Sunday, February 25, 2007

The victory that has changed the history of the world, Adwa.

I,strongly, believe that the victory of adwa has given us and/or helped to prevail respect, peace, and humanity among people around the world. In the following article, you could find the detail information of the war and the hard won victory.
the article is taken from . & the amharic poem from

The Battle

The campaign of Adowa may be said to have opened between January 24 and 30, 1896, when the Emperor Menelik, taking advantage of Ras Makonnen's victories at Amba Alagi and Makaile, proceeded to march forward to Hausen and thence to Adowa. This advance out- manoeuvred the Italian commander, General Baratieri, whose communications with his base were threatened, the Ethiopians having advanced nearer to Asmara than he was himself. Accordingly, on February 1, the Italian commander moved back the bulk of his army from Edagahamus to Mai Gabeta, and two days later con- centrated his forces between Mai Gabeta and Entichio. Menelik's armies had meanwhile taken up positions on the hills to the north-east of Adowa, only some five miles away. The two armies, which had once faced each other looking north and south respectively, thus faced east and west and were in close enough proximity to open hostilities. more

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ethiopian Realted News.......Trial of opposition activists adjourned again

ETHIOPIA: Trial of opposition activists adjourned again
20 Feb 2007 14:16:59 GMT
Source: IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 20 February (IRIN) - The Federal High Court in Ethiopia has once again adjourned the trial of 111 opposition activists and journalists, including more than 70 defendants who have been held in custody since November 2005 on charges of instigating unrest to overthrow the government.

Federal High Court Judge Adil Ahmed on Monday adjourned the trial until 5 March, saying a speech allegedly made by one of the defendants - the leader of the country's main opposition party, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), Hailu Shawl - in the US Congress before his arrest needed to be translated from English into Amharic, Ethiopia's official language.

The trial has been adjourned several times before.

Seventy-eight of the accused were in court on Monday. Twenty-five are being tried in absentia because they are in exile.

Some of the defendants - 54 CUD officials and 15 journalists - face charges of attempting to "overthrow the constitutional order through violence" and "outrages against the constitution". Other charges include high treason and attempted genocide, which are capital offences under Ethiopian law.

The accused were arrested in a crackdown in November 2005 against the independent media, opposition politicians and civil and human rights activists after the disputed elections in May that year, which returned the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to power. During demonstrations called by the opposition against alleged poll rigging in June and November 2005, 193 protesters were killed by security forces and thousands of people were arrested.

The detentions sparked international concern over the state of democracy in Ethiopia. Amnesty International described those on trial as "prisoners of conscience".

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ethio free style

(By Surafel Assaminew)
like kitfo and kocho
I got a phat flow
that give you a high chlosterol
but yo, I'm not guragae
you can call me atse
surafel assaminew gebrewold
the lion of judah
the light of the world
In any arena
I bust your style barefooted like Abebe Bikila
So don't even try it
cause you will fall into my trap like an ayit
kid, how you gonna rock the mic
you don't know the know how
you versus me is like
Aserat versus Goraw
you're just a rookie
I was writing rhymes when you were playing korkie
I suggest you get up of you seat
and give me a respect like shemaglae and arogit
you know the name
Surafel Assaminew
used to smack you when you came to the hood saying turmus yalew
I'm the felatch koratch
you need to start from scratch
cause your style got wasted like ye burtukhan litach
My orchestra
rocks any party with masinko,kebero, and kerar
For seven years I stood on one foot
like Abune Teklehaimanot
and busted the wack lyrics
my challengers wrote
Got fans in Atlanta and debre libanos
I shine dance floors as if I was bernos
Just stop the tchik-tchik
And I will tell you more stories than slick rick
So what that mean
take heed to the words that I say
with style,lyrics,flow
I got the power of trinity
Like Haile Selassie
about the poet

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Tedi Afro

GORFU's ( amharic) POEM.......Sweetethiopia radio last week programming

-ABEBA'NA BIRABIRO sweet ethiopia radio 00:23:30
-And Sinfete Wesib( Ineffective use of lovemaking ways by Getu Temesgen) amharic.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Atrebshu….እሽሽሽ አትረብሹ

ማውጠንጠን ይዣለሁ
እሽሽሽሽ አትረብሹ
ሂዱ ካጠገቤ
እጅግ በጣም ሽሹ !
Atrebshu….እሽሽሽ አትረብሹ click

Ethiopian Related News.......Missed the millennium? Catch it in Ethiopia

February 14 2007 at 09:55AM
(By Andrew Heavens)

"We want to show the world that poverty is not Ethiopian," said Mulugeta Aserate Kassa, communications chief for the Secretariat to the Ethiopian Millennium Festival National Committee, the body responsible for the official celebrations.

