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Land and Ethiopia's Corruptocracy: The silence of Ethiopia's "beautiful minds"



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Land and Ethiopia's Corruptocracy: The silence of Ethiopia's "beautiful minds"

Land and Ethiopia's Corruptocracy

The silence of Ethiopia's "beautiful minds"

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist (“Missile Man of India”) and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”

Recently, the World Bank released its 448-page World Bank (WB) report, “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia” with evidence galore showing that Ethiopia under the absolute dictatorship of the Meles Zenawi regime has become a full-fledged corruptocracy (a regime controlled and operated by a small clique of corrupt-to-the-core vampiric kleptocrats who cling to power to enrich themselves at public expense). Perhaps the report’s findings should not come as surprise to anyone since “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

Over the past several weeks, I have made a number of cursory remarks on the shocking findings of the WB report. I have also discreetly appealed to a segment of Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” (its teachers, professors, economists, political and social scientists, lawyers, and other members of the learned professions) to critically examine the report and inform their compatriots on the devastating impact of corruption on the future of their poor country and make some recommendations on how to deal with it. I even challenged the political opposition to issue a “white paper” and make crystal clear their position on accountability and transparency and make some concrete proposals to remedy the endemic corruption that has metastasized in the Ethiopian body politic.

I have yet to see any substantive analysis or commentary on the WB’s “diagnosis of corruption” in Ethiopia in the popular media or in the scholarly journals; nor have I seen any proposals on how to sever the vampiric tentacles of corruption sucking the lifeblood from the Ethiopian people. Could it be that Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” can’t handle ugly truths? Or do Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” turn faint-hearted when it comes to speaking ugly truths to power?

Few can tell the ugly truth about corruption in Ethiopia more bluntly thanGlobal Financial Integrity (GFI), the renowned organization that reports on “illicit financial flows” (illegal capital flight, mispricing, bulk cash movements, hawala transactions, smuggling, etc.) out of developing countries. In 2011, GFI told the world, “The people of Ethiopia are being bled dry. No matter how hard they try to fight their way out of absolute destitution and poverty, they will be swimming upstream against the current of illicit capital leakage.”

When the late dictator Meles Zenawi was asked in July 2011 about his feelings concerning the use of the word “famine” synonymously with Ethiopia by the Oxford Dictionary, he said, “… Like any citizen, I am very sad. I am ashamed. It is degrading. A society that built the Lalibela churches… Axum obelisks… some thousand years ago is unable to cultivate the land and feed itself…. That is very sad. It is very shameful. Of all the things, to go out begging for one’s daily bread, to be a beggar nation is dehumanizing. Therefore, I feel great shame.” I too feel great shame that Ethiopia has become not only a “beggar nation” over the past 21 years, but also that she has now become synonymous with the word “corruption”. It is unbearable that the land of “13 months of sunshine” has become the land of 13 months of the darkness of corruption.

Speaking the ugly truth to power

Given the icy silence of Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds”, it is my humble duty and unenviable job to continue to speak the ugly truth about corruption to the powers that be in Ethiopia. For years, I have written numerous commentaries on corruption in Ethiopia as a serious human rights violation. I agree with Peter Eigen, founder and chairman of Transparency International (Corruption Index) that “corruption leads to a violation of human rights in at least three respects: corruption perpetuates discrimination, corruption prevents the full realisation of economic, social, and cultural rights, and corruption leads to the infringement of numerous civil and political rights.” I also believe corruption undermines good governance, cripples the rule of law and destroys citizens’ trust in political leaders, public officials and political institutions.

In 2007 when Ethiopia’s auditor general, Lema Aregaw, reported that Birr 600 million of state funds were missing from the regional government coffers, Meles fired Lema and publicly defended the regional administrations’ “right to burn money.” In my December 2008 commentary “The Bleeping Business of Corruption in Ethiopia,” I argued that “corruption in Ethiopia is an evil with a thousand faces. It is woven into the fabric of the political culture.” Corruption is the modus operandi of the regime in power in Ethiopia today. Former president Dr. Negasso Gidada clearly understood the gravity of the situation when he declared in 2001 that “corruption has riddled state enterprises to the core,” adding that the government would show “an iron fist against corruption and graft as the illicit practices had now become endemic”. In 2013, the business of corruption is the biggest business in Ethiopia.

In my November 2009 commentary, “Africorruption, Inc.”, I described the tip of the iceberg of the web of corruption in Ethiopia by synthesizing some of the eye popping anecdotal evidence. Dr. Negasso documented corruption in the misuse and abuse of political power for partisan electoral advantage. Coincidentally, in 2009, U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelley announced that the U.S. is investigating allegations that “$850 million in food and anti-poverty aid from the U.S. is being distributed on the basis of political favoritism by the current prime minister's party.” (For reasons unknown, but not difficult to guess, the U.S. State Department has never released the findings of its investigation.)

The ruling regime’s “Federal Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission” (FEAC) in 2008 documented the fact that “USD$16 million dollars” worth of gold bars simply walked out of the country’s principal bank. FEAC described the heist as a “huge scandal that took place in the Country's National Bank and took many Ethiopians by surprise… The corruptors dared to steal lots of pure gold bars that belonged to the Ethiopian people replacing them with gilded irons... Some employees of the Bank, business people, managers and other government employees were allegedly involved in this disastrous and disgracing scandal.”

FEAC also reported that “there was another big corruption case at the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation that took many Ethiopians by surprise” which involved the “competitive tendering for the supply of telecommunication equipment.” FEAC “found out that nearly 200 million USD has been lost to corruption through the entire fraudulent and corrupt process…. In another case involving a telecommunications deal with the Chinese, a high level regime official was secretly tape recorded trying to extort kickbacks for himself and other regime officials.” (Even though high level bank officials were fingered in the gold heist, there is no evidence that any one of them has ever been prosecuted.)

In my November 2011 commentary “To Catch Africa’s Biggest Thieves Hiding in America!”, I called attention to a Wikileaks cablegram which confirmed long held suspicions about massive corruption in the current ruling party in Ethiopia, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF): “Upon taking power in 1991… [the TPLF] liquidated non-military assets to found a series of companies whose profits would be used as venture capital to rehabilitate the war-torn Tigray region’s economy…[with] roughly US $100 million… Throughout the 1990s…, no new EFFORT [Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray owned and operated by TPLF] ventures have been established despite significant profits, lending credibility to the popular perception that the ruling party and its members are drawing on endowment resources to fund their own interests or for personal gain.” According to the World Bank, “roughly half of the Ethiopian national economy is accounted for by companies held by an EPRDF-affiliated business group called the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT)… EFFORT’s freight transport, construction, pharmaceutical, and cement firms receive lucrative foreign aid contracts and highly favorable terms on loans from government banks.”
When 10,000 tons of coffee earmarked for exports had simply vanished (not unlike the gold bars that walked out of the National Bank) from the warehouses in 2011, Meles Zenawi called a meeting of commodities traders and threatened to “cut off their hands” if they should steal coffee in the future. In a videotaped statement, Meles told the traders he will forgive them this time because “we all have our hands in the disappearance of the coffee”.
In my December 2011 commentary “The Art of Bleeding a Country Dry”, I argued, “No one knows corruption -- the economics of kleptocracy -- better than [Meles] Zenawi. The facts of Zenawi’s corruptonomics are plain for all to see: The [Ethiopian] economy is in the stranglehold of businesses owned or dominated by Zenawi family members, cronies, supporters or hangers-on.”

“Diagnosing Corruption in (in the land of) Ethiopia”

Transparency International (Corruption Index) broadly defines corruption as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. Corruption manifests itself in grand and petty ways. “Grand corruption consists of acts committed at a high level of government that distort policies or the central functioning of the state, enabling leaders to benefit at the expense of the public good.” Grand corruption often involves political corruption in which political decision makers manipulate “policies, institutions and rules of procedure in the allocation of resources and financing by political decision makers, who abuse their position to sustain their power, status and wealth.” Petty corruption often occurs when the law enforcement officials or bureaucratic functionaries exact payments from “ordinary citizens, who often are trying to access basic goods or services in places like hospitals, schools, police departments and other agencies” .

Corruption in Ethiopia is no longer a question of disparate anecdotal evidence or an issue of intellectual debate. Corruption has become the loathsome disease of the Ethiopian body politic. That is why the World Bank carefully titled its report, “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia”. Diagnosis refers to the clinical process of identifying a disease. The 448-page World Bank report has diagnosed corruption as the metastasizing cancer of the Ethiopian body politic.

Corruption in land is the root of all corruption in Ethiopia! Grand corruption in land originates from the upper circles of power in the public and private sector. The powerful political and economic elites in Ethiopia exploit the anarchic, arbitrary, secretive, unaccountable and confused governance of the ruling regime to weave their tangled webs of corruption. The World Bank report states that “the land sector [in Ethiopia] is particularly susceptible to corruption and rent seeking [using social or political institutions to redistribute wealth among different groups without creating new wealth (profit seeking)].” Corruption in land in Ethiopia is inherent (as the old communist ideologues used to say, “part and parcel of”) in “the way policy and legislation are formulated and enforced.”
The World Bank report explains that corruption in the land sector in Ethiopia occurs in several ways. First and foremost, “elite and senior officials” snatch the most desirable lands in the country for themselves. These fat cats manipulate the “weak policy and legal framework and poor systems to implement existing policies and laws” to their advantage. They engage in “fraudulent actions to allocate land to themselves in both urban and rural areas and to housing associations and developers in urban areas.” These “influential and well-connected individuals are able to have land allocated to them often in violation of existing laws and regulations.”

In the capital Addis Ababa, it is “nearly impossible to a get a plot of land without bribing city administration officials.” These officials not only demand huge bribes but have also “conspired with land speculators” and facilitated bogus “housing cooperatives [to become] vehicles for a massive land grab. It is estimated that about 15,000 forged titles have been issued in Addis Ababa in the past five years.”

Management of rural land is similarly deeply infected with corruption. “In rural areas, officials have distorted the definition of ‘public land’ to mean ‘government land’". Officials define “public purpose” in applying expropriation which is believed to be a leading cause of “landlessness”. Officials have also “engaged in land grabbing to grant land to functionaries” and this is “happening at the woreda (district) level and is being copied by the elected committee members at kebele (subdistrict) level.” According to the World Bank report, “Almost all transactions involving land most often incorporate corruption because there is no clear policy or transparent regulation concerning land.”

It is stunning to learn from the report that the ruling regime does not even have the most elementary system of land management in place. “Rural areas have no maps of registered holdings… In urban areas, there is little mapping of registered property. Encumbrances and restrictions are not recorded in the registers, and the encumbrances, if registered, are listed in a separate document. Land use restrictions are not recorded in the register. There is no inventory of public land, which affects the efficient management of public land and creates opportunities for the illegal allocation of public land to private parties.” Because existing institutions and laws are evaded, ignored and manipulated for private gain, the system of land management is a total failure making it impossible to hold officials in power legally accountable for their corrupt practices.

