Sunday, January 28, 2007

Shied His Soul

She's coming on his path,
but he did not look down,
Her quick check on him struck him
as a pang.
His sharp edged intellect's dulled,
watered down, or gone,
And felt a major alter happenings in his soul,
a disturbing clang.

The soul rays arranged and
rearranged into a single row,
For it paused all senses, and began its journey
up to the surface.
Great beauty, paradise's glory
what on her what he saw,
The look of prophets' thrill, captivating
her face.

He stood up there gazing,
half dead for a while,
Equally, for unwise and wise eyes: he's just seemed
a silly guy.
His faculties of sense,
partly disconnected or a little avail,
Shied his soul when the body withdrew
or amazingly sly.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


(by Jessica mejia)
I remember the park
I remember the grass
I remember the time
you grabed my ass.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Ethiopian Related News.......Legalising Illicit Gold Trade

The Reporter (Addis Ababa)
January 20, 2007
Posted to the web January 21, 2007
Kaleyesus Bekele

.....Previously individuals were not allowed to trade the gold produced by panners in rural Ethiopia. The gold panners were forced to sell the gold only to the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE). And due to the list prices NBE, the regulatory body of the financials sector, offers, most of the gold used to be smuggled out of the country.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Ethiopian Related News....Harsh oppression

Harsh oppression follows Ethiopian believers.
Mobile Posted: 19 January, 2007

Topics in this story: persecution, ethiopia, justice, church, arson
Ethiopia (MNN) -- There have been two attacks on Christians within days of each other in Ethiopia.

Voice of the Martyrs-Canada sources say the first attack took place on January 5, where a Christian was murdered in a small town in Central Ethiopia.

Ajja Delge was killed by an unknown person in the town of Kofele. VOMC reports he was hit on the head with a metal iron, and his body was found in a nearby jungle the following day. Family members believe he was killed by Muslims. Since the Kofele area is dominated by Muslims, local Christians believe it is unlikely that the police will conduct a proper investigation into Delge's murder.

Then, on January 8, Muslims burned the homes of three Christian families in Begge, Western Ethiopia. Tareku Meres, Jemal Tasesa and Tamene Gemechu and their families are currently taking shelter at a local Gospel church. At last report, police have taken little action in either case.

Ethiopian Related News......Ethiopia’s FM urges Eritrea

Ethiopia’s FM urges Eritrea to stop support to opposition, Islamists
Friday 19 January 2007 00:10.

Jan 18, 2007 (ADDIS ABABA) — Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin said the Eritrean regime which has been trying hard to destabilize the Horn of Africa in collaboration with “terrorists” is putting itself into chaos. He further urged Eritrea to refrain from supporting Ethiopian opposition.

In an interview with Ethiopian TV, Seyoum said the Eritrean government is one that has repeatedly challenged the peace and security of the Horn of Africa Region. As a result, Seyoum said, the regime is remaining isolated from the international community.

Ethioppian Related News.....the new frontier

Somalia: The New Frontier in the War On Terror
Inter Press Service (Johannesburg)

January 18, 2007
Posted to the web January 19, 2007

Moyiga Nduru

Somalia has become the new frontier in the war on terror, joining the unpopular club of Afghanistan and Iraq, a situation that is worrying the rest of Africa.

The only difference is that President George W. Bush sent U.S. troops to get rid of the Taliban in Kabul and Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, after Sep. 11. Bush is using the same soldiers to hunt down what he calls "terrorists".

In Somalia, Bush's dirty work is being handled by Ethiopia. Ethiopian troops, backing Somalia's weak Transitional Federal Government (TFG), drove out a radical Islamic militia group from the capital Mogadishu on Dec. 28, 2006.

The Islamists, who had become popular, had restored some semblance of stability after 15 years of lawlessness. Somalia has no effective central authority since the fall of the dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. After getting rid of Barre, the rebels then turned on each other.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Gentoo Penguins

they dive deep underwater 16 m/hr and feed mainly on fish, krill, squid and other
Their nests are made on the rocky shores. They prefer the inland grasslands for nest building. They carry and pile stones, pebbles, grass, sticks, and anything they can find to make a circle. Gentoos can be very aggressive and will fight over stones or take stones and nest building material away from other birds' nests.


George Weah


Monday, January 15, 2007

Ethiopian Related News

Ethiopia gears up for millennium party

According to the Ethiopian calendar, we are in mid-1999. Here, "the year is divided into 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of 5 days and 6 days in leap year," the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture explains. The Ethiopian calendar is 7 and a half year behind the Gregorian calendar, also having 365 days in a normal year and 366 days in each leap year, so the distance remains almost constant.

