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Tiffany Haddish Arrested & Charged with DUI — Released after Posting a $1,666 bond

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 15, 2022

💭 Arrested for Driving Under The Influence (DUI ), authorities Said.

The actress and comedian was detained after Peachtree City Police got a call about 2:30 a.m. regarding a driver asleep at the wheel on a highway, Assistant Police Chief Matt Myers said in a news release. An officer saw a vehicle matching the caller’s description and stopped Haddish as she pulled into the yard of a residence, Myers said.

Haddish later posted $1,666 bond and was released from the Fayette County Jail, Myers said. He did not release any information about a possible court date.

A spokesman for Haddish did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Haddish was the breakout star of the smash comedy “Girls Trip” and has starred in such movies as “The Kitchen,” “Night School” and “Like A Boss.” She’s also written the New York Times best seller, “The Last Black Unicorn” and hosted the popular television show “Kids Say The Darndest Things.”

Peachtree City is located about 40 miles (63 kilometers) south of Atlanta.

😈 A $1,666 bond? Woow!

💭 Evil Isaias Afewerki’s Useful Idiot Tiffany Haddish Cries after Stuck in Antichrist Turkey | Sign of The Times


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‘Novax’ Djokovic’s Father Claims His Son is Being Crucified Like Jesus

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 8, 2022

💭 Novak Djokovic’s father has launched a passionate defence of his son and has likened the tennis superstar’s treatment at the hands of the Australian authorities to the crucifixion of Jesus.

The 34-year-old Djokovic was granted a medical exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirements to compete in the year’s first grand slam but after a public outcry he was detained by officials at the border on Thursday.

Djokovic is now in a quarantine hotel in Melbourne after his lawyers secured an agreement for him to stay in the country for a court hearing on Monday in which he hopes to overturn the federal government ban on his entry.

💭 World No. 1 Tennis Player Orthodox Christian Djokovic Told to Leave Australia on Christmas Day

የዓለማችን ቍ. ፩ ቴኒስ ተጫዋች ጆኮቪች የኮቪድ ክትባትን ለመከተብ ፈቃደኛ ባለመሆኑ በኦርቶዶክስ ገና ከአውስትራሊያ ለመባረር በቃ። በአጋጣሚ? አይደለም!


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ድንግል ፈጣሪዋን ወለደችው | ብሩክ የልደት በዓል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 7, 2022

🔔 ይህ የልደት በዓል፤ ታኅሣሥ ፳፱ / ጃንዋሪ 7 በ፤

  • ❖ ኢትዮጵያ (ኤርትራን ጨምሮ)
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  • ❖ ግብጽ
  • ❖ አርመኒያ
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  • ❖ ሩሲያ
  • ❖ ዩክሬን
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  • ❖ ማኬዶኒያ
  • ❖ ሞንቴኔግሮ

በቆንጆ መልክ ይከበራል፤ ብሩክ የጌታችን ልደት እና የእመቤታችን ቅድሥት ማርያም በዓል ለሁላችንም!


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Christmas in Orthodox Serbia | የገና እና ልደት በዓል በኦርቶዶክስ ሰርቢያ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 6, 2022

💭 Orthodox Christians celebrated Orthodox Christmas Eve in front of the St Sava Church + Church of the Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena

Christmas is celebrated on January 7 in Serbia, according to the Julian calendar. Orthodox Christmas is also celebrated by Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Egypt and Ethiopia.

During the Christmas Eve in Serbia, many of the believers were gathered at their Orthodox temples to celebrate the most joyous Christian holiday that follows – Christmas.

Christmas Eve is the religious holiday celebrated by the Orthodox Christians on January the 6th. The holiday announces Christmas – the day of Jesus birth. The name of the holiday comes after a Christmas tree (“Badnjak” on Serbian) that is cut and burned on that day. Christmas Eve is full of rituals and symbolism, and they are all connected to the celebration of family and hearth cult.

Badnjak firing symbolize light and warmth, it is a central element of the symbolism of the birth of the New Year, and the sparks that scatter in the direction of the sky symbolize the hope that the next year will be the fertile. Depending on the part of Serbia, different Christmas trees were selected. In eastern Serbia it is a cer, and in western parts are the oak or beech.