A variety of methods are used to perpetuate corruption in land in Ethiopia. One “key method” of land corruption involves the illegal allocation of municipal land “to housing cooperatives controlled by developers who then sell off the land informally.” Often “buyers were unaware of the legal status of the land they were buying” and end up in court before judges who are “aligned (in cahoots) with the corrupt officials”. Another “method” is official falsification of documents. “With limited systems in place to record rights, particularly in urban areas, and limited oversight, officials have plenty of opportunities to falsify documents. It is not uncommon for parcels of land to be allocated to many different parties, sometimes to as many as different parties, from whom officials and intermediaries collect multiple transaction and service fees.” Blatant conflict of interest of board members who oversee the lease award process, the absence of a compliance monitoring process for lease allocations and payments and the absence of land use regulations have served to accelerate the metastasizing corruption in land in Ethiopia.
State ownership of all land in Ethiopia is the fountainhead of land corruption. Wealthy elites and influential groups seize the land of the poor and marginalized through forced, but “legal” evictions and eminent domain actions. Nowhere is this type of land grab corruption more conspicuous than in the regime’s land giveaways to foreign “investors”.
The World Bank report states that “a substantial proportion of expropriated land is transferred to private interests”, but not to smallholders. “The expropriation and relocation of smallholders has been to the advantage of extensive commercial farming, including flower farms, biofuel, and other commodities.” It is also documented that the Ethiopian “government is forcing the Indigenous Peoples of the southwest off their ancestral lands and leasing these lands to foreign companies.” This expropriation has been achieved through a bogus program of “villagization” in which 1.5 million people have been “resettled” from the regions of Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz, Somali, and Afar and their ancestral lands handed over to domestic and international “investors”.

As I documented in my March 2011 commentary, “Ethiopia: Country for Sale”, the Indian agribusiness giant Karuturi Global today owns a 1,000 sq. miles, “an area the size of Dorset, England”, of virgin Ethiopian land for “£150 a week (USD$245)” for “50 years”. As Karuturi Project Manager in Ethiopia Karmjeet Sekhon euphorically explained to Guardian reporter John Vidal, “We never saw the land. They gave it to us and we took it. Seriously, we did. We did not even see the land. They offered it. That’s all.” The Karuturi guys would like us to believe they got something for nothing. The regime wheeler-dealers would like us to believe they gave a 1,000 square miles of virgin land to one of the richest agribusinesses in the world for nothing. Suffice it to say that they may also believe we were born yesterday; but surely, we were not born last night!

Prognosis on corruption in Ethiopia

Corruption in Ethiopia is the principal business of the State. Corruption has metastasized in the Ethiopian body politic because the political and economic elites that have total control over the country’s land resources benefit enormously. They use tailor-made legislative opportunities to secure, sell and speculate in land rights. Because the state is the sole owner of land, those who own the state alone have the power to privatize land, expropriate, lease, zone or approve construction plans or negotiate large-scale land giveaways. Those who control the land in Ethiopia control not only the political and economic process but also the digestive process (stomachs) of 90 million Ethiopians!

The culture of corruption must be changed before the tangled webs of corruption spun by the political and economic elites in Ethiopia are shattered. The major problem with changing the culture of political corruption is, as Peter Eigen observed, “in many parts of the world, the local people are resigned to the fact that there is corruption. They think there is nothing they can do about it. Therefore they more or less try to accommodate themselves, pay bribes themselves.”

Most Ethiopians are unaware of the regime’s “anti-corruption” efforts and those who are aware view the whole effort with a jaded eye. The simple fact of the matter is that having the “anti-corruption” agency (FEAC) to oversee, monitor, investigate and prosecute the architects and beneficiaries of corruption in Ethiopia is like having Tweedle Dee monitor, investigate and prosecute Tweedle Dum. To invoke an old Ethiopian saying, “It is difficult to get a conviction when the son is the robber and the father is the judge.”

Effective anti-corruption efforts require an active democratic culture based on the rule of law and a vigilant citizenry empowered to confront and fight corruption in daily life. Genuine anti-corruption efforts must necessarily begin by empowering ordinary people to fight back, not by creating a make-believe anti-corruption bureaucracy.
There have been some successful experiments in grassroots anti-corruption efforts where ordinary people have been given the tools to fight back corruption. In India, for instance, they have successfully organized local “vigilance commissions” in many towns and brought together the vulnerable and interested groups to probe into corruption. These commissions have put a significant dent in corruption. In Bangalore, “hub for India’s information technology sector”, residents have been involved in rating the quality of all major service providers in the city. The results were used to put pressure on government officials and service providers to become more accountable to citizens. The Central Vigilance Commission of India also runs Project VIGEYE (Vigilance Eye) which is “a citizen-centric initiative” in which “citizens join hands with the Central Vigilance Commission in fighting corruption in India.” VIGEYE provides citizens given multiple channels of engagement in the fight against corruption. In parts of Brazil, citizens are empowered to fight corruption through “participatory budgeting.” By including citizens from various backgrounds in the process of budget allocation, Brazil has been able to decrease levels of corruption and clientelism (exchange of goods and services for political support).

Ethiopia can learn much from Botswana, regarded to be the least corrupt country in Africa. The “Botswana Model” uses the strategy of “name and shame” to educate and accentuate public awareness of corruption. Using the free press as a tool, Botswanans name and shame corrupt officials by publishing their photographs on the front pages with the headline: “Is this man corrupt?” Botswana’s top political leaders are said to maintain high levels of public integrity and teach by example. Peter Eigen credits Botswana’s success to the “Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime in Botswana [which] has processed thousands of [corruption] cases since 1994 and has made great strides against corruption.” In 2012, Botswana ranked an extraordinary 30/174 countries on the Corruption Index. These examples point to the fact that citizen involvement and monitoring are very effective in reducing corruption and increasing public integrity. Creating a bloated, toothless and self-perpetuating anti-corruption bureaucracy such as FEAC is mere window dressing for international donors and loaners.

The other remedy for corruption lies in vigorous and well-publicized criminal prosecutions of corrupt officials, asset forfeitures (divestment of corruptly obtained wealth) and imposition of tough prison sentences on convicted corrupt officials. FEAC’s own data show that corruption prosecutions and convictions in Ethiopia are negligible.
Absent some dramatic treatment for the cancer of corruption in Ethiopia’s land sector, there is no doubt that Ethiopia will be bankrupted in the foreseeable future. This is a country whose foreign reserve today could barely cover two months of its import bills, has accumulated over USD$12 billion in foreign debt; and over the past decade Ethiopia has lost USD$11.7 billion dollars in illicit financial flows. Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” and the opposition elements need to do a better job of addressing the issue of corruption. Passing references to “corruption” that “plagues the infrastructure sector”, “corruption that has never been seen before in the history of” Ethiopia and pleas to “arrest corruption that is rampant in the country” are simply not adequate.

I like to ask naïve questions. When it comes to governance, I ask not why Ethiopia’s rulers have chosen the “China Model” but rather why they have not chosen the “Ghanaian Model?” When it comes to corruption control, I simply ask why Ethiopia’s rulers have chosen not to follow the “Botswana Model”?

At the end of the day, “if Ethiopia is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds,” its “beautifully minded” scholars, professors, researchers, policy analysts, lawyers and other members of the learned professions must renounce their vows of silence and loudly speak truth to black-hearted dictators! Silence may be golden but when we see the gold walking out of the National Bank in broad daylight, we had better scream, shout and holler like hell!!!

Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino and is a practicing defense lawyer.


Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Ato Al Mariam.

Ethiopia is a big importer of foreign currency (aid money) and yet it ships or exports some of this money back to their personal accounts in Foreign. As long as this corruption continues we will not be able to have enough currency reserve in our Banks to import the goods we need to mobilize the economy.

In other words, this corruption and rent seeking behavior will be our bring our dooms day and bubble and bust.

04/01/13 @ 00:49
Comment from: Alemayehu [Visitor]

Professor Ar Maria

Ethiopia is one of the least corrupt countries in Africa. When are you going to stop pulling “facts” out of your ass. All these garbage articles you spew out every week can barely hide your blind hatred towards the ET government. You can not stand the fact that the EPRDFites were able to accomplish in just the past ten years what the Emperor, your hero, was not able to do during the 60 years he was around. Its as if you long for the country to go down in flames just out of spite. Aram!

04/01/13 @ 00:50
Comment from: [Member]

The cynic and defeatist almaria still continues his negativity and foul cry to forget his disappointed self and to mend his broken ego. But the more he crys and lies about the reality back home in Ethiopia, the deeper he sinks in his own sh!t. No way out!
If you don’t believe in our anti corruption agency, what’s new? You’ve the right to oppose it. As long as you’re a naturally born corrupt individual, that’s what epected of you!

04/01/13 @ 00:58
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

Adgi ,your so called Anti Corruption
Agency ,you mean the bunch of Agazi bandits and Aderby Bandas ,themselveses corrupted by the Azeb gangs and the Tigre Mafiosis .Always aproving documents already writen by them .Also serving as a means of pressure and arms of persecution against patriots owning business and refusing to serve the evil regime .No need to go fare from Addis ,where illegal business are flowerishing in each corner of the city where Tigrai originated peoples
most of the times own everything .

04/01/13 @ 02:13
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]

Marauding wolves, hungry hyenas, pist off snakes, crazy foxes… are what we are talking about in Ethiopia. Unfortunately, it’s beyond corruption in Ethiopia, it’s bedlam. It is the thermo nuclear of societal devastation being unleashed; the hydrogen bomb of generational wipe out. Let us wish and dream that we are dealing with an ordinary case of corruption. Hat would be only in dreams. The documentaries of the Jouberts of Africa, a barren, depressing, sad and traumatic land where survival is the norm, and the anger of the Creator is evident, is better the description of present Ethiopia.

04/01/13 @ 02:13
Comment from: Neutral [Visitor]

Instead of attacking someone for merely referencing
A report you should take a closer look and evaluate
Yourself. Some of his examples are well documented
Cases I have seen on newspapers like the gold
That was taken from the national bank.
If you think you can rule with impunity with your
Cronies forever you are mistaken. I have five letters
For you Egypt. You pride yourself in selfpolicing
Lets see it. Change or you will come down so hard
Before you know it.

04/01/13 @ 02:40
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]

Just like the great African writer Chinua Achebe - who sadly passed last week- used the pen as a sword against colonialism, racism, tribalism and injustice, Professor Al uses the pen to expose corruption, cronyism, and lack of freedom in his home country. That brings anguish to the dedebit cadres and the gangs who feed them. Lucky for the Professor, he lives in a free country where he can write his opinion without the fear of going to the gulags.

04/01/13 @ 02:46
Comment from: [Member]

Seatle, the talliban from torra borra,….

Just because almaria supported your extrimist islamic chaos and disturbance, you don’t need to be so stupid to compare almaria with the great Chinua Achebe.
What can I expect from a dellusional terrorist sympathizer like you. You will do anything to promote your jihadists in Ethiopia.

04/01/13 @ 03:01
Comment from: my2cents [Visitor]

The devastation and perils of Africa and Ethiopia are captured well in the metaphorical film makings of Beverly and Derek Joubert. Each and every one of their documentaries portrays a realistically disturbing present-day reality of the continent. The french couple have been trying to alarm us of the peril for twenty-five years, long before the elephants massacres, but to no avail. It turned out, the french are masterful at many things and the works of the Jouberts is no exception. When it comes to the sad realities of Africa and Ethiopia in particular, there is no one who captured the reality in its truest form than the sad documentaries of the two dearest Africa’s friends, including the allegorical Eternal Enemies and subsequent ones which are about Ethiopia to a T.

04/01/13 @ 04:47
Comment from: Koraw [Visitor]

Thanks God, at least we’ve got a real Ethiopian who still fights with his pen not with ‘Temenja’ against the tyrant wenbede zerafi shifta zeregna Woyane. Imagine if Al Mariam has not exposed all their evil works, Woyane would live in a comfort world, but not any more. They are an evil people from the evil side of Ethiopia . They are the enemies of Ethiopia, history repeats again, “Gragn Ahmed, Yodit Gudit (Jew), fascist Italy). It’s just a matter of time and they will disappear from the land of God.