According to Harvard University Professor Ephraim Isaac, most scholars that have studied Biblical times agree that the Ethiopian calendar is much closer than the Gregorian to start its calculations of time around the birth of Jesus Christ. Some put this event in the year 0 of the Ethiopian calendar, while most historians hold the founder of Christianity was born in year 3 of the same calendar - or year 5 in the Gregorian.

Ethiopian Related News

Ethiopia launches diplomatic offensive

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia has launched a diplomatic offensive to explain its military intervention in Somalia to African nations and ask for help in restoring peace there, the foreign ministry said Monday.
Six teams of senior Ethiopian officials are travelling to 13 African countries with messages from Prime Minister Meles Zenawi outlining his reasons for the move and seeking support for
stabilisation efforts in Somalia, it said. more

Ethiopian Related News

Ethiopia Rides The Tiger

Immanuel Wallerstein

Agence Global
January 14, 2007

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, must have been studying the magnificent successes of the U.S. preemptive invasion of Iraq and Israel's recent foray into Lebanon. He has clearly decided to emulate them. His argument is exactly that which was given by George W. Bush and Ehud Olmert. We must attack our neighbor because we have to keep Islamic terrorists from pursuing their jihad and attacking us. more

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Heaven got closer

The sky kisses the Earth
look at the horizon,
Heaven got closer
what a wonderful scene!

There, the sun whispers
look at the eclipse of moon,
Heaven got closer
what a wonderful scene!

Dead land breaths down
look at the fountain,
Heaven got closer
what a wonderful scene!

People swim like a dolphin
look at the children,
Heaven got closer
what a wonderful scene!

There, lovers rub each other's feet
look at enchanting relation,
Heaven got closer
what a wonderful scene!

Majestic is our thought, where
streams of light in constant flow,
Heaven got closer
so closer, what a lovely glow!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ethiopian Related News.........EDU Expresses Joy Over Victory

The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa)
January 3, 2007
Posted to the web January 3, 2007
Addis Ababa

The Ethiopia Democratic Union (EDU) has expressed joy over the swift victory achieved by the national defence forces along with the security forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia over the terrorist group in that country.

In a statement it sent to ENA Monday, EDU expressed joy over the devastating defeat of the UIC extremist forces that declared a war of aggression against Ethiopia at a time when the latter is on the path of development aiming at alleviating povThe victory brings the end of the anti-peace activities of terrorists in major towns of the country in the last few months, EDU said, adding Ethiopia would continue its efforts geared toward alleviating poverty and building democratic order in a strengthened manner.
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Ethiopian Related News.... Minister Denies the Combination of Country and Ethiopia

Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
January 3, 2007
Posted to the web January 3, 2007
Aweys Osman Yusuf

Somalia's internal affairs minister Hussein Mohammed Farah Aideed has alleged today that his remarks that Ethiopia and Somalia should unite with one passport were distorted by the press on Wednesday.

He denied that he meant Ethiopia and Somalia should be combined as one nation. "My speech was not as people took it", he said.

Speaking at a government meeting participated by the cabinet ministers and the parliament cabinet, Aideed stated:

"When I said that the boundaries between Ethiopia and Somalia should be wiped out, I did not mean that the two countries should be combined as one country, but I meant that two nations should be more friendly and brotherly to create confidences between the two peoples", he said.

He said he did not even mean that Somalis should abandon their passport and take the Ethiopian one. "I meant both nations can have one passport as European countries do", he said.

He accused the press of writing all his terms to the opposite. "I never said Somalia must be colonized and I never will", he added.

Civil society organizations in the capital asked the international community to bring an immediate peacekeeping force to Somalia to secure the war torn country, Somalia.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

yea, yea, yea!

The day that she was born
she's been
so sad,
Day in day out: cried,
cried, and cried
so bad.
In that her nameless language,
she became
Everyone enjoyed it though
engaged in
a tapping dance.

kinfolks giggled
and said yea, yea, yea
But she cried
and said nay, nay, nay.

Learnt lifting up and setting down
each foot and a good
walk of life,
Though many nays, many yeas
made her soul
tough and rough.
The designer at the end
gave her
a whistle call,
She became delightful
and smiled
the sweetest one of all.
She wished getting some ears
to share
that pleasure,
But everyone's busy
filling the teardrops up
in a larger tanker.

She giggled
and said yea, yea, yea
But kinfolks cried
and said nay, nay, nay.