George Ayittey

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Mar 25th, 2014
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Sara Yisehak is an engineer by education and decoration expert by profession. Henok Hedeto is also an engineer employed at a machinery rental company. Abis Getachew earned a master’s degree in economics and he is a researcher. Eyasu Mekonen has a master’s degree in social works and is a consultant. G...
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Dec 16th, 2013
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Africa’s Wise Lion and Ethiopia’s Restless Cheetahs—Never give up and keep on trying to build your Beloved Ethiopian Community! December 15, 2013. It is the saddest day of the year for me. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was finally interred with state honors in Qunu, a small rural village in South Africa&...
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Apr 15th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Ethiopia today is a “prison of nations and nationalities with the Oromo being one of the prisoners”, proclaimed the recently issued Declaration of the Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF). This open-air prison is administered through a system of “bogus federalism” in whi...
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Mar 27th, 2013
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By Tapiwa Kapurura, zimeye.org This piece is meant to corroborate Professor George Ayittey’s recent contribution on the problems bedeviling Africa. My thesis excavates the point that Africa has everything to re-establish herself as a dignified and self-sustaining continent but has been run down by se...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jan 21st, 2013
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Recently, Naom Chomsky, MIT Professor of Linguistics and arguably America’s foremost public intellectual, gave an interview to Al Jazeera on the social (ir)responsibility of American academics and intellectuals. Chomsky, 84, has been raising hell for over four decades, getting into the faces of the p...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jan 7th, 2013
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“The Cheetah Generation refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different and unique perspective. They are dynamic, intellectually agile, and pragmatic. They may be the ‘restless generation’ but they a...
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Dec 20th, 2012
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By Belayneh Abate The massacre of elementary school children in the United States of America on December 14, 2012 is one of the horrifying news I ever heard in my life. We adults kill each other because we are filled with evils of power and greed.  But why God allows the murder of innocent children? ...
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Feb 10th, 2012
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African awakenings have been sporadic, with short-lived moments of intensity followed by exhaustion. But there has to be a starting point and now many people know that ‘We can’. Occupy Nigeria has come and gone. Senegal’s week of mass protests continues in sporadic outbursts and it remains to be seen...
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Feb 8th, 2012
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The news about the new china’s building in Addis Ababa has inundated the African News Media. According to some news reports [1, 2], the current chairman of African tyrants expressed: “this building is the reflection of the new Africa, and the future we want for Africa.” What an embarrassing statement...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jan 2nd, 2012
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Waiting for the Dawn of “Africa’s Spring” in 2012? How about an “Ethiopian Tsedey” in 2012? In 2011, we witnessed the “Winter of Arab” discontent made glorious by an “Arab Spring” followed by an increasingly hot “Arab Summer” and deeply troubled “Arab Fall”. Bashir al-Assad cont...