I am more optimist about Hailemariam than many of my friends (Elias Kifle)


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33 Responses

  1. Thomas Bekele says:

    Work to transition Ethiopia to a democracy! Seriously?You are intellectually and temperamentally incapable of anything democratic! It takes much more than spewing hate and vitriol on a web page to build democracy. And I don’t believe your generation( in the governmnet and the oposition)is not capable of bringing about a useful change in Ethiopia. Leave the new generation alone to build a more democratic country. Save your help!

  2. Dan. says:

    Why do you have to be Mr nice and Mr Disgusting at the same time? If you are optimist,be it. Give the impression of optimism, not your stupid critic.
    After all ,you seem to not understand how it was and will be. You can not insult and be an optimist about HD at the same time.
    Who are you to pin point the to do lists to the Government? You will never gain the support of others if you are dissing people on one side and trying to give what is good for them.
    at last,EPRDF was not and will never be a one man Party.

  3. sew akbari says:

    I am optimist too, we have no choice. I have a dream. After his inauguration I would like the new PM to utter these words

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
    Where there is injury, pardon.
    Where there is doubt, faith.
    Where there is despair, hope.
    Where there is darkness, light.
    Where there is sadness, joy.

  4. Teblets says:

    Elias, please don’t expect a democratic change from Hailemariam or Bereket. Already as a member of EPRDF, Hailemariam promises to full-fill the dreams and the transformational development of his great leader Meles. That means no dialogue, no reconciliation, nothing change will come. Since, Hailemariam will be guided by Bereket. We listen that Hailemariam invites domestic opposition parties to cooperate and work together but Bereket was interviewed on Sendeq news paper if the call includes MEDREK. Bereket makes brief that the call is only for those who signs the code of conduct during the 2002/2010 election, such as EDp, Arapa, Ayele-Chemisa’s party (Kinjit) and other EPRDF (Weyane)fake parties. So, don’t stop your struggle to expose Weyane (EPRDF). I’m sure the situation may be worse than the past 21 years of corruption and suffering. A strong or fares struggle is needed more than ever. God bless Ethiopia.

  5. Mekides says:

    Elias one clueless journalist. His kind of people are the ones who are prolonging the misery of our people. Elias has been telling us woyane is bad now all the sudden he wants us to support the same system with woyane trained puppet priminster. What is this? Does he really care about Ethiopia? Or Ethiopia is Ethiopia when u want to change your position on the government. Hailemariam is no differeent than meles, he was there supporting meles when our brothers and sisters were killed, he was there when they decided to sell our lands. I think Elias and his kinds should stop playing with Ethiopian minds…in case they do not know it, Ethiopians are awake and they know who is in their side who is not. If cant stand up for the people, it is better you stop talking about it. Mot lewoyane and jelewochu!

  6. Habasha says:

    Who ever thought that a Southerner would govern over Ethiopia?? Who in his wildest dream thought that power could be transferred without a bloodshed? I believe that this change has a huge historical greatness in Ethiopia – this is the first time in more than 3,000 years that Ethiopia had a power transfer with out a war!!!

    May God bless Hailemariam and shower him with his wise spirit to be a good leader. May he be a better leader than the previous leaders of Ethiopia. Let the development continue. Let us put politics behind us and focus on the development of our country as planned by the late PM Meles Zenawi. By the way, I just came across a site dedicated for Meles Zenawi:


    May God bless Ethiopia and her children where ever they are!

    • enoch says:

      the 3000 thousand history does not include your faggot kinsmen and women! As far as the leadership transfer is concerned, it is done within the same blood thirsty gang of the jungle-HD-a southerner is just a puppet who does whatever wishes by the core tplf derg junta of the security and economic apparutus-Remember mengistu was a southerner-an oromo man-so do make yourself a butt of our jokes-you are either the faggot tplf or the hailmariam tribes men thinking that your puppet guy can make a difference! rest assured-he is just teddy bear doll for the weyane faggots.

  7. Solo says:

    I hope better democracy than meles govt. Because every body understand that how much bad! Is one person leaderfhip. I think these eprdf gays didnt understand democracy. democracy means what? Hailemariam respect other eprdf members, journalists, etc so why not democracy? Why we are example of famine? Why we fill shame in our country. Make a legend please

  8. Shimeles says:

    Elias I don’t how you see yourself but I can tell you that most people know you as a big time lier for instance when you spread false news about the death of Sheik Mohammed Al-Amoudi and professor Endrias Eshete you have lost your credibility long ago no one wanna make you a reference based on what you are writing on Ethiopian review web. Too bad not to be worthwhile for your dream job. I would like to say let alone being an advisor for the prime minister I wish to see you continuing what you are writing all those fallacy junk and unreliable stories.

