The Next Big Thing

By Ephrem Madebo So much of the long history of the struggle between autocratic regimes and the good people of Ethiopia can partially be explained by critically analyzing the essence of good and…

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The moral hazards of dealing with Meles Zenawi

Washington Post Editorial Saturday, July 21, 2007 MORE THAN once during the Cold War, the United States aligned itself with dictatorial or corrupt, but anticommunist, foreign governments, compromising democratic principles for perceived…

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A Letter to Ambassador Donald Yamamoto

Ambassador Donald Yamamoto American Embassy P.O.Box 1014 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia E-mail: pasaddis@stat.gov Dear Ambassador Yamamoto: Your recent assertion1 that suggests a parallel between the democratic path followed by the Founding Fathers of the…

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The Ethiopian Freedom Bus is on the March

Very happy about the release of the CUD (Kinijit) prisoners of conscience. Sad about the thousands of others left behind bars. I have heard that the CUD folks have signed a document…

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High Court, Low Verdict

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 By Ephrem Madebo The absolutely nonsense and preposterous ‘political’ verdict that started on June 11 calumniated to its worst stage yesterday when the Ethiopian High Court nominal judges read…

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Court sentences journalists to prison – CPJ

CPJ, New York — Ethiopia’s High Court today handed down harsh criminal penalties, including life prison sentences, against six journalists and three publishers on anti-state charges in connection with critical coverage of the government during the…

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Ethiopian opposition leaders get life sentence

Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court sentenced 35 opposition members to life in prison on Monday, rebuffing a prosecution request that they be executed for trying to overthrow the…

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“Abusing the people doesn’t make sense”

In a recent must-read article (“Fallout from war on terror hits Ethiopia“) by a foreign correspondent of the Chicago Tribune, an article that deals with the repercussions of Ethiopia’s interference in neighboring Somalia in the…

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