All the Woyane cadres open your money packed mind and think with your heart, Ethiopia is your country, your home, your mother land, your destiny and your pride. The people behind Woyane are the evil people we fought them long before. All Ethiopians has fought the evil invaders and now they came in a most bizzare way which we couldn’t notice. By being selfish you can’t afford the ultimate price and you will pay it back. Playing with Ethiopia is like playing with fire. Meles is gone now and who is next, guess who? It’s YOU!!!!!!

04/01/13 @ 05:26
Comment from: Lobby [Visitor]

Ante CANCER, you haven’t stopped releasing your venom, yeah?!
You just wasting your time, please enjoy that CANCER “Birtukan", whose mind is little than a pinhole but whose hole between her legs is so big that you may consider releasing your venom there! Egnan tewen, eswan deben argeh BIDAT!

04/01/13 @ 05:38
Comment from: QA11 [Visitor]

Exclusively this government is walking without a direction.

We can call their corruption is a reversal corruption. They do disfavouring locals and favoring expatriate, just wagging…blizzard.

04/01/13 @ 06:46
Comment from: werner2010 [Visitor]

It is high time that the true honest christian Amharas regains power and everything becomes fully perfect. Ethiopia will become a paradise. *sarcasm off*

Prof. Al correctly assumes that his readers are too lazy to read and understand the WB report, therefore he distorts the report as he wished. I myself have read the report and I had a completely different message from the report. The report indeed said there is indeed signs and potential dangers of corruption, and that is bad enough, but it does not assert the existence of wide-spread systematic corrution in the country. Moreover, Prof Al simply ignores the main point of the report, namely, that the government is doing it’s possible best to fight corruption.

Otherwise, as always the author refers to some obscure self-serving allegations that can prove absolutely nothing.
The most dishonest statment of the author is: “… I too feel great shame that Ethiopia has become not only a “beggar nation” over the past 21 years". Really, the last 21 years?? This one statement shows that Prof Al has not been to Ethiopia for decades. It is true, that Ethiopia HAD been a symbol of war, hunger and disease during the Derg years (21 years ago). Today we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone, with the exception of the self-loathing toxic diaspora, sees our beloved nation as a tourist destination and an investment opportunity. How long does the author want to stand on the side and laugh at his own lame jokes, while people are giving their best to eradicate poverty?

04/01/13 @ 06:53
Comment from: Haile [Visitor]

Recent economics edition under title of Ethiopia and Kenya
Doing it my way said,"Ethiopia welcome outside advice and manage to keep corruption remarkably subdued for such a centralised system.",
Kenya,"The port in Mombasa is a big bottleneck, thanks to corrupt politicians who block reforms. Crime, corruption and favouritism are rife. The political class is still venal.”

04/01/13 @ 08:29
Comment from: sami [Visitor]

ብዳታም!! አንተን ብሎ ፕሮፌሰር

04/01/13 @ 09:12
Comment from: Zelalem [Visitor]

@Sami Thank u!! አረቦች ቂጡን ሳይበዱት አይቀርም!!That is why he has ugly and empty mind.

04/01/13 @ 09:32
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

TPLF Thugs Adgi ,Aleblabehu(Lobby),Teshametche ,Syamereh ,and Zelzalahu so you have lost your Temper unable to challenge , confronted to naked Facts , the Great Professor .The way you are expressing with your usual magic words that your dead master and his Looter widow did teach you…LOL !!!!

04/01/13 @ 09:52
Comment from: Nile [Visitor]

I was offended like so many others when the writer posted an unpatriotic paper regarding the Millennium Dam.
By contrast, this article is well researched, thought and analyzed. We should give credit where it is due. With this article, the writer was able to expose not only corrupt but the dysfunctional, entangled, burdened with over its head task, the Ethiopian real estate/land management. God forbid the Fannie May/ Country wide of Ethiopia.

04/01/13 @ 11:13
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]

Let assume by Al marima calculation First Lady must live with in $4000 birr per month… The question is can Al marima give up his $100,000 dollar salery live in $4000 birr per month? Can he do it… When ever people talk about other people courpurion I always ask simple question how about u…r u not corrupted… If not show us ur bank account that u never recived any money from Eritrea or any other sources beside ur salery… U never get any money for ur blog etc etc let A/c check ur book and tell us u are in clear before u are accusing other..

I don’t care if First Lady take bribe because I don’t want her to live a distitute life with $4000 birr per month salary… Look what happend to our Ethiopian great hero such as Abebe Bikila his family lived in poverty… Is that what u want for Azab

Oromo salery s $250,000 dollar per year but he spend amst 2billion dollar in his election… The question is where did he get all this money…. U will say democrat party pay for him… Okay where did democrat party get their money… By people contributing money…. Those people can be big company who are looking for favor but it doesn’t matter as long as they give money to democrats party not directly to Obama…

So let do the same thing let every one give to TPLF party or contribute to TPLF party in trun TPLF will take care of his members… Then if u give million to TPLF party that is okay because u didn’t give million drictly to Meles or is wife or any official…

While at it all official must open their book to show that they didn’t recived and money from Eritrea or any western nation or Arab countries…

04/01/13 @ 11:13
Comment from: Tikruett [Visitor]

Dear Professor,

You will benefit your readers if you provide the links to the reports you refer to in your article. Or, you can direct us how to get these documents. Only then we can arrive at an objective judgment.

04/01/13 @ 11:40
Comment from: Tarid [Visitor]

Corruption exist in any part of world but what matter is its size.If there is corruption there is no economic growth unless the country has large amount of oil or other resource.In Ethiopia there no oil or other mineral at large quantity but the economy is growing at 10 percent for the last 10 years .This fact by itself tell us there is minimum level of corruption in Ethiopia. Karimi and Richard Allen Greene, CNN,witnessed by saying,"Ethiopia, a key Western ally often lauded for effective use of aid money, is surrounded by unstable nations such as Somalia and Sudan.”

04/01/13 @ 11:48
Comment from: Woriqe Birru [Visitor]
Woriqe Birru

Probono lawyer presented his case to Ethiopians. There are Ethiopians who honestly answer his charges. Charges are of crimes of conspiracy, collaborations, contribution to harm, willful ignorance, and negligence. In a democratic country, people will rise and exercise citizen’s arrest to prevent further harm and bring accused to justice. The professor challenged all to do their citizens duty. Diversion, insult, bulgur, name calling, racist remarks, class warfare, is not what the learned professor expects from learned Ethiopians who care about reason and law, but to wake up and due their citizens duty based on facts and evidences presented on his arguments. Ethiopia has 90 000 000 children and all are her children. Instead of insulting our Probono Lawyer, if you care please answer is charge.

04/01/13 @ 12:29
Comment from: dagme [Visitor]

ኣንዳንዴ እንዲህ ኣስባለሁ፦ ይህ ፅሁፍ ተደራሽነቱ ለማን ነው ?እንግዲህ ውጭ ለሚኖረው ከሆነ ውጭ ካለው ፖለቲካና ፖለቲከኛ ኣንፃር የቃላትጋጋታ ከመሆኑ ባሻገር ያለው ፋይዳ አይታየኝም። ለሃገር ውስጥ ከሆነ.. ሃገር ውስጥ ያልው የኢንተርነት መስፋፋት የተቀመበት ቋንቋና … ኣስብኩና ኣልመስልህ ኣልኝ። ሲጠቃልል ማንኛውም ኢትዮጰያዊ ለሃገር ይጠቅማል የሚለውን ቀና ሃሳብ ቢያራምድ የሚከበር ቢሆንም ይህ ግን ኣለቦታው የተዘራ የባከነ ዘር መስሎ ተስማኝ።

04/01/13 @ 12:30
Comment from: [Member]

The TPLF/EPRDF has slowly transformed itself into a new aloof, anti-democratic and corrupt ruling class. Anti-democratic actions and corruption are intertwined. The officials and supporters, back the regime because the state has become a cow to be milked by the privileged and miscreant officials.

Corrupt officials of Weyanne include
Seyoum Mesfin and his son with a fleet of Trucks and construction industry, Addisu Legese in hotel industry, Arkebe Oqbay in leasing multiple buildings, Berket Simon in leasing buildings and owning a fleet of trucks, a band of generals in property market, owning and renting luxury villas, Tadesse Haile in investment projects and the list continues for Aboy Sebehat and his family including Kidusan, aba Dula, Azeb, Nikodemos…….all are multi millionaires


04/01/13 @ 13:34
Comment from: Ermias [Visitor]

Please read for some optimistic view..To get a break from the Prof’s article. I recommend Nazret to pick up the article…

04/01/13 @ 13:40
Comment from: kul [Visitor]

ባለፈው ሳምንት የወያኔዎች ጉባኤ ላይ ትላልቆቹ ወያኔዎች በሙስና በኪራይ ሰብሳቢነትና አድርባይነት ካንሰር መለከፋቸውን ሲቀባጥሩ ወ/ሮ አዜብ በበኩላቸው መለስ በድህነት ተወልዶ በድህነት ኖሮ በድህነት የሞተ ብቸኛ መሪ መሆኑ ይታወቅልኝ ብለው ሲያላዝኑ ሰማን:: የሌባ አይነ-ደረቅ…..

04/01/13 @ 13:41
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]

Woriqe Birru [Visitor]

This is an Aram professor don’t deserve any respect and is the first to face justice. He better answer the question people are raising about him.

04/01/13 @ 14:46
Comment from: Nenewe [Visitor]

High level corruption is one of the most chronic problems the country faces. It has become so interwoven in the political and economic fabric of the country it’s accepted as normal course of business. The reccomendations by the prof won’t cut it.

We all know about the gravity of the problem, its adverse effects on the economic dev’t of the country pushing the people farther into hopelesness.
The late PM admitted the seriousness of the problems but had done nothing about it for reasons we all suspect.

The pathetic Woyane cadres, AZ & Co., came out in droves to cry foul. Their masters acknowledge the problem but their foot solidiers continue to cry and curse, belittle everyone in sight.

AZ even has the ball to open his tarshy comments with quotations overstepping his clearly prescribed duties of crying foul, insulting, muddling issues, distracting, etc.

04/01/13 @ 15:09
Comment from: ethiovistor [Visitor]


What type of link or source ar u looking for? u are not sitting to take his economics class and acting like nothing happened in ethiopia by blubbering mordant. Wait a minute did u need the professor collective ideas and facts of bibliography for personal objective judgment? It cost u 2-dollars pre-paid phone card to call ur kins and find out ” THE CHRONICAL TEFT OF TEGRE WONBEDES” unless the entire herds are hunging-out in coma like u and can’t be awoke from deep sleep.

04/01/13 @ 15:57
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Corruption has a beginning, but it does not have an end:

Corruption is not just taking a bribe to miscarry justice and to turn a blind eye on someone who wants justice done to his/her case according to the rule of law.

Corruption started at the home of Adam and Eve in paradise when the serpent deceived Eve to break God’s law by eating the forbidden fruit. To be like a God, Eve and Adam ate the forbidden fruit, and they broke God’s law. Breaking God’s law is a big corruption!

Filled with a jaundiced attitude, Cain murdered his brother Abel, and death entered the world; hence, killing someone out of jealousy is another serious corruption perpetrated by the murderer.

