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Disengaging from the False Dilemma of Armed or Peaceful Struggle By Messay Kebede (PhD.)

Disengaging from the False Dilemma of Armed or Peaceful Struggle  By Messay Kebede (PhD.)

To Andargachew Tsege The consecutive rise of two dictatorial and sectarian regimes has convinced a great number of Ethiopians that peaceful rather than armed struggle gives the best opportunity for…

The Long, Long Way to a More Perfect Union in America

The Long, Long Way to a More Perfect Union in America

On April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) gave a speech at the St. Louis Freedom Rally in St. Louis, MO entitled, “A Realistic Look at…

Why Free Trade Agreements with the EU will hurt African countries? By Fekadu Bekele (Ph D)

Why Free Trade Agreements with the EU will hurt African countries? By Fekadu Bekele (Ph D)

                                   Impacts of Free Trade & Globalization Since 2002 the EU, African countries and…

My Commentary on My Commentaries By Alemayehu G. Mariam

My Commentary on My Commentaries By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Confessions of an Ethiopian-American blogger or notes of a native son on tyranny? This commentary, perhaps confession is a better descriptor, has been long in coming. Why have I written…

Ethiopia: Embracing Development and Security Means Embracing Free Expression By: Birtukan Mideksa

Ethiopia: Embracing Development and Security Means Embracing Free Expression By: Birtukan Mideksa

Last week, Washington D.C. hosted the US-Africa Leaders Summit, where over 50 African heads of state discussed important issues ranging from public health to trade and development. I was honored…

After Meles – implications for Ethiopia’s development

View full report PDF The death of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi in August 2012 has raised serious questions about Ethiopia’s political stability and development trajectory. Meles built up…

Development without freedom: how aid underwrites repression in Ethiopia

Development without freedom: how aid underwrites repression in Ethiopia

Donor strategy toward Ethiopia needs fundamental rethinking View full report in PDF Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, and is also one of the world’s largest…

Debunking the Myth of Development and Investment in Africa

Debunking the Myth of Development and Investment in Africa

 The myth of American investments in Africa: “Investing in the Next Generation” It was a hyperbole fest (“hypefest”) at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. It was…

Understanding famine in Ethiopia: poverty, politics and human rights

Understanding famine in Ethiopia: poverty, politics and human rights

By Alexander Attilio Vadala - This paper explores the extent to which human rights, democracy, and political contracts can be useful to provide the major explanations of – and prevention…

Ethiopia and its press – The noose tightens (The Economist)

Ethiopia and its press – The noose tightens (The Economist)

Bloggers and journalists who criticise the government are under the cosh Aug 9th 2014 | ADDIS ABABA | Timekeeper A RANKING that countries do not aspire to ascend is the…

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