Hailemariam Desalegn

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Aug 20th, 2014
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By Destaw Andargie (PhD) One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses. But we know the official explanation; that is, such ‘long-sought’ agricultural investments enhance the country’s food security. For a country t...
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Aug 13th, 2014
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Reporters Without Borders Ethiopia’s justice ministry has announced that it is bringing criminal charges ranging from “dissemination of false rumours with the intent of overthrowing the government” to “undermining public trust in the government and attempts at fostering ethnic and religious divisions...
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Aug 1st, 2014
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While Africa is known for its abundant natural resources and fertile lands, over 90% of the continent’s citizens are forced to live below absolute poverty because of tyrannical rulers that enrich themselves and their cronies. Many African people are living under non-elected dictator’s rul...
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Jul 30th, 2014
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By Houston Chronicle, As they ready for two days of wheeling and dealing with a high-ranking Ethiopian delegation at a local hotel, Houston business and elected leaders today need to look beyond a foreign market opportunity and first ask hard questions about Ethiopia’s recent crackdown on nine ...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Dula Abdu About to become a lame duck President, Obama is holding a roundtable discussion on Africa with African leaders. I guess better late than never. It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Many of the African leaders bring lots of baggage of crony capitalism, anti-Gay leg...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw (AV) Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn faced a stinging humiliation as Azusa Pacific University (APU), whose motto is “God First”, has withdrawn an honor it had already bestowed on him. The university administration had to reverse its decision to honor Mr. Desalegn in ligh...
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Jul 18th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw TPLF’s puppet Hailemariam Desalegn is probably the most incompetent and incoherent “leader” in the entire history of Ethiopia. His incompetence, shallowness and lack of originality is exposed whenever he meets journalists or goes to TPLF’s rubber stamp parliament for a routine Q &...
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May 15th, 2014
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Indian Ocean Newsletter The general election looming ahead in 2015 is already casting a shadow over the Ethiopian government, whose sole uniting bond would seem to be its praise for the memory of its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. His portraits are on all the walls in Addis Ababa, which was not th...
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Apr 25th, 2014
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Ethiopia has completed construction of 32 per cent of its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and is “prepared for any confrontation with the Egyptian government”, the country’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said yesterday. Desalegn criticised what he described “the Egyptian...
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Apr 9th, 2014
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ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved the appointment of Aster Mammo as deputy prime minister, becoming the first woman in the country’s history to hold such a lofty position. Parliament endorsed Mammo’s nomination by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to head up the...