TEAH IGNORANCE BUT STUPID LIKE YOU IS FOREVER …

09/24/12 @ 12:46
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

belew [Visitor]

You are Eritrean, it is not only here you are trying to spread your lies, I know you in many sites, why is that you just stay away from Ethiopian issues in your “free” Eritrea?

Why is that you people don’t want to be forgotten?

09/24/12 @ 13:53
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@Extraterrestrial

Hey dedeb do you know what Extraterrestrial means. I bet you picked it because it sounds educated because you are dedeb you don’t know what it means. I am not Eriterian I am Ethiopian not Banda like you if I was eriterian you wold have worked for me as asheker servant to clen my bath rooms and my shoes. You and your friends are not wanted in Ethiopia you are uneducated fools. And for you to show up when the professor talks is a shame. You have to finish collage to attend his class and understand what he is writing. This is to much information for 8th grade dropout like you and addis zefen and all the paid cadres.

09/24/12 @ 15:12
Comment from: bombolino [Member]  
bombolino

Kul
Read the sentence again. He said,” It is now 2005 in Gregorian calendar".

09/24/12 @ 15:16
Comment from: kul [Visitor]
kul

boka

Yes, he said “It is now 2005 in Gregorian calendar".

Can you tell me what he meant when he said that please??

09/24/12 @ 15:27
Comment from: Heisnotfake [Visitor]
Heisnotfake

“smile a little.” he does not feel like smiling. Pro.Al. Waht do you mean?? the fake plastic smile of the west????????

09/24/12 @ 15:39
Comment from: Sewyewe [Visitor]
Sewyewe

@donkey teddy

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that has it’s limits.”

A.E

09/24/12 @ 15:44
Comment from: z_truth [Visitor]
z_truth

Hailemariam is just a stooge of TigrayPLF. Anyone who believes otherwise is just fooling themselves. Tigray are still the kings of Ethiopia

09/24/12 @ 17:42
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@heisnotfake another stupid uneducated fool. Leders should smile and show the people that things are ok Maybe the luck of him smiling means there is still danger. Again luck of education makes you bark. Also you don’t know anything about the west so shut up and stay ignorant. As I have said before to your other dedeb friends you are not in the same class to talk back to a professor you are 6grade dropout no match there stick with your own kind like the meda ahyas .

09/24/12 @ 17:50
Comment from: Tsimona [Visitor]
Tsimona

Its funny,how Extradedeb try to write garbage thinking he has some human brain, like Belew said, the whole concepte of the article is way big for your IQ, so keep pretend you know what your talking about. Its time for you find your place. Maferia,…may be free your self from inferior mentality…

09/24/12 @ 17:53
Comment from: sewyew [Visitor]
sewyew

the san bernandino jib is in wait and see mode now?!
Meles was also a technocrat. Its the economists and engineers time and gone is the time of tribalist feudalist selfish looters like you. Its the people taking power and employing their true representatives as leaders. Take it jib. Meles groomed Hailemariam, and I hope Hailemariam takes no time in grooming and presenting to the people his successor.
Could your miss educated ass handle being a technocrat? could America get out of its economic troubles?

09/24/12 @ 18:17
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@sewyew

The new ignorant ahya. I told you not to copete with educated people now you are asking about US economy. Ante ebde neh you don’t even know what economy means. Please don’t talk for the sake of talking. I hope your dad thought you not to talk when telek sew talks. fethen azureh gedgdawen temlekt this is your ketat for today may be next time you will stop from afe mekfet

09/24/12 @ 18:29
Comment from: jesuswife [Visitor]
jesuswife

Addis Zefizif

You are number one spy of Meles. Just a few days ago there was a three day meeting of Addis Abab University. The agenda was to warn the faculty of Wahabi and Khwreji as against the consitution. Khawerej to form new governmnet and Wahabi as forces working with us but seeking to take over power from us. And also against Copts. This meeting was targeted at Addis Ababa University faculty so that they will be scared of the Federal People who came to warn them of. I say to myself why target Addis Ababa University?? Is it because of Addis Zeefzef and Extra terristrail wayanes who scam information about people commenting here when we said we taught at Addis Ababa University? Addis Ababa University should stand up individual liberty or it will be den of Wayane and ignorance once again.

