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April 2006

…. A Friend in Deed

There is much confusion and consternation in the Ethiopian community in North America over the fact that the democrats on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations of the House International Relations Committee voted against a bill in subcommittee titled the “Ethiopian Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy Act (HR 4423), introduced …

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Ethiopia’s CUD letter to US Chargé d’affairs

Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD)(Kinijit)  Ambassador  Vicki Huddleston  Chargé d’Affairs of US Embassy, Addis Ababa Dear Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Almost a year has elapsed since the momentous May 2005 Ethiopian elections. In the weeks leading up toelection day, the Ethiopian people were filled with hope and guarded optimism that their free choices andvoices will …

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The Ethiopian Empire 

The Ethiopian Empire also known as Abyssinia, covered a geographical area that the present-day northern half of Ethiopia covers. It existed from approximately 1137 (beginning of Zagwe Dynasty) until 1975 when the monarchy was overthrown in a coup d’état. In 1270, the Zagwe dynasty was overthrown by a king claiming lineage from the Aksumite emperors …

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Lessons for Ethiopians from the downfall of US-supported dictators

Lessons for Ethiopians from the Downfall of US-Supported Dictators: An Urgent Need for Mature Mechanisms By Maru Gubena* April 14, 2006 — Given the image that major western leaders, financial institutions and NGO communities have had of Meles Zenawi as a progressive leader, and given the massive moral, financial and military support he has received …

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