Cesnica”, the Christmas bread, is usually flat, round bread, fat and yeast free. It is prepared early on the Christmas day, with few drops of holy water and with a coin inside, which symbolize the happiness and plentifulness in the year that follows. Cesnica is never cut, it have to be divided with hands during the family dinner. The luckiest among present ones get a piece of bread with a coin in it. There is a belief that the next year will be especially rich for him.


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World No. 1 Tennis Player Orthodox Christian Djokovic Told to Leave Australia on Christmas Day

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 6, 2022

💭 No coincidence! Controversial and more and more autocratic Australia is sending its indigenous (aboriginal) people into COVID internment and concentration camps – and now it is turning against ancient Orthodox Christians of the world.

የዓለማችን ቍ. ፩ ቴኒስ ተጫዋች ጆኮቪች የኮቪድ ክትባትን ለመከተብ ፈቃደኛ ባለመሆኑ በኦርቶዶክስ ገና ከአውስትራሊያ ለመባረር በቃ። በአጋጣሚ? አይደለም!

ጆኮቪች በቴኒሱ ዓለም ለመቶ ሃምሳ አራት ሳምንታት (ሰባት ዓመታት) ያህል ቍ.፩ ስፖርተኛው ነው

አጥባቂው ኦርቶዶክስ ኖቫክ የሰቢያውን ቅዱስ ሳቫን ሜዳሊያ ተሸላሚ ነው

ጆኮቪች፤ “አትሌት ከመሆኔ በፊት ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያን ነኝ”

ኖቫክ ጆኮቪች አስራ አንድ ቋንቋዎችን ይናገራል፤ ሰርቢያኛ፣ እንግሊዝኛ፣ ፈረንሳይኛ፣ ጀርመንኛ፣ ጣልያንኛ፣ ስፓንኛ፣ አረብኛ፣ ሩሲያኛ፣ ጃፓንኛ፣ ፖርቱጋልኛ፣ ቻይንኛ፣

💭 Novak Djokovic Speaks 11 Languages: Serbian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese

Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic may not be able to defend his 2021 title after his visa to enter Australia was canceled following an outcry over his controversial “medical exemption” from the country’s coronavirus vaccination rules.

Djokovic, the men’s tennis world no.1, hasn’t publicly revealed his vaccination status — but in a news conference on Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he “didn’t have a valid medical exemption” to the vaccination requirement for all arrivals.

“Entry with a visa requires double vaccination or a medical exemption,” Morrison said. “I am advised that such an exemption was not in place, and as a result, he is subject to the same rules as everyone else.”

“There are many visas granted, if you have a visa and you’re double vaccinated you’re very welcome to come here,” he added. “But if you’re not double vaccinated and you’re not an Australian resident or citizen, well, you can’t come.”

The 34-year-old traveled to Melbourne after tournament organizers, in conjunction with the Victoria Department of Health, said he had been granted a medical exemption to play but he was blocked at the border and told he had not met the required entry rules.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said Thursday it was up to Djokovic whether he wanted to appeal the decision — “but if a visa is canceled, somebody will have to leave the country.”

Djokovic’s legal team sought an urgent injunction against the Australian Border Forces’ decision to revoke his visa. The country’s Federal Court has adjourned the decision until Monday on whether he will be allowed to remain in Australia or be deported, according to Reuters and public broadcaster ABC.

Djokovic will be staying in Australia overnight as the injunction goes through the courts, ABC reported.

On Thursday, supporters of Djokovic gathered outside the Park Hotel in Melbourne, where he was allegedly transferred after being detained at the airport, according to CNN affiliates Seven Network and Nine News. The hotel was formerly used as a Covid-19 quarantine hotel for returned travelers, but is now operating as a detention facility housing asylum seekers and refugees.

Djokovic has previously voiced opposition to compulsory Covid-19 vaccines, saying he was personally “opposed to vaccination” during a Facebook live chat. He contracted the virus in June 2020, but since then there have been no reports of him being re-infected.

The controversy comes as Australia faces a growing outbreak, having reported a record high number of daily new cases for several days in a row.

Tournament organizers earlier said the Serb, who is trying to break the record for most men’s grand slam singles titles, had received a medical exemption to play in the prestigious tennis tournament.

The exemption was met with controversy as Djokovic traveled to Melbourne on Wednesday.



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Solemn Christmas Celebration for Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Refugees in Sudan

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 6, 2022

🔔 For thousands of Ethiopians who have fled fighting in the Tigray region to Sudan, this year’s Orthodox Tewahedo Christmas on January 7 is a sombre celebration. There will be little feasting for those living hand-to-mouth in the crowded Um Raquba refugee camp.

