Monday, May 20, 2019



Image result for wellington africa day 

Africa Day really?

It is really surprising that the reality of Africans is obscured by music and glistering items. This overshadows the true issue of Africa day, the "president" of this event is the leading proponent of this event for more than a decade, and this poster is everywhere in the city in the weeks leading up to the event.

According to the poster the usual sponsors include Trade Aid, and people who rub shoulders with liberal MPs who don't care about Africa but pretend to like it.

These people today, young African's and Kiwi's, are gathering for the dancing and music as for them that is the priority. No one wants to talk about the realities of the current state of affairs on the continent.

With the good will of the "president" they may organise fundraising, but who knows for sure.

Who can stop them?

Saturday 18th May 2019
Yilma Tafere Tasew
New Zealand

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

“Monsters merge and water through water’s mounting”
Adam Mickiewicz
“Mature people relate to each other without the need to merge”
Anais Nin

What is to be done?
Over the last more than 55 years in Ethiopia, my country, those who open their mouths knowingly or in innocence are the poster holding group or the middle class. The lower majority is driven by the upper and middle class agenda without knowing or understanding the effect of the suffering the majority are facing.
The first coup to overthrow the menace has ended in disaster, the two brothers Germame and Mengistu Neway; one a civil servant, the other military General. The middle class divided into two, those who supported the coup and those where against it.
In the early 1970s the military movement, which started to improve the condition of the military, ended with the military taking over the middle and lower class in other parts of society. The military, led by Mengistu brought 17 years of war, conflict and massacre. Mengistu ran away to Zimbabwe, taking the resources and his family through a pre-arranged path with  CIA as negotiator. The same CIA paved the way for the ethnically organised rebel group. Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) took power in the capital, changing its name to “Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front” (EPRDF) which since 1991 has controlled the country for the last 27 years.
In 2017, Abiy Ahmed  who had grown up in the trenches of the TPLF, with the backing of American CIA agents, became a military Colonel, got his Doctorate on State Security, went to the US for training. For two years he got a cosmetic facelift which is showing a fadeon his face.
Whatever he says and does is part of the ‘plan’ to cheat the majority lower class, the poor.
The middle class and part of the ruling class are his supporters, whether in diaspora or in the country.
All monsters merge with Abiy; the ‘protestant’ invites everyone to merge in the Amharic MEDEMER or to be added literally.
Now it’s fading, not like the beginning.
One thing is not clear for everyone. We Africans, Ethiopians, sell our people without any struggle. First and foremost, no matter who he is, he has not come to power by properly formed democratic processes in ballot paper with people’s provisional government, national reconciliation.
He can be a saint, a pope, or a sheikh, but he is not qualified unless he is elected by democratic vote to officially become a candidate or an elect.
He “invited” Birtukan Mideksa, part of the CIA training in Harvard University, who is waiting for her post to become Chairperson of the National Electoral Board. Whose electoral board? Not the people’s electoral board for sure.
Who are they, the guy called Tamagn Beyene, for example-- the puppet of anyone who pays him, who makes him in charge of “fundraising’ will play for them as they like him.
The West in general and America in particular, what they love in countries like Ethiopia is not democratically elected leaders. What they need is leaders like Abiy Ahmed and his stooges who follow the instruction of America, the Western countries and Middle Eastern powerful countries: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, who praise Abiy Ahmed whenever they want him, invite him with Ess-aye Afewerk for a heavy gold chain.
Ethiopia has become one of the countries which have more than 15 million people internally displaced,36 million starved children according to UNICEF despite the fake eulogy and non- existent development under Abiy Ahmed, who is not really in control of  the country. He is a military security colonel who got his doctorate from the USA studying security in America for more than 2 years.
The Western media became Abiy Gaga…
When ever Abiy Ahmed is asked to allow the formation of ‘’ Provisional Peoples Goverment’’, his reply is "no need I will transit you".
This is undermining the people of Ethiopia.
Who is he to undermine the people of Ethiopia?

