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August 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn: Next Ethiopian Leader?

In my 9th August 2012 post entitled “The ideal Ethiopian leader”, I argued that a leader’s demographic characteristics must be discussed about in addition to her/his emotional and intellectual maturity. It was my take to see the next leader be an elected female president who is over 50 years old. My other preferences were that she be functionally …

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Highly Politicized Death

By Yinegal Belachew(yinegal3@gmail.com) Dear Ethiopian Compatriots all over the world; Dear all human beings of this treacherous world; Dear all readers of this message of grievance. Dear Gentlepersons, Allow me to say few words about myself. I am from Ethiopia, currently leaving in Ethiopia, working in one of public universities as instructor. Am an earthling, …

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Somalia: African Union Troops Capture Marka

MOGADISHU, Somalia, /African Press Organization (APO)/ – Somalia troops with the assistance of the African Union Mission Troops, have this morning pushed Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists out of Marka, the third-largest port in Southern Somalia. The dawn operation met little resistance as the AMISOM and Somali National Army troops steadily advanced to Shalamboot and established a …

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Melese expected to resurrect

by Tegen Ashagrie It goes without saying that, the late Melse Zenawi has imperishably been observed as the emancipator of the horn of Africa at least by those ecclesiastical cadres who jumbled their political party for religion and their leader for a Messiah. No one of them has ever thought Melese, the man in the …

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Death of Ethiopian Leader Meles Brings ‘Opportunity for Peace’

By Carey L. Biron (IPS) – Following Monday’s announcement of the death of long-time Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian civil society leaders and Western rights groups are characterising the turn of events as an opportunity to heal decades of increasingly stark sectarianism. Many are also pointing to the U.S. government’s potential role as key. The …

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