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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hailu Shawel gets the clearance to travel to the US

US embassy sources have informed EZ Post that Kinijit's Chairman Ato Hailu Shawel has been cleared by the States Department to travel to the US.  US entry visa will be issued to Ato Hailu tomorrow. Some within Kinijit were concerned that the States Department was deliberately delaying the chairman's visa to create division in the party. US embassy officials said that the delay was a bureaucratic problem.
 
 

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gud-fella Shaleqa!

Anonymous said...

Ayyyyyyyyyyy Dr Tebeyew Taye, Egezabher ye Ethiopia Amlak yeyeleh

Anonymous said...

Donqor Taye, engdih keshaleqawoch ena dedeb EPRPitis gar huneh leqiso bet teqemet!

Anonymous said...

Thanks EZ for this wonderful news as usual!

May be this is not a good news for Shalqa and his gangs. Because Eng. Hailu will only help for the truth to come out in the open. I am a little worried about his health. He may not be actively involving in all the discussions. However, his presence here in US will help a lot. The Shaleqa group will not have any excuse now. They wanted to use this opportunity not to be investigated by the leaders from Addis. But thanks to GOD every thing has worked out.

Eng. Hailu, we wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

Betma des yemil zena new thanx EZ...gin andandoch ezih yemisetut asteyayet betam yasazinal, yasafiral ke min ayinet hibreteseb endetewelediku rasen bizu gize eteyikalehu. ye chalutin yakil wuzinbir mefter yifeligalu tadya endet argen new hagerachinin be ande honen yeminalemaw?

shotel

Anonymous said...

The leaders of CUD can help diffus the tension but have no authority over anyone or any group! The disruptive figures like Andargachew, Shaleka Yosef etc. should resign from any leading/coordinating role and should serve as a simple member!!!

Anonymous said...

anon 11:42,

You are right! Maferia hulu!

anon 11:43,

I agree with you!

Anonymous said...

I also agree with Shotel and anon 11:43 & 11:57

Sad

Anonymous said...

It is still hersay. We have heard so many times since this trip has been planned that tomorrow is another day yet it seems to breed so many tomorrows so EZ forgive me if I do not buy it till he gets the VISA and is ready to board a plane. We even had some telling us that he had it but had refused to pick it up. So whatever is the game it is becoming less manageble don't you agree?? Something smells quite rotten in all this...What's up folks! what is the game plan?

patriot said...

WHY IS EZ LYING TO US???

For Immediate Release

September 5, 2007

In English and Amharic

The future of Ethiopia belongs to democracy and the rule of the law The Ad Hoc Committee coordinating the Kinijit Leadership Delegation visit to the U.S. is pleased to announce that the Leadership Delegation will be arriving in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, September 9. The Delegation will include Kinijit Vice Chair Birtukan Midekssa, Dr. Hailu Araya (Spokesperson), Ato Brook Kebede and Ato Gizachew Shiferaw. Dr. Birhanu Nega, Mayor-elect of Addis Ababa, is already in the United States having left Ethiopia earlier on personal matter.

Kinijit Chairman Ato Hailu Shawul is not expected to arrive with the delegation. He has not received an entry visa from the U.S. Embassy as of the date of this press release. The Committee is informed and believes that even if Ato Hailu were to receive his visa at the present time, he will be unable to join the Delegation on a U.S. tour due to ongoing health care needs. The U.S.-bound Delegation fully supports Ato Hailu in his decision to attend to his immediate medical needs. The Delegation is hopeful that Ato Hailu will regain his health speedily and join them on the tour.

.....

The Ad Hoc Committee will make further public announcements on the events and activities organized for the Delegation.

Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee

Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam
Ato Tamagne Beyene
Dr. Solomon Alemu


COME ON EZ, WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TRYIONG TO DO. YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO SILENCE US WITH A LIE, SO IT CAN GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE DAMAGE. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE AD-HOC COMMITTEE RELEASES THIS NEWS, TELLING US OUR LEADER HAILU SHAWEL MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL FOR HEALTH REASON???

