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Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia

Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Another T-TPLF White Elephant for Sale?

Ethiopia: Another T-TPLF White Elephant for Sale?

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) Is the T-TPLF setting up the “Ethiopian Railway Line” for a fire sale? The “Ethiopian Railway Line” opened in October 2016 with all the bells and whistles.…

TrAIDing in Misery: The T-TPLF, its Partners and Famine in Ethiopia

TrAIDing in Misery: The T-TPLF, its Partners and Famine in Ethiopia

(By almariam) The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) is out in full force once again on its annual panhadling circuit. In January 2016, the T-TPLF was out…

Farewell, Barack Obama!

Farewell, Barack Obama!

By Alemayhu G/Mariam) To: President Barack Obama: As I bid you farewell and adieu, I ask you three questions on matters that are enormously important to me: Is Africa better…

Ethiopia: We MUST Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

Ethiopia: We MUST Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

(By almariam) I am calling for a truce in the war of words among Ethiopian scholars, intellectuals and others over history, historicity and historicism. I am also calling for an…

Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests

Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests

An analysis on what the rising ethnic nationalism among the historically powerful Amhara means for the country’s future. (ByKalkidan Yibeltal) Amba Giorgis, Ethiopia – Etenesh* sits alone on a worn…

The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bank of Liars I have been wrangling with the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies in Ethiopia for the past few years. I have been trying to…

Ethiopia: A Plea for a Civil Exchange

Ethiopia: A Plea for a Civil Exchange

(By Tedla Woldeyohannes) In this piece,  I express  a concern I share with many fellow Ethiopian observers about the exchanges between Dr. Fikre Tolossa and his critics on his most…

Dare to Dream With Me About the New Ethiopia in 2017

Dare to Dream With Me About the New Ethiopia in 2017

“Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,… [and] see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Author’s Note: I get to celebrate New Year twice every year. The first…

Ethiopia 2016 in Review: The Year of Perseverance!

Ethiopia 2016 in Review: The Year of Perseverance!

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) Author’s Note: In July 2016, I completed my tenth year of uninterrupted Monday Commentaries (and sometimes up to 4 commentaries) a week. Some have amiably characterized my…

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