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The “Bleeping” Business of Corruption

The “Bleeping” Business of Corruption

By Alemayehu G. Mariam, 22 December 2008 The Audacity of Corruption: Illinois Style Corruption here, corruption there, corruption everywhere! It seems the worldwide business of corruption is recession-proof. Last week,…

Read Awramba Times, 16 December ’08

» Awramba Times, 16 Dec. [Contents] [Cover] » The Horn of Fear (Alemayehu G. Mariam) » Africa: Response to the Global Recession (NES) » Remembering December 13th (AJC) » SOS…

Zenawi and his Kangaroo court comedians

Zenawi and his Kangaroo court comedians

By Abebe Gelaw – 8 December 2008 — Where justice has lost its meaning, where prosecutors are blunt instruments of a tyrant, where courts are abattoirs of vendetta, where the…

Window dressing the star chamber

Window dressing the star chamber

By Alemayehu G. Mariam, 1 December 2008 Lipstick and Fingernail Polish In July, 2008, the Zenawi regime commissioned an official report on riot control entitled “Modernizing Internal Security in Ethiopia”1.…

Commentary: Angels in November!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam | November 17, 2008 For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and the living.…

Commentary: The Genius of America

Alemayehu G. Mariam, 10 November 2008- And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten…

Commentary: Biting the hands that feed millions

Commentary: Biting the hands that feed millions

By Prof. Al Mariam, 27 October 2008 NGOs as the New “Whipping Boys”? If you can’t feed your people, bite the hands that feed them. That seems to be the…

The Political Economy of Remittances in Ethiopia

Prof. Al Mariam (13 October 2008) A Thankless Job, But Somebody’s Got to Do It!: It is gratifying to know that Ethiopian Americans are carrying their fair share of the…

Commentary: The End of Pax Zenawi in Somalia

Commentary: The End of Pax Zenawi in Somalia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam (6 October 2008) The situation in Somalia has turned Code Red. Things are deteriorating very fast for Zenawi’s troops. The Al-Shabaab “jihadists” have taken over southern…

Obama and the Fight for the “Inner Soul” of America

“…We need to turn around the American ship of state that is now adrift on an ocean of confusion and self-doubt. We need someone who will substitute the drumbeats of…