The Politics of Ethiopian Grand Millennium Dam

By Messele Zewdie Ejeta Several days ago, an acquaintance called to invite me to participate the next day in a panel discussion prepared by Deutsche Welle’s Amharic service program. The panel was…

Ethiopia: We Went, We Saw, We Got Chased Out …

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Following the Battle of Zela in 47 B.C. (present day Zile, Turkey), Julius Caesar claimed victory by declaring: “I came; I saw; I conquered.” In 2011, Caesar Meles…

Hell Clasico!

Jose Mourinho reacted bitterly to Real Madrid’s defeat by Barcelona last night by accusing UEFA of conspiring in favour of the Catalan team. Lionel Messi scored both goals in a 2-0 win…

The press and the political restructuring of Ethiopia

Nicole Stremlau Abstract Divisive debates on what constitutes the Ethiopian nation, how the state should be structured and how power should be devolved, have dominated Ethiopia’s private press since the ruling party,…

Ethiopian Groundhog Year 2010

By Alemayehu G, Mariam Groundhog Year in Prison Nation In December 2008, I wrote a weekly column entitled “Groundhog Year in Prison Nation” summarizing some of my weekly columns for that year.…

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…

Ethiopia: The Anuak’s Forgotten Genocide

Originally appeared in the Huffington Post on  12/11/2010   By Prof Alemayehu G, Mariam A Conversation With Obang Metho[1] Note: A report by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program on the Anuak…

The 2005 election in retrospect

By Maru Gubena (Ph.D.) | December 4, 2010 Five year ago, though there were feelings of uncertainty and fearfulness about the future direction of Ethiopia itself, as well as its politics –…

Ethiopia: Feed Them and Bleed Them

By Alemayehu G Mariam   Western Donors as Accessories to “Democricide” in Ethiopia The helping hand that feeds Ethiopians is the same hand that helps bleed Ethiopia. Every year, the U.S., U.K,…

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