Friday, January 18, 2019


‘’Love is not here to make us
happy. I believe it exist to us how
much we can endure.’’
Hermann Hesse


I cursed
Social media
I create
Across the ocean
Your body
Other men’s
Added myself
To this figure
Our, my eyes
To your
Body beauty
Felling me
Cry with Sadness
When I read
What others
Say about
My tiny
Heart inflames
Burns with
In my imagination
I feel you are
My sun!
My light!
My life!
My glory!
When I see
Your smiling
My queen
Never touched
Never hugged
Make Love
To you
Only in my
My goddesses
My sunshine
My queen
Only in the
In the world of
World of madness:
What kind
Of curse
Is it?
Gives me
Elusive pleasure
Loves embers
Loves Sweet
Why? Why? Why?
Not sure if
I be able to
See you in
My life
Be able to
Be near you
To mention
In real
Creating Rebuilding
In my old age
Of sixty
For my smiling, sunshine, untouchable, my Queen

RA was the sun god. He was the most important god of the ancient Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians believed that Ra was swallowed every night by the sky goddess Nut, and was reborn every morning. Ra. The ancient Egyptians also believed that he travelled through the underworld at night. (by changing  the gender making it famine to help me go with concept of this poem)
Ra - Ancient Egypt

By Yilma-Tafere Tasew
June, 14, 2017
New Zealand

Wednesday, January 16, 2019



“The car shot forward straight into the circle of light, and suddenly Arthur had a fairly clear idea of what infinity looked like.

It wasn’t infinity in fact. Infinity itself looks flat and uninteresting. Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity—distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless. The chamber into which the aircar emerged was anything but infinite, it was just very very very big, so big that it gave the impression of infinity far better than infinity itself.”
― Douglas Adams

Things might be
In every direction
Blocking my brain
To ponder
The past
Bing accumulated
In my brain
From birth
Till here now
Being Ambushed
Shell castigate
Abuse condemn
Raid rebuke
Day in
Day out
Being blocked
From thinking
Having thought
About here
And now
Restraint evasion
Betrayal flight
Of reality
Here and now
Siting standing
Waking sleeping
The past the
The yesterday
Before that
My today now
Veiling it
Covering my
Sun light
Not to see
The existing
Reality truth
Making gloomy
My vision
When I dig
Deep down
Taken by
The mischief
Being in surveillance
Concentration camps
‘’Refugee Camps’’
Eating drinking
Sucking our blood
Researching us
Their black
‘’Rates apes’’
For their
Masters. Doctorate
PHD thesis
Some come and go
As reporters
‘’Fact finding’’ mission
Ground work
In white peoples
Refugee Camp
I am not
After standing
On your top
Or going Round
Or sleep
Inside you
Knowing what is
Wanted to demolish
Destroy your
Sign token
Make you
Flat level
Smooth even
Until you
No longer
Can exploit
Our being

By Yilma Tafere Tasew

25 December, 2018
Wellington New Zealand

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cosmic Fear

 Cosmic Fear

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks



                                   Surprising events

                    Washing away                            
                    Historical tide
                    The direction they
                    Who knows
                    I am certain
                    Cosmic Fear
                    Evaginate it
                    On plain
                    With finesse
                    Try to fluster
                    Like gnomic
                    To fluster
                    Fact of
                    People in
                    Every slot
                    Of ‘’Addition’’
                    Cosmic Fear
                    Covering its dwarf
                    Image with fake
                    His disgust
                    For us pretending
                    With his
                    Cosmic Fear
                    Tried to stride
                    Any authority
                    Name himself
                    ‘’King of kings’’
                    Without peoples
                    Making us
                    Taking away
                    With every
                    In this 21st Century
         On planet earth
         Trump ant eating
         Testing Sugary
         Donald With
         Imperial Hijab
         Cosmic Fear
         Make us fear
         The feathers
                    Useless Straw 
                    Cosmic Fear 
                    Jumping oceans
         Mountains hills
         Circling the Globe
         Selling us
         For the
         Highest Bidder
         The merchant of
         Testing the
         Irony of cruelty  
         With the gold
         Gold Chain
         Cosmic Fear!!!
         Cosmic Fear!!!
         Cosmic Fear!!!

