Comrade Menguistu Haile Mariam of Socialist Ethiopia welcomes Libyan leader Mummar Gadhafi in Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square.

Mengistu declared the opposition party as the ‘enemy of the state’. He further went on to play the tragic-comical act of throwing a bottle filled with blood like liquid in front of a huge crowd auguring the wanton slaughter of innocents soon to come. –Red Terror Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

አገሬ ፍየል ናት!!!!

አገሬ ፍየል ናት፣
ያውም የታረደች፣ አምና ለፋሲካ፣
አላፊና አግዳሚው፣
ግጦ የጨረሳት፣ የተስካር በረካ፣
ቆዳዋስ ወዴት ነው??
ብየ ሳፈላልግ፣ ስማስን በልቤ፣
ታምቡር አድርገዋት፣ የባለዛር ድቤ።
( መንግስቱ ዘገየ፣ ቀብድ የበላች ሃገር ከሚለው መድበል የተወሰደ)

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Security Source: No Talks for Release of Hamas Captive Mengistu

Security Source: No Talks for Release of Hamas Captive Mengistu
“We know that Mengistu was arrested, transferred to Hamas for questioning, and since then all traces of him have disappeared,” the source explained, adding that at this time, there is no negotiations process, but that Israel is continuing to attempt to …
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Israeli security official: Israeli citizen held by Hamas in Gaza since
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:42 am | Updated: 1:00 am, Thu Jul 9, 2015. Israeli security official: Israeli citizen held by Hamas in Gaza since September 2014 Associated Press |. JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security official: Israeli citizen held by …
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High Hopes for Ethiopia's Rising Classical Music Stars

AFRICANGLOBE – One evening last month, the sounds of classical music could be heard in an unlikely place: the Ethiopian National Theatre in Addis Ababa. Onstage were the talented students of the Yared School, Ethiopia’s only institute of higher learning for music

History does, indeed, repeat itself, and none more so it seems, than within the confused and confounded world of Ginbot 7. Kinjit’s monumental mistake in aligning itself with Derg acolytes during the 2005 Election had resulted in a washout. Today, desperate Ginbot 7 - a large section of which is a debris of Kinijit - is on the cusp of repeating the same mistake Kinijit made in 2005. In a bid to lure exiled Derg acolytes, G7 last week administered oxygen of publicity to Colonel Megistu Hailemariam. This, too, will result in the wipeout of G7.

Eyewitness Ethiopia: The Continuing Revolution by Deirdre Griswold (1978)

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“In this booklet:

  • Meet members of the peasants’ and urban dwellers’ associations (kebeles) who are bringing the revolution into every corner of Ethiopia.
  • Visit the war front in the Ogaden where refugees and military commanders explain the international significance of the Somali invasion.
  • Hear Chairman Mengistu describe the achievements and tasks of the revolution.”
Egypt Re-Imposes Blockade on Gaza Crossing
Cairo shut down the Rafah crossing. Israel continues to allow shipment through Kerem Shalom crossing but refuses passage for Haniyeh's sisters.
By Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Egypt again has shut down the crossing at the city of Rafah, which straddles the border between Gaza and the northern Sinai, after having re-opened it four days for emergency cases.

Egyptian officials said they prevented nearly 150 Arabs from leaving Gaza for the Sinai on Friday. The crossing has been closed since last October, except for brief periods, as part of the al-Sisi regime’s campaign against Hamas.

Israel also has restricted passage, primarily to bar three Be’er Sheba area-based sisters of Hamas’ de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh from attending their nephew’s wedding because Hamas continues to hold two Israelis as captives.

One of them is a Bedouin from the northern Negev city of Hura, and the second man is Avera Mengistu, who has a mental condition and crossed the security fence in Gaza last year.

Israel has not commented on the Bedouin, but he reportedly has had previous contact with Gaza Arabs and may be involved in crime.

10 of the World’s Most Ruthless Dictators by How Africa

A dictator is defined as a person who rules a country with absolute authority and often rules in a brutal manner. All throughout history, several dictators had stayed in their position for very long to hold supreme power. Often they used their power to force what they want even at the expense of human lives and properties.May the people today acknowledge the sacrifices of the people who were subjected to the tyranny of these dictators. Likewise, may the world learn from the painful history of the past to avoid the rise of dictatorship.

1. Hideki Tojo

2. Mengistu Haile Mariam

3. Saddam Hussein

4. Kim Il-Sung

5. Pol Pot

6. Joseph Stalin

7. Adolf Hitler

8. Mao Zedong

9. Ismail Enver Pasha

10. Idi Amin

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