👉 ልክ ዓምና በዛሬው ዕለት ያቀረብኩት ጽሑፍ

💭 የልደት በዓል በስደተኞች ካምፕ | Ethiopian Refugees at Christmas Mass Pray for Return Home

ጌታችን በበረት ተወልዷል፣ በደሃ ቤት አድሯል፣ ከብርድ መከለያ ጨርቅን ፈልጓል፣ ፍጥረትን የሚመግብ እርሱ ከእናቱ የድንግልናዋን ወተት ለምኖ አልቅሷል፣ በእመቤታችን ዕቅፍ ሆኖ ወደ ግብጽ ተሰድዷል፣ እንደ ሕፃናት በጉልበቱ ድኋል፣ ለእናቱ እየታዘዛት ጥቂት በጥቂት አድጓል። ከአደገም በኋላ ራሱን የሚሰውርበት ጎጆ ሳይኖረው በተራራ ተንከራቷል፣ ተርቧል፣ ከኃጢአተኞች በደረሰበት ተቃውሞ ተሰድቧል፣ ተገፍቷል። ከብቻዋ ከኃጢአት በቀር በነገር ሁሉ እንደ እኛ የተፈተነ ሆኗል።

ጌታችን ከእኛ ጋር ለመሆን ብቻ ሳይሆን በእኛ ውስጥ ለመኖር በእለተ አርብ በመስቀል ተሰቅሎ ሥጋውን ቆርሶ ደሙን አፍስሶ ተሰጥቶናል። እኛስ ወደ እርሱ ሊያቀርበን ይህን ሁሉ ከሆነልን አምላክ ጋር ለመኖር ምን አደረግን? ስንቶቻችን ነን ከትግራይ ለመሰደድ ስለተገደዱትና በሃገራቸው በመሰቃየት ላይ ስላሉት ወገኖቻችን ያሰብን? ስንቶቻችን ነን ልደቱን ከእነዚህ ወገኖቻችን ጋር ለማክበር ፈቃደኘነታችንን ያሳያን? ንስሐ ገባን? ሥጋ ወደሙን ተቀበልን?

አሜሪካንን በአውሎ ነፋስ የሚያናውጣት እስትንፋስ ከየት አካባቢ እንደሚነሳ ደርሰውበታል፤ በአሜሪካ እየተካሄደ ያለውን ነውጥ የሚቀሰቅሰው ኃይል ከየት በኩልም እንደሚመነጭ ያውቁታል። የዚህ በትግራይ ላይ የታወጀው ጦርነትም አንዱ ምክኒያትም ይህ ነው። ጦርነቱ ለእኛ ለግብዞቹ የማይታየንና የማናውቀው የዋናው የመንፈሳዊ ውጊያ አንዱ አካል ነው። አምላካችንን እንዳልቻሉትና እንደማይችሉት አውቀዋል፤ ስለዚህ በስጋዊ የበቀል ጥቃት የእግዚአብሔርን ልጆች በዚህ መልክ ማጥቃት ነበረባቸው። ፕሬዚደንት ዶናልድ ትራምፕ “የአውሎ ነፋሱን መንሻ በኑክሌር ብንመታውስ?” ወይንም “ግብጽ የሕዳሴውን ግድብ በቦንብ ትመታዋለች ወዘተ” ማለታቸው እኮ ዝም ብለው አልነበረም፤ የጦርነቱን መምጣት እየጠቆሙን እንጂ። ለአሜሪካ የሚበጃት ፕሬዚደንት ዶናልድ ትራምፕ ነበሩ፤ ነገር ግን አሜሪካ ወንጀሏ በጣም ስለበዛ አብዮት አህመድ ወኪሏ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ጦርነት በጀመረበት ዕለት ምርጫውን አካሄዳና ሌቦቹ ዲሞክራቶች ምርጫውን አጭበርብረው (የእነ ኦባማና ጆርጅ ሶሮስ እጅ አለበት)ያው ዛሬ ህፃናት ደፋሪውን፣ አስወራጁንና የሰዶማውያኑን እንቅስቃሴ ደጋፊው ወስላታ ጆ ባይደንን ስልጣን ላይ አወጡት። ከዚህ በፊትም እንዳወሳሁት ጆ ባይደን ስልጣን ላይ ብዙ የሚቆይ አይመስለኝም፤ ዙፋኑ የተዘጋጀው ከሂላሪ ክሊንተን ቀጥላ በኤልዛቤል መንፈስ ከሁሉም በልጣ ለተጠመቀችው ለመጪዋ ምክትል ፕሬዚደንት ለአመንዛሪዋ ካማላ ሃሪስ ነው። አሜሪካ አብቅቶላታል!