This University will continue to rotten as it has been if it is not changing its course. Free press should start from Addis Ababa University. That is why we are not going to count in the eyes of international stages.


09/24/12 @ 19:14
Comment from: Observer [Visitor]
Observer

onelov21,

You get not one love but two love from me for the comment you gave. I wish the Woyane kadras can write something that make sense like yours so at least we can understand what they are saying. All they do is write crap that even a two year all would say whaaaaaaat?

09/24/12 @ 19:22
Comment from: sami chisu [Visitor]
sami chisu

Its funny how many people dont see that AlMariam is being very sarcastic when it comes to this article. Now this article has one or two motives. One is that he is looking to join and perhaps hoping he can cash out with the new pm probably because he is tired of doing the same shit with no results or the other would be reverse psychology. He is making it look like thea new pm to be better than Meles so Meles’s supporter could get aggravated and not get behind the new pm and that’s called devided and rule my friends :)…and of all people Almariam mentioning that Hailemariam is from the minority group and that’s a good sign…please wasn’t he the one crying about how the minority groups aka the Tigres were ruling Ethiopia….anyhow bottom line this guy is a looser perhaps beyond a looser and from the bottom of my heart I do wish the new pm all the luck in the world.

09/24/12 @ 19:44
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

belew yemedaahiyaw, aka asmerom the asshole shabian,…

Get out of this Ethiopian website. QELAWACH!!
You keep barking like a dying dog. We are not responsible for your artera demise. Go ask your master isay ass aff forki why your people in sawa must die of malaria and heat related disease.
While you’re wasting your time hear and barking on the wrong tree, your poor people in artera are droping dead like useless garbage flies.
You too should go back to sawa and drop dead. We don’t need to hear from an asshole shabian donkey like you. You’re stinking our website. Ante aram lebba!!

09/24/12 @ 21:28
Comment from: my2cents [Visitor]
my2cents

There are many important worldly issues and our so called leaders contribute to their worsening than help solving them. There are more than ten environmental issues alone like climate change, water, waste, deforestation, eco system and endangered species, land management, food, consumption, energy, public health…. There are others: war, Muslim v. The West, corruption, overpopulation, human trafficking, poverty, illiteracy, diseases control, animal abuse…. None of the African leaders much less ours are concerned about them; in fact, they cause these problems. In the future, a person must be measured or judged by their contributions to these causes.

http://alturl.com/bc5vt

09/25/12 @ 00:43
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

Tsimona [Visitor]

Not only I think Al Mariam is an “idiot” but, all those who wiggle their tile for his rubbish article are also “idiots".

belew [Visitor]

Does my nick name “sounds educated” to you lol

Most likely you wasted lots of precious time googling obsessively to find out what it means, you must be the most “idiot” of all Eritrean I came across in the cyber world to wonder about my nick name.


09/25/12 @ 02:20
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Awurew “the senile calling himself sew",are you kidding stupidity for a
moron village idiot like is more a qualification than an insult .KEEP ON SHITING ON YOURSELF ,DENGAY GATCHI WUSHA BANDA !!!!

09/25/12 @ 02:28
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Awurew “the senile calling himself sew",are you kidding stupidity for a
moron village idiot like you is more a qualification than an insult .KEEP ON SHITING ON YOURSELF ,DENGAY GATCHI WUSHA BANDA !!!!

09/25/12 @ 02:31
Comment from: Dagmawi [Visitor]
Dagmawi

Ayzon, u are patriotic, it is goog, u know more about the world, it is besser, but you compare countries like Russia with ethiopia and u use agressive words against so called diaspora, do not generalise, be wise. u may be even part of it. This Teddy, Belew, extrater .. use only bad words. why? for most of the user their comments means nothing, show only their theirs behaviors.
To the last Ethiopia had no smiling PM, why should Hailemariam differs?

