By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
2 Comments
85 Views
By Kabir Mato,Daily Trust opinion There is a growing theory emerging amongst several elites of Northern extraction. They allege that the violence that seems unabated in several parts of the region is merely precipitated by the powers that be in order to keep grip on power come 2015. The theory sugges...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
1 Comment
72 Views
By Michelle Zilio A Canadian mining company defended its activities in Eritrea — a nation dubbed the “North Korea of Africa” by some — at a Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights meeting Thursday. Cliff Davis, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd., testified before th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
1 Comment
321 Views
By Berhane Kahsay Eskinder Nega a great admirer of Adolf Hitler has been relentlessly working to initiate a pogrom against the Tigrian people ever since Ethiopia was liberated from the brutal military government by the TPLF and its partners. The hate preacher who is/was the Vice Chairman of the All E...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
2 Comments
61 Views
The Economist MOHAMED MOHAMUD, who was known as “Turyare” or “slightly hunchbacked” to his friends, was shot by unidentified gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 21st. One week later, he died of his injuries after failed abdominal surgery. The 22-year-old reporter with the local Radio ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
11 Comments
143 Views
Human Rights Watch: Business as Usual Amen Teferi It is a bit of a surprise to find an article that give the personal and the official opinion in one goes. The article is from an expert with the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and condemns the Ethiopian government on many of issues. As the World Bank [&hell...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
22 Comments
58 Views
Agricultural revival in Zimbabwe is the trigger for creating a virtuous cycle of wealth creation not only in Zimbabwe, but in the SADC region as a whole.   Let me begin by beseeching my patient readers to forgive me for a rather longish article. The subject matter herein is of national importance and...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Nov 3rd, 2012
3 Comments
238 Views
“Allah created trees, because animals need them as people need land – our life depend on our animals and they depend on trees”   Comments by people living in the Bay region of Somalia describing the value of trees to their livelihood Background Somalia, like other countries in East Africa is de...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
3 Comments
110 Views
By Buri Waddesso (oPride) The collapse of peace talks between the Ethiopian regime and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) last month begs the question; can Ethiopia’s mounting political problems be resolved, peacefully, through negotiation? Zenawi’s successor, Hailemariam Desalegn, declared ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
1 Comment
14752 Views
By Girma Hadas, former Ethiopian diplomat I am obliged to write this short note after I heard the new Ethiopian UN Ambassador Tekeda Alemu’s, my former big boss, interview on the EPRDF pal-talk gezategaru a week earlier. The points he forwarded in the interview are provocative and therefore demand a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
2 Comments
96 Views
Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Memorial Service for Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York held on October 27, 2012 exalted the tyrant saying “First and foremost, the Meles I knew was profoundly human and dow...