  9. Halima Abdella says:

    Elias bro-
    I-m your friend and I AGREE WITH YOU 100%
    Haile mariam is the best educated leader Ethiopia Ever had -Remember 1991-No Body Knows Zenawi then he cling to power as the gurilla leader he learn on the Job–I-m Certain H-mariam will do better job for Ethiopia and Ethiopians than Zenawi

    • mamitu Mekonnen says:

      WoW! what am reading here? “The best educated leader Ethiopia Ever had?” Can you please tell us one of his accomplishments? Or by what standard? He may very well be that,but it is too soon to say either. Plus, don’t foget he just happened to be in the right place at the right time, or the other way around. We all want a good leader for our country, but we want to elect them, not them to elect themselves and tell us they know what is good for us. FYI, If there was a system that is inclusive of all, you will be surprise how may bright Ethiopians that can turn around the country are brain drained by western countries. Please do not underestimate your own people.

  10. danzed says:

    Please, do not be fast supporter and fast opposer. I remember president Esayas’s enterview. You and Mr. Sileshi were promotor of him. Now, you are not in position of that time. Why? Please, do not do like that again. For our Ethiopians media play a great role, we believe on written article that seems true. I learned more in these 21 years, in reality, media is used as propaganda in both direction, in PDRF or in the private level also.

  11. anbesa says:

    noboody take seriously mr elias.after all he is anti ethiopia anti tigraian and worshiper of eritrean.he has no moral value to advise ethiopian govt.

  12. Demeke Taye says:

    Dear Ato Elias,

    Usually I disagree with you on almost all things,but I agrre with the position you have taken regarding Ato Hailemeriam Desalegn–we should give him time.
    Bagerachin yejib chikul qend yineksal yibalal- it means hate makes waste. To me the greatest weakness of Ethiopians is haste- to do a little work today and expect a huge profit the next day.This is, of course childish, a characteristic feature attributed by whites to third world peoples. We never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Another childish thing we show to have every thing in all things–we never learn to compromise and negotiate. They say Rome is not built in a day, which means that a great aim needs time and great effort. To be honest, the level of our political awareness is not as good as we think it is. This is shown in the admiration people have for Mirchaw, Abebe Belew, Elias Kifle and the like. You people are nothing but radio and interenet mafias,spreading confusion and ignorance just to make a living.

  13. Ethiopiawi says:

    Ato Dawit, why it matters Mr. Kifle’s opinion? Most of your guest’s are honorable individuals, politicians, intellectuals, and well respected journalists. Does Mr. Kifle represent at least one of the above? Please don’t destroy this website’s reputation.

  14. Hailemariam says:

    Dear writer the role of Dailemeriam Desalegn will be to pass decisions to the public made by the driver behind him. He has no power to make decision by his own. This is the culture of EPDRF.

  15. Shambi says:

    elias so much hate in you..at least be respectful for the profession, let alone your country

  16. wendem Yacob says:

    I agree with Elias, but we dont have to expect that change will happen overnight. Haile Mariam has no choice at this time except to say that he will follow the vision of Meles. We should give him time.

  17. ethaddis says:

    when I think about elias, I see him being knowledge free and emotional; a person who can not hold his breath to think. Tiraz netek we call it in amharic; elias hope you have learned much about yourself and your unfounded believe from above posts, most of the posts show you are dramatically wrong. The only thing is that you have good opportunity being based in the USA and use the freedon there otherwise your thought and hope are dirties. I think opposition in the diaspora should isolate you otherwise your psycho thought will lead them to hell. It is not late to learn if you wish to but i ddoubt it! The hope you have with hailemariam clearly shows that you are poor not just poor in knowledge but also hope. God Bless Ethiopia!

  18. ene says:

    this is sick elias. hailemariam is in eprdf because he believes the party is doing good otherwise he left them long ago. what on earth make you think that this guy will change what he is comfortable with?. I personally don’t expect democratized governance from eprdf/tplf.

  19. HailAddis says:

    I’m 100% with you, Elias. I was expecting you to show this stance and you did it! Hailemariam deserves a chance and we need to support him for a change, atleast for a while. This support should sustain until he submited to this preconditions:
    – The anti-terrorism law revoked
    – Political prisoners released, with no preconditions
    – Freedom of press reinstated
    – All charges against political emigrants droped and allowed to come back to their country
    – The election board reformed
    And these all should be accomplished, I personally hold, with in 91 days – three months to give him ‘the benefit of the daught’ and one additional day cause he is such a ‘good character’.