09/25/12 @ 04:03
Comment from: kebe [Visitor]
kebe

sorry to say this but all of you guys saying things like kids. Talk about issues and how to solve the problem the country facing right now forget what happened in the past we cant bring it back love your people and love each other even though we have huge differences in many aspects specially the people living abroad please try to feel what our people going through every day and night please do not talk each other nonsense staffs has no use at all love you all

09/25/12 @ 04:57
Comment from: gudfela [Visitor]
gudfela

People like Extratermite, Zimbam Zemen, Yeha do get full time payment from looted money that TPLF gives them to be anti Ethiopian and divide the country by commenting here. They will not go away because this is their wage and they rely on it. Let them defecate on this cite because they can’t survive otherwise. Once again they are one of OPPOrTUNISTS to get benefit at the expense of innocent Ethiopians. What is scary is their dirty comment is scary most likely they are the second in command of Ato Simon Bereket, they are here for misinformation so that they get their payment.

Addis, you are being told Belew is not Eritrean, but you insist? Apparently the payment you get must be hire if you are talking against Eritreans. Or you must be confused. The TPLF top core are Eritreans, have you forgotten? You accuse others of being Eritreans but you are serving Eritreans? lol! We got it. We now know for sure you are Eritrean.

09/25/12 @ 05:17
Comment from: addis zemen [Visitor]
addis zemen

Sorry everyone for my foul mouth yes I was agame worshiper. But yesterday I received a notice that I am not doing well here and was fired now I don’t have money to feed my family. Yeterday I had to walk the street of addis to sell my self to the arebs they pay better than what I used to get so just want to let all of you know I am a wond shermuta in addis now..no more poletics for me i was not good at it any how. It looks like now I found my calling all my clients go happy..

09/25/12 @ 08:53
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Visitor]
Extraterrestrial

hi everyone I was fired to. If you are looking for me I am working with addis Zemen.Our new job is so much fun some times we practice with each other there will be more cadres joining us soon

09/25/12 @ 08:57
Comment from: Sara [Visitor]
Sara

Congratulation, prime minister
I am so humbled for your election.
Wolita is my birth place My father moved to south from Addis age 15 travel from Soddo to Ganu Giffa and Arbaminch opened business and farming, My parntes were one of business founder and teacher for south people. I know prime minister you can do more for our country because we southern knows value of human-being and respect.
I am sending you this massage from United State Long live you can do we can do

09/25/12 @ 10:39
Comment from: C'est moi Senait [Visitor]
C'est moi Senait

Dear readrs, even though I have never admitted it, I am still morning the death of my beloved leader Meles, of whom I had a big crush and was deeply in love with. I lost him. I am a crazy B…. He never paid attention to what ever crap I wrote. I know it is hard for me to write anything positive or decent, Hey, that is what I am: a crazy Bi…., and someone who had never had a normal decent life. That is why every thing that comes out of my mouth stinks (well, my mouth stinks too, at least the few friends that I have tell me so). I tried, sometime ago, to alert everybody of my mood swings and my Psychiatric issues, I hope you will understand if I deny that I ever wrote this. Yes it is me Senait the crazy who wrote this, on my normal state, which does not come often.

My problem with Tigres is pure obsession. I am just jealous of them, jealous of their hard work, their bravery. And when I think that I am none of thet, it just feels good and easy to just hate them.
I am not a regular woman who ever had a regular life. You see, I even applaud people who steal. Can you tell something out of this about my personality? The heck you can: I am un-stable pathetic lady with no boy friend or any meaningful relationship. I tried to have a couple of relationships before, but they left me for another women saying that I am like a mad cow (both used the same words: I wonder if they talked to each other)

Any ways, please pray for me. If I do not get help, I will do something even crazier and dirtier, like going out with a dog.

God Bless you all. Write something nice while I am NORMAL, which will last only few hours!!

09/25/12 @ 12:18
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

***to Kul***

FYI, our Ethiopian calender derived or followed the Gregorian calender.
This is a fact.

Have a great day.

*****************************

Happy Meskel to all Ethiopians.

*****************************

09/25/12 @ 12:24
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

belew yemeda ahiyaw, aka asmerom the asshole shabian,…

LOL! I know what a coward asshole shabian you’re. That’s all you can do. Using multiple user names including other people’s ID.
I can’t blame you. As long as Nazrets let you use to comment with other people’s name, a coward like you is always a coward who doesn’t have confidence to stand for their own name.