ONE OF YOU ARE LYING TO US, YOU SAY HE IS COMING THEY SAY HE IS ILL, THE LAST TIME I HEARD HIS INTERVIEW HE SAYS HE WAS ILL, BUT HE IS NOW BETTER. SOMEONE IS LYING TO US, THE US WANTS US TO GO AHEAD WITH THE MEETING WITHOUT THE ELECTED LEADER PRESENT, WHICH CANNOT BE CALLED A KINIJIT MEETING BECAUSE HE IS THE ONLY ELECTED LEADER AND WITHOUT HAILU THERE IS NO KINIJIT.

PATRIOT

Anonymous said...

I think the chairman would better join the delegation and come. He has the responsibility and duty to clean his old friends.

He formed KIC, he send the two so called shemageles ...he has been escorting the Shaleka folks by his own while he was in prison.

I think Eng Hailu must come and clear his name. He must demand that the money be returned asap. He must get back the Kinijit log and patent for the name "Kinijit". He must publicly disband the KIC .

If Eng Hailu refuses to come, then I think now he cannot give the VISA as an excuse. It would be considered that he is not coming because he does not want to be embarrassed by what his friends did.

PERIOD. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAILU SHAWEL IS DOING NOW ..

Anonymous said...

Whatever news comes, I personally do not accept their trip leaving 'their' 75 million people back when it is excited to celebrate the millenium with them. Their travel approves that the millenium is fully snatched by gangs. Anyway, wish them a success staying with the complicated diaspora.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are saying KINIJIT=Hailu. But for democratic party like KINIJIT, delegating power is possible. Any one of the memebrs of the leadership can be delegated. If you think that Mr Hailu will help you hiding the mess you were doing, forget it; he is not that kind of person.

Anonymous said...

PATRIOT ... YEMENDER ARIBEGINA... YOU ALWAYS AGREE TO DISAGREE. I HAVE READ MOST OF YOUR COMMENTS YOU'RE IRRATIONAL AND PESSIMISTIC. MATA SITITEGINA TEWAT LALINESA ECHILALEHU BILEH MIGIB YEMITASADIR AYIMESLEGINIM. Hulunim cheriseh tadraleh come one melkam neger asib esti aribegina eko tesfegina new.Be optimistic ... Eng. Hailu bimetu no esachew ayidelum copy adrgewachew new litil new?


shotel

Anonymous said...

This is a great news. I hope It is true. Kinijit will not be the same without its true leader, Hailu Shawel.

God bless Eng. Hailu
God bless Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

As usual EZ's rumor to destroy unity. EZ says he will get his VISA tomorrow (Friday), hmmm!! may be he ment Monday and may be another tomorrow. In any event, Shaleka will prevail since he has not been indicted as rumor mongers were talking by US government yet. What happened to the $2mill KIL collected in 6 months period of time? Would that be investigated?

Anonymous said...

If they Kinijit leaders caused all these mess and created division within their own group before being a ruling party for Ethiopia, imagine how many more conflicts they would bring to Ethiopia and Ethiopians if they were given the chance to be a governing body of the country.

patriot said...

Shotel,

CORRECTION:
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-> andargachew = BETINACHEW

The reason you are saying this is because you have not lived under WEYANE. They are a dangerous bunch who would lie to you ten times in a minute, which means they cannot live more than 6 seconds without lying to you at least once. If you know them the way I know them then you would not be telling me what you are saying. How do you think they managed to run Ethiopia thus far? They are only 3% of the total Ethiopian people, and they own 97% of Ethiopia today. Do you ask yourself why? It is because they create doubts in people's mind and most people like you become their victim. Don't under mine TPLF and their friends, they are more dangerous than they appear to be.

PATRIOT

Anonymous said...

Those of you just sit and admire Ato Hailu Shawel, please grow up and do something good which can help Ethiopia. So much complement like " WITHOUT HAILU THERE IS NO KINIJIT." is so silly.Personally,I respect him, and he deserves all the complements, but I don't think giving him more than a lion share of the strugle is appropriate.

Shimekit

Anonymous said...

