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Cirque d’Afrique: 2014 U.S-Africa Leaders Summit

Cirque d’Afrique: 2014 U.S-Africa Leaders Summit

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The African Circus is coming to town. It is officially called “U.S-Africa Leadership Summit” (not Ringling African Brothers). It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington D.C. The theme of the “Summit” is “Investing in the Next Generation”. …

The Moral Bankruptcy of Failed African States

The Moral Bankruptcy of Failed African States

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According to the latest Failed States Index, 6 out of the top 10 and 18 out of the top 25 “most failed states on earth” are found in Africa.…

Pan-Africanism: Building Free African Futures

Pan-Africanism: Building Free African Futures

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How can Africa construct a future by creating a Pan-African monetary union to forge an integrated relationship with each other in order to relate with the rest of the world on equitable, fair and just principles and values and not through dependence and subordination as it is broadly understood to…

The “Farce” of U.S. Diplocrisy

The “Farce” of U.S. Diplocrisy

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At a San Jose, California fundraiser, Ethiopian born journalist and activist Abebe Gellaw had the following exchange with President Obama as posted on the official White House website...…

Ethiopia: Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith

Ethiopia: Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith

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brahim was born to a Sudanese Muslim father and an Ethiopian Orthodox mother. Her father left when she was 6 years old, and Ibrahim was raised by her mother as a Christian.…

Mr. Secretary where is this man?

Mr. Secretary where is this man?

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Mr. Secretary, last week when you went back to Ethiopia, Nathaniel Feleke whom you gave a big hug with chanting smile was being tortured inside the notorious Makelawi prison.…

Ethiopia: UN condemns crackdown on journalists, increasing restrictions on freedom of expression

Ethiopia: UN condemns crackdown on journalists, increasing restrictions on freedom of expression

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concerns about the increasing restrictions placed on freedom of opinion and expression in Ethiopia.…

Kerry’s Africa Trip Should Emphasize Rights (HRW)

Kerry’s Africa Trip Should Emphasize Rights (HRW)

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In Ethiopia, Kerry should call on officials to release unconditionally all activists and journalists who have been arbitrarily detained or convicted in unfair trials, including the six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26.…

Misplaced opposition to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Misplaced opposition to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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A WikiLeaks report is also known to have revealed that Egypt, in collaboration with Sudan, had plans “to build an airstrip for bombing a dam in the Blue Nile River Gorge in Ethiopia.”…

“I can’t eat GDP!”– Why Numbers don’t Matter!

“I can’t eat GDP!”– Why Numbers don’t Matter!

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When we come to Ethiopia that is favored by the international community for its “success”, the gap between the rich and the poor has widened over the last 15 years.…

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