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Does Ethiopia Need a Constitution? By Prof. Al Mariam

Does Ethiopia Need a Constitution? By Prof. Al Mariam

The question is NOT if Ethiopia needs a new constitution. The question is, “Does Ethiopia need a constitution?”,  since it currently does not have one. The so-called “1995 Ethiopian Constitution”…

The Intellectual Poverty and Moral Bankruptcy of Ethiopia Famine Deniers By Prof. Al Mariam

The Intellectual Poverty and Moral Bankruptcy of Ethiopia Famine Deniers By Prof. Al Mariam

There is  “no famine in Ethiopia… Ethiopians aren’t starving to death… People aren’t dying… Animals are dying of thirst…” Alex de Waal Last week, in an op-ed piece in the New…

Floods, landslide kill 50 people in Ethiopia

Floods, landslide kill 50 people in Ethiopia

May 11, 2016 4:52AM At least 50 people are killed in flooding and landslide in Ethiopia. (file photo) At least 50 people have been killed in flooding and landslide caused…

HRW Dispatches: Using Courts to Crush Dissent in Ethiopia By Felix Horne

HRW Dispatches: Using Courts to Crush Dissent in Ethiopia By Felix Horne

For the past six months, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, to protest alleged abuses by their government. The protests, unprecedented in recent…

The “Law” as State Terrorism in Apartheid Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

The “Law” as State Terrorism in Apartheid Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: This is the third installment [1] in a series of ongoing commentaries that I expect to post regularly under the rubric, “Apartheid in Ethiopia”. The twin aims of the…

Where Economic Progress and Human Rights Clash

Where Economic Progress and Human Rights Clash

6 May 2016 By: Jennifer Keck — When you think of Ethiopia, images of starving children probably come to mind. But the East African nation has come a long way since the…

Bekele Gerba’s Trial in T-TPLF Monkey Kourt By Prof. Al Mariam

Bekele Gerba’s Trial in T-TPLF Monkey Kourt By Prof. Al Mariam

In American legal lore, there is the Scopes Monkey Trial. In 1925, a high school teacher named John Scopes was prosecuted in Tennessee for teaching human evolution in a public…

Opponent of land-leasing, Okello Akway Ochalla, sentenced for 9-year jail term

Opponent of land-leasing, Okello Akway Ochalla, sentenced for 9-year jail term

By Tom Burgis in New York An Ethiopian court has handed down a nine-year jail sentence to a leading dissident from the restive region where the government has leased vast…

Gambella Killings and Ethiopian Tragedies – SMNE¹

Gambella Killings and Ethiopian Tragedies  – SMNE¹

Press Release April 26, 2016 Putting humanity before ethnicity or other differences and caring about the freedom of others— for no one is free until all are free— could have…

My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

By Prof. Al Mariam We remember our brother Eskinder Nega There is nothing more the T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) would like to see than the memory…

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