Corruption has variety of faces: Stealing someone’s property is corruption; plagiarizing someone’s documents is corruption; cheating on one’s spouse and on examination paper is corruption; testifying falsely in the court is corruption; mistreating one’s employees and not paying their wages on time are corruptions; disrespecting the elders, especially one’ own father and mother, is corruption; disobeying the government and committing fraud and taxivation are big corruptions; and there is no end for corruption in this world.

In this world of ours, there is no country free of corruption: the more educated, the more advanced, the more Christianized, and the more Islamized people a country has the more corrupt, the more greedy, and the more degenerated its leaders are.

For example, America is one of the best countries in the entire world: Most of her people are well educated, well advanced, well civilized, and highly respected; however, America is not immune from corruption at the highest level. I cannot count how many corrupt mayors, corrupt police officers, corrupt state governors, corrupt university professors, corrupt school principals, corrupt school teachers, corrupt medical doctors, corrupt big companies CEOs, corrupt Church leaders, and corrupt Mosque imams are there!

There are over 40,000 registered lobbyists in Washington DC alone! Their main job is to lobby Congress to do favor for their states or for any individual person by paying a huge amount of money to achieve their goals. Elected officials, labor unions, and many other organizations spend billions of money to put their men in the White House or in the Capitol Hill. Last year alone, over 3.30 billion dollars was spent to win an election. If this is not corruption, what is it then?

Don’t tell me Ethiopia’s officials are the most corrupt people on earth; every country in the world has some corrupt officials. Some times, it is fair to say the common people themselves make their leaders corrupt by bringing expensive gifts and giving those uncalled for gifts to their leaders. If a leader refuses to accept a gift brought to him by a common man, the common man gets angry because his leader has refused to accept the gift the common man brought him. When the common man gives an expensive gift to his leader, he may have, of course, a hidden agenda why he is giving such an expensive gift to his leader. In the long run, he wants his leader to do a favor for him if in case he is sued and brought to a court to face justice.

Knowing in advance the injury the expensive gift brings to a leader, the prudent leader rejects, right away, any expensive gift brought to him by one of his subjects, and in rejecting the gift, the wise leader saves himself from being blinded by the gift when he sits to hear the cases between a defender and a plaintiff.

Ethiopia may not have 40,000 registered lobbyists who corrupt the elected officials, but Ethiopia may have more or less unregistered lobbyists whom I call dellalas. The dellalas in Ethiopia are very visible in every small or big business sectors. Their job is to sell something at the highest price by deceiving the buyer and thereby corrupting themselves and their customers. By far, Al Amoudi is one of the best dellalas Ethiopia ever has by transferring the Ethiopia’s gold to foreign countries and by leasing some of Ethiopia’s land to the highest Arab bidders.

Understanding we are all corrupt, wicked, and lawless, the Holy Bible tells us who we are:

“All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one” (Psalm 14:3).

04/01/13 @ 16:03
Comment from: [Member]



That’s what your idol almaria is. A useless and hopeless fanatic who crys and crys with the same tone of anti Ethiopian rehtoric to his grave. But can he change the reality back home? Not in a million years. I wish him to live the next 2 or 3 years, to see the great rainessance Dam openning ceremony.
You and the rest of diaspora FOOLS & IDIOTS are trapped in the past age old backward, decayed, and long gone feudalism era.
You’re prisoners of the past! Your decayed mentality cannot distiguish the difference between modern day civilization and your past decayed hinderance of worshiping a king, whether he is good or not to the majority poor people of the country.
When we atlast achieved to have a people’s govt, for the people, and by the people, you start crying foul, some of you who had intimate relation with the past regime, and some of you by the grudge and hate you harbour to the people’s govt of Ethiopia EPRDF!
No soup for you dude! Time for that holy ritual of Harra-kiri! HAYeeeeee!!

04/01/13 @ 16:06
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

Ashish ,your looter mistress with her dead evil husband had never live with their so called 4000 birr of Salary .The evil widow is a multi billionare owning directly and indirectly most of the economic activities .She was just launchning a Threat to the Sebehat ,Arqubai and
Mesfin gangs how much she is able to
make public their real means of life and on the wealth they have illegally owned .The Great Abebe Bikila Family had never lived in poverty ,whether the Imperial Majesty Government ,the Derg Junta and evn your own bandit bros ,did give them the proper prices honoring the great achievement of this Hero .

04/01/13 @ 16:15
Comment from: Hewan [Visitor]

here comes again the the Agecham Almariam!!

Agecham Iago. kebero yimeslal demo eski tkur blachihu eski afun eyyut

04/01/13 @ 16:29
Comment from: Genocide in Ethiopia [Visitor]
Genocide in Ethiopia

I can’t thank you enough Dr. Alemayehu for your contribution and for the best “beautifully minded” tomorrow’s Ethiopia. It is immense and a lesson worth taking. Thank for being the voice of repressed people of Ethiopia.

Meles/EPRDF/TPLF are disastrous and their betrayal of vital national interests in Ethiopia has put the regime as a traitor unprecedented in the history of Ethiopia.

The crime on humanity have attained new heights. Woyane genocidal rule is outrageously expanding and outpacing the former Apartheid white minority controlled regime of South Africa.

Genocide and fleeing from Genocide only to be tortured againg by Woyane friends in Arab countries cannot go on for long. The best remedy to win over this heinous crime on the 70% population (Amharas and Oromos) is by the fighting together against EPRDF murderers. That is the only solution to immediately stop the genocide plot on the majority .

The hateful greedy Tigre filled government of Ethiopia is isolated from Ethiopians.

We all can compare life by living in the most responsibly governed countries verses the most corruptive vulture Tigre filled current EPRDF regime in Ethiopia.

04/01/13 @ 16:54
Comment from: Nenewe [Visitor]

I see you jumping from thread to thread feverently trying to reply for the sake of it.Helps your rating. As usual your remarks and comments prove once again the depth of your confusion and inability to come up with viable arguements. Goes with the job.

I would rather worship, if it ever comes to that, someone who doesn’t throw out baby with the the bathwater.

Again your desperate attempt to dodge the issue here is deja vu. Understandably, you can’t disprove any of the prof’s assertions because they are facts and are all documented.
Only useless sold out cadres like you who live in a shell construccted by Woyane are unable to see it. Don’t make a jackass of yourself by quoting important people. It makes you more idiot even by the standard of Woyane’s cadres. Besides it doesn’t wear well on you as a sold out worthless cadre. Your master wouldn’t appreciate it a bit when you try to act smart and sh*t. leave that to your handlers who are half as moron.
It’s a complete waste of time to argue with someone whose source of news & inspirtion is ETV.

04/01/13 @ 17:13
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]

Hewan [Visitor]

I know what you mean by his ageche and afe, ya betam askeyami newe it looks like ….

Based on my readings in a science called face reading the most alarming is his eyes, a horse face that is dotted with a tiny two dots of eyes is called “sneak eyes” or “bead eyes” and are associated with evil heart people categories. In face reading science the fake professor is an evil man.

Think twice when you meet bead eyes people. They always have hidden agenda and conspiracies to harm others.

04/01/13 @ 17:15
Comment from: Wetu Enewta [Visitor]
Wetu Enewta

It is unbelievable that some readers here react blindly without examining the facts. The professor has identified an issue which the EPRDF itself has acknowledged is a problem in Ethiopia. EPRDF calls it rent-seeking in more broader terms. Corruption is a way of life in Ethiopia. When the head of an agency appoints only those that vote for the party he/she represents, that is corruption; when a government agency changes the rules after members of one ethnic group have taken their fill having taken advantage of the rules, that is corruption; when a dominant party believes that every head of an agency has to be a member of its ethnic group, that is corruption! You wish more eye-poking examples? Ethiopia is awash in corruption. Only the blind, deaf and ignorant would deny that. As long as we continue to deny the problem, we are corrupt too. As long as we continue to deny the problem, we are enabling those that are perpetuating the cancer of corruption. Be brave, name and shame. Corruption is not only anti-poor, it also kills.

04/01/13 @ 17:16
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Ethiopia has:
1. one party
2. one vote sytem.
3. one television.
4. One Parlama
5. one leader.
6. one idea.

Everything in Ethiopia is all about one, one, one. Corruption becomes rampant when things are one sided. Corruption disappears when there two free competing ideas, television, etc…

So, here you have 99.6 vote winner Party. This is the biggest corruption no body talks about. To begin with there is no corruption free election.
End of story.

Change election system , or we continue to suffer and weaken.

Werner2010 and Kufa are products of Corrupt Wayane system.

04/01/13 @ 17:43
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

As far as Jihadist Muslims, like Gragn Ahmed, the plagiarizer, are allowed to live in the Christian land of Ethiopia, Ethiopia will never be free from corruption.

04/01/13 @ 17:57
Comment from: [Member]

The distribution of wealth among the people is not equal, therefore, the crimes like corruption, bribery, and many others take place. Nevertheless, this does not mean that only the monetary issues can create the corruption in the society. Because there are different forms of corruption and one of them is plagiarism.

04/01/13 @ 17:57
Comment from: Observer [Visitor]

Alemayehu (Aram Ayehu),

Ante below sew sedabe. Ketehen inquan metereg yematechel aram Dr. Al Mariam lemesademb temokeraleh.

Hay Everyone, Don’t waste your time trying to convince these Arams that try to quote philosophers to show that Al Mariam is disappointed on his own achievements. Even Arams like you have achieve how to Arehem Marate Kezenam. He doesn’t need your Aram like you approval because you don’t count for sh!t.

People People People, don’t try to convince these Banda tultula nefees because they know everything but they deliberately trying to continue to fool people. If you see a cow they will try to convince you it is an ox but you don’t know it. So, don’t response to their comments just simply expose these leba BANDAS evil dids.

These are pathological lyres and it is an inherent issue with people from Adewa or Tigray in general. I had about 10 friends that I grew up with that are from Adewa and they all back stabber pathological lyres with no backbone that will do anything to convince you that they are right and you are wrong. It must be in their genes. How could all 10 of them will have the same personality unless their is some inherent biological or social factor that contributed to it. I am sure all from Adwa could not act this way but if significant people do act that way then you have to be careful of these psychopaths.

04/01/13 @ 18:28
Comment from: [Member]


Wow! Take it easy dude! You don’t have to be angry. Your status is so fragile to be so hot temperd. Are you an asshole shabian by any chance? You’ve developed some kind of carachter lately which resembles with those of shabians with a short fused temper and a jealousy filled mental disorder called inferiority complex. You definately fit that!
Time to do the honors of hara-kiri dude!

04/01/13 @ 18:33
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]

In Ethiopia, the land of your ancestors is ripped under your feet and sold to foreigners, the highest bidders and the Nuevo Riche. No country since aparthied, colonization or war occupation has experienced such large scale injustice. In Sri Lanka, the Tamir Tigers are treated very badly because they were rebels, waged a forty years war and lost. The Tigers invented the suicide bomb the kind where they wear the vest. In Ethiopia, those who are being mistreated, plundered and displaced are those who were first and foremost hospitable, those who expanded education, the court of law, the true religion, and those who provided for the less fortunate.

One way to restore our fragmented state is by organizing at the grass roots level. Groups of like-minded people organized at local level can pool thier money and invest it, send it back home for worthy causes or acquire business. You can go to a shooting range together. Be an expert on IED and RPG - be an amateur experts on warfare. Run blogs, online radio; create employment, help the disabled, the orphan, the widow….

