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June 2015

From One-Party State to Democracy: Lessons for Ethiopia

By Daniel Teferra (PhD) In 1991, the TPLF/EPRDF, a Marxist-Leninist rebel group, took state power in Ethiopia, sanctioned by the United States of America. But taking state power militarily violates the fundamental principle of democracy, representation and playing by fair rules. Ethiopia is not a democracy yet. It is a one-party state. In a one-party …

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Write or Call the White House

Call the U.S. State Department and ask to talk to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (phone no. 202-647-4440) Also fax: 202-647-3344 —— Sample Letter Dear President Obama, I am writing to express my deep concern over your planned visit to Ethiopia amidst worsening human rights violations and political repressions. As you …

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America’s third-world government dumps fluoride in drinking water while Ethiopia seeks to remove toxin from water to protect public health

(NaturalNews) — It’s a prolific disease that’s ravaging some areas of Africa and causing permanent health damage among residents. No, we’re not talking about malaria or AIDS — fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people’s teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so much so that health authorities there are working …

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Breaking News: TO NO one's surprise 100% rip-off Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF

The Ethiopian national Electoral Board Chairman Prof. Merga Bekan announced today that the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a collation of four ethnic based parties in power since the last 24 years, and its regional allies have secured a 100% historic win in the 5th general election held on May 24, 2015. Accordingly, …

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Reconciliation for Peace or peace for reconciliation? By Obo Arada Shawl

There are some topics not fit for any discussion, some for lack of knowledge, others for fear of retribution and far more for cultural misunderstanding. In my case, the topic of me, my family, community, country and global community do not merge neatly into conversational discussion. Why because of a single phenomenon of cultural history. …

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British Muslim convert killed in foiled Al-Shabaab raid: Kenyan police

LAMU, Kenya, June 15 (Xinhua) — Kenyan police on Monday confirmed that a British Muslim convert has been killed in a foiled raid by Al-Shabaab fighters on a military camp in the country’s coastal region of Lamu. The British citizen in his twenties, Thomas Evans, alias Abdul Hakim, and Al-Shabaab’s regional commander, Lukeman Osman, alias …

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