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Playing with fire as EPRDF pries in religious and ethnic affairs

By Robele Ababya Weird Sunday mass at the Palace This article is prompted by The Horn Times News breaking news dated 03 Feb 2013 titled: “Ethiopia: ‘Judas of Wollayta’ shattered as pagan TPLF warlords cancelled his bizarre Sunday mass” written by Ethiopian heroic fighter for freedom – resident of South Africa. Article 27 of the […]

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EPRDF’s Ethiopia: a Symbol of Slavery in the Midst of “Prosperity”

By Amsale Getnet Aberra Over the years I have met with a range of people from different parts of the world who could not stop talking about Ethiopia being the cradle of human kind and the land of cultural richness. I have also met individuals including academicians and policy makers with their own beliefs and

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Ethiopia: TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’ By Aklog Birara, PhD

Aklog Birara, PhD Have you ever wondered, as I have, why Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are caught in a vicious cycle of disillusionment, dispossession and disempowerment? Have you pondered, as I have, the simple truth that the vast majority of the Ethiopian people have less say and thus less power over their political and

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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrong

Prof. Alemayehu G Mariams It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each “new” day is the same as the one before it: Repression, intimidation, corruption, incarceration, deception, brutalization and human

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ethiomedia: Deutsche Welle disgrace to Press Freedom?

ethiomedia: Deutsche Welle disgrace to Press Freedom?

Alemayehu G Mariam February 20, 2012, In a memorandum sent to Deutsche Welle’s (DW) [Germany’s international broadcaster] “correspondents outside Ethiopia” in late 2010,  Ludger Schadomsky, editor-in-chief of DW’s Amharic program, blasted “ethiomedia and similar sites by extension” as a “disgrace” to press freedom.  “The amount of hatred splashed across [ethiomedia] is a disgrace to any politically

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Ethiopia: “So What!”

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam “So what! Soo what!! Sooo whaaat!!!” was the repetitive mantra of dictator Meles Zenawi recently in response to pesky questions lobbed at him in parliament about his so-called Growth and Transformation Plan[1] (GTP), which will presumably make Ethiopia self-sufficient in food production in the next five years and expand the

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi presses party’s case

November 16, 2010 YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has gone on a legal offensive, filing a document with the country’s High Court to have her political party reinstated after the ruling generals disbanded it earlier this year. Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at the Burmese

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The toxic ecology of African dictators

By Alemayehu G. Mariam  December 7, 2009 The inconvenient truth about Africa today is that dictatorship presents a far more perilous threat to the survival of Africans than climate change. The devastation African dictators have wreaked upon the social fabric and ecosystem of African societies is incalculable. Over the past several decades, bloodthirsty dictators like

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Reviewing the damaging effects of Ethiopian Diaspora politics

Reviewing the Damaging Effects of Ethiopian Diaspora Politics on the Wider Community and its Future Initiatives: The Search for Alternative Mechanisms By Maru Gubena February 28, 2009 — Before commencing with the thematic issues to be discussed, let me just express my personal views, disappointments and embarrassments related, not just to the untimely and sensational

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Ethiopia at the millennium plus one

By Mammo Muchie A year on from Ethiopia’s new millennium, Mammo Muchie highlights the country’s historic role as the cradle of African nationalism. Arguing that reparations remain due from the period of fascist Italy’s occupation in the 1930s, Muchie stresses that it is only through rediscovering her essential civic-nationalism that Ethiopia will locate her glory

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