09/25/12 @ 12:31
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@addis zemen I saw your post and was happy that you came to your senses and changed work but it looks like you are still here. The funny thing is you keep saying I am Asmerom from Eritria but I am not and now you think I am you this is amezing I think you need to see a doctor you need help. I don’t think Nazret should alow a mad person on their site we don’t know what you are going to do next. Again I am not you or Asmerom you x-boyfriend from Asmera

09/25/12 @ 12:43
Comment from: kul [Visitor]
kul

@ Mesfin B

Ethiopian calendar is not derived from Gregorian calendar. That’s a fact. If our calendar follows (or derives from) the Gregorian calendar, how come we are 7.5 years behind the Gregorian calendar? I don’t think it is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. I think it is now 2012 in the Gregorian calendar. I hope I am not wrong. But if I am, I stand corrected:)

09/25/12 @ 15:15
Comment from: Abebe [Visitor]
Abebe

And yet the cry for freedom and Democracy is getting louder and louder. We do not give Hailemariam a chance to be another right hand of the Weyane. You professor Al have contributed so much in providing your thought and we are grateful. You are making a big mistake by thinking this Hailemariam will be any different than the rest of African Dictators. In fact he will be the one that will carry on the Weyane Secret Agendas for the next 20 years.
If there is no democratic institutions to balance and check the power of individuals and mafia groups like Weyanes, how and why will you expect any changes in Ethiopia is beyond me. Who have given power willingly in any part of the word unless they are forced to? Please do not mention Julies Nerere of Tanzania of Mandela of South Africa. They are just the smartest selfless individuals that happens in a million.
So that is why the demand for unconditional human rights and Democracy should be heard all over Ethiopia
Death to Dictators
Free political prisoners now.
Long live Democracy.

09/25/12 @ 15:51
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

*** To Kul***
Here is from wilkepedia.
I quote
” A seven- to eight-year gap between the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars results from alternate calculations in determining the date of the Annunciation of Jesus.

Have a nice day!

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Democratic Ethiopia will be
elevated soon!!!
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09/25/12 @ 16:04
Comment from: SEBEHAT NEGA [Visitor]
SEBEHAT NEGA

“We fought for Eritrean independence from the colonial rule of Ethiopia. Even now, if Eritrea is attacked, EPRDF would jump into Eritrea, join the Eritrean people and engage the enemy.” - Sebhat Nega on Radio Woyane (May 28, 2007)

http://www.ethiomedia.com/atop/mercenary_tplf_rule.html

09/25/12 @ 16:19
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

belew [Visitor]

Your only contribution to this site as an Eritrean is impersonation. You are now commenting in my nick name and others after being defeated in everything you tried including outright insults without making a single arguments to back your point.

As for me you are exactly what I think being an Eritrean mean: fake, weak, trickery and demonic.

09/25/12 @ 16:42
Comment from: kul [Visitor]
kul

@Mesfin B.

My friend,
I am not a fan of Wikipedia as it is not always a reliable source of facts. Even so, your quote seems to agree with my assertion. I don’t even know why we argue here on something that is blatantly clear. Please check other sources and you will see what I am tryng to say. If not, lets just agree to disagree.

09/25/12 @ 16:49
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

@Extraterrestrial I am really impressed by your contribution here you moron … you guys keep thinking I am eriterian any body who scares you is eriterian because they own you. You are still in love with them you use to bend over for them and you miss that.

09/25/12 @ 17:41
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

*** ለ kul ***
እኔ ያልኩት ፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ እውነታዎችን ሳያጣራ
አይጽፍም ከሚል አንጻር ነው የተናገርኩት::
we can always agree to disagree!!

09/25/12 @ 18:29
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
ment4you

ExtraIdiot and Addis Zefen Bushtiw Shabian

News flash Meles the ethnic baiting tyrant is DEAD and it is time for idiots like you to get back to framing and leave politics to intellectuals. You are bored to death with your stupid politics. Brainless morons!

Better yet I have a matching job to Addis Zefzef ….servicing the foreigners in the streets of Addis.

Now get lost GO BACK TO MEKELE!

09/25/12 @ 18:33
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Ment4you luuttiw, the asshole shabian donkey,…

My favorite pigeon, I thought you were dead. Well, well, well, as usual you start licking my dick. Becareful do it slow. And don’t forget there are others on line, like belew yemeda ahiyaw.

