Mengistu Haile Mariam

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May 22nd, 2014
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For many years, the war for secession from Ethiopia had been described as the “hidden war”, or the “forgotten” war. In reality, however, the real secret was the campaign of terror waged against the civilian population, and the fighters under the Fronts, which started way before the famous “Red Terror...
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Apr 25th, 2014
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by Mgoth The Ethiopian federal experiment was both a political necessity and the expression of the Ethiopian peoples’ desire to close a chaotic chapter of poverty and conflict and start a peaceful and prosperous new journey. The federal system that Ethiopia adopted in 1995, labeled then as over-ambit...
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Dec 27th, 2013
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By – Herman J. Cohen , After being part of Ethiopia for forty years, the people of Eritrea held a referendum in April 1993 and decided to establish an independent state. The referendum took place in the aftermath of a thirty-year insurgency against two successive Ethiopian regimes waged by the Eritre...
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Aug 20th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Residents in Ethiopia’s capital awoke to the sound of a 21-gun salute Tuesday to mark the first year anniversary of the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi. The ritual underscores the approach Meles’ successors have employed during the last year: a continued lionization of t...
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Aug 5th, 2013
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By Selam Beyene (PhD) At a time when patriotic Ethiopians like Eskinder Nega are languishing in Gulag-style prisons for exercising their rights to express their opinions, those of us living beyond Woyane’s reach are blessed with the freedom to read books that stimulate the mind, shed light on our ric...
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Jul 25th, 2013
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By ESKINDER NEGA ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us, there are only three toilets. Most of the inmates sleep on the floor, which has never been swept. About 1,000 prisoners share the small open space here [&hel...
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Jun 6th, 2013
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By William Davison, CSM 15-hour drive west from Ethiopia’s capital past coffee forests and jigsaw fields brimming with cattle and people, the road leaves the high country and enters the Gambella region — an expanse of flatter bush and forest with rich grasslands and rivers. The land is sparsely popul...
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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By William Lloyd-George, IPS Jijiga — For over two decades Somali Region, in eastern Ethiopia, has been devastated by a grueling insurgency. Trapped in a time warp, it has been forgotten and underdeveloped. But in the last few years, thanks to the increased security here, a five-star hotel, eco-touri...
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Feb 14th, 2013
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DURING his two decades running Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi almost single-handedly engineered its rise from lost cause to model pupil. Even his enemies admit he was both popular and competent. Often working around the clock, he could make complex policy choices and then explain them to ordinary people. He ...
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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By Ahmed Hussein Haile As the year of 2012 and its traumatic experience close its dark blanket on us, I could not resist but to go back in history when a few good men epitomized Somalia and the Somali people. To do so, I reached out far into the distant past of 1978, when the […]...