ወደ ሃገራችን ስንመለስ፤ እየተፈጸመ ካለው አሰቃቂ ጭፍጨፋ ዓለም ስለ ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ በጦርነቱ ስለመሳተፉ ማጉረምረም ሲጀምርና “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ” የሚለውን አልማር ባይ ከንቱ መልሶ ለማስተኛት እባቡ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ “የህወሃትን አመራሮች ያዝኩ፤ ገደልኩ” ይላል። በነገራችን ላይ ውጭ ከወጡት በቀር በትግራይ ውስጥ ያሉትን ሁሉንም አመራሮች ከያዟቸው ከወር በላይ ሆኗቸዋል፤ ግን ዋናው ዓላማቸው በንጹሐን ትግሬዎች ላይ የሚካሄደውን ጭፍጨፋ ማካሄድ ነውና ይህን ጭፍጨፋ ስልታዊ በሆነ መንገድ ለመቀጠል ሲሉና ፀረትግሬ የሆኑትን ጋሎችና ጋላማራ መንጋዎቻቸውን ለማስደስት ሲባል አስፈላጊ በሆነበት ቀን እያወጡ “እንትናን ያዝንላችሁ ገደልንላችሁ!” ይላሉ። ጭፍጨፋውን በአጭር ጊዜ አገባድደው መፈጸም አይፈልጉም። ቀስ በቀስ ነው፤ እስከ ስድስት ሚሊየን ትግሬዎችን የመጨፍጨፍ ዕቅድ ነው ያላቸው። ስድስት ሚሊየን አይሁድ ፥ ስድስት ሚሊየን ትግሬ። ይህን ዕቅድ የማጨናገፍ ችሎታ፣ ብቃትና ግዴታ ያለብን እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን መሆን ነበረብን፤ ያለፍት ቀናት፣ ሳምንታት እና ወራት እንደ አዲስ አበባ ያሉ ከተሞች ለሰላምና ፍቅር የሚጮኹ ዜጎች በመስቀል አደባባይ ወጥተው “ጦርነቱ እና ጭፍጨፋው ይቁም!” እያሉ ጩኸታቸውን የሚያሰሙባቸው መሆን ነበረባቸው። አለመታደል ሆኖ በጣም የተረገመ ትውልድ ስላለን ከገዳዩ ጋር እንጂ ከተገዳዩ ጋይ የማይቆም፣ በብርሃን ፋንታ ጨለማን የሚሻ፣ በሕይወት ፈንታ ሞትን የሚመርጥ፣ ከፍቅር ይልቅ ጥላቻን የሚፈልግ በመሆኑ መከራውና ሰቆቃው ለሁሉም እስኪዳረስ ድረስ ይቀጥላል። ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን የሚደፋና ኢትዮጵያን ከሞትና ባርነት መንፈስ ነፃ የሚያወጣ አንድ ጀግና ኢትዮጵያዊ እንኳን መጥፋቱ በጣም ያሳዝናል። እስኪ ይታየን ከውጭ ሃገራት ጋር ሆኑ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ጭፍጨፋ እየፈጸመ መሆኑ በይፋ ታውቆ እንኳን ዛሬም የስልጣን ወንበር ላይ ቁጭ ብሏል። ይህ እንዴት ሊሆን ይችላል? እንዴት? እንዴት? እንዴት?

