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The Need to Deconstruct the Personality Cult Built around Meles Zenawi By Semahagh Gashu Abebe (PhD)

The Need to Deconstruct the Personality Cult Built around Meles Zenawi By Semahagh Gashu Abebe (PhD)

The Ethiopian regime and supports are commemorating the second year anniversary of the passing away of Ethiopia’s long time dictator Meles Zenawi.  Although the late leader was   responsible for making…

Once Again the TPLF Hoodlums Are Banging the Drums of War Against Eritrea

Once Again the TPLF Hoodlums Are Banging the Drums of War Against Eritrea

Drs. Tsegezab Gebregergis, London,August 15, 2014 Introduction One of the most disturbing and bizarre political events in the annals of Ethiopian history is the advent of the absolutist rule of…

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…

Obama’s US Africa Leaders Summit, Dead on Arrival By Amanuel Biedemariam

According to the Wall Street Journal, “China’s annual trade with Africa is about $200 billion, about twice the volume of U.S.-Africa trade.” China has been investing on Africa’s infrastructures, building…

US 1st couple hosting EPRDF counterparts By Robele Ababya

US 1st couple hosting EPRDF counterparts  By Robele Ababya

Introduction   Vultures are hovering over the abundant natural resources of the African continent; the old colonial masters are in the business of watching with the eye of an eagle…

The Devaluation of the Birr: A Layman’s Guide (By Prof. Seid Hassan)

Hitherto, I have been reluctant to post a commentary regarding the World Bank’s suggested birr devaluation measure which is still being debated as we speak. I was reluctant partly because…

‘The Master Plan’ and Non-observance of Development Ethics By Biraanu Gammachu

Ethiopia draws two remarkable but contrasting images before global eye. On one side an oldest independent state, cradle of human civilization, location of human origin. On the other side still…

Thoughtful approach to building the blue nile dam (II) By Getachew Begashaw, Ph.D.

The case for a more thoughtful approach to building dams on Abay (the BLUE Nile) Part II: A Critical assessment of building large dams  Getachew Begashaw, Ph.D. June, 2014  In Part…

Ethiopia: When a Traditional Past Collides with an Irrigated Future

Are the government’s large-scale developments in southern Ethiopia forcing local populations to move with the times or just move out the way?   21 AUGUST 2013 | BY WILLIAM DAVISON…

Why The Voice Of Eyob Mekonnen Mattered?

By Samuel Getachew, Toronto, August 19, 2013 In the brilliant movie – “I Dreamed of Africa” – of a noted environmental activist and poet in Kuki Gallmann – what stood…

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