I am glad the leaders will be in the United States very soon. We will also find out about the two groups that represented Kinijit in diaspora. Every Ethiopian or Ethiopian American who has donated money to Kinijit has a legal right to find out what the money is used for, how much was collected or if tax is paid on it. It seems like the Shaleqa Yoseph group is in deep trouble.

Anonymous said...

Those of you who keep preaching Hilu=KINIJIT should brace themselves he might be coming and expose the corrupt KIC. KIC formed because they thought the leaders will remain in jail for life. Equaly they now thought that Eng.Hailu might not come to USA, they start to divide KINIJIT by saying the deligates are not wellcome with out Eng. Hailu. What a looser! Eng. is coming brace yourself Sahlequs

Anonymous said...

For me All Kinijit Leaders are the same and All have spent more than 20 months in woyane jail for the same reason. So why You guys say this is more than this? All Leaders need to have a strong and United kinijit in the Diaspora. But this doesn't mean that all those who have used their power for the mismanagement of kinijit's collected money are not accountable. Who ever comes, the criminal group who has dragged the struggle backward will be accountable after consulting with the people

Hannibal said...

The following is what I want to hear from Engineer Hailu and Dr. Brihanu Nega, rather than Meles:

"TIME: Some people say you are America 's poodle.
Meles: Our objective is to safeguard Ethiopia's interests. Ethiopia's interests at the moment fully coincide with America's security interests in the region, and therefore it's perfectly normal for us to work very closely with the U.S. We have not denied the fact that we are working very closely with the U.S. We have every reason to do so. We are not ashamed of it. If that makes us a poodle, if protecting one's national interest means being a poodle, then so be it, that's ok. But that's not my definition of a poodle."

The key to the success or failure of Democracy in Ethiopia lies in this way of thinking. Whether we like it or not, Democracy in Ethiopia "begins" or "ends" in the State Department of America. CUDP must, as much as possible, align its foreign policy with America. There is nothing wrong with this.In politics "interest" is greater than "truth". We have tried to "walk" without the help of America during the Derge regime;and now, the Opposition does not provide a better foriegn policy than Meles to America. The result: dismal failure!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:56 You are an absolute idiot excuse my French. You are the typical cadre who probably gave $10 at a demonstration that you came out to check the girls out at. Always talking big and delivering none. A mouth piece to your masters, why don't you ask them how much they have earned since they have joined the Organization boy making money 3 ways is not tooo bad. Check your facts and don't just bluber what you are told stop being used and use that empty head of yours. Talk is cheap and yours is the pit.

Anonymous said...

To those who are preaching that Hailu Shawel is gift sent from god, would you please tell us what Hailu Shawel is good for? I mean Hailu is no intellectual, articulate, charismatic, competent/effective leader and/or manager, democratic, persuasive, and tolerant and etc. He is a complete farce. To my amazement he has crowned his son Anteneh Hailu from Minnesota as his successor and Anteneh is using media such as Ethiopiwinet to attach the honourable Andargachew Tsegie and other brave Ethiopians. Time to dump incompetent, dictator, and disgrace Hailu from Kinijit.

Anonymous said...

To those who are preaching that Hailu Shawel is a gift sent from god, would you please enlighten us what Hailu Shawel is good for? I mean Hailu is no intellectual, articulate, charismatic, competent/effective leader and/or manager, democratic, persuasive, and tolerant and etc. He is a complete farce. To my amazement he has crowned his son Anteneh Hailu from Minnesota as his successor and Anteneh is using media such as Ethiopiwinet radio to attack the honourable Andargachew Tsegie and other brave Ethiopians. It is time to dump incompetent, dictator, and disgrace Hailu from Kinijit.

Anonymous said...

Adigrat 2000


Who cares? WE are fine with 'alicha'

Anonymous said...

Adigrat 2000

Of course you should be fine with alicha. Is it not better than cactus?? Moron Woyane

Anonymous said...

EZ aka Adenagrachew Tsige,

Hailu Shawel has not received a visa. Even if he gets it tomorrow, he won't be able to come to the United States before Enkutatash. The question Ethiopians are asking is why did Berhanu Nega rush to come to the United States without his leader? It is obvious Berhanu Nega is a power monger.