በትግራይ እየተፈጸመ ያለው ጭካኔ ግን በዓለማችን ታይቶና ተሰምቶ የማይታወቅ ዓይነት ጭፍጨፋ ነው። ሃያላኑን ሃገራት፣ የተባበሩት መንግስታትን፣ የኖርዌየን የኖቤል ሰላም ሽልማት ኮሚቴ ሁሉንም አስደንግጧቸዋል፤ ስለዚህ እንዳላዩ፣ እንዳልሰሙና እንደማያውቁ ጸጥ በማለት ወደ ቀጣዩ የቤት ስራቸው ዞረዋል። ዛሬ ሉሲፈራውያኑ የአውሬውን ክትባት ለኮሮና ነው ብለው በአውሬው ወኪላቸው በግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ በኩል በጅምላ ለምስጠት በመዘጋጀት ላይ ናቸው። አምላካችን ግን ከእነርሱ ጋር ነው! እኛስ ከማን ጋር ነን? ከሚታየው ወይንስ ከማይታየው ጋር? ከዚህ ዓለም ጋር ወይንስ ከወዲያኛው ዓለም ጋር? አቤት የሚጠብቀን ፍርድ! አባ ዘ-ወንጌል ፲/10% የሚሆኑት ተዋሕዷውያን ብቻ የኢትዮጵያን ትንሣኤ ለማየት እንደሚተርፉ ሲነግሩን ፀረ-ትግሬ ያልሆኑትን ኢትዮጵያውያን ብቻ ማለታቸው እንደሆነ እነዚህ ቀናት እያሳዩን ነው።


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Tiffany Haddish Cries after Stuck in Antichrist Turkey | Sign of The Times

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 25, 2021

💥 ጊዜውን እንዋጀዋለን! 💥

የክፉው የኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ አገልጋይ ዝነኛዋ ሐበሻ-አሜሪካዊት ቲፋኒ ሀዲሽ በክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ቱርክ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ ታግታ በማልቀስ ላይ ትገኛለች። ጣረ ሞት ላይ የምትገኘዋን አክስቷን ለመጎብኘት ወደ አሜሪካ በመመለስ ላይ ናት።

ተዋናይት እና ኮሜዲያን ቲፋኒ ሃዲሽ በባለጌ ቱርኮች እንደተሰደበችና ጨዋነት የጎደለው ድርጊት እንደተፈጸመባትም በለቅሶ ገልጣለች። አክስቷን ከማለፉ በፊት ለማየትና ወደ አሜሪካም ለመመለስ የምትችለው የፈረንጆቹ የገና በዓል ካለፈ በኋላ ነው። አሁን በክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ቱርክ ውስጥ ተጣብቃለች።

💭 Evil Isaias Afewerki’s Useful Idiot Tiffany Haddish Breaks Down Cries After Stuck At Turkey Airport Trying To Make It Home To Dying Aunt

Actress and Comedian Tiffany Haddish has a break down at Turkey Airlines and treated rude as she tried to make it back into the States to see her aunt before she pass. She’s stuck in Turkey until after Christmas.

💭 Tiffany Haddish Praised Eritrea’s Dictator. Then She Doubled Down In DMs With Young Eritrean Americans.

Standing side by side in front of rows of cultivated plants, a man and a woman beam at the camera, in a photo that could come straight from a family holiday album. The woman on the left is instantly recognizable to millions of people: the actor, comedian, and author Tiffany Haddish. The man on the right is less familiar, but behind the warm smile and the friendly arm across Haddish’s shoulder is one of the world’s longest-ruling dictators, Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki. Since coming to power 27 years ago he has been accused of ruling in a ruthless and brutal manner, as Eritrea earned the nickname the North Korea of Africa in the process.

💭 What was Haddish, whose career is founded on making people laugh, doing embracing a man like Isaias?

The picture was taken in January 2018 when Haddish visited Eritrea, the country of her father’s birth, for the first time.

In May 2019, she returned to become a naturalized citizen, and left behind a copy of her acclaimed autobiography, The Last Black Unicorn, for Isaias. It was signed with the message, “my brother, my president, thank you for doing what you do.” Her visit coincided with Eritrean Independence Day.

For many Eritreans in the ever-growing diaspora, the handwritten message confirmed their worst fears — that Haddish was inadvertently laundering the Eritrean regime’s reputation in the West by appearing to endorse its hardline leader.

In tweets and Instagram comments, Eritreans living outside of the country wrote to Haddish about the thousands of people, including children, imprisoned without trial, the underground prisons, the indefinite national service program likened to slavery by the UN where people are raped and tortured, the 5,000 people who flee the country every month. They begged her to speak out against the regime, not appear to endorse it.

Days after she gained Eritrean citizenship, Haddish responded: She agreed to talk about the situation in Eritrea with a group of young Eritreans mainly from the US in a Twitter DM conversation.

