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A Magna Carta for Ethiopia?

A Magna Carta for Ethiopia?

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Where did H.I.M. Haile Selassie get his ideas about civil liberties and personal freedoms in the 1955 Revised Ethiopian Constitution?…

Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia!

Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia!

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Karuturi, an Indian agribusiness, is touted to be the world’s largest producer and exporter of cut roses with operations spread across Ethiopia, Kenya and India. …

Who knows about Ethiopia’s perfekt elektion in May 2015?

Who knows about Ethiopia’s perfekt elektion in May 2015?

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Under these circumstances, does it make sense for any Ethiopian opposition party to “compete” with the T-TPLF in the 2015 elektion?…

Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

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According to the World Bank, Ethiopia’s debt for the period 2010-2014 was USD$12.6 billion. According to the IMF, the total government net debt (% of GDP) for Ethiopia for 2013 was 20.165 percent. This general measure is somewhat misleading and likely to understate the real magnitude of the debt.…

The World Bank and Ethiopia’s “Growth and Transformation”

The World Bank and Ethiopia’s “Growth and Transformation”

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I am making the statement to describe the crisis in truth telling by the World Bank and its ilk about Ethiopia's real economic growth. Where does the World Bank get its statistics on Ethiopia’s economic growth anyway?…

World Bank-ruptcy in Ethiopia

World Bank-ruptcy in Ethiopia

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In September 2012, two dozen or so Ethiopian refugees from the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia requested an investigation by the World Bank alleging that they had been forced off their land.…

MLK: “When Will You Be Satisfied?”

MLK: “When Will You Be Satisfied?”

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When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [MLK] gave his “I Have a Dream Speech” in August 1963, he asked the “devotees of civil rights” a simple rhetorical question: “When will you be satisfied?”…

Andargachew Tsgie Before the T-TPLF Inquisition?

Andargachew Tsgie Before the T-TPLF Inquisition?

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Last week, the T-TPLF released a 10-minute and 31-second amateurishly stitched video of “answers” given by Andargachew Tsigie...…

Ethiopian Dreams for 2015 and Beyond

Ethiopian Dreams for 2015 and Beyond

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by Alemayehu G. Mariam: One of the grandiose or grand resolutions I made for the Ethiopian New Year was to “articulate my version (not vision) of the Ethiopian Dream and challenge others to articulate theirs.”…

“We Shall Persevere, Ethiopia!”

“We Shall Persevere, Ethiopia!”

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Eskinder was not merely writing about himself when he declared, “I shall persevere!”. He was also writing on behalf of his fellow imprisoned journalists, bloggers, human rights advocates and other political prisoners.…

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