Anonymous said...

"Wore Telahu" is addis Ababa taxi`s logo.
abo selam situna; aticheqachequbin.
Engineer Hailu definetly will champion Kinijit.He will come to America sooner or later.
But those who pretend more Kinijit than engineer hailu &/OR those who disgrace him: Both of you; shame on you.
WORE TELAN.

Anonymous said...

D/R. Taye keep exposing and clearing infiltrates and double agents from path on which patriots passing through with the historical mission to restore mother land Ethiopia and its pride.

Anonymous said...

Dear EZ, Kinjit is a modern party in Ethiopian political landscape. For those who are busy to divide the party such Shaleka & Taye, I have a message for them. Kinjit party is like "yebiret allollo". You beter leave the party alone and join other parties. There are lots of diaspora based parties, join them and have fun with them. Long live Kinjit aand its leadershiop. Long live Ethiopia!

Anonymous said...

Ethio Zagol,

Personally, I have found you to be an interesting blogger with a good command of journalistic expression and some knowledge.

There are times that you can very much be doubted and motives and purpose exist behind your reports.

This could be one of those times. According to the latest communication of KIC with Addis Ababa, Kinijit.org has posted the following titles to be read.
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September 6, 2007

Update - Expected visit by Kinjit officals to the US

Kinijit International Council (KIC) - Letter to Members of Congress
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The current Kinijit.org does not show EZ's Semina Work blog to its link, however, by having Abugida info. as its link, indirectly, you are as well listed. I have wondered all this time why they do not recognize you as one of the bloggers linked to their web site, and this happens to be one of the times that you are in contradiction to their reliable report.
MGP

Anonymous said...

Original Message -----
From: girmamuziky
To: Ethiopians-Forum@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 4:28 PM
Subject: [Ethiopians-Forum] ATO HAILU- INSERTING A POLITICAL SWORD ON HIMSELF ?



Dear all:

It is with great sadness that I am writing this. Also I am writing
this because I am a supporter of KINIJIT. KINIJIT gives me the right
to write against its leaders. So I am using my democratic excercise
here, per the KINIJIT MANIFESTO.

Ato Hailu Shawel, the chairman of KINIJIT, whome we admired and
respect has disappointed us big time. We were reluctant to come full
force against some of his actions and misteps he took. (out of his
respect). We were silent when he son Hailu Anteneh was talking
garbage. We complained only little when he associate himself with
those who undermined the struggle.

Now, I think everything came to its end.

Please refer below for a brief interview Ato Hailu gave to someone.
(No idea who the interviewee is) This interview is posted on the
renegade kinijit.org website.

http://www.kinijit.org/static/audio/HailuShawel_09062007.mp3

In this interview Ato Hailu stated that he is not coming to the US
because he has the obligation to get the release of many prisoners in
Ethiopia. "Why not wait one month? "He said.

The high level delegation of Kinijit is expected to arrive in
Washington DC this coming Monday. For Ato Hailu to give this
interview is clearly intended to undermine the work of his colleague.
It seems Ato Hailu is not willing to abide by democratic principles
and accept the decision of the majority. I think this is a high
point that is revealing the source of all the problems Kinijit has
been having the last two years.

Ato Hailu is chairman because he was elected by the council. The
council of Kinijit is the higher body of Kinijit. If Ato Hailu think
that he is the "emperor" of Kinijit, well he is mistaken big time.
Above anyone, he should have known that KINIJIT has many strong
leaders who paid the same sacrifice than he did.

I think the empty glamorization and "kentu wedasse: he has been
getting from some evil corner in the diaspora, may have given him the
impression that he has the disapora Kinijit Supporters on his side.
Well, he is gain misled big time. Kinijit Supporters in the diaspora
are supporting Kinijit because of its values not because of
individuals. For many Birtukan, Dr Berhanu and Ato Hailu are all the
same.

One thing is clear. Ato Hailu is not coming because of VISA. The
American embassy has given them a visa. So the game that was being
played by the shaleka folks that there is a conspiracy to block
the "LEADER" ato Hailu not to come to America is no more. So Mr
Yamamato is not the reason.