By Yilma Tafere Tasew,
Sunday 2nd  December 2018
Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, April 23, 2018


By Hama Tuma

I wanted to write this article since last week but put it off due to lack of time.  Netanyahu accepted a UN plan to end the deportation threat on 37,000 African refugees and I almost abandoned the idea of writing this article. Thanks to the extremist consistency of the prime minister (who rejected the UN plan ) here I go with my article.
Shame on you Mr. Netanyahu for staining the history of your people. I have never been a sympathizer of right wing Israeli governments and the recent wanton killing of at least 32 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza and the wounding by live fire of more than 2000 has solidified my stance. Netanyahu,I still dare to hope, has not much to do with the ethical and moral standard of the people of Israel . The planned deportation of some 40,000 African asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda is pure and simple and crude racism. African asylum seekers were called infiltrators and like cancer, a wall built to keep them out (why are people like Netanyahu and Trump obsessed with building walls to divide people?), hoarded into a desert camp, and treated like less than dirt. The more the insult against the refugees the more the ones uttering them bring to mind the Nazi enemy of the Jews . Israel had earlier shown its naked racism while dealing with Ethiopian Jews or Bette Israelis. An incident that brought the Nazis to mind was when the blood of the Bette Israelis was deemed impure.  The coarse side of Israel has been highlighted by hardliner Netanyahu who is egged on by none other than the racist buffoon in the White House.
There is no question that Sudanese and Eritreans are deserving refugees who should be given asylum rights. The chief Rabbi did call them monkeys but they are actually human beings if the vulgar person really wants to know. How can a chief Rabbi stoop to such low racism? How can such people resemble the Nazis? In other words, sad to note how soon they have  forgotten history. Persecuted Jews were among the first refugees in the world. The majority of Israelis do want to throw out all Africans and probable all Arabs too. The American Jewish Community also kept silent for years as Africans were brutalized and subjected to racism in Israel. Now, Netanyahu has gone further to state that African refugees are worse than the Jihadists who are considered  anti Israel. It is claimed that the presence of African refugees in Israel will create imbalance in the makeup of Israeli identity. The chosen race will be tainted black? The pure blood will become impure? Contempt for Africans can only besmirch the Israeli soul but it is the driving factor for Netanyahu's measure. Thanks to continued pressure, first among which by Israelis themselves, Netanyahu accepted the UN plan of sending half the refugees to the West and to give the other half temporary papers. It was not long before his right wing and hardliner allies cried foul and forced him to retract. Which means the deportation plan is once again on and refugees will either be deported or imprisoned. It is a crime.
Racism in Israel is nothing new. Jews from the East and West are not treated equal. Israel resisted to recognize Bette Israelis, black Ethiopians, as Jews. They were only accepted in 1984 for political reasons and then subjected to racism mistreatment ever since. There is a region in Israel that has banned all Africans from its soil. Bette Israeli women have been given birth control pills   to impede their giving birth and increasing the black population. Netanyahu has become so emboldened that he now insults and boasts against Africans in English. He had been seen walking hand in hand in Southern Tele Aviv with racist gangs and anti African group leaders. Canadian journalist and film maker David Sheen has been documenting for years the ethnic cleansing of Africans by Netanyahu's Israel. Here is what he wrote:
"Since 2012, the number of non-Jewish refugees from African countries in present-day Israel has shrunk from a peak of approximately 64,000 to fewer than 46,000.
Israel’s successful efforts to reduce the number of Africans living in territory it controls must be recognized for what it is: ethnic cleansing."
He added:
" For unlike in the case of Israel’s protracted conflict with non-Jewish Arabs, which is often framed as a hard-to-understand and harder-to-solve war over territory, here there is no narrative that can convincingly shield the Israeli government from accusations of base racism.