This is where I come into the story: I’m a Swedish Eritrean activist and freelance journalist based mainly in London. At the time the group chat was being set up, I was an undergrad student also working as a journalist alongside my studies. The young Eritreans setting up the group chat knew me from my Eritrean activism, so they asked me to join because they thought I could help convince Haddish to stop appearing to endorse Isaias and the regime.

Prior to the conversation, the young Eritreans shared Haddish on a Google Doc with all the main points they wanted to tell her about the nightmare inside Eritrea for normal people, including news articles and reports by the UN and Human Rights Watch. The young Eritreans looked forward to hearing how Haddish would respond. But what she said left them utterly crestfallen.

“Good morning y’all,” Haddish wrote. “I tried my best to keep my eyes open to chat with y’all but there was so much to read, I fell asleep on y’all sorry about that.”

Haddish doubled down on thanking Isaias: He was, in her view, a veteran soldier, and people should be grateful for veterans. He was building dams to bring electricity to Eritrea. And he had given her honey from his farm, which had made her grandma feel better. The young Eritreans were stunned.

“I hated her response,” said Lidiya, a young Eritrean Canadian in the DM chat who asked that her surname not be used because, like many in the Eritrean diaspora, she fears reprisals against family in Eritrea by the regime as a price for speaking out.

After all, Haddish embracing Eritrean culture was something to be celebrated by the Eritrean community: They cheered when she wore a traditional Eritrean dress on the red carpet at the 2018 Oscars, when Haddish said she was “honoring her fellow Eritreans.”

Many Eritreans living outside of Eritrea were also understanding of how important discovering your roots could be for an individual’s identity, and aware of how this could potentially hinder someone from looking at a situation critically. When Haddish made her first trip to the country in 2018, she did so to bury her father and connect with her extended family, whom she had never met before.

Haddish told the state-run Eri-TV, the only TV station in the country, “I was trying to figure out, Who am I? And now I have a way better understanding of who I am and why I am on this Earth.”

But it was Haddish thanking Isaias on her visit in 2019 that made Eritreans decide to take more proactive action to speak to her about the realities of the regime. Many of the tweets criticizing Haddish used the #IsSheReady4Eritrea hashtag, referencing her signature #SheReady hashtag and She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood comedy special and tour.

“I remember thinking, Thank you for what? Thank you for running all our youths out of the country? Thank you for locking up our brightest minds? Thank you for destroying our country?” said Lidiya, the young Eritrean Canadian.

“We don’t need celebrity visits that will only be good PR for the dictator, we have solutions and have told her about them for months,” said Yodit Araya, an Eritrean American organizer in the Yiakl movement, which means “‘Enough”’ in Tigrinya, one of the national languages of Eritrea.

The group chat was set up on the premise that Haddish was willing to learn about the situation in Eritrea, and during the exchanges she repeatedly asked what could be done to help. “what can we really do as a Group to make things better?” she wrote. “Come on y’all what can we do? I am only one person.”

Then in an interview with the Hollywood Unlocked show last December, Haddish criticized Eritreans for attacking her without taking any action themselves.

“Y’all can keep telling me all this stuff, but what’s the action? How do you fix it? Don’t come at me with all the shenanigans, rararara, but no damn action,” Haddish said. “Get out of here.”

She went on to defend Isaias and the Eritrean authorities once more.

“I get what that president, I get…look…everybody that’s in office over there, that’s into politics, when you do your research, all of them fought in a war, OK, all of them have fought, they are all freedom fighters, they all fought for their freedom. They have watched their friends die in front of them. So I don’t know about you, but if I’m in a war and I feel like, Oh, if I let this happen or let that happen we’ll be back at war, you’re going to do whatever it takes to defend and protect your land,” Haddish said.

“They were trying to rape that land,” she continued, referring to Ethiopia’s actions in the war. “And they messed it up, they raped the people, they killed a lot of people. So of course he’s going to be a little, maybe overly doing things… I don’t agree with everything that they do, I don’t agree with everything that’s done here in America.”

But Araya, the Eritrean American activist, said that to Isaias and his regime, the war with Ethiopia was “just an excuse, and besides, a peace deal was made more than a year ago, so why has he not changed anything?”

She described Haddish’s comments in the Hollywood Unlocked interview as “extremely disrespectful to the backbreaking work of our activists who have been fighting this regime for decades, most of whom still are imprisoned because of their work.”

