Monthly Archives: June 2014

Why is Ethiopia the second poorest country on the planet?

Recently, a well-known correspondent for one of the major American media outlets stationed in Ethiopia sent me an email grousing about my article urging boycott of Coca Cola in Ethiopia. He wrote, “I’m sorry to be blunt, but I don’t understand the thrust of this article [on boycotting Coca Cola]. You seem intent on misleading […]

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DLA Piper charges Al Amoudi and cohorts $5,000 for 8 hours of “work”

DLA Piper, the notorious law firm that represents blood thirsty dictators around the world, has been after me for the past several years. So far they have filed 3 lawsuits against me on behalf of Al Amoudi, the Woyanne junta, and their gang of criminals. Today they sent me a file that shows how much […]

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No Country for Ethiopian Human Rights Abusers

The U.S. Justice Department encourages Ethiopians to report human-rights abusers hiding in plain view in America They are hidden in plain view. They have been hiding in plain view in the U.S. for over 30 years. They have been hiding in plain view in the U.S. for just three years. They skulk around most of […]

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Why I am boycotting Ȼoca Ȼola

Coca Cola is NOT the real thing Diaspora Ethiopians are expressing their outrage on social and online media and calling for a boycott of Coca Cola Company for its unethical, arbitrary and unfair dealings with Ethiopia’s pop music superstar Teodros Kassahun (Teddy Afro). They say the Coca Cola Company singled out Teddy and maliciously targeted […]

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ነጻነትነታችን እንደ ዕርዳታ እህል ከምዕራባውያን የሚለገሰን አይደለም — አቶ ኦባንግ ሜቶ

ለአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ በኢትዮጵያ ለሚገኙ የፖለቲካ መሪዎች ያስተላለፈው ግልጽ መልዕክት የተወደዳችሁ በኢትዮጵያ የምትገኙ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ መሪዎች፤ በቅድሚያ ለአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ (አኢጋን) የአክብሮት ሰላምታ በማቅረብ በትግሉ መስክ የምትከፍሉትን መስዋዕትነት የሚያደንቅ መሆኑን ይገልጻል፡፡ በተለይ በአሁኑ ጊዜ የፖለቲካ ምህዳሩ እጅግ ጠብቦ የለም የሚባልበት ደረጃ በደረሰበት ወቅት በምታገኙት ስንጥቅ ሁሉ እየተጠቀማችሁ ለህዝባችሁ የብርሃን ጭላንጭል ስለምትፈነጥቁ አኢጋን ሥራችሁን […]

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Who is afraid of the E(thiopian) bloggers?

 Who is afraid of  Eskinder Nega, Reeyout Alemu, Woubshet Taye, Zone Nine bloggers…? The “dean” of independent Ethiopian journalists and blogger extraordinaire, Eskinder Nega, is serving an 18 year sentence for blogging. The late Meles Zenawi personally ordered Eskinder’s arrest and even determined his sentence. Meles Zenawi feared and hated Eskinder Nega more than any […]

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“በጨለማዋ አህጉር” ዋሻ ጭላንጭል ብርሃን ይታያልን?

ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ  በየጊዜው ተስፋቢስነቷ እየጨመረ የመጣው የአፍሪካ የወደፊት ዕጣ ፈንታአወዛጋቢ ሁኔታን ፈጥሯል፡፡  አንዳንዶቹ ጨለምተኝነትን በሚያንጸባርቅ መልኩ በሙስና በተዘፈቁ መሪዎቿ እና ሥር በሰደደው ጥልቅ ድህነት ሳቢያ በመጥፎ ሁኔታ ላይ ተንጠልጥላ ያለች ዕድለቢስ አህጉር በማለት ሲፈርጇት ሌሎቹ ብሩህ ተስፋ የሚታያቸው ሰዎች ደግሞ በአህጉሩ ለውጥ ለማምጣት ተስፋቸውን በወጣቱ የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ላይ ጥለዋል፡፡      (የጸሐፊው ማስታወሻ፡ ይህ ትችት የአፍሪካ አህጉር ዕጣ ፈንታ በያዝነው ምዕተ ዓመት አጋማሽ ምን እንደሚመስል ለመገምገም ተዘጋጅቶ በፓምባዙካ […]

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Tigrean Opposition to the TPLF

Despite the TPLF’s view of itself as the model of representation of ethnic interests and well-being, the growth of disenchantment is perceptible in Tigray. The proof is that non-violent Tigrean opposition to the TPLF is no longer negligible. Despite a tight control and continuous harassments, the movement known as ARENA is stepping up its criticisms […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel for the “Dark Continent”?

(Author’s note: This commentary appeared on  Pambazuka.org  on May 29, 2014 as part of a mid-century outlook on possible scenarios in Africa. I make my “predictions” debating myself as a political scientist and a defense lawyer.) Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the “Dark Continent”? “Making predictions is hard. Especially about the […]

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