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Being Critical toward the Public is Neither a Cultural Taboo nor a Political Insanity

Being Critical toward the Public is Neither a Cultural Taboo nor a Political Insanity

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I do not think it is necessary to discuss in length or detail about opposition political parties, coalitions, movements and even civic groups which have terribly and repeatedly failed the people of Ethiopia. …

The Disgraceful State of Higher Education in Ethiopia: How TPLF/EPRDF Killed Higher Learning

The Disgraceful State of Higher Education in Ethiopia: How TPLF/EPRDF Killed Higher Learning

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The higher learning landscape in Ethiopia under TPLF/EPRDF suffers from four acute problems. First, there is a chronic lack of academic freedom and autonomy, which is an essential component for any university to discharge its responsibilities.…

When African despots get away speaking the language of development what can the people do?

When African despots get away speaking the language of development what can the people do?

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If there is the one and only thing the late Ethiopian despot Melse Zenawi (let the lord save his sinful tyrant soul) shined at it was speaking the language of what the international power broker want to hear from an African despots.…

MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade?

MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade?

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Sadly, ethnic parties in Ethiopia seem to be stuck in the Stalinist dogma of self-determination up to secession as the only path to achieving equality. …

Saving the ICC: A Proposal for a Witness Protection Program

Saving the ICC: A Proposal for a Witness Protection Program

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I am throwing in the towel in the fight to bring Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta to trial at The Hague. I sympathize with the ICC Prosecutor and the ICC itself. They have been feeling a lot of heat from the powers that be behind the scenes. …

Repression as a Renaissance: TPLF/EPRDF Hollow Propaganda

Repression as a Renaissance: TPLF/EPRDF Hollow Propaganda

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Let alone the free flow of ideas, any political discussion in Ethiopia is fully monitored and watched by the brutal security and surveillance agencies of TPLF/EPRDF regime.…

Why Europeans should care about Ethiopia’s repression of journalists

Why Europeans should care about Ethiopia’s repression of journalists

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Although the award ultimately went to the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the nomination of Ethiopian journalists Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega marked important recognition of the appalling conditions that these brave people have faced since they were convicted on terrorism charges in 2011.…

“Nineteen Eighty-Four” in 2014 Ethiopiana

“Nineteen Eighty-Four” in 2014 Ethiopiana

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The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. …

Forward with the victory of Bahr Dar Demo

Forward with the victory of Bahr Dar Demo

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It was with great Ethiopian pride and exceeding joy in my heart that I watched the mammoth demonstration by the heroic residents of Bahr Dar. The lady participant in the demo with her child on her back reminded me of the history of the suffering mothers carrying their babies on…

Welcome to Stasi-opia: The Stasi-zation of Ethiopia under TPLF/EPRDF rule

Welcome to Stasi-opia: The Stasi-zation of Ethiopia under TPLF/EPRDF rule

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With its full-fledged infrastructure of security and surveillance machinery, the TPLF/EPRDF-led regime in Ethiopia has time and again demonstrated that its league is not with those who envision freedom and justice but with those who rule by fear and terror.…

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