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The Long Shadow of Rwanda on (Central) Africa

The Long Shadow of Rwanda on (Central) Africa

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The parallels between 1994 Rwanda and 2014 CAR are chilling. In 1994 Rwanda, the Organization of African Unity and the international community including the U.S. and the U.N. turned a blind eye to the spiraling genocide.…

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.…

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. …

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.…

Transparency: a scarce commodity in Ethiopia

Transparency: a scarce commodity in Ethiopia

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The ruling party in Ethiopia that made career out of making economic of extractions and extortion a policy is not only corrupt to bone to qualify as a member of EITI but, it doesn’t have the mandate or the legitimacy to extract public resources.…

Incarcerated Ethiopian journalist, Reeyot Alemu, spends 1000th day in prison

Incarcerated Ethiopian journalist, Reeyot Alemu, spends 1000th day in prison

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In a month when we are celebrating women, today, Sunday March 16th is Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s 1000th day of imprisonment for simply doing her job.…

Ethiopian Prince to Visit Historical Churches and Institutions in Chicago on the 60th Anniversary of King Haile Selassie’s Visit in 1954

Ethiopian Prince to Visit Historical Churches and Institutions in Chicago on the 60th Anniversary of King Haile Selassie’s Visit in 1954

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Join the Queen of Sheba Foundation at the DuSable Museum in Chicago on June 29, 2014 when Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, grandson of King Haile Selassie I, presents an enlighten scholarly presentation on "The Solomonic Dynasty and The Throne of David in Ethiopia. Come learn and reconnect to your…

Mining Corruption in Ethiopia: A Reply to Clare Short

Mining Corruption in Ethiopia: A Reply to Clare Short

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Ms. Claire Short “Open Letter” is in violation of Article 12 of EITI’s Articles of Association. In issuing her “Open Letter” and by engaging in “passionate” adversarial advocacy on behalf of the regime in Ethiopia, Short has flagrantly violated EITI's Articles of Association.…

Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

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Will Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in 2014 walk out of the International Criminal Court “for lack of evidence” and declare to the world, “I told you I was innocent. …

Adeola Fayehun: “Keeping It Real With Adeola”

Adeola Fayehun: “Keeping It Real With Adeola”

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Adeola Fayehun works at SaharaTV, where she is the host of "Keeping It Real With Adeola," a weekly satire show that brings African politics to the surface.…

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