The reason Ato Hailu gave is that he must work hard to secure the
release of prisoners first. Saying this he will be going to Germany
for medical treatment. According to his lieutenant in chief shaleka
Getachew Mengistu, Eng Hailu was to plan accordingly with the other
delegation while in Germany. Shaleka Getachew said the date and time
will be arranged accordingly and when the other delegation leaves
from Addis Ababa, Ato Hailu will directly go to the US from Germany.

I see contradictions here. If the reason is to secure prisoners, then
why then fly directly from Germany to the US? Or does Shaleka
Getachew Mengistu know nothing when he goes public and gave
interviews to a pal talk room?

Also Ato Hailu and others agreed to come on August the 29th. That
date was postponed because none got a visa. (Except Dr Berhanu was
has a green card). So why did Ato Hailu agreed to come on August
29th? Weren't there prisoners then?

Ato Hailu said:" why not wait for one month? ". I do not understand
why he thinks that prisoners will be released in one month. Prisoners
will be released if we force the regime to take action. We force the
regime by our strength. The fact Ato Hailu is coming out public and
undermined the work of his colleagues, surely extend the time
prisoners will be in jail. He is doing nothing to help the cause of
freedom. He is undermining the struggle for his own ego.

The reason he gave does not make sense at all. It is not to secure
the release of prisoners. After all is he not going to Germany?????

I think the main reason is obvious and clear. He is trying to cover
up something. I will detail in my next e-mail.

According to Dr Befekadu, Kinijit Ethiopia needed money to start
basic Party stuff. More than 1.2 million dollar was moved to another
account by Shaleka Joseph. Shaleka Joseph was not willing to return
Kinijit's money to the Kinijit finance chief. They refuse to
cooperate with anyone except Ato Hailu. Ato Hailu while he knows
Kinijit is in need of money back home, declined to ask his friends to
send some money. So I have a big suspicion that the money is moved to
another account by the direction of Ato Hailu. Why would he want this
to be revealed? So he is not coming.

Eng Mogues has patented the name KINIJIT and the logo of Kinijit.
Many Kinijit chapters are receiving notices from lawyers asking them
not to use those names. Eng Hailu was asked to take actions against
this. Unfortunately he declined to order his friends Eng Mogues Brook
to stop this unkinijitawi action. I am suspect Eng Mogues may have
been doing this also by the direct order of Ato Hailu. Why would he
want this to be revealed? So he is not coming.

While the Kinijit council unanimously voted to taka back any
delegation from nay body, Ato Hailu continued endorsing KIC. If he
comes here, then he may be forced to say in public that KIC is no
more. How KIC is formed and all those intrigues will be known to the
public. Everything will be revealed. So Ato Hailu because he has been
all along the main player in this drama, he does not want to be
embarrassed. So he is not coming.

Had I been him, I would not come as well. However, it would have been
best if he does it honorably. Had he said:" I cannot come; because of
my medical conditions" and stayed away from the investigation, it
would have been much better. People would have forgiven him. Many of
us would have understood.

However, Ato Hailu blew it. By giving us silly and contradictory
reasons he exposed himself. I am sorry for him. I do not see him,
playing a major role anymore in an open, transparent, democratic
Kinijit.

Ato hailu has all the right to take whatever actions he took. He has
all the right. I have no problem with that. However, for him to have
a double personality is no more and unacceptable. The transparency of
KINIJIT is revealing everything. The truth will not be covered always
in Kinijit.

I finally wish all the best for Ato Hailu. Should he chooses to stick
with the Shaleka folks and Taye and form an Alliance with the EPRP,
he is welcome. These days the EPRP members and EPRP sympathizing
websites are his funs. (And also aiga also all of a sudden has become
Hailu Shawel's fun).

Anyway, KINIJIT will continue. KINIJIT WAS NOT, IS NOT AND WILL NOT
BE AN ORGANIZATION OF THE FEW. KINIJIT IS THE ASPIRATION FOR FREEDOM
AND DEMOCRACY OF THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE.

KINIJIT IS WINNING!





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Anonymous said...

