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The Need to Deconstruct the Personality Cult Built around Meles Zenawi

The Need to Deconstruct the Personality Cult Built around Meles Zenawi

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The Ethiopian regime and supports are commemorating the second year anniversary of the passing away of Ethiopia’s longtime dictator Meles Zenawi.…

Land Grab and the False Promise of Food Security

Land Grab and the False Promise of Food Security

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The notion of food security, like GDP, conceals more than it reveals about how the actual lives of people go. It may mean different things, depending on whose security is at stake. …

VOA reporter caught with his hand in the cookie jar

VOA reporter caught with his hand in the cookie jar

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Ever since Peter Heinlein started managing VOA Amharic program after the 2005 election’s crises the program had gotten much worst. It is obvious the relationship between Heinlein and the Former Government Communication Minster Berket Simon have something to do with.…

US 1st couple hosting EPRDF counterparts

US 1st couple hosting EPRDF counterparts

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One wonders what message the picture below would send to the oppressed Ethiopian people. The picture shows Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his spouse with the first couple of the USA hosting the USA-Africa Summit held in Washington.…

Debunking the Myth of Development and Investment in Africa

Debunking the Myth of Development and Investment in Africa

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Could there be “development” in Africa without “industrialization” and good governance? Is mere GDP growth and increase in trade volumes proof of economic development?…

Obama’s Africa record: Hitherto and hereafter

Obama’s Africa record: Hitherto and hereafter

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Mr. Obama that millions of Africans looked forward to so he would stand by them for justice, freedom and human rights let them down again and again in many occasion.…

There Goes the Neighborhood, Thanks to Gentrification

There Goes the Neighborhood, Thanks to Gentrification

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With 61% of low-price neighborhoods undergoing gentrification, Boston has become America’s top gentrifying city, according to the 2013 report referenced above.…

Closet Medias forced to come out as the struggle intensify

Closet Medias forced to come out as the struggle intensify

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No wonder ESAT is a pain on the ass for closet Medias. If one carefully observe, the closet Medias source news from any source including ETV but not ESAT, what is wrong with that picture?…

Minority Farmers surrounding Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ‘The Master Plan’ and Non-observance of Development Ethics

Minority Farmers surrounding Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ‘The Master Plan’ and Non-observance of Development Ethics

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Ethiopia draws two remarkable but contrasting images before global eye. On one side an oldest independent state, cradle of human civilization, location of human origin. On the other side still struggling to shove off disgraceful part of human history.…

Ethiopia: The Tale of Two Minister D’états

Ethiopia: The Tale of Two Minister D’états

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The two personalities have unimaginable differences in age, education, experience, exposure and party affiliation. Dr. Tekeda is a PHD as the name indicates. He has served under the Monarchy, the Derg and now under the TPLF led government since the very day they came to power. He has been in…

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