04/01/13 @ 18:45
Comment from: Woriqe Birru [Visitor]
Woriqe Birru

Assta B. Gettu [Visitor], when it comes to Ethiopian Muslims right, you play the rolls of concerned extremist Ethiopian Christian. Here when it comes to corruption you are concocting a middle MORAL escape ground for criminals. You are one of those false prophets.

04/01/13 @ 19:02
Comment from: [Member]

Guys ! It is ridiculous. You do not learn from history. We should practical. We have to support the projects in Ethiopia. We should really contribute to the Nile Dam Project.

Democracy is not important. If EPRDF allows to come and invest, that is OK. Political discourse continues, but how about building the home country? Some of us are getting old and in 20 years time we might be dead. It is a pitty we did not practically help build the economy of Ethiopia when we have the opportunity to do so. We should give or contribute to the Ethiopian State a certain amount of our income irrespective our political beliefs and credo.

Building a dam on the Nile River might open a new chapter in helping our poor people get some comfort. Talking about the system is easy. But can we help build Ethiopia under such a corrupt system? Yes, we can. We had 1000 and 1 opportunities to do this.Most of us opted to writing and worthless discussions. How about giving half of what we eat to the starving people of Ethiopia? How much have we done to practically help our people? How do not we sponsor universities and schools? How do not we carry out water projects and other development projects? We have done some good jobs, but not enough to say we did help our home country so that the next generation has a little bit more ease in getting basic needs fulfilled.

Be practical and find a way of reaching the people by investing in Ethiopia.

04/01/13 @ 19:05
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Ethiopia versus Khalhari Desert

Ethiopia has:
1. One Party.
2. One Vote System.
3. One Television.
4. One Parliament.
5. One Leader.
6. One Idea.

Everything in Ethiopia is all about one, one, one and only One.

Corruption becomes rampant when things are one sided and are unbalanced. Corruption disappears when there are two free competing ideas, television, etc…

So, here you have 99.6 vote winner Wayane Extremist, Terrorist Party. This type of regime is formed through one of the biggest corruption scams no body ever talks about. To begin with when there is no corruption free election, how can we talk about other corruptions????

End of story.

Change the Election system, or we will continue to suffer and weaken.

For example, right now there is no religious freedom. There is what is known as spiritual insecurity among the people of Ethiopia.

Werner2010 and Kufa are products of Corrupt Wayane system.

04/01/13 @ 19:20
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Here is the thing. The highly respected Professor is a Professor because he is a well educated intellectual.

The riffraff Addis Zombie and the rest of Woyane paid cadres have
No degree and unkown in Ethiopia. Afraid to be known they are Vampires working in the dark.

Instead of going to school to become a contributing people to society those dictator tentacles joined TPLF terrorist group to steal power through violence and to cut short the way to Arat Killo.

Peaceful, Knowledgeable and educated people are feared and attacked among dictators and its tentacles because they are the choice of people.

Like Nenewe said it comes with the job. That is what they are paid for. They are the tentacle of TPLF vampires fighting for TPLF vampires

Riffraff Adgi Zombie AZ and the rest of Woyanes are faced with mounting fight against knowledge and education way beyond their ability. As we see they are running back and forth reading, coping and pasting from books to sound knowledgeable. They work 24/7 round the clock sleepless, restless, nervous and desperate.

While growing up they were taught to hate and to steal. Now they become burden to society. Riffraff Adgi Zombie is the first to comment on every article. I tell you guys is wasted with no life.

04/01/13 @ 19:25
Comment from: Genocide in Ethiopia [Visitor]
Genocide in Ethiopia

Lets all stand against Genocide in Ethiopia


Look this professor is intelligent affirmed and confirmed worldwide. There is nothing you can present to discount his knowledge or comments.

Just because you are smoking and turning to ashes, spewing garbage out of your foul mouth it doesn’t mean that you will convince us or we will accept your garbage talk.

He is many steps ahead of us and we are also witnesses on how Woyane is tormenting and killing our people just because they happen to the majority of the population.

WHY our country is sold to Arabs, Chinese, and Indians to make quick buck in Woyane’s bank account.

WHY our people are unjustly, mistreated, abused and evicted out of their homes without notices and unprepared just because Woyane draws ethnic lines that never existed in Ethiopia’s history.

WHY our people are being tortured, misplaced and murdered in mass because Woyane hates Afars, Amharas, Gambella, Oromos, Omos Sidamas and many that are not Tigres??????

04/01/13 @ 19:50
Comment from: Azezo [Visitor]

Silence may be golden but when we see the gold walking out of the National Bank in broad daylight, we had better scream, shout and holler like hell!!!

04/01/13 @ 20:51
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed, the plagiarizer (visitor),

Since when did you become the enemy of Meles’ party?

Didn’t you make the following statements in public for the record?

“…Meles is my favorite leader. He has some sense of what is going on in the world. He is pragmatic, he likes people. I wish him good luck. He is hijacked by certain fanatics such the church but other than that if christians show us our hate we wil fully support him to the full extent. I want him to be a leader for all but some people will not change for ever.”
08/26/10 @ 15:48

You came here to make a mess on this thread after you have been caught plagiarizing or stealing someone’s document and claiming it as if the document were yours.

Aren’t you ashamed of your daily theft, and you are still commenting on this web site? I will never stop telling your deceptions to the readers on a regular basis unless you apologize to the readers for your deliberate deceptions.

What happened to your other screen names such as Seattle and Ethiopiawinet? You have now another new screen name – Genocide in Ethiopia. When are you going to stop deceiving the readers? I will follow you on every thread you post a misleading and a plagiarized comment.

04/01/13 @ 21:29
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Azezo (visitor),

“Silence may be golden but when we see the gold walking out of the National Bank in broad daylight, we had better scream, shout and holler like hell!!!”

Excellent comment in a short sentence that has the wax, the gold, the flavor, and the touch of kine in Geez language!

04/01/13 @ 21:43

In our last discussion we lightly talked about the Tigray people music and thier culture of war.Today we shall light on the discussion of silence of ethiopias “beautiful minds".We can not disagree with the professor fair assessments of ethiopians “beautiful mind".The truth the only ethiopians who possesses beautiful mind and at the same time militaristic people are nothing but the Tigray people.The Tigray army and Tigray people are the only people that can defeat thier various enemies and still develop ethiopia.As of today if it was not for the Tigray people ,ethiopia would have being broke into pieces like eastern european countries.The Tigray people “beautiful minds” had some how brought small respect toward ethiopian from her formers enemies.Because of the Tigray people today every looser eritreans are respecting Ethiopian people.The Tigray people are beyond Woynae,Shabia or past governments.Because of Tigre kindness today there are hundred thousnads of helpless ,defensless eritrean refugees begging for food in ETHIOPIA.All credit should go to Tigray people.And lets pray the Tigray people remain with Ethiopia.

04/01/13 @ 22:04
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed spiritual brother of Assta B. Gettu allowing demonization of our Prophet because we Criticise the Satanic Christian Meles regime Wayane?

Insult is not allowed. You nazret are insulting my Prophet. Stop.

04/01/13 @ 22:06
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Dear Mr. Free, Editor in Chief,

Mr Free is not your physician, when you get into trouble of your own making, he will be limitedby his scope to intervene to help you. If he can get me to be banned, then that will never minimize your repetitive psychotic disorder.

All I can say is baptize yourself with medication. I will be happy to deliver to you some of my medications through Mr Free who is one in his spirituality or de spirituality with you.

This is my medication to you, you filthy Terrorist Christian

04/01/13 @ 22:11
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed is fagot, maggot website. Fitawrari the editor allows Assta B. Gettu because both are pedophiles. They are wanted as sex offenders. So far along with Wayane they have raped Muslim girls.

Fiwarari is a Christian extreme rapist, a Christian terrorist and a Christian rapist of Muslim girls.

I he was a good Christian he will follow the scripture he is reading. So, we conclude that is a horror, sorrow, vulgar website. They are members of “mahebre Erkusan not kidusan".

04/01/13 @ 22:15
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]


Hello there, talkative diaspora, do you know? I know it is not there. I know because I can hear my echo as usual.

I don’t think there is any one so eloquent and so through to the bone when it comes writing, central theme, characterization and more than anything else a true tinker greater than Chinue Achebe or Wole Soyinka.

Abe is poetic and proverbial, a man who compose sentences that live longer.

The reason why Al reminds me Abe mesmerize me always, it is not just Al brings back Abe in my mind, a man I came to know him closely in my childhood reading to cover all his books and Al reminds me of Abe and then on of his book automatically “Gobland Achebrebariew Tota".

Abe had told us all what to come to Ethiopia including Gobland. No question in his book “Alweledeme” Abe had told us in advance how soldiers took over power in a coup detate in an imaginary country and the following human right violations. It is in that same way he narrated a story of a Monkey Professor who will confuse people and finally confuse himself.

In his other book “Seyfe Nebelbal Melkame” an amazing story again that sounds like Shakespearean sort of conspiracy to bring down a great man as in Othello, a story told with a tragic end of a great man in another Abe’s imaginary country. When one open the paper back book, first page he found the photo of Abe and below it is written “Sewoche yefelgutene lingerbungena liserubenge yechelalu lila sewe lydergunge gene aychelume". Amazing man!!! Abe is greater than the African greatest, the reason no one knows is he wrote in Amharic.

He told me long time ago there is a character like Gobland, an amazing Monkey grown up as a child in an Ethiopian childless family, growing up as the only child after the man killed the baby Monkey’s mother by mistake during hunting and took him to his house and gave it to his wife, where he was treated by the mans wife as a real child and mastered every thing like a brilliant Ethiopian child, the barren women gave the child monkey a name Gobland and did everything for him as a true mother like a human child.

The Monkey got education and become professor, Abe is the most amazing writer, as creative as Gorge Orwell and when he want it as chilling political as Arthur Koestler. In his book “Gobland Achebrebariwe Tota” Abe is as funny as Carlo Collodi as in his book “Pinocchio” but Abe have a heavily loaded message to the reader, I am sure the book can be more popular in any language in any society.

Abe is amazing and is foresighted and prophetic as Orwell and also historical with nationalistic pride as Nikolai Gogol as in Taras Bulba’s. The South African Ghanaian Peter Abraham is considered as a great African writer far in Europe and the US for his “Udomo” which is no comparison to Abe’s creativity and story telling.

There is no African English book as witty as Abe is in his “Gobland".

If there is anyone cares what other people are writing about, my message is read Abe’s “Gobland” if you want to understand Al, period.

It is argued that it is Abe the composer of one of the greatest African proverb:

“Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.".

If Abe was alive today he will identify Al saying wow this is what I was taking about in Gobland.

Al is Gobland monkey that “roars” every Monday hahahahahaha

Thanks for Abe the great who told me about Gobland Acheberbariew Tota &#59;)

I will always remember Abe and smile in all my life.

P.S. no permission for Banda enemy of the Ethiopian poor to click Like under this comment.

04/01/13 @ 22:30

HOW MANY of you ethiopians had taken your times to learn how many enemies the Tigray people fought to be where they are not to mention the powerful erirtrean governenment?That is right the Tigray people fouht many enemies including the powerful eritrean army and win.Hence The Tigray people are the First Ethiopians to defeat powerful enemies without the support of Western countries,arabs,and other countries.There for every ethiopians who despise the Tigray people needs to shut the hell up and learn from the True Ethiopians of Tigray people.As we are scholars of the world one thing we love to say is the Tigray people the most war fighting society in the world.Or shall we say the number one Ethiopian people.

