Ethiopia

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Oct 20th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I have often contended that the ruling regime in Ethiopia controlled by the Tigrean Liberation Front (TPLF) is a thugtatorship, the highest stage of African dictatorship . If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, a thugocracy is a government of...
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Oct 20th, 2014
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by Alatenumo Inc Ever since the Ebola plague reared its head in some parts of West Africa a few months ago, the world has been in panic mode. Almost 9,300 people have been infected with nearly 50% of the victims dying. The medical resources in the affected countries have been stretched to the limit w...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam My long time readers by now know that I mint my own words and phrases whenever I find it necessary to convey my ideas and arguments with greater clarity, precision and creativity.  In this commentary I introduce the concept of the “baksheesh state” (beggar state) to examine the ...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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by Ararat Iyob “Waiting for Godot is an absurd play by Samuel Beckett, about two people who wait in vain for someone called Godot. They bicker and squabble, stating, “Nothing to be done”. One does a strange thing, takes off his boot, and then the other for apparently no reason at all. They discuss on...
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Oct 9th, 2014
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(This story was first published by GroundUp.) The driver puts his fist on the hooter insistently, indicating to oncoming vehicles, people and animals to move out of our path, which is obscured by lush forest at every corner. We twist and turn on the dirt road, the tyres kicking up clods of mud. It ha...
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Oct 9th, 2014
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It is evident that in post independence Eritrea people were less united but divided along ethnic, religious and regional lines to overlook the primary task of building a nation based on justice and fairness, hence for the ‘hade libi hade hzbi ‘ mantra touted by the ruling group. It is unfortunate tha...
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Oct 7th, 2014
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By Robele Ababya The patriotic young peaceful protesters occupied the Embassy compound in Washington on 29/09/2014. Their epic act of courage is signified by the historic fact that they lowered the provocative TPLF flag and hoisted the true centuries old, deeply revered, tri-color Ethiopian Flag R...
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Oct 7th, 2014
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By Mihret Feleke The news of a shot fired by an Ethiopian embassy staff Solomon Tadesse on peaceful protestors at the embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC and his ultimate deportation has been the talk of local and international medias. What makes it a very strange and illegal act is not he got a gun...
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Oct 7th, 2014
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By Aklog Birara (Dr.) For more than 3,000 years, the Ethiopian people have shown fierce determination in maintaining a unified and independent geopolitical entity and have embraced their country’s fascinating diverse culture and identity that is matched only by a few countries across the globe. Ethio...
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Oct 6th, 2014
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by Alemayehu G. Mariam* What does President Obama “know” about the 2015 “election” in Ethiopia? Last week, President Barack Obama met with a delegation of the regime in Ethiopia and said, “… the  Prime Minister [Hailemariam Desalegn] and the government is going to be organizing elections in Ethiopia ...