The phenomenon of non-Jewish immigration — called, simply, “immigration” in the rest of the world — is new to Israel, having only reached quantities of any significance between 2006 and 2012. During those years, about 60,000 Africans fleeing political persecution, military dictatorships and ethnic cleansing — mainly from Eritrea and Sudan — sought asylum in Israel. Every one of them crossed into Israel by foot and immediately surrendered themselves to IDF soldiers patrolling the border, as required by international law: the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
While many countries make efforts to limit the number of asylum-seekers breaching their borders, millions have managed to refuge in Africa, Asia, Australia, America, and Europe. The Netanyahu government has sought not to constrain the number of non-Jewish asylum-seekers in Israel, but to reduce their number to zero. Outside of Israel, 70 percent or more of Eritreans and Sudanese are granted refugee status. By contrast, Israel has granted refugee status to only two Eritreans, and it has not granted refugee status to even a single Sudanese.
In a transparent attempt to maintain the appearance that it is not deporting refugees back to more of the horrors that they fled from, the Israeli government’s policy is, in the words of former Interior Minister Eli Yishai, to “make their lives miserable,” until they give up and agree to self-deport. To that end, it does not permit almost any asylum-seekers to work, so that they have no legal way of providing for their own sustenance. In December, the government began to round African asylum-seekers out of Israeli cities and into a vast desert detention center, for an unlimited period of time, so as to further immiserate them.
 (Sadly enough--HT) one of those Ethiopian-Israelis, Member of Knesset Shimon Solomon,  is complicit in the government’s war on African asylum-seekers. All the members of his Yesh Atid party present at the Knesset plenum voted with the rest of the government to strip African asylum-seekers of their freedom and lock them up in the desert detention center.
A sustained propaganda campaign by top political officials has branded the African asylum-seekers in the eyes of the Israeli people as spreaders of disease, and even as a threat on par with nuclear bombs. Although official police statistics continually demonstrate that Africans have a far lower crime rate than native Israelis, the entire community is tarred in the media as inherently criminal, inflaming grassroots racism. As a result, a January poll revealed that 80 percent of Jews now want the government to physically remove all African asylum-seekers from Israeli population centers.
After a Sderot rabbi boasted that he successfully shut down an African church, convinced locals not to rent apartments to Africans, and patrolled city streets in order to drive the Africans out of town, he was invited by a government faction to repeat his ‘successes’ in Tel Aviv, and given a budget to do so. After a ruling Likud Party member of Knesset incited a thousand-person anti-African race riot in Tel Aviv by calling Africans a “cancer” — and then apologizing, not to Africans, but to cancer victims, for comparing them to Africans — Prime Minister Netanyahu promoted her to head the committee that decides the fate of those same Africans.
None of these facts are hidden from the Israeli public as they are hidden from the American public. Just the opposite: in Hebrew, the government proudly announces each new anti-African measure, since they have broad popular support and can be converted into political capital."
Pure and simple racism . The land grab and recent killings of Palestinians in the Gaza do not make the Israeli face any more presentable.Racism is ugly. Netanyahu is enjoying the full supportof the racist in the White House and this means that the suffering of the Afrian refugees/asylum seekers is going to increase to no end. Rwanda and Uganda should publicly stop their nefarious work and agreement with Israel . The civilized world,as Netanyahu and his allies lack this qualification, should put pressure on Israel to stop the racist crimes against Africans. Racism and xenophobia are a curse on all those who espouse them. Allying with the devil and criminals to achieve one's narrow purposes is also a crime. Israel should respect the asylum rights of black Africans.
There is a proverb in Hebrew which says shame induces on us to fear sin. I say to the sinners, Netanyahu and his allies, shame on all of you. בּוּשָׁה וְחֶרְפָּה [וּכְלִמָּה]; חרטה עמוקה