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Remembering the Meles Massacres of 2005 in Ethiopia Ten Years After

Remembering the Meles Massacres of 2005 in Ethiopia Ten Years After

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up…

Barbarians in the Headquarters of Voice of America ?

Barbarians in the Headquarters of Voice of America ?

                The ancient Romans secured their cities with gates and walls against marauding barbarians. The Romans aimed to keep the “barbarians at the…

Reflections on Prof. Mesfin’s “Adafne”: Saving Ethiopians From Themselves?

Reflections on Prof. Mesfin’s “Adafne”: Saving Ethiopians From Themselves?

Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam’s latest Amharic  book, “Adafne: Fear and Failure”, is at once a lamentation on the decline and  decay of Ethiopian society from the corrosive effects of bad governance,…

Another Letter to My Ethiopian Sisters

Another Letter to My Ethiopian Sisters

Mesrak Gessesse I am now writing this as I just finished my annual mammogram and ultra sound testing for breast cancer. Exactly five years ago to the day on October…

Can the T-TPLF Stop the Famine in Ethiopia?

Can the T-TPLF Stop the Famine in Ethiopia?

It is a big international secret that Ethiopia today is in the middle of a Biblical famine. For the second time since 1984-85! Last week, the Global Post headlined an…

A Government-in-Exile for Ethiopia?

A Government-in-Exile for Ethiopia?

Alemayehu G. Mariam Foreword to a “government-in-exile for Ethiopia” A few weeks ago, I gave an interview to an Ethiopian civic group on the topic of “government in exile” under…

Did Reagan Get it Right on Immigration and Refugee Policy?

Did Reagan Get it Right on Immigration and Refugee Policy?

Lately, I have been talking about “Republunatics” and “Republooney Toons”. Some may feel I have been ragging too much on the Republicans and the Republican Party. Not to worry. I…

Why Can’t Ethiopia Become Like Ghana?

Why Can’t Ethiopia Become Like Ghana?

Alemayehu G. Mariam I will confess publicly. I envy the Ghanaians. When Barack Obama made his first trip Africa, he did not choose to go Nigeria, the country with the…

Kim Davis: A Lesson in the Rule of Law

Kim Davis: A Lesson in the Rule of Law

Alemayehu G. Mariam In April 2010, Army doctor  Lt. Col. Terry Lakin refused to deploy to Afghanistan because he believed President Barack Obama is not born in the United States…

Famine Rides a Light Train in Ethiopia

Famine Rides a Light Train in Ethiopia

Alemayehu G. Mariam Ethiopia’s annual harvest of famine The Black Horseman of the Apocalypse is showing his fearsome face once again in Ethiopia. This time he is riding a light…

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