09/25/12 @ 20:37
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
ment4you

Addis zefen the Gay Shabian TPLF

Ayyeee Anchi qula metbat becha new serashi, it was Meles in the past now that he is DEAD all there is lift if for you to swallow three and four qula from the tourists in the mouth and keteshiii……

Bohhhhhhh….lollll

By the way see how effectively I have paralyzed you with no time to sing your TPLF song and empty propaganda…..I guess you weren’t keeping scores to busy to impress me….

lol, lol, lol

GO BACK TO MEKELE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR YOU IN ADDIS REFUGEE BOY!!!

Anchi bushiti yekerbeshi

09/25/12 @ 21:10
Comment from: HagereEthiopia [Visitor]
HagereEthiopia

Yergacheffe,

You are right. With owning 546 out of 547 seats in Parliament Eprdf is going to win every time. Elect a PM, give land to Sudan, Ertra, I mean with such a winner like that who needs democracy… right?

Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Am I still in planet earth? It seems that ex-haters are now comming to support EPRDF (e.g. Al Mar and even that loonatic Shabester Elias Kiflie).

I say welcome because (wedegna eskemetu dires, egna min agheban)!

I just hope that that Dedeb TEDDY will not miss the ride before it is totally sold out

09/25/12 @ 21:33
Comment from: HagereEthiopia [Visitor]
HagereEthiopia

Another thing Yergacheeffee, what is a hater? Is discussing the politics of ones country based on a difference of opinion which runs contrary to you and your dead PM, hatting? Or is it simply you and your dead PM, who are doing the hatting?

Remember, a healthy political system needs as many different inputs as available. That is why we say democracy is what opens the door for great ideas and not dictatorship.

09/25/12 @ 21:43
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Ment4you luuttiw, the asshole shabian donkey,…

Take it easy dude. Slow down. In this pace you gonna choke on it. And don’t forget to give chance to your friends. They’re waiting behind you to do you. LOL! I’m busy. Get off my dick, dude!

09/25/12 @ 22:00
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
ment4you

Addis Zefzef the gay Shabian TPLF

Everyone craps on you and you are still here…..lol almot bye tegaday…..Ayezoshii anchi bushti it is in your DNA…you was born to service the foreign tourists, just bend over ye aheya qula lemdeshal …. lol

Now go back to Mekele and run as fast as you can!!!

09/25/12 @ 23:09
Comment from: jesuswife [Visitor]
jesuswife

People on this forum are unable to differentiate tactic from strategy.

Go back to Militray 101 as your elective course. We are not to be fooled by Hailemariam stoogies. Period. It is about time to go by our clock not by the clock set by Hailemariam and not as suggested by the ex Addis Ababa Professor the alien scholar on Ethiopian politics who seems unable to get up and stand up to gaints.

Ethiopian people will set the pace of change in Ethiopia or Wayane is using its game plan to stifle freedom in the name of developmet. We really dont care about the Indian or Chinese investment which only weakness our motivation to speed up reform.

09/25/12 @ 23:57
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Ment4you luuttiw, the asshole shabian donkey,…

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!
Ganna min ayiteh ante arram shabia, endihe eytenchercherhe teqatilhe timotalehe.
Keep it up lonley luutti. Now looks like you run out of words. What next?

