Monthly Archives: April 2002

The zonal and woreda elections 2001 in Hadiya and Gedeo

By Siegfried Pausewang “We have the right to vote. We have registered, we have voting cards. But we can not make use of our right, because our candidates are not there. We demand our right to vote.” It is voting day. But these people are not on their way to the voting station. Their speakers, […]

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Local elections in the southern region of Ethiopia

Ethiopia 2001: Local elections in the southern region Preface Two stories told: The 2001 local elections in Kambata, Tambaro, Hadiya and sidama The contestants Elections and the concern for individual and communal safety Expectations unfulfilled The election campaign Joint committees Withdrawal and cancellation of opposition candidates The role of armed guards Kebele and woreda officials […]

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Face the Facts: The Recent Ethio-Eritrea Boundary Decision in the Eyes of International Law

By Yohannes Chane Metiku April 2002 Third World jurists have the uncomfortable task of interpreting and applying “International Law”, which for the most part is made, shaped, twisted or even often times abused in line with the national interests of greater powers. (Presumably two of the five distinguished jurists composing the Ethio-Eritrean Boundary Commission are […]

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Seven projects for Ethiopia’s recovery

By Donald N. Levine April 2002 Radical politics and civil strife have transformed the face of the Ethiopian nation over the past quarter of a century. Besides drastic changes at home, refugees to more than a dozen countries have formed a diaspora which numbers somewhere between one and 1.5 million people. As Ethiopia’s refugees established […]

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Home Sweet Home – Part II

By Adugnaw Worku A year ago this month, I was in Ethiopia enjoying the company of friends and loved ones. And now a year later, I am reliving the experience and wishing that I could still be there. On the flight from Rome to Addis Ababa, I was sitting next to a European married to […]

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