04/01/13 @ 22:31
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed, the chicken shit, the plagiarizer of document, and the notorious terrorist (visitor),

We demonize your false prophet Muhammad because he was a demon and the enemy of logic and reason. You don’t have a prophet, and no one recognizes Muhammad as a prophet: he was a Jihadist, a rapist, and a misogynist.

You have come to know the word “pedophile” from your false prophet Muhammad, the well-known child molester and a dead woman fucker. When one of your concubines dies, the new Egyptian rule called FAREWELL LOVE allows you to fuck the dead body of your concubine for six hours. I know you are waiting for that joyous moment in your life.

And that is why you wrote the following statement:

“Saudi and Egypt should annex Ethiopia not if or buts other wise they will continue to burn as Wayane smuggles armed terrorist pentes and orthodox into Saudi. Right now a lot of Christians were caught with armed guns in Saud.”
03/02/13 @21:23

If you think is “fagot, maggot website,” why don’t leave this web site and go somewhere else? You have been a shame and a disgrace on this web site, and since you are a plagiarizer, no one is getting good education from you.

04/01/13 @ 23:32
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Astta Getu

Insult begets insult.

1. is fagot, maggot website.

2. Fitawrari the editor allows Assta B. Gettu because both are pedophiles. They are wanted as sex offenders. So far along with Wayane they have raped Muslim girls.

3. Fiwarari is a Christian extreme rapist, a Christian terrorist and a Christian rapist of Muslim girls.

4. If he was a good Christian, he will follow the scripture he is reading. So, we conclude that is a horror, sorrow, vulgar website. They are members of “mahebre Erkusan not kidusan".

5. Only Egziabhere, the God of Assta and Fitawrari the owner of this website are pedophile. Who can be more pedophile than the website that frequently posts psychotic pedophile.

6. You are pedophile because you are a friend of Fitawrari and Egziabher, the false God.

7. You never know any education,your Christian Education is a waste of Eritrea money and a pity for your Mother and you pedophile Father who raped your Mom at early age to give birth to an Agame Tigre. a thorny son who is stubborn and dull.

04/01/13 @ 23:45
Comment from: [Member]


Wow! Great point! HaHaHaHa! Almaria, the gobland TOTA! HaHaHaHa!
Exactly! Achberbari leba almaria ye gobland TOTA!
Abe was somebody who saw ahead of his time. Especially on his book ALIWOLEDIM, he clearily put about this modern day Ethiopia we are in. The part he described a group of young men, including himself going to the wilderness to cultivate this huge part of the country’s virgin lands, shows what we are doing right now in our country.

04/02/13 @ 00:02
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed


After reading your last comment, I really am proving my point and that is Ethiopian Christians are really stupid and stupid.

How come a person who claims he was one of Ethiopia’s liberal man best Writer Abe Gobena writes the following:

from: Extraterrestrial - Assab [Visitor]
Seattle [Visitor]& HagereEthiopia [Visitor]

Where in the world Islam respects human rights, you idiots? Let alone in the mother of all devils Saudi Arabia even in Ethiopia islam is terrorizing people. Evil spirit is evil everywhere.

He also is die hard supporter of Wayane when he claimed Botswana is a green country and there is no desert. Of course we know he was lying when he denied Botswana is 70% Khalhari Desert.

What is the Education of Christian Scholars has to do with their fanatism and hate against Islam?

I hate this country of Extraterrstrail stupid country called fake Ethiopia.
I really do. Dedeboche!!!

04/02/13 @ 00:18
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed


After reading your last comment, I really am proving my point and that is Ethiopian Christian scholars in particular are really stupid and stupid.

How come a person who claims he was a friend of one of Ethiopia’s liberal man best Writer, Abe Gobena, writes the following:

from: Extraterrestrial - Assab [Visitor]
Seattle [Visitor]& HagereEthiopia [Visitor]

Where in the world Islam respects human rights, you idiots? Let alone in the mother of all devils Saudi Arabia even in Ethiopia islam is terrorizing people. Evil spirit is evil everywhere.

He also is die hard supporter of Wayane when he claimed Botswana is a green country and there is no desert. Of course we know he was lying when he denied Botswana is 70% Khalhari Desert.

What is the Education of Christian Scholars has to do with their fanatism and hate against Islam?

I hate this country of Extraterrstrail stupid country called fake Ethiopia.
I really do. Dedeboche!!!

04/02/13 @ 00:31
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]

How many of u think First Lady should live with $4000 birr per month salery?

How many of u think the eng. who build Nile dam that gernration one billion dollars per years live with 10,000 birr per month salery

While tedy Afro make 50,000 dollars per concert and make 600,000 birr per cd

While karuturi make 6.5 million dollars

While a business man buy a million birr house cash, and making profit of 100million birr

While 90million people live peaceful

While economy grow by 10% while world economy crash

While long distance runner making million dollars

While prof football player making 250,000 dollar

Why much are u willing to pay to this man make it all possable $4000 per month

Who much would u willing to pay mengistu haile mariam to leave power in 1980….

Why much would u willing to pay as Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki to leave power peacefully?

Why much would u pay TPLF to leave power peacefully?

Do u really think al Marima will give up his 100,000 dollar salary and accept $4000 birr salary and live with in his means if he were elected Ethiopian leader.

In fact can u find me anyone on this earth who can live with $4000 birr salary as Ethiopian leader.

In short can u do it urself can u live with $4000 birr salary if they told u rule Ethiopia for ten years and start living with ur $4000 birr salary… Can u do it can any opp. Party leaders do it..

If not dont point figure to me I don’t want my First Lady Azab to live destitute life…. I want want her to live like royal family because we like it or not she is Ethiopian history just like evil Mangstiu Haile Mariam

04/02/13 @ 05:41
Comment from: ethiovistor [Visitor]


It must be a “LAST CALL for ALCOHOL” at weyane psycophats assistance living center. lol.

04/02/13 @ 09:24
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]

Part II

Self examining before u pointing figure on other.

Ask urself how many of u want to live on $4000 salary and very happy serving Ethiopia.

Okay u r might be taxi driver in NY… Would go to Ethiopia and drive taxi for living and happy doing it because u are serving Ethiopia.

How about u guys who are doctors and eng. can u go to Ethiopia and live a simple live while u are serving Ethiopia.

About u My beloved Al Marima can u go to Ethiopia and live with $4000 birr a very simple life but helping Ethiopia.

Yes some my do it but those who live in America and work they should not talk about corruption because they themselves are corrupted is not they are serving the person who pay them the hight in this case America but Ethiopia is the one who educated u for free so what is the different between u and Ethiopian official.

Beside I will not call Ethiopia system corrupted.

The real corruption occurred when u get paid well and u still take more… For example an American CEO whos run billion dollars company who get paid 90,million per year corrupted then that is real corruption.

In Ethiopia case the CEO of electric power which income is in billion dollars the same as the American counter part but the Ethiopian CEO get $500 dollars per month while the American counter part get 7.5 million per month….

Do u think it is corruption if the Ethiopia CEO take bribe…I think he is taking his own money first pay him world standard salery then u talk about corruption..

Why try paying the America CEO 10 dollar per hour and let see if he is not going to be corrupted

Why stop there pay American police officer 8 dollar per hour and let see how honest they can be..

Why stop their pay American judge 12 per hour and also see how they behave after all they are serving America,

Why stop there pay Obama 15 dollar per hour and let see how creative.he can be living in his limited income… While at it pay all politican next to nothing because they are serving the higher purpose then come back to me and tell me Ethiopian official are more courrpted then America then only u make sense

04/02/13 @ 11:40
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed, the plagiarizer, the chicken shit, the piggish mind, (visitor),

Aisha was fucked at age nine; your mother was fucked at age seven; your prophet Muhammad was sodomized as an orphan boy; and there was no person in your family that has never been sexually victimized by his own family. As a victim of sodomy, you feel ostracized by your Islamic community, and because of this an indelible defect you have been carrying throughout your life, you have turned yourself to stealing any document and to claiming as the owner of that document.

Emotionally, intellectually, morally, and financially you are a destitute and filthy Muslim. Because of your desperate situation, you have started desecrating the name of the Ethiopian Christian God, Egziabher, and your hatred is so deep toward the entire Christian world, you pray every day the following satanic prayer:

A Non-Arab Muslim’s Prayer

A Non-Arab Muslim’s Prayer

Sher Khan

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in June, 2008. It deals with the timeless topic of how Muslims, male Muslims only, think about what they perceive as their needs, and how such Muslims deploy the Islamic prayer, and Allah’s divine attributes, to help promote the Muslims’ heart desires.

The god of Islam has more than 100 names, but Muslims try to confine the number to 99 because Mohammed, the boyfriend of Allah, mentioned in a Hadith that Allah has 99 names. Muslims should not be offended for calling him the boyfriend of Allah because Mohammed himself claimed to be a friend of Allah – adding an additional word “boy” would only strengthen their relationship.

Muslims love to pray to their god, Allah. The prayer, although not in a set order, covers a variety of issues, from begging for god’s mercy to wishing for health, wealth and their personal property, which includes the women. They further include deceased family members for not being punished by the god. The prayer further relates to relatives, friends and many other earthly matters. Of course, afterlife is an important issue in all prayers. Finally, their prayer goes international.

Although none of their prayers, with a rare co-incidence, become fruitful, they never cease to pray.

For a pious Muslim, it is important to remember all of Allah’s names and use them in their prayers as much as they could. Each name of Allah, however, starts with “Ya”. The word “Ya” is not an abbreviation of, nor it is a shortcut of Yankees. It actually means “Hello” or “Hi”.

Here is how it goes…..

Ya Allah (Generic name of the Islamic god) – The small piece of land that I own is not fertile anymore; in fact, my wives are more prolific than the land.

Ya Al-Musawwir (The Fashioner) – You have fashioned the earth, the sun and the moon. You have added trees for your believers and mountains as pillars of the earth. Can you please make the land more fertile and produce loads of crops this year?
Ya Al-Wahhaab (Generous) – My goats are not giving enough milk. Please be generous and make them more productive.

Ya Khaaliq (The Creator) – One of my cows is not getting pregnant. I walked miles and took her to many bulls but she has not conceived yet. You are the creator – you can easily make her pregnant. Ya Allah, I am not asking you to do it by yourself. (Astagfarullah!) All I am asking is that you raise your magic wand and make my cow pregnant.

Ya Bari (The Maker) – I have been begging for years and you still have not given me a son. What have I done wrong, Ya Allah? My wives have produced half a dozen daughters but no son. Why can’t you give me a son?

Ya Razzaaq (The Sustainer, The Provider) – I am getting sick and tired of dealing with the same three wives and I direly need a new wife. My next door neighbor’s daughter is only 10 years old and she is 40 years younger than me. My neighbor threatened to call the police if I ever ask him to marry his daughter. What a shame! What’s happening to this world? Our prophet and your friend Mohammed married Aysha when she was six years old, but the people of the modern age don’t follow the sunnah and the path of our great prophet. Ya Allah, can you please change my neighbor’s mind and provide me his young daughter in marriage?

Ya Samee (The All-Hearing, The Hearer) – You can see everything and you know everything. Don’t you see my third wife, who is still very young, always has a defiant attitude? Your friend Mohammed has set the guideline for all Muslim women. According to the sunnah, the prophet’s guideline, a Muslim woman should shave her pubic hair and never pluck her eyebrows. Ya Allah, my wife does exactly the opposite. She plucks her eyebrows and does not shave her pubic hair. Can you please change her mind and follow the prophet’s rule?

