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October 2012

Beyond Derailment and Canonization: Assessing Meles’s Rule – By Messay Kebede, PhD

By Messay Kebede, PhD Scholars loyal to the Woyanne regime, often for the sake of ethnic solidarity, but with some scruples left for the objectivity of scholarly studies engage in a risky project when they undertake the assessment of Meles’s rule of Ethiopia. While their main intention is to bring out and defend what they …

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African Union Wants UN to Boost Somalia Forces, End Weapons Ban

By William Davison Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — The African Union urged the United Nations Security Council to bolster its peacekeeping force in Somalia and lift arms-import and charcoal-export bans on the Horn of Africa nation. As many as 12,000 soldiers from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Djibouti are helping government forces battle the al-Shabaab militia, an …

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Ethiopian Minister’s Wife Accused of Using Saudi Cash in Unrest

By William Davison Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopian authorities charged a minister’s wife with terrorism for using money from the Saudi Arabian Embassy to pay for Islamic protests against the government, defense lawyer Temam Ababulgu said. Habiba Mohammed, wife of Civil Service Minister Junedin Sado, was among 29 people charged with terrorism offenses in an …

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Power Failures in New York as Storm Surge Floods Tunnels; New Jersey Slammed

Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (Reuters) The New York Times Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic …

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Ethiopia’s Reeyot: “The Price for My Courage” – By Alemayehu G Mariam

By Alemayehu G Mariam There are few things more difficult or dangerous than speaking truth to abusers of power. But for Reeyot Alemu, the 31 year-old young Ethiopian heroine of press freedom, no price is high enough to keep her from being “the voice of the voiceless”. She will speak truth to power even when …

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Haddis Alemayehu remembered

 OCTOBER 29, 2012 / Wemezekir Blogger’s Note:  In remembrance of & in commemorating the late Dr. Haddis Alemayehu’s 103rd birthday that was observed two weeks ago, I have posted here the biographical sketch that I had compiled from various sources & published in ‘Ethiopian Calendar with Biographies’ 2003E.C. (2010/11G.C.) edition. Three years ago in the same week I had …

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