Tag archive for ‘Ethiopia’
By MGoth On Monday, May 6th, 2013

Ethiopia: Shadowboxing Smoke and Mirrors

Alemayehu G Mariam: Meles Zenawi when he was alive and his apostles today (“Melesistas”) keep playing us in the Diaspora like a cheap fiddle. They make us screech, shriek, scream and shout by simply showing More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Ethiopia says preparing to pull troops out of Somalia

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will withdraw its troops from Somalia soon, its prime minister said on Tuesday, voicing frustration with the Mogadishu government and African Union peacekeeping More...

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By Frazer Michael On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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The Audacity of Evil in Ethiopia

Alemayehu G Mariam Triumph of Evil? “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, said Edmund Burke. But what happens when evil triumphs over a good young woman journalist More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Ethiopia:Official complaint to the Ethiopia Election Board

To: the Ethiopia Election Board         Addis Ababa         Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic Prime Minister Office         Federal Affair Minister Office         Ethiopian Defence Force   More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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Ethiopia:Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu wins 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Paris, 16 April – Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu is the winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Ms Alemu was recommended by an independent international jury of More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Ethiopia:Meles Foundation launched

The Meles Foundation, established in honour of Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, was inaugurated on 6th April at the African Union in the presence of high-level dignitaries including Prime Minister More...

By Frazer Michael On Monday, April 8th, 2013

Ethiopia: Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne

Last April, I wrote a “Special Tribute to My Personal Hero Eskinder Nega”.  In that tribute, I groped for words as I tried to describe this common Ethiopian man of uncommon valor, an ordinary journalist of More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 5th, 2013

Ethiopia:This is the true reality in Somali regional state: not what the regional propaganda machineries depict

We have got hold of a study carried out by a foreign consultant about the reality in Somali regional state. Unlike what daily being broadcasted and posted by the Ethiopian Somali Television (ESTV) and Cakaranews More...

By MGoth On Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Ethiopia: The UK Government Project Liyu Police Peace and Development Programme

The Peace and Development Programme: Overarching Theory of Change   The Somali Region does not suffer from major armed conflict and prospects for armed conflict on a significant scale are considered unlikely. More...

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By Frazer Michael On Monday, April 1st, 2013

Ethiopia:Ethiopian isaq community Report;What they do not want you to hear


By MGoth On Monday, April 1st, 2013

Ethiopia: Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist (“Missile Man of India”)  and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Ethiopia:Let ‘Same-Wade’ (good-riddance) Objective Bear fruit

Just a few days ago, the Somali Regional President, Abdi Mohamed Omar, launched an