"We want to show the world that we are a patchwork of nations... hopefully it will result in an attitudinal shift in Ethiopia as well. Mutual tolerance has not been one of our strengths in the past," added Mulugeta, a second cousin to Ethiopia's last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Nonetheless, plans for the party are being made in turbulent times: Ethiopian forces joined Somali government troops in December to oust Islamists from southern Somalia, Ethiopia's border dispute with Eritrea is still unresolved, there has been civil unrest inside Ethiopia.

Participants hope the millennium events will have a positive effect on the divided country.

"We've got to keep celebrating our culture despite these wars and rumours of war," said Ras Tagas King, deputy representative of the Ethiopian World Federation, a Rastafarian group hoping to stage a series of concerts.

"His Majesty (Emperor Haile Selassie) said spiritual and cultural education leads human beings back into unity. So that's what we're doing," he added. more

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


(by Tsegaye Gebremedhin)

Organization of African Unity LH

Let us all unite and celebrate together
The victories won for our liberation
Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together
To defend our liberty and unity

O Sons and Daughters of Africa
Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
Let us make Africa the Tree of Life

Let us all unite and sing together
To uphold the bonds that frame our destiny
Let us dedicate ourselves to fight together
For lasting peace and justice on earth

O Sons and Daughters of Africa
Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
Let us Make Africa the Tree of Life

Let us all unite and toil together
To give the best we have to Africa
The cradle of mankind and fount of culture
Our pride and hope at break of dawn

O Sons and Daughters of Africa
Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
Let us make Africa the Tree of Life

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Origins of the Day of Love

(According to University of Notre Dame
Professor Lawrence Cunningham)

Roman Feast of Lupercalia - This ancient pagan fertility celebration, which honored Juno, queen of the Roman gods and goddesses and goddess of women and marriage, was held on February 14, the day before the feast began. During festival time, women would write love letters, also known as billets, and leave them in a large urn. The men of Rome would then draw a note from the urn and ardently pursue the woman who wrote the message they had chosen. (Apparently, the custom of lottery drawings to select valentines continued into the 18th century, coming to an end when people decided they'd rather choose -- sight seen! -- their valentines.)

The Birds and the Bees? - In the Middle Ages, people began to send love letters on Valentine's Day. Medieval Europeans believed that birds began to mate on February 14.

There's also some controversy regarding Saint Valentine, for whom the famous day is named. Archaeologists, who unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to St. Valentine, are not sure if there was one Valentine or more. Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred on February 14 -- at least two of those in Italy during the 3rd century. The most popular candidate for St. Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest who practiced Christianity and performed secret marriages against direct orders from Emperor Claudius II, who believed single soldiers were more likely to join his army. Legend has it that Valentine sent a friend (the jailer's daughter) a note signed "From Your Valentine" before he was executed on February 14 in 270 A.D. (That phrase is still used prominently on today's cards!)

Early Christians were happier with the idea of a holiday honoring the saint of romantic causes than with one recognizing a pagan festival. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius named February 14 in honor of St. Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. In 1969, Pope Paul VI dropped it from the calendar. However, the blend of Roman festival and Christian martyrdom had caught on, and Valentine's Day was here to stay.

Fall in love

Dear Konjo:
Fall in love with tender heart
and with my smile,
Fall in love with me and
jump unto my shuttle;
Do take a ride with me
to the sacredness of the sky,
There,you'd meet love
and a real greatest sigh.

(Happy Valentine's Day.)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Life Is Fine

( by Langston Hughes)

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Turnesh Dibaba.......a new world record

Tirunesh Dibaba, of Ethiopia, celebrates after setting a new world record in the women's 5000-meter run during the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, Saturda - Sunday January 28, 12:25 AM

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

She and I Never Been So Well

Gotta run I, it's time for work
But no food at all, I's out-of-luck
( Food for work).

Wanna pick up some hot pizza
I had to make a stop at the piza plaza
(Love to work for pizza)

Too bad, again,I got so late
Just a second, but not the whole minute
(Late is late, flat out).

There came for me my boss
Who, I know, got such a big nose
(Such a cocknose).

She got me first a phony smile
Then said " well, well, well..."
(nothing else that's all).

I's about to explode, "what the hell!"
'Cuse her cold-eyes obviously tell:
She and I never been so well
(Ain't so cool).

Sunday, February 04, 2007

No Hug

No Hug for yesterday
and also tomorrow,
Today's my vision
a guide I follow.
No hug for yesterday
follow not tomorrow,
Both never been visions
but a silhouette like shadow.

Friday, February 02, 2007

A Must-Read Article........Sankofa.....Adwa.....

'Sankofa' director back with film of Ethiopian battle
By Mary Gabriel
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (Reuters) - With the 1994 picture ``Sankofa,'' Ethiopian director Haile Gerima became something of a legend in the independent film world.
His haunting story of an African American woman's time travel back to the days of slave trading was rejected by Hollywood, which said it did not know how to market it. But Gerima did. He simply let the movie speak for itself.


Alebachew & Limenh