“As an immigrant, I really looked up to her and admired how she, despite all the hardship she had gone through, managed to succeed. But I was hoping she would use her success to go back and help the underdog. I wouldn’t think she would turn her back on the underdog.”

Araya said Haddish had failed to grasp the impact someone with such a big profile could have, especially at a time when Eritrea is trying to present a new face to the world and avoid internal reforms.

“She is really famous in the US, she has huge influence. Eritrea is the most censored country in the world — the regime owns the narrative and has made the crisis unknown. Her support is not just symbolic. It’s more than just a picture or innocent visits. She is legitimizing him, whitewashing him,” Araya said.

“We are against her, as a superstar with the platform she has, normalizing our dictator.”


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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2021

የተፈናቀሉ ትግራዋያን እናቶች + አባቶች + እኅቶች + ወንድሞች በሽሬ ካምፕ ውስጥ።

እንዲህ ያለ አረመኔነት በዘመነ ኮሮና? አይይይ ኦሮማራዎች! አረመኔዎቹ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ፣ ለማ መገርሳ፣ ጃዋር መሀመድ፣ ዳውድ ኢብሳ፣ ሽመልስ አብዲሳ እና መንጋቸው የትግራይን ሕዝብ የጨረሱና እግዚአብሔር ያልፈቀደላቸውን “እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያ” የሚሏትን የህልም ሃገር በመመስረት ሰማዕታት ሆነው የጠቀሟት መስሏቸው የራሳቸውን ዕድል በተዋሕዶ ትግራዋያን ደምና አጥንት እያጨቀዩ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ይህ በግፍ፣ በወንጀልና በከባድ ኃጢኣት የበከተ ስብዕናቸው የሚያስከትልባቸውን የነፍስና የሥጋ ሞት አልተረዱትም። ይህን በጭራሽ አንረሳውም፤ ለሰባት ትውልድ የሚቀመጥ ዕዳ አምርተዋልና።


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Tigray Father Flees Ethiopia With Babies Around His Neck | This Shouldn’t Be Happening in Our World

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2021

የትግራይ አባት ጨቅላ ሕፃናቱን በአንገቱ አዝሎ በስደት ወደ ሱዳን ገባ | ይህ በዓለማችን መከሰት የለበትም

እንዲህ ያለ አረመኔነት በዘመነ ኮሮና? አይይይ ኦሮማራዎች! አረመኔዎቹ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ፣ ለማ መገርሳ፣ ጃዋር መሀመድ፣ ዳውድ ኢብሳ፣ ሽመልስ አብዲሳ እና መንጋቸው የትግራይን ሕዝብ የጨረሱና እግዚአብሔር ያልፈቀደላቸውን “እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያ” የሚሏትን የህልም ሃገር በመመስረት ሰማዕታት ሆነው የጠቀሟት መስሏቸው የራሳቸውን ዕድል በተዋሕዶ ትግራዋያን ደምና አጥንት እያጨቀዩ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ይህ በግፍ፣ በወንጀልና በከባድ ኃጢኣት የበከተ ስብዕናቸው የሚያስከትልባቸውን የነፍስና የሥጋ ሞት አልተረዱትም። ይህን በጭራሽ አንረሳውም፤ ለሰባት ትውልድ የሚቀመጥ ዕዳ አምርተዋልና።


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የአብይና የኢሳያስ ስትራቴጂ የትግራይን ሕዝብ ከምድር ገጽ ማጥፋት ነው | በሰላም ታድራላችሁን?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 9, 2021

👉 አስተዋዩ ኤድሞንድ ብርሃኔ “በሁሉም የእድሜ ክልል ያሉ ሁሉ እድያደምጡት አይመከርም” የሚል ርዕስ ስጥቶታል።

👉 ወንድማችን ያደረጋቸው ምልከታዎች፣ ያነሳቸው ነጥቦች ሁሉ ትክክል ናቸው። በጥሞና እናዳምጠው፤ በተለይ ለአማራው ማህበረሰብ ጊዜና እድል እያመለጧችሁ ነው!

👉 Ethiopian Women Raped in Mekelle

በመቀሌ ከተማ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሴቶች ተደፈሩ

👉 Hospitals in Ethiopia’s Tigray Struck by Artillery

በኢትዮጵያ ትግራይ ውስጥ የሚገኙ ሆስፒታሎች በከባድ መሣሪያ ተመትተዋል


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