Ya Khaafid (The Subjugator) – You can do whatever you wish, yet the people of these days are straying away from your religion. Can you believe I am not allowed to beat my wives? Despite your clear injunction in the Quran, my wives threaten to call the police if I beat them. Ya Allah, damn our government for not following your rule; destroy those people who solicit for the so-called women’s rights.

Ya Ghaffaar (The Great Forgiver) – Nothing may remain hidden from you. You know I have a small job where accepting a bribe is the only way. I often accept bribes to support my family. Please forgive my sin. I promise to perform Haj to wash away all the wrongdoings I did.

Ya Ar-Rahman (The Compassionate) – All Muslims are your slaves and you have ample mercy for them. When we, the Muslims, will die, we will be punished temporarily but all of us will go to heaven regardless of our sin. Will you please shorten our sufferings and send us to the heaven as soon as we die?

Ya Ar-Raheem (The Merciful) – Don’t forget my father, grandfather and all of my relatives who already have died. Please don’t squeeze the grave and break their bones, but send them to heaven as quickly as possible. [Note: at this point, most Muslims shed a few tears, be it emotionally or forcefully!]

Ya Al-Ghafoor (the All-forgiving) – Our great prophet spent most of his life pleasing your honor. He used all of the one-fifth booty he received to spread Islam. He even slaughtered some captives immediately, so that they could meet you in the heaven and you could get the pleasure to enjoy them. However, in case Mohammed (PBUH), the profit of Islam, failed to kill enough people that you wished to kill, please forgive him and take him to the heaven.

Ya Al-Haseeb (The Reckoned) – My stomach pain is becoming unbearable day by day. I have recited many verses of the Quran, as the great prophet did, and I blow on my stomach. I am wearing a small aluminum container from my neck that has a small piece of paper with a Quranic verse written on it. None of these actions helped to subside the pain. Why don’t your Quranic verses work anymore as they did in the era of the prophet? Now I have to find a doctor for this problem.

Ya Al-Malik (The King) – You are the king of this world and all countries are under your rule. Yet we, the Muslims, have to go to Kafir countries for a living. When my brother went to the Middle East for a job, the pious Muslims of the country treated him like a slave. He did not receive citizenship; in fact, Middle East countries never give citizenship to the Muslims from the other countries. Your friend Mohammed proudly claimed that it was the Arabs who had the honor to embrace Islam first, which gives the Arabs the upper hand. Ya Allah, can you make an addendum and change this situation?

Ya Al-Badi (The Incomparable) – After receiving a humiliating experience from the Middle East, my brother went to the U.S., the greatest satan in the world. Surprisingly, he was awarded with citizenship and found a job in a grocery store where he had to sell liquor. My brother is a pious Muslim and has never missed a prayer. He felt uncomfortable selling the liquor, so he moved to Las Vegas, the sin city of the world, where he drives a cab. Ya Allah, you see everything and you know all. My brother still does not miss a prayer but in his last letter he expressed his pain and anger.

Ya Al-Mutakabbir (The Majestic) – My brother makes decent money but he is having a serious problem with his company. The cab he drives has a sign on the roof that advertises about a “Ranch”. Ya Allah, when my brother explained what a Ranch meant, I was shocked. I did not know a Ranch is nothing but a brothel. We, the Muslims, have the right to rape any infidel women who are captured in a war, but we should not visit a brothel. My brother not only carries the sign on top of his cab, but he also takes passengers to the Ranch frequently. Ya Allah, forgive his unintentional sin.

Ya Al-Aleem (The All-knowing) – You have seen how my brother reacted when the hero of Islam, Brother Osama Bin Laden, orchestrated the landing of the kafir’s plane in a kafir’s building? My brother did not go to work that day and prayed extra Rakas (sessions) of prayers all day. If you consider the happiness he shown on the vary day, you surely will forgive all of his sins.

Ya Al-Waliyy (The Supporter) – It is time you support your religion and give enough strength to brother Osama. Make him more powerful and give him enough ammunition to destroy America, the greatest evil on the earth. Don’t you see the pain of Palestinians, the sufferings of Iraqi people, the anger of oppressed Muslims in Kashmir, China, Russia, Australia, Europe, and literally everywhere in the world? Ya Allah, support the Muslims, not the kafirs, who are becoming stronger every day, economically and militarily.

Ya Al-Muthil (One who can humiliate) Muntaqim (The Avenger) – Ya Allah, your boyfriend Mohammed hated the Jews the most and we the followers still wish for their destruction. But, whenever I look at the prosperity of Jews, it shocks me. I just could not figure out how the Jews, your greatest enemy, are flourishing when the poor Palestinians are suffering. Ya Allah, you must act promptly and take revenge against those Jews and humiliate them.

Ya Al-Muhaimin (The Protector) – You are the protector and the guardian of faith. Yet people today are making malicious comments, drawing cartoons and producing films of you and your friend Mohammed. Infidels and a bunch of apostates are calling you all kind of names, but you are not taking any action against them. How can we make our faith stronger, if you don’t protect your religion?

Gragn Ahmed prays this demonic prayer every single day after he has finished performing his wudu ceremonies five times a day. The more he prays this kind of prayers, the more satanic forces he gathers that push him to commit murder and finally to destroy his own family.
Dear editor,
The time has finally arrived for the illiterate Gragn Ahmed to leave this web site before someone is hurt! Insulting this web site is insulting the million readers of the web site, and Gragn Ahmed, the chicken shit and the plagiarizer, continues defaming our web site. Please, kick him out, and the sooner the better!

04/02/13 @ 12:20
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed, the chicken shit and the camel urine (visitor),

The pedophile Muhammad begets pedophile Gragn Ahmed; pedophile Gragn Ahmed begets a pedophile son, and a pedophile son begets another pedophile son; finally, the entire Gragn Ahmed family tree becomes a pedophile Islamic family tree.

The word “pedophilia,” a genetic disorder, was found in Muhammad’s DNA; therefore, Gragn Ahmed’s family tree goes back to the pedophile Muhammad: in this case, all Gragn Ahmed’s children are pedophiles.

04/02/13 @ 12:41
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Assta B. Getu, the chicken shit and the camel urine (visitor),

The pedophile Paulos begets pedophile Haileselasie; pedophile Haileselasie begets a pedophile son, and a pedophile son begets another pedophile son; finally, the entire Haile Selasie family tree becomes a pedophile Christian family tree.

The word “pedophilia,” a genetic disorder, was found in Paul’s DNA; therefore, Assta B. Getu’s family tree goes back to the pedophile Paulos: in this case, all Assta B. Getu’s children are pedophiles.

04/02/13 @ 13:18
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Assta B. Getu, the chicken shit and the camel urine (visitor),

The pedophile Paulos begets pedophile Haileselasie; pedophile Haileselasie begets a pedophile son (Fitawrari), and a pedophile son begets another pedophile son; finally, the entire Haile Selasie family tree becomes a pedophile Christian family tree.

The word “pedophilia,” a genetic disorder, was found in Paul’s DNA; therefore, Assta B. Getu’s family tree goes back to the pedophile Paulos: in this case, all Assta B. Getu’s children are pedophiles.

04/02/13 @ 14:51
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

Extraidiot ,what about you ,you surely are GUBOLAND ,the Agazi Monkey stuck to his laptop daily crying Azeb ,Azeb ,HMD,HMD …why don’t you talk about your own bros Miruts ,former Mengistu admiror recently recycled as Agazi Ass Hole ,who did learn Athletism, while kid ,running in his desperate
Agame Rocky lands after Apes and Monkeys…LOL !!!!Anten billo degmo
Aben Gobegnan Adnakki ,if Abe was alive he would certainly write a book entitltled “ENQWANUN MOTKUGNI “
.That would enraged him ,seeing his Birth place of Godjam invaded by Agazi bandits and Tigre Mafiosis Crickets ,actually his own bros and sists mistreated and victims of GENOCIDE in their own land just because for being Amharas . This message is also to the Amice ,Agazi Ass Hole ,Adgi . WORRADOTCH LEKEMKAMMI WUSHOTCH BANDAWOTCH !!!!!!

04/02/13 @ 15:09
Comment from: ethiovistor [Visitor]


“I ain’t stayen here!” Everyone get the best chair in a house except me, the BISMELAHI-fanatic and the the BESMAM-preacher are on the way to golden GYM.

rumble from NAZ.COM hide outs jungle LET the sinners battle it out!!

04/02/13 @ 16:05
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed, the chicken shit and the plagiarizer (visitor),

You have proved my point that you are a plagiarizer. You even have plagiarized my entire comment about you. This shows how weak-minded you are.

The readers can now see for themselves your Islamic weaknesses. You should have gone to a Christian school to learn honesty and self reliance. Copying someone’s work is very easy, but producing your own product requires discipline, perseverance, and work of ethics. You can use one or two comments, but you cannot copy the whole comment I have produced.

Following is my original comment:

Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed, the chicken shit and the camel urine (visitor),

The pedophile Muhammad begets pedophile Gragn Ahmed; pedophile Gragn Ahmed begets a pedophile son, and a pedophile son begets another pedophile son; finally, the entire Gragn Ahmed family tree becomes a pedophile Islamic family tree.

The word “pedophilia,” a genetic disorder, was found in Muhammad’s DNA; therefore, Gragn Ahmed’s family tree goes back to the pedophile Muhammad: in this case, all Gragn Ahmed’s children are pedophiles.

04/02/13 @ 18:33
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Dear Mr. Free,

Gragn Ahmed is writing his name on my comment to claim my post as if it were his own. Please, monitor your web site.

04/02/13 @ 18:51
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Islam has never bee a religion of peace!

Read the following short article:

“The Truth Behind Islam

Far to many people today choose to sit on a secure blanket of political correctness. To these people, speaking in a negative manner against any religion or group of people is obscene and should not take place. But being political correct is also a weakness. While many sit on that blanket and look the other way, an enemy slips in and hides among the shadows that we create. The enemy is Islam and we are the potential victims of this unmerciful faith.

However a large group of independent researchers have investigated Islam, especially after 9/11 took place. People like myself saw a direct link between terrorism and Islam. And to people like me, Islam is not and never has been a religion of peace.

Throughout the entire existence of Islam, there has been a path of destruction left in its wake. Even the founder of Islam, Mohammad (piss be upon him) was a violent murderer that killed in the name of Allah.
I as well as many who share my interest feel the need to educate people as to what Islam really is.

It is not a religion of peace. What Islam is, is a violent oppressive way of life that proves to be fatal, even to its own.

When Mohammad introduced Allah, he never described who Allah was. This is because the people of the pre-Islamic world already worshipped a god by the name of Allah. He simply would tell the people that Allah was the same god they already worshipped. He told this to the Christians, the Jewish as well as the pagans.”

04/02/13 @ 19:04
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Correction:Islam has never been…

04/02/13 @ 19:06
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Assta B. Getu, the chicken shit and the camel urine (visitor),

The pedophile Paulos begets pedophile Haileselasie; pedophile Haileselasie begets a pedophile son (Fitawrari), and a pedophile son begets another pedophile son; finally, the entire Haile Selasie family tree becomes a pedophile Christian family tree.

The word “pedophilia,” a genetic disorder, was found in Paul’s DNA; therefore, Assta B. Getu’s family tree goes back to the pedophile Paulos: in this case, all Assta B. Getu’s children are pedophiles ,Teshome.

