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The Thugplomacy of the TPLF By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Thugplomacy of the TPLF By Prof.  Alemayehu G. Mariam

I have often contended that the ruling regime in Ethiopia controlled by the Tigrean Liberation Front (TPLF) is a thugtatorship, the highest stage of African dictatorship.  If democracy is government of the…

US Warns of Potential al-Shabaab Terrorist Attack on Addis Ababa

US Warns of Potential al-Shabaab Terrorist Attack on Addis Ababa

By Jack Moore, October 15, 2014 A general view of the Friendship City Center shopping mall in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa(Reuters) The US Embassy in Ethiopia has warned that the…

Ethiopian Editor Convicted for Inciting Public With Articles

Ethiopian Editor Convicted for Inciting Public With Articles

Ethiopian Editor Convicted for Inciting Public With Articles By William Davison An Ethiopian editor is facing as many as 10 years in prison after being convicted of inciting the public…

The Rise and Fall of the “Baksheesh State” in Ethiopia

The Rise and Fall of the “Baksheesh State” in Ethiopia

 The rise of the “baksheesh state” in Ethiopia My long time readers by now know that I mint my own words and phrases whenever I find it necessary to convey…

Obang Metho addresses at 2014 Annual meetings of the IMF and WB

Obang Metho addresses at 2014 Annual meetings of the IMF and WB

Address by Obang Metho, Executive Director of the SMNE, to the Civil Society Policy Forum at 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group…

Marriage proposal to Mighty Awash and HMD comes to the US By Yilma Bekele

Marriage proposal to Mighty Awash and HMD comes to the US By Yilma Bekele

Our elders know how to tell a story. The way they do it could be compared to like pealing an onion, you have to go thru so many layers to…

What Does President Obama “Know” About Ethiopia’s “Election”? By Prof. Al. Mariam

What Does President Obama “Know” About Ethiopia’s “Election”? By Prof. Al. Mariam

What does President Obama “know” about the 2015 “election” in Ethiopia? Last week, President Barack Obama met with a delegation of the regime in Ethiopia and said, “… the  Prime Minister [Hailemariam…

Government using taxpayer’s money to train Ethiopia’s security forces while British man is held there on death row

Government using taxpayer’s money to train Ethiopia’s security forces while British man is held there on death row

Exclusive from independent: The 59-year-old sought asylum in Britain in 1979 after being threatened by Ethiopian authorities over his political beliefs Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, from London, was seized at an…

Shame On Me For Being Proud of President Obama!

Shame On Me For Being Proud of President Obama!

How I used to be proud of President Barack Obama First, I am never proud of politicians. Second, I am never ashamed of politicians. I am often dismayed and even…

Scots vote for unity shaming Ethiopian separatists By Robele Ababya

Scots vote for unity shaming Ethiopian separatists  By Robele Ababya

t in the mindset of making comparison between two countries at the opposite poles on the poverty spectrum in terms of economy, social justice, and democracy. But in short Scotland…

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