09/26/12 @ 00:30
Comment from: Ittu Aba Farda [Visitor]
Ittu Aba Farda

I found no major revelations depicting PM HD as a criminal in this article. Some people try to make a point that he is a member of a home grown religious sect. His religious conviction should never be a deciding factor to lead a country because that is his inalienable right. No religion now or in the past was created to kill or oppress people but certain individuals or groups use (used) religion as an excuse to commit atrocities on others. Just look at these rabid dogs running around in the Middle East and Asia using Islam to hoard women as their personal belongings and commit untold horrors on the peace loving civilian population. They stone, cut off limbs and behead people whenever they like it. As a follower of Islam myself and who had lived in that part of the world after leaving my country of Ethiopia, I believe I had the chance to know the people at large over there. May be my early harmonious coexistence with followers of the Christian religion was a big factor in molding my thought process. In the history of mankind and its adherence to religion, it shows that there were extremists in every one of them. But they were all in for their own benefits. Al-Qaeda wants to horde women and will kill anyone who stands in its ways; Jim Jones and David Koresh massacred scored of people because they wanted to do the same thing (hoarding women)and in the process they claimed to be as deified as Jesus (Isa, Peace Upon Him)was. But their problem was the system surrounding them. And we all call it democracy which took no time to expose and deal with them in the bud. That is why terrorist groups and dictators fear most. They know very well that democracy has their Achilles Heels. That is why they blow up themselves and don’t mind to slaughter innocent women, children and defenseless elderly people in cold blood. And that is a fact.
But going back to the new PM HD, I have one issue that has been bothering me since his appointment. May be he had nothing to do with it. As many Ethiopians in the Diaspora I get my news about our country mainly from the few websites started and maintained by the people in our midst. I would like the editors of these websites to do their investigations on the subject. The subject matter is about the news I read on these websites in or around 2002 where scores of people shot to death by special security forces in the region where he came from. I remember reading the report by human rights groups including Amnesty International condemning the killings. Where was he then? Was he one of the leaders of the regional government that ordered the shootings? To me human life the most sacred being created by the Almighty and has no statues of limitations. Was it investigated? I have to ask these questions about the background of this man because the deceased PM must have known him very well to trust him as his heir apparent. The old saying is always true: Tell me with whom you ‘go’ and I will tell you what you do. So I need some help from the editors of these websites to dig up truths about those killings. You all have enormous capabilities than me in my 70’s with limited resources to conduct needed inquisitions. Am I asking the wrong questions? I don’t believe so.

09/26/12 @ 01:29
Comment from: gudfela [Visitor]
gudfela

Addis,

You got check mated. The fact that you said “agame” in derogatorly, you are Eritrean who is benefiting in Ethiopia. You know so much about Ethiopia, you are probably very close to TPLF and problably Simon Bereket. Who knows. But the other matter, is yours. But stop converting poor innocent children to it which they might due to poverty.

09/26/12 @ 04:12
Comment from: Gud [Visitor]
Gud

Al-Mariam,
An educated man with no sense of right and wrong is very dangerous and needs to be dealt with very carefully. What a waste! I hope you do not think that you are contributing something to Ethiopia by writing this kind of rubbish! You must be a self righteous person to think that people value your clueless opinion. You never set your foot in the country, but you manage to create scenarios to quench your thirst of havoc. You don’t have the intellectual skill to give independent and balanced assessment about anything. You harbor hate towards of certain ethnicity and you use that to measure ones success or failur. Wake up and smell the coffee! Ethiopians are way smarter than you think they are therefore do not waste your time and energy.

09/26/12 @ 05:38
Comment from: yene geta [Visitor]
yene geta

@addis zemen

The only good tegre is a dead tegre. Your time is comming up soon. You seem to know a lot about sucking dick you must be yesfer shermuta..

09/26/12 @ 08:53
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Hey dude, whoever you’re. Are you calling me yene geta? I’m not your geta. As far as I know, God is the only one who could be called GETA.
Anyway, are you a friend of that luutti?

09/26/12 @ 09:11
Comment from: my2cents [Visitor]
my2cents

IItu A Farda,

That was a very touching article. Your concern for the plight of women especially is noble. It is an honest and timely contribution. As for the prime minister, again you raised a very mature and timely concern, but his alleged crime was during or around the 2005 election. Back in 2002, he would have been 35 or 37 years old and still capable of major crime. So your curiosity has still certain validity.

09/26/12 @ 10:40
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Comparing to the Pitbull Zenawi maybe Hailemariam appears as a Chiwawa to some of you .But do not forget a Shiwawa can also become a mad dog too .

