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OPINION: Dismantling Ethiopia

By Berhane Woldu. To build a Nation State in Africa has done little advancement. The continuum has been endless conflict, bloodshed and the misery that it has brought on the innocent population. This is true in today’s Ethiopia. Abyssinians with expansion subjugated the indigenous population making them subject of the empire. Empire building in Ethiopia […]

Ethiopia: The Business of Hunger and the Rights of the Poor

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OPINION: The Business of Hunger and the Rights of the Poor:  By Mesenbet Assefa Tadeg (PhD Candidate, Ireland) Why the individual should be at the center of development thinking Once again Ethiopia is facing a major food crisis which could threaten the lives of as many as 15 million of its people. According to the United […]

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Why Famine Grips Millions in Ethiopia Again: Some Untold Policy Stories

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By Habtamu Dugo and Joanne Eisen* As the government and aid organizations, including the UN and the USAID have claimed, are weather conditions the only culprit on which to blame the present famine? Fifteen million people in Ethiopia are hungry. Again. Even with all the uninterrupted in-flow of emergency food assistance, major famines recur every […]

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Statement of ULFO on TPLF’s Master Plan

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Countering ‘The Addis Ababa Master Plan’ with a Coherent National Master Plan of Liberating Oromiya The predicament that is besieging Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) today has a historical root directly linked to the empire-building project of Minilik. Without studious understanding of the genesis of this root, it will be a futile exercise to attempt to address […]

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The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

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By Yohannes Woldemariam The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn claims Al-Shabab is diminishing with Ethiopian support to the Somali government. He also told BBC Africa editor, Mary Harper, that “Ethiopians are satisfied with the system of government in the country.” During the interview, PM Desalegn painted a very rosy picture of the situation in Ethiopia and its […]

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Opinion: Tedros Adhanom dictates orders to VOA at night

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By Abebe Gellaw The stormy relationship between the Voice of America (VOA) and the Ethiopian government has recently taken a strange twist after Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom and Ambassador Girma Birru managed to sneak into the headquarters of the U.S. broadcaster and convened an unauthorized editorial meeting with some staff members. During the backdoor […]

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Opinion: Can the T-TPLF Stop the ‘Famine’ in Ethiopia?

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Can the T-TPLF Stop the ‘Famine’ in Ethiopia? By Al Mariam It is a big international secret that Ethiopia today is in the middle of a Biblical famine. For the second time since 1984-85! Last week, the Global Post headlined an article posing the question: Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 30 years. Can […]

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Ethiopia first tried to cover up, then to downplay the extent of Drought in Somali (Ogaden) Region.

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Ethiopia first tried to cover up, then to downplay the extent of Drought in Somali (Ogaden) Region. One of the worst droughts in years is affecting more than 8.2 million people in areas with pastoralist lifestyles, mainly in Somali and Afar Regional States. To the outside world, the name Ethiopia has for many years been […]

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Opinion: Why Can’t Ethiopia Become Like Ghana?

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Why Can’t Ethiopia Become Like Ghana? By Al Mariam I will confess publicly. I envy the Ghanaians. When Barack Obama made his first trip Africa, he did not choose to go Nigeria, the country with the largest population and largest economy. He did not choose Nelson Mandela’s South Africa with the second largest economy on […]

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Will Egypt’s Sisi Intervene in the Ethiopian Dam?

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CAIRO: Egypt is studying alternatives to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) studies after Dutch consultancy firm Deltares withdrew, citing conditions that do not guarantee “an independent high-quality study.” Minister of Irrigation Hossam Moghazy met Tuesday with experts on the Nile Basin and the Egyptian members of the Tripartite National Committee (TNC) negotiating the dam […]

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