Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

By Yilma Bekele We always think of our people to be so loving that welcome a stranger into their homes and share what little they have. Our language is full of sayings…

Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind

By Alemayehu G Mariam The Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages.…

Ethiopia: “So What!”

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam “So what! Soo what!! Sooo whaaat!!!” was the repetitive mantra of dictator Meles Zenawi recently in response to pesky questions lobbed at him in parliament about his…

The toxic ecology of African dictators

By Alemayehu G. Mariam  December 7, 2009 The inconvenient truth about Africa today is that dictatorship presents a far more perilous threat to the survival of Africans than climate change. The devastation…

Ethiopia at the millennium plus one

By Mammo Muchie A year on from Ethiopia’s new millennium, Mammo Muchie highlights the country’s historic role as the cradle of African nationalism. Arguing that reparations remain due from the period of…

Ethiopia: Mediation and the mazes of a dictator

By Messay Kebede August 66, 2007 — Various Ethiopian websites exhibit articles that highly congratulate and praise the achievements of mediators in the long-drawn-out attempt to free the CUD leaders. According to…

IT IS TIME TO UNBETRAY DEMOCRACY- AL MARIAM

Democracy in Ethiopia, Unplugged: Reflections on a Dream Deferred[1] Alemayehu G. Mariam Thank you Kinijit-Oakland Support Chapter for organizing this Town Hall Meeting and for inviting me to speak on the second…

Clone H.R. 5680 Everywhere!

Al Mariam’s Commentaries  On October 16, 2006 Alemayehu G. Mariam and Obang Metho In all of the excitement surrounding H.R. 5680, it seems we have overlooked some simple but critical questions: Are…

…. A Friend in Deed

There is much confusion and consternation in the Ethiopian community in North America over the fact that the democrats on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations of…