  20. Elias says:

    will cry 4ever, elias!! expect more, temegne new yalew

  21. Tamerat says:

    Elias is Just making a fool out of himself or he is just converted to a new HODAM in the woyane block offered lots of money to divide the Diaspora, who is becoming more and more active. I do not know Elias personally, but I participate and follow Ethiopian politics closlly. I believe Elias was a lonely wolf who hate woyane and the same time did not know how to fight it effectively and at the end he burned-out and got out of steam. I challenge Elias and his likes not to make foolish mistake at the end of woyane death. The real oppositions are determined to bring a real change in Ethiopia. If you love your country this is not the time to stop and wait, but to move with full speed and determination. It is not time to divide attention and it is not time to take the target from woyane, but rather to aim sharply and shoot. My fellow Ethiopian please do not take the focus away from the real enemy. The real enemy did not change, they just change their strategy, we witnessed a cleaver move by giving the two top position to some one who look different, but Woyane still control the economy, military, the security, all Killil, woreda, kebele political, civic labor, student organizations. The two people at the top do not have the chance to move a bit out of plan, even if they want, as you wants as to believe they do not have any backings or political space to maneuver.

  22. Abel says:

    በአማርኛ ላርገውማ። እንዲያ ሲሆን መተንፈስ ያለብኝን በቀላሉ አገልጠዋለሁ። አቶ ኤልያስ በመጣጥፍህ እስማማለሁ። በአጭር ጊዜ ሁሉም ነገር ባይለወጥም መልካም አጋጣሚዎች ከአዲስ አመት ጋር እየመጡ ነው። የመጀመሪያው፡- ምንሊክ ቤተመንግስት ከአርባ አመታት በዃላ ሰው አክባሪ መሪ ሊገባበት ሽር ብትን እየተባለ ነው። እንደ አምላክ ፍቃድ በዚህ ሳምንት መገባደጃ ሁሉም ነገር ይፈጠማል። ይሄን የመሪነት ቦታ መንግስቱና መለስ ባልተለመደ አኳሃን ሰውን ዘልፈውበታል። የስድብ ናዳ ሲያወርዱ ትንሽ አይሰቀጥጣቸውም ነበር። ክርባት እያስተካከሉ የክፉ ቃላት እሩምታ ሲያወርዱ፤ የሚያስዳድሩትን ሕዝብ ሲሰድቡ ለከት የላቸውም ነበር። ያ ጊዜ አሁን ያበቃለት ይመስላል። ለሚናገራቸው ቃላት ግድ የሚለው ግለሰብ ብቅ ብሏል። ይሄ ለእኔ ትልቅ ነገር ነው። ያ ጸያፍ ስድብ በሩ ተዘግቶበታል!! ሁለተኛው፡- አዲሱ መሪ ነፍስ አላጠፋም። በዚህ እርግጠኛ ነኝ። ቅዱስ የሆነውን የሰው ቤተ መቅደስ በእጁ አላፈረሰም። በደም የተነከረ እጅ የለውም። ይህ የተጠናወታቸው ሰዎች መጨረሻቸው ምን እንደሆነ ጠንቅቆ ያውቃል። ወደ ፊትም ሰው ብእጁ አያጠፋም። እንደ መሪ በሰው ሕይወት ላይ ትዕዛዝ ሊሰጥ ይችላል። ግን ለሚገባው በጥንቃቄ ያደርገዋል ብዬ አስባለሁ። ሶስተኛው ነገር-የተማረ መሆኑ ነው። አዲሱ መሪያችን የአፍላ እድሜዉን ከሳይንስ ጋር ነው ያሳለፈው። ያውም-“ሃርድ“ ሳይንስ፡-ተንኮልን፤ሽወዳን፤ ቂምና በቀልን የማያስተምረው-ሳይንስ። ወጣትነትን በዚህ ማሰለፍ መላካም አጋጣሚ ነው። የፈለገው ነገር ቦን በ 180 ዲግሪ ሊገለበጥ አይችልም! ሰብዓዊ ርህራዌው አብሮት ይዘልቃል። እንዲህ አይነት የዃላ ታሪክ ያላቸው ሰዎች ለአገር አሳቢ፤ ወሳኝ ነገር ሰርቶ አላፊ እንደሆኑ ታሪክ ይነግረናል። እናም አቶ ሃይለማሪያም ከእነዚህ አንዱ ይሆናል የሚል ከፍተኛ እምነት አለኝ። ሳጠቃልል ብርሃን በኢትዮጵያ ሲፈነጥቅ ይታየኛል። አውቃለሁ በዙሪያው የተሰበሰቡት-የዲያብሎስ ቅጥረኛ መሆናቸው። ግን ወረፋ ጠባቂ ናቸው። የኢትዮጵያ አምላክ እየተዋጋቸው ነው። ጉድጓዱ ተረኛውን አፉን ከፍቶ እየጠበቀው ነው። ተፈጥሮም በበኩሏ እየገፋቻቸው ነው። ለእኔ አሁን-መርዙን የተፋ እባቦች ናቸው!!! አማላከ ኢትዮጵያ የጀመረውን ጨርሶ አገራችንን ነጻ ያውጣልን። እኛንም ለምስክርነት ያብቃን! ድል ለኢትዮጵያና ብርቅዬ ልጆቿ!

