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Aug 22nd, 2014
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By Semahagh Gashu Abebe (PhD) The Ethiopian regime and supports are commemorating the second year anniversary of the passing away of Ethiopia’s long time dictator Meles Zenawi. Although the late leader was responsible for making Ethiopia a land locked country and masterminded a repressive ideology th...
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Jul 6th, 2014
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By René Lefort, Open Democracy “Can you tell me who is in charge in the government?”, asks Tamrat Gebregiorgis, publisher of the reference weekly Addis Fortune, at the latest of the regular press conferences held by Prime Minister Hailmariam Dessalegn. He replies by first underlining the efforts bein...
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Apr 8th, 2014
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A large number of people doubt what they read, what they see and hear in the news of EPRDF`s media. Governments want to convince the public to support of polices and their officials. Because the media draws on the content from the government. The media of Ethiopia is among the most strictly controlle...
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Feb 3rd, 2014
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By Amsale Aberra I recently came across a summary of a report submitted by the government of Ethiopia to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in the year 2009. The EPRDF as a party to the convention is required to submit periodic reports to the Secretary General to...
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Jan 27th, 2014
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By Merkeb Negash, opinion This is to respond to Tagel Gethahun’s viewpoint headlined, “EPRDF: The Best Answer to the Democratic Question” (Volume 14, Number 715, January 12, 2014). I will try to briefly elucidate the paradoxes and fallacies in Tagel’s assumptions and his premi...
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Aug 7th, 2013
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Faysal Qassim During the day on August 3, 2013, the Ethiopian government was unusually busy in its anti-Muslim operations. As night time came, however, the government immediately took a likewise unusual pro-Islam face. The Ethiopian state TV aired a special congregational Muslim ritual held on the 27...
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Jul 31st, 2013
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by Alemu Tafesse The Ethiopian Muslims’ movement, an activism that took too many an observer by surprise when it started, is getting even more promising day by day. It has kept amazing some for its unmatched persistence, size, and visibility. It has startled others for forcefully injecting into the o...
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Jun 30th, 2013
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By Teklu Abate For the last two decades, the ruling party, EPRDF, set the agendas for political discourse, putting the opposition to a clear defensive position. The former drafted, ratified, and implemented rulings and laws solo several of which are calculated to contain and neutralize any form of pu...
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Jun 10th, 2013
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Academic activities such as studying, teaching, inventing, leading, administrating and other responsibilities in a university or college require at a minimum academic freedom. Unfortunately, however, academic freedom in higher education institutions of Ethiopia is drier than the Sahara desert. Ethiop...
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May 22nd, 2013
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By Messay Kebede Since the death of Prime Minister Meles, the political situation of Ethiopia has entered a phase of uncertainty with no clear momentum toward stabilization. Despite predictions of the imminent collapse of the EPRDF, either under the pressure of a popular uprising or splits within its...