04/02/13 @ 20:19
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]

When we go back to the real issue

If Meles salary is only $4000 birr then who pay for is medical expenses for more then two month… He must be in first class I hope he was not sharing bed to save his $4000 income.

Now u say Ethiopia government will take care of him so u might justified $4000 birr

Now let assume TPLF lost power and cud hold power do u still think Meles would have gotten the same treatment and paid for by Ethiopian government okay Meles is dead so this question doesn’t apply so let ask how about Ethiopian the First Lady get sick can still Ethiopia government pay for expensive

Forget that where did he live now… Is the house rent is under $4000 birr because she told us that is her income… If her house cost million birr then who is paying or that again can this expense covered once TPLF out of power… What grantee will be there for Azab… How about her children can she affored to send them to America school or her children must ask refugee in order to get student loan how this thing work..

Now let move to next question… Does mengistu haile mariam any retirement money from Ethiopia government let lone giving him money they want to arrest him so the wise thing for mengistu haile mariam to had saved some money for hard time like this without that safety net he would have been homeless… I know he cut deal with American but it oesnt matter because that money is not part of his salary it become currption in this case good currption because without that currption money mangstu wouldn’t have left Ethiopia because of him 100,000 would have died… Ask urself what is money to safe 100,000 Ethiopian life…

My last question is where are Ethiopian royal family… Did they get welfare from Brithish government is that what we want for our royal family…

I used to remeber king haile selassie… Ministers or Ras…they live in place and they used to have unlimited money… Compare to our ministers to king time minister wealth it is a joke… In king time the ministers so rich I don’t think they need money from their poor subject I might be mistaken…teddy and other who can tell me because thy were there.

The ministers were busy investing in many big project to bother with birbe …. But now we don’t want to pay but we demand service…

In Ethiopia unluck America Oboma can buy health insurance for million dollars even more but in Ethiopia u have to have the money in hand to get service so are we expecting our minister to beg for public contribution to safe their life… Is what what u guys want or face the realty and start paying our ministers their real worth.

If u don’t know what I am taking just click on VOA… They have full of people who serve Ethiopia need help every other day another hero need help that is their news every day and put..

It doesn’t matter Muslim minister or Christian minister… Need to get paid well… What his name a Muslim minister who ur. Away to Kenya to ask refugee… Now ask urself if he had money outside now is the time to use it… If not he kick himself the rest of his life

04/02/13 @ 21:11
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]

Addis Ye Wushet zemen aka resident dedebit Cadre,

What can I say; the Professor has been a thorn in you hills for a while just like the Muslim movement. Unlike you, he analyzes and tells it as he sees it. Shall I say he doesn’t have the narrow tribal affiliation like you?
While you the parrot dressed in the old Albanian and Chinese communist style dress repeat after the party line with no input of your own.

I don’t blame you, you have been like this all your life, and you follow your ex-communist dead leader like a sheep. As a sheep one day you end up in Kerra for a slaughter, until then keep saying Baaaaaaaaaa

04/03/13 @ 00:58
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed aka Seattle, the Engdie Lij (visitor),

I know you are fighting for your life, and I am so glad I have brought you to the lowest level. You will have no more life any more on this web site, and for the rest of your life you will be a fugitive. All Muslims are fugitives on this planet: they have no life of their own, and they cannot live unless they lie and deceive the innocent Jews, Christians, Hindus, and the rest of the non-Muslims.

04/03/13 @ 09:55
Comment from: [Member]

የ ናዝሬት ድረ ገጽ የ አመቱ ታላቅ ሰው ተብሎ ሽልማት ቢኖር እኔ የምመርጠው ሰው Teddy ነው::
ይሀው በ ሁሉም አይነት ዘገባ ላይ የ ወያነን አጨብጫቢዎች ልክ ልካቸውን ይነግራቸዋል::
ስለዚህ አቶ ቴዲ ምስጋናዬን አቀርባለሁ::
በየቀኑ ስታስታጥቃቸው አንጀቴ ቅቤ ይጠጣል!!!
እነኚህ የ ፍርፍሪ ለቃሚ አድር ባዮች በ ናዝሬት አሰለቹን እኮ!!!
- አዲስ ዝቃጭ
- ሰነፍ ኦብሰርቨር
ወዘተ የመሳስለውን የ ብሎግ ስም የያዙት የ ወያኔ ቅጥረኞች ለ ጌቶቻቸው ጠበቃ ሁነው ውሸቱን እመኑ ሲሉን አያፍሩም ጃል!!
These bunch of opportunistic hooligans have no shame when they try to make us believe the lie manufactured by their “masters”

04/03/13 @ 08:19

04/03/13 @ 13:53
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]

Little Assta the Coptic deacon,
Are you skipping your P$ozac again? Are you getting blurred vision?

I am not Gragn Ahmed. Got it? How can I get this through your thick head? Though I don’t mind being another Gargn Ahmed. So far, He is kicking you A$$ real good. Slapping you left and right.putting you in your little corner.

Get lost Ante Serafet Ebed Deptera.

04/03/13 @ 20:16
Comment from: Ewnetu [Visitor]

Al, you are not the only person who can read the world Bank. I read over 410 pages of the World Bank Report. It is really amazing how Al twisted the report to ding the current Ethiopian Government. The report shows the probable existence of corruption in various sectors. As some said above, corruption exists in any country regardless but the degree might differ due to the circumstances in the corresponding country. Few years, corrupt taxi drivers in DC caught bribing official for favorable city ordinance. This shows that Ethio people whether they are at home associate with corruption. You are naive if you think democracy can wipe corruption.

There is anti-corruption law and enforcing this law might deter some to refrain themselves from corruption. The level of consciousness need to be heightened though education. The World Bank report quotes the old saying “Teshomo yalbela sishar yikotchewal” which is ingrained in some people’s mind. As long as this saying is in their mind people in the office will get involved in corruption.

Some governments can learn Singapore model of fighting corruption. China and Russia are looking into the Singapore model. This country has impressive progress to be a financial power house in Asia because of its fighting corruption over 60 years. The country has authoritarian democracy where one party wins every election. Singapore is a multi-ethnic country its people living in prosperity. We need to learn from this country.

Finally, Al needs to stop beating the drum and provide constructive comment. I think Ethiopia is heading in the right direction and it takes time to eliminate all problems facing along. The major problem Ethiopia is facing now the anti-government propaganda by so called elites like Al who work hand in hand with enemy countries to derail Ethiopia’s progress.

04/04/13 @ 02:13
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Seattle, ጅላጅል፤ቂላቂል፤የኃማኖት ቁስል፤የእውቀት ቁንጽል፤የመሐመድ ግልገል፤የስልምና ቅማል፤የሰይጣን መሰላል፤የቅጥፍና አክሊል፤ፈውስ የለሽ ጠበል፤የኃጢአት አገልግል፤የማያድን ጠበል፤የጠነባ እንቁላል፤የዲያብሎስ ወኪል, (visitor),

I gave you few months ago the following correct statements to prove they are not correct by giving clear evidence either from the fictitious Quran or from the true word of God, the Holy Bible. Now I will give you few more days to give your views on those statements:

1. Islam is not a religion.

2. Muhammad was a false prophet.

3. Quran is a fiction.

4. Hadith is a fairy-tale-Arabian Nights.

5. The Sharia Law is the law of the devils.

6. Muhammad was an adulterer and a child molester.

7. Muhammad was a terrorist.

8. Muhammad was a dead woman fucker.

9. Aisha was a violent woman and a murderer.

10. The Quran Was Not Preserved.

Demonstrate your IQ to the world by defending those 10 statements; other wise, shut up your filthy mouth and prepare your wudu for your hourly cleansing. You are really stinking badly. Go to your Mosque and shout your dirty slogan: “Allah Akbar.” You have to say it hundred times because your Allah has a hearing problem.

Following are your dirty screen names: Revise them and admit they all are yours:

1. Gragn Ahmed

2. Ethiopiawinet

3. Woyane is evil

4. Bitter truthes

5. Seattle

6. Jesus wife

7. Dagnachew Koru

8. Shewa Mote

9. The Black God

10. 1000 Wives

11. Against-Injustice

12. Axumite

13. Fairness

14. Fairness-Demestifier

15. Genocide in Ethiopia

Whether your screen name is Seattle or Gragn Ahmed, you are still a dead-woman fucker, and your dirty screen names do mean nothing. We already know who you are: you are the child of a slut mother and a kit atavie father! Leave my Christian country and go to your desert land and fuck your camels there as your filthy prophet Muhammad fucked Kaswa – his she-camel – on regular basis.

04/04/13 @ 09:33
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]

Why we should give freedom of speech to even to worst of them….the more they speak they hang themselves with their own word. Just look at Assta B. Gettu… What he did to himself… He hang himself in his own word…if u hate someone then give them freedom of speech… Let them talk….that is why I want Ethiopian government to give Al Marima air time… The more mr. Al marima talk the more he hang himself in his own word… Can imagine Al marima recovering after he denouncing Nile dam. So my follow Ethiopian don’t even discourage anyone no to speak out…

04/04/13 @ 19:32
Comment from: gudfela [Visitor]


I am glad you mentioned Tamil Tigers. One Sri Lankan said, when they decided to illiminate the Tamil Tigers it was not with reason and it was not because they didn’t recognize their plight. It was because the Tamil Tiger rebels were bringing anti Sri Lankan stance that is supported by foreign groups. They then decided they can not keep negotiating, they cannot keep giving things. Therefore, they had insider to identify the main core of the leaders and illiminated them with out mercy and cutt off any foreign linked Tamil Tigers. Then they rehabilitated the region for Tamil tigers. He said they had to curt the head of the SNAKE and they did. We see the heads of TPLF and Shabia thriving with their foreigners and have been disease for the region by setting up one against other.


Remember, dictators are challenged and fear the intellectuals. Pol pot of Cambodia with their Khmer Rouge supported by West illimnated 5 millions of their educated and urban people because they were challenged, had inferiority complex. But their fake reason was the peasants being opressed by the urban elite. Until today, no one is in court. Derg did the same thing in the name of peasants, TPLF doing the same thing in the name of Woyane (peasants), Communist Russia killed 20 million people. which by now we should learn such ideologies and imported ones that is unnatural and being used in order to weaken countries and create dictatorship and eventually take over nations using dictators.

04/06/13 @ 01:48
Comment from: gudfela [Visitor]

People Gragn Ahmed and Assta Begettu

Are two people who are working for TPLF and foreigners. The reason?
To divide the Ethiopian people into Muslim versu Christians. Their rhetoric has terms being used globally against Orthodox Christians and traditional Muslims to make them as if they are extremists. They both will argue they are Ethiopian than THOU but do not be fooled by these two people. They keep bringing reigious issue and won’t kill it off in every discussion because it is vital for Ethiopia’s division agenda that benefits TPLF/Shabia/foreigners. People please, do not get involved in their discussion as a Muslim or Christian as they are trying to divide people as YOU vs I, so let them browl with eachother and stop cheering the two. After all, they don’t define Ethiopia and they are turning us into extremism unknowingly.

04/06/13 @ 02:04
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]

Assta B. Ebdu, the lunatic deacon,
Cut and paste of the same Amharic words again and again does not make you proficient in Amharic but, it shows your lack of it. I bet you don’t even know the meaning what you paste here.
Do you speak a single Ethiopian language? More and more you sound one crazy Coptic deacon from Alexandria, Egypt who wants to look and sound Ethiopian.
Now go back and find some new vocabularies. Such as Ebde, Wofefe, Sirafet, deptera, etc..

04/07/13 @ 22:37



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