Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

We remember our brother Eskinder Nega There is nothing more the T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) would like to see than the memory of the great Eskinder Nega erased and obliterated from public memory and consciousness. The T-TPLF wants the world to forget Eskinder Nega. They want his memory to fade away […]

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U.S. Senators Speak Loud and Clear: Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia Must Stop!

Last July, Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and declared the ruling Thugtatoship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) regime a “democratic government.” The T-TPLF claimed with a straight face that it had won the 2015 “election” by 100 percent or all 547 seats in “parliament”. The New York Times called it a “sham”. Human Rights […]

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USAID Hunger Games in Ethiopia

Hunger or famine games in Ethiopia? USAID says there is no famine in Ethiopia, only hunger (a/k/a “severe malnutrition”, “food insecurity”, “food scarcity”, “food insufficiency”, “food deprivation”, “severe food shortages”, “chronic dietary deficiency”, “endemic malnutrition”, etc.) caused by El Nino drought. I say there is famine, as in F-A-M-I-N-E! In countless commentaries over the past […]

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USAID and Famine in Ethiopia: What Does Gayle E. Smith Have to Say?

Author’s Note: The following is a true and correct copy of my letter to USAID Administrator Gayle E. Smith dated March 16, 2016, and the response I received from T.C. Cooper, Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs dated April 7, 2016.. My letter questions recent statements made by Ms. Smith regarding the famine in […]

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የኢትዮጵያ ዘውጋዊ ክፍፍሎችና የመፍትሄ ሃሳብ መሳይ ከበደ

ይህ ጽሁፍ በቅርቡ ቪዥን ኢትዮጵያ ከኢሳት ቴሌቪዥን ጋር በመተባበር ባዘጋጀው ጉባኤ ላይ ያቀረብኩት ነው። የኢትዮጵያ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አሁን በስልጣን ላይ ያለውን መንግስት በሰላም ወይም በሃይል ከስልጣን ለማውረድ  ቢችሉም እንኳን፤ ባለፉት 24 አመታት የተዘረጋውን ዘውጋዊ ክፍፍል ለማብረድና ብሄራዊ አንድነትን መልሶ ለመገንባት የሚያስችል ራእይና ፖለቲካዊ መፍትሄ ያስፈልጋቸዋል። በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በስፋት ከሚስተዋሉት ችግሮች ሁሉ ተቀዳሚና እጅግ አስቸጋሪ የሆነው […]

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Hillary’s Inquisition and the Art of Defending the True Democratic Creed

After Bernie Sanders’ crushing victory in the Wisconsin primary (56.6% v. 43.1) on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton landed a low blow challenging Sanders’ political stripes. Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?  Are zebras donkeys (no pun intended)? Is Sanders a democrat with socialist stripes or a socialist with democratic stripes? “Is […]

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The Bantustanization (Kililistanization) of Ethiopia

Author’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of ongoing commentaries that I expect to post regularly under the rubric, “Ethnic Apartheid in Ethiopia”. The twin aims of the series are: 1) to demonstrate beyond a shadow of doubt that the political system created and maintained by the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s […]

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