Monthly Archives: June 2006

OLF affirms its commitment for democracy and Ethiopian unity

Below the full text of a speech given in Paris, France, by OLF’s Dr Shigut Geleta on June 17, 2006. Thank you Mr. Chairperson for the nice introduction. As the chairperson said, my name is Shigut Geleta, and I am the Head of Foreign Relations of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Europe. Dear Ladies […]

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Response to Professor Donald Levine’s article: “Tigrayawinet”

By Fikre Tolossa Dear Professor Levine: It seems you are inspiring me these days. Here is another article of mine in response to your latest writing, “Tigrayawinet.” You write: “Whence the dramatic reversal of Tigrayan sentiment, from champions of historic Ethiopia to debunkers of its reality? The story begins following the Liberation from Italian rule […]

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Tigrayawinet

Getz #7, Part II By Donald N. Levine Whence this dramatic reversal of Tigrayan sentiment, from champions of historic Ethiopia to debunkers of its reality? The story begins following the Liberation from Italian rule in 1942. The Tigrayan populace was stressed due to population pressures on increasingly infertile land. Nearly a third of Tigrayans migrated […]

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A comparative analysis of two substitute amendments on HR 4423

By Alemayehu Gebre-Mariam Over the past several months, there has been much discussion and debate over House Resolution (H.R.) 4423 and the two substitute amendments1 offered by New Jersey representatives Christopher Smith (R) Chairman, House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations and Donald Payne (D), ranking minority member of the same committee. […]

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The win-win nature of the Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

By Messay Kebede I would like to add my voice to the ongoing debate and exchange over the creation by some opposition parties of a coalition titled “Alliance for Freedom and Democracy.” The initiative has generated a chain of diverse, contradictory, and sometimes heated reactions, ranging from surprise to outright support and rejection. Unsurprisingly, TPLF […]

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The essense of AFD

By Olaana Abboma AFD (Alliance for Freedom and Democracy) arrived with a bang and took almost everyone by surprise. Its birth had already generated strong reaction among all the stakeholders. Several articles and commentaries were written in this short period of time; mostly pro, a few against. Its arrival is welcomed by the majority as […]

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AFD is a new reason to celebrate

View on the Formation of the Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AFD) Obang O. Metho Anuak Justice Council There is a new reason to celebrate. Something that was never expected to happen has happened. It has caused a cool, refreshing wind of change to start blowing over Ethiopia, from the west to the east, from […]

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