09/26/12 @ 13:33
Comment from: sam teshale [Visitor]
sam teshale

I have not commented from the last election… For simple reason 99.94% is not election but dictatorship.
Having one opposition member out of over 500 is shame for Ethiopia.
First of all my condolence to Meles’s family and his friends and blindly followers. Yes, It is a real from the bottom of my heart.. I see my kids loosing father is not an easy thing and specially at young age.
Al Mariam you are and wait and see as me… You see Meles never though anyone is smarter than him, he felt he is the most powerful in Africa, and has a high place in the world so he is invisible..
I forgive him for his ignorance, but I am thankful to God for saying enough of this nonsense…
Time has come for change and sometimes change start slowly and which is good and healthier…
This is one step and I pray for God who say enough to Meles to give courage to Haile Mariam Desalegn. It is a difficult position to be and I wish him luck. I pray he becomes a leader of inclusive, and believes in unity. People could fool many people and threaten many and survive for many years be come arrogant, but no one could fool God and all people, and all the time!
Please those who praise Meles blindly look back and praise what he did best and denounce where he went wrong and be fair to all citizens not only 10% of population.
Who thought Meles would go last year?
well God has purpose and time for all and He does not want us to slumber and give up but instead He wants us to fight for fairness and when it looks impossible and arrogance increase and then HE steps in and say ENOUGH!
I thank God for change and I hope the party will see that and make a change and have a good fenestration to Democracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09/26/12 @ 15:23
Comment from: Sosina [Visitor]
Sosina

Ittu Aba Farda

Do not belive this politicians. He might have never been from the place he claim to be. He might have just simply stole someoneelses identity like Legesse Zenawi stole Meles’s identity.
Mebratu G/hiywot stole Bereket Simon’s the real one is in Paris
Taye Teklemariam stole Kuma Demekssa’s identity and so .
The list is endless around EPRDF.

09/26/12 @ 16:48
Comment from: jesuswife [Visitor]
jesuswife

What is going on in this forum. Why people think it is easy in politics. Is Meles the only force behind the rise of Hailemariam? Were other supporters before his death? Was his grooming without a reason. This is not accidental that Haielmariam was picked.

Meles calculated that he will be acting like Putin which ended to be immaterialized.

Any ways, Hailemariam is thankful for Meles. Hailemaraim is an insider not an outsider. So, he will never go beyhond the call of his party. He loves Meles and he will be loved the followers of Meles.

Hailemariam is not the first from South to be leading the country. Meles is from South. I would have liked to see the Oromos like the economy Minister and a Muslim to assume power. But Wayane knows all too well that he will never trust Oromos. Minorities ally with minorities.

So, the only compromise is to work under Wayane or go to the forest. Which one is our choice. But don’t ever expect to grab power simply because of sudden death of Meles. We must be fool to expect Hailemariam to act as the Mr nice guy. His religion is not necessarily good thing. He is infact more likely to get bold with his support from American evangelicals. Already, he is offering shelter for the late presidentof Yemen, Salih Abdella which Meles was a bit hesitant for fear of retaliation.All pentes are in American politics and they are specialized in their lies.


09/26/12 @ 17:41
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
ment4you

Addis Zefzef the gay Shabian TPLF

Anchi bushti your DEAD master Meles sent you to nazret.com to defend his failure. I am sure you were picked for the job because you uniquely because since you are Tigree. lol

The only problem with that strategy is getting you crapped on everyday by many I stopped counting. Now that your master is DEAD and you are like a headless chicken confused and lost and words hard to come by and the empty boastfulness gone for good never to come back.

Is it not time for you to re-strategize and go back to your ordinary shabian and TPLF life and complain about Ethiopia day in and out?

We all know you hate Ethiopia so don’t hide it let it out …. ’show your anger boy (well gay boy)’!!! lol

09/26/12 @ 18:25
Comment from: Abegaz [Visitor]
Abegaz

Stop this notion of succession as illegal. What is the alternative? Elect some one from TPLF? We should appreciate the takeover of HD and deputy PM from non-TPLFites no matter what kind of succession it is. Some times we diaspora people do not know what we want, and end up biting anything we hear or see just to be opposite of the other side. Let us cool down and stay focused on the substance we aspire and stop hair splitting about laws or regulation not being met, so so kind of talk. We now have a PM other than the TPLF. That is encouraging by itelsf whether he is a figure to be told by TPLF from behind. That is the beginning of change even if TPLF’s influence is there behind the scene. SO AL and et al., stop this hair splitting analysis of the law.

09/26/12 @ 18:43
Comment from: jesuswife [Visitor]
jesuswife

Meles = Mengstu

was from South.

09/26/12 @ 20:26
Comment from: Loongalee [Visitor]
Loongalee

It is wonderful to see the changed Alemayehu. It is good to accept the change in the leadership and see what comes next. There are still others who did not believe the coming of the change and still curse who ever takes over. The lady named Ce’s Moi Maraattuu is not born to change until she takes power.

