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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.…

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.…

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