Monthly Archives: February 2006

The moral high ground

At the moment, the exemplary work for the respect of the peoples vote in Ethiopia is being carried out by the European Union representatives, while US foreign policy is being driven by a single issue, “war on terrorism”, in the African context By Kebede D Gashaw Long before the May elections in Ethiopia, the European […]

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Should the United States rein in Ethiopia?

By Scott Morgan It is now apparent that the State Department is very cautious in its dealings with the Ethiopian Government. Sadly it appears that being timid and cautious are more important than addressing abuses and maintaining peace. After the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the US Government found itself in the position of […]

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Why Meles CAN NOT Weather the Political Storms

By T. Mesfin On February 15, 2005 C. Bryson Hull of Reuters wrote a curious piece under the heading, “Ethiopia’s Meles can weather political storms.” The “analysis” is very likely a well-timed plant. Hull may not have done it deliberately, but it is a clever piece of disinformation being pushed by regime propagandists. The disinformers […]

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Sharing the sources of my anxiety

A critical look at the responses and strategies of Ethiopians to decades of political repression, divisive ethnic policy, continuing impoverishment and territorial disintegration Before embarking on the issues to be explored in the coming article, let me make a few key remarks related to the historic, remarkable and indeed ridiculous measures undertaken recently by the […]

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Doctors Without Borders Responds to Meningitis Outbreak in Southern Ethiopia

MSF Field Report Cases of meningitis were reported during the first week of January in the Welayita region of the Kendo Kocha and Bolo Sore woredas (administrative units), in southern Ethiopia. In four weeks, the total number of cases reached 89 in Kendo Kocha, including 13 deaths, and 52 in Boloro Sore, with three deaths. […]

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From the perspective of a political prisoner’s sister

By Elizabeth Nega What is next? We have read multiple articles by scholars, citizens and political groups about the May 15/05 elections and its aftermath. Ethiopians are united in their desire to see the democratic process continue and to stop brutality and human right abuses in Ethiopia. The Diaspora community has concentrated its effort in […]

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Meles Ready to Trade Prisoners for Aid

By T. Mesfin Reliable European Union sources tell us Meles Zenawi is in dire straights. He is putting up a brave, tough face in public while desperately pleading with European and American donors to keep the aid money flowing. The situation is so bad that diplomats are looking for a face-saving formula to get him […]

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