With this change the name TPLF also should be removed and replaced by another. The name should only stay if Tigreans wish to cecede from Ethiopia. Thanks Al for coming back.

09/26/12 @ 22:11
Comment from: aman [Visitor]
aman

Well professor You wrote a good article im like you wait and see hailemariam. Its not an easy transition. everything thing needs time. Some oppsitions and individuals are saying change now or forget it. it s not going to work like that.As we know meles was a dominationg figure in the power structure in the country and party. losing him in just short notice could have its own implications. hailemariam needs to build his power base and make sure ethiopia wont plunge in to anarchy then slow by slow he will bring the change needed and ethiopia will embark on improving the political situations.

09/27/12 @ 09:31
Comment from: Bacha Birhanu [Visitor]
Bacha Birhanu

Individuals who never agree as human being are increasing using internet and other means….. what a hell are these? most agree for disagreement!! chulule hulu wich shint bet e eyeteregish tekemtesh hasabishin tinazezialesh….wech gud ale abanefiso!!!

Alemayehu G.mariam betem yetemare mozaza nah! ezih giba yemailut!! tiru waim neger bicha bititsifim minim aytimim…..

09/27/12 @ 15:41
Comment from: Red Sea State [Visitor]
Red Sea State

@ addis inferiority aka extra listro

wow.guys just keep bring your Eritrean inferiority.you looks to me,your western donors are giving you expire and poisonous grain food aid hence your delusion mind looks very sick.why do you put your finger to Eritrean?if any body write comments against you.you seems,you stress out since azab mesfin let to send your money via western union for your 24/7 thugs here.azab mesfin business is slow after your frog is dead.flat out she can’t sell child,women and chatai like before.try to do some thing else.No body buy your cheap politics here Eritrean..balh…balh for no reasons

you sounds child,when guys say,get out from this website.are you guys from tigray or Ethioipian marcenry?I am sure,you aren’t from tigray since you forget tigray people period after son’s of tigrayan bring you to power as well as you forget your x-master shaba.you are the loyalist dead frog and his family riht?.go and hung your self @aiga forum or kangaro court since nazret forum is fair.lol those woyanes cadres allargic for opinion or true statement.loser aka muladeta agame

09/27/12 @ 21:19
Comment from: sf [Visitor]
sf

@Gere [Visitor]

You didn’t answer the question asked by my friend @yehuna.

Do you have a courage to give us your answer to the following questions?

1. Tplf- why do we need a liberation front at this juncture?
2. Why/how do all tplf\epdrf members and their families are ridiculously rich(no jealousy here).
3. Tell me anything and everything about effort please.
4. why do we see favoritism to tplf/epdrf members everywhere.
5. Do you think all Ethiopians except tplf/epdrf members are stupid?
Truth is with us!!!!!!

09/28/12 @ 03:55
Comment from: sam teshale [Visitor]
sam teshale

In response to jesuswife…

Using Jesus Name is blasphemy but have mercy on you.

Re your comment I agree in one sense and disagree in another …

I agree power should not only be to TIGRY no at all
In the same way we should not say which ethnic should get power..
It should be a capable from any Ethnic…
Military high level should be from all Ethnic not only from Tigray.. not at all…

I did not say not from Tgray for those who want to jump.. not ONLY from Tigray…

The PM choice forced choice is better…
But if is only a figure it would be better may be Meles wife or his kids or hid dog..
Cause if someone is just installed and would be force to do what “an seen power is steering” then it is confusion so let us wish a united and fair politics and power share and pray for arrogance of Meles does not come to office again!

09/28/12 @ 12:29
Comment from: jesuswife [Visitor]
jesuswife

sam teshale, why then nazret.com never cares to post a blashphemy of prophet Mohammed may be peace and blessing of All be up on him with out any care for the feeling of Muslim believers.

I will save what you just wrote and this will indeed be a testament that christians will not tolerate when their religion is insulted but they complain about us. Muslims should learn from what sam teshale wrote aka Assta Getu. Nazret.com is an Islamic hater webiste because they never care for the feeling of Islamic world.

It will not be long before someone puts their name in the court.

09/28/12 @ 13:40

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