EZ,

Well, let us say that you are proven right and a head of the info. game with some facts.

CUDP Chairman Hailu Shawel received his visa today. (9/7/07).
Source: Andenet web site (A news extention of KInijt.org).

Have a nice week end.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Girma aka Muziky
I have read your diatrabe above, boy when some people used to say things about you I would fight on your behalf. But today you have shown me who you are so full of yourself and really have no understanding of what democracy is or what individual rights or citizen rights are. For along time I would read you and say Yes! this guy is fighting for the right thing. But as time went on I started seeing your intentions boy you are a snake and a divisive person who's intention is to create more divison and harm the organization. Who are you? What is your purpouse? Your rudeness and beligernce and really ignorance is outrageous. I am sorry I had wasted my time in the past listening to the likes of you.

You have opened my eyes today I just hope others see through you and what is really going on.

Anonymous said...

All scattered and cluttered.

Where is your revealing story?.
Read nothing revealing from your stacatto interview.

Your question should have been anchored on the terms of there release. Why, what and How they accepted a term that struck dumb with disgust and disbelief the entire population of Addis Ababa. If you had done that and came up with the inside dealings, you could probably have claimed "revealing"

But as it stands, your interview is just flat, banal and rather self promoting.

I still hope you will write some revealing items, instead of this frazzling stories you have been feeding us lately.

My insinuations to visit ogaden for the millennium still stands.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE YOU GUYS (DIASPORADO) SHOUTING FOR???..THE CUD HAS NO LEGAL BASIS IN ETHIOPIA!!.."MIN TEYZO GUZO.."...OR ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO START ARMING STRUGGLE ....KIKIKIKIKK...THIS WILL TAKE YOU CENTURIES.....JUST KIDDING!

Hulun Bikenaw said...

Meles, in one of his interview this year, said that he had enough as far as power is concerned for himself. But, he stated that he would want his party TPLF? rule at least for the next 50 years.
Mind you! He has the most powerful military in the horn of Africa, he has the best security apparatus in Africa; he has the best spy network all over the World; he has the best political cadres all over the World; his DLA Piper, one of the giant lobbying firm in America, is being paid $50000 a month to do his bidding; and he has the US as an ally on the war on terror.
Given those facts, Meles has very little incentive to share or relinquish power with what so ever group it may be. In fact he would rather go for the hegemony of TPLF in the Horn of Africa by knocking out his last challenger Issayas Afeworki when he gets the opportune moment. So, the only option the opposition has is to work in unison as one person in its struggle for democratization and the rule of law in the country. While such is the fact why are some people so ignorant to serve the wishes of TPLF by trying to play a destructive role such as dividing the opposition in general and the CUDP in particular? For the struggle to succeed not only can every body be included but also encouraged to contribute whatever one can in any shape or form. Let alone giving importance to differences between members of CUDP, we even should not think about on differences among the various political groups. The best policy to adopt is to struggle together, to fight together, to die together, and to eliminate tyranny from the land of Ethiopia once for all. After wards, all political groups can freely compete and promote their programs. They can show to the people how one’s program is different or better from the others and try to win the free will of the people. I can’t imagine that Ethiopians will accept any more tyrant after Meles/TPLF. Of course, some are either TPLF cadres or agents in the payroll list of Meles Zenawi and cannot or should not be distracted by whatever trash they spit.
For genuine Ethiopians who would want to see a democratic, civilized, and self sufficient society in Ethiopia, here is what I advise you: never and ever talk about Hailu Shawel and Birhanu Nega. By doing so we will be serving Meles for free without ever being enrolled in his payroll list.

Anonymous said...

I went to Ethiopia this summer and the country has really improved a a great deal new buildings new roads standard of living is better generally. Ok so maybe the food prIces have riseN thats something the government needs to work on but saying that I think the government are trying tho. It will be a matter of time before a new government will come in as peoples attitudes are changing. What we need to realise is Ethiopians do not want stuck up aroggant old men with their narrow minded views to be in power, they are becoming more westernminded and are fed up with these old men arguing with eachothers about race. They wanta better life and nice things they dont care about old political hatered.