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Pope Francis & President Obama on epic current issues

Pope Francis & President Obama on epic current issues

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Ethiopians bitterly remember Pope Pius XI, who reigned from 1922-39, for His heinous crime of blessing Fascist Dictator Mussolini to invade Ethiopia.…

Ethiopia and Gambia most Internet freedom repressive in Africa

Ethiopia and Gambia most Internet freedom repressive in Africa

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African governments are remarkably sophisticated when it comes to surveillance, spying, and the use of malware. Ethiopia and Gambia are the most Internet freedom repressive.…

AU and its failed member states

AU and its failed member states

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Menilik II’s victory at Adwa not only shocked European powers forcing them to recognize Ethiopia as an independent sovereign country, but also became a beacon of hope for all black people in the Diaspora struggling for emancipation.…

The perils of outsourcing the fight for freedom

The perils of outsourcing the fight for freedom

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It is President Obama’s lasting gift to Africa. He is helping Africa by training and arming soldiers from countries that rely on the gun to stay in power.…

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.…

What African leaders need to hear from President Obama

What African leaders need to hear from President Obama

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In our country of Ethiopia, the government maintains a stranglehold on freedom of expression. Journalists or activists who question the ruling party or its actions face arbitrary arrests and repression. After his April visit, when Kerry made the long overdue comment that it was important for anti-terrorist mechanisms to avoid…

What is the Value of American Values in Africa?

What is the Value of American Values in Africa?

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The President’s remarks on torture got me thinking about the torturers attending the “U.S.-Africa Leaders” Summit. On August 5-6, President Obama has invited to the White House the “finest” practitioners of torture…

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.…

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