  23. yonas says:

    Mr. Elias እንግሊዘኛ የሚናገር ደንቆር ነህ። Dawit, why Elias? He is Eritrean after all. I am not even a supporter of EPRDF. However, I love my country enough to know who Elias Kifle is. Just like PFDJ, he spews hate towards Ethiopians and tries to divide us. He has little respect to the profession of Journalism and you can witness it when he reports the deaths of famous Ethiopians without even caring to check the facts at ground. Why does it matter to know the opinion of Mr. Elias? It doesn’t. Keep yourself respect Dawit. Don’t lower the class of your blog.


  24. Oromo says:

    How come some of you very excited where the incoming PM is officially endorsing the vision of minority rule over majority, where all political prisoners are languished all over the country. And every single day citizens are beaten on the street like animal. Where corruption is widespread, where a daily life of our people becoming worst by the day. “ as long as injustice exist” in that country, it will be no change.
    Here is some precondition…for change
    Free all political prisoners and create independent judiciary
    Freedom of region and release all Muslim leaders ….
    Respect a freedom expression ( individual, and collectively)
    Allow all political parties to organize themselves peacefully including ( OLF, ONLF and SPLM)
    Freeze the assets of all corrupted political and business leaders world wide and prosecute all financial crime world wide.
    Freeze land grape from peasants across the country by so called investors
    Disarm all TPLF Gangsters’ and send them back to Tigreans, bring murders to justice.
    Do not interfere in the internal affairs of any neighboring county and immediate withdrawals of troops out any mission in Africa.

    If not it will another generation for opportunity to come and go…

  25. Mamo says:

    Elias Kifle has always been a baffoon, never had any idea about politics, always on the edge and full of personal ego. He is using Ethiopian Review as a source of his income and like many tabloid mediums he relies on too much sensational stories.

    Remember about the ENTC (Ethiopian Transitional Council). What happened to the program all of a sudden that HM is appointed PM? That is how unstable Elias Kifle is. Shun his web site and he will be no more.

  26. kebede says:

    I agree 100 percent. those who disagree with you do not have a better alternative. It will not be easy for the new PM, it is like Obama and the US government. cleaning up 400 years of shit is not easy.

  27. Abraham says:

    A man is born. Then he must be given a chance to prove himself. Let us give Hailemariam at least 10 months to prove his worth….Let us see what kind of leader he becomes. A reform minded visionary like Den Xou Ping or the same old tyrant. In any case time will tell. I hope the TPLF and those who control the military and the intellegence services will give the new prime minister some room to operate….I highly doubt they will let him breath but I hope and wish they do.

  28. Nebro says:

    Atleast HD doesnt hate Ethiopians and Ethiopia. Atleast he isnot Tigre. To see just a tigre leader for 21years in a country of 80 ethnic groups was not good. At least the kids will see a welayta leader. Hopefully the next one will be gurage. The tigrean era is gone for good. They have to wait 329 yrs to come to power again according to their population and the 21yrs they wasted inpower. Weyane is gone for good.

    • Axumite says:

      Nebro, don’t worry they’re settled comfortably. I love Tigreans/Tigres. Good people. Whether you’re eritrean or Ethiopian, just get used to it. The national anthem is going to change to:”this time I am here to stay”. Take good care of yourself and our fellow Ethiopian people.

  29. Dawit says:

    We all only agree on one point that: In Ethiopia now, there is no any other option (s) than giving Hailmariam a time to prove himself (this is for all of us including the woyane junta). However, remember that:
    Hailamarim ascended to this position not by his proven capacity, not by election, not by support of Ethiopian people, but by mere calculation of Melese and the woyane junta simply because his from the minority group and does not pose any threats to them. This is true about Demke Mekonene as well who is from Agew. There is a wide believe among woyane leaders that the Amhara and Oromos are majority and giving them a chance will kill their minority rules as these two groups lean towards oppositions than towards minority rules of TPLF. Since the 2005 election, the whole Addis Ababa administration is taken over by cadres from minority ethnic groups.
    Hailmariam lost his virginity of innocence longtime ago while he was dean at Arbamich water technology institute. He is a well trained loyal hateful cadre. Haile may not have snake/spiny tongue like Melese Zenawi and we may not hear or see that tongue vibrating again to poison people. Haile however has blood in his hands, he is less corrupted however corrupted, he has many misdeeds, hates Amhara and orthodox, believes not in capacity but ethnicity networks. He largely relies on woyane security apparatus.

  30. detu says:

    Elias , how do you expect democracy from a man who was hand picked by the tayrant and vowed to continue his leggassy? Is this oppurtinism or ignorance?

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