Monthly Archives: September 2006

Post-Election 2005 Ethiopia: A Sketch of Political Trends and Follies

By Assafa Endeshaw 1. The available accounts and reports suggest that nearly all the political parties and groups were resigned to the probability that the outcome of the 2005 elections in Ethiopia might confirm the TPLF/EPRDF’s grip on power. The ruling groups had no doubt that the elections would go the same way as previous […]

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Proposal for the creation of a transitional government in exile

Ethiopian Review Editorial Now that the Meles regime has ignored the AFD’s call for a national reconciliation conference, the next step is for the AFD to go ahead and set up a transitional government in exile. A plan could be already in the works behind the scene. If it is, we believe that public discussions […]

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Haregewoin Teferra: The whole world in her home

By Curtis Sittenfeld | Salon.com For Melissa Fay Greene, the enormity of the AIDS orphan crisis in Africa became impossible to ignore one Sunday morning in August 2000. After reading an article in the New York Times estimating that more than 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa had lost parents to AIDS — and that […]

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On the Trial of the Kaliti Detainees

Further response to the critic of Getz #5 By Donald N. Levine In my June 18 response to the engaging letter of Tibebu Bekele, published in Addis Fortune two weeks earlier, I commented on problems of Ethiopia’s judiciary. Regarding the trial of the Kaliti detainees I said, “If legitimate procedures are not respected by the […]

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A Day in Ethiopia’s Nech Sar National Park

By AshenafiAssefa Media ETHIOPIA Photo Correspondent I was recently in Arba Minch town some 500km south of Addis, for two weeks fieldwork at the Arba Minch Hospital. You may wonder how the flood is going on up there, as the media is propagating about the heavy rain basically in the south. This is a dry […]

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The AFD is created in response to the crying of the Ethiopian people for unity and democracy

This time around we may make it By Lealem Yitayew The recent development in the alliance of forces in Ethiopian politics has initiated hot discussions among Ethiopians. The emergence of AFD has divided Ethiopians into opposite camps. Many Ethiopians see the AFD as the Ethiopian people’s prayer answered. Others have mixed feelings ranging from outright […]

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This time around we may make it The AFD is created in response to the crying of the Ethiopian people for unity and democracy

This time around we may make it By Lealem Yitayew The recent development in the alliance of forces in Ethiopian politics has initiated hot discussions among Ethiopians. The emergence of AFD has divided Ethiopians into opposite camps. Many Ethiopians see the AFD as the Ethiopian people’s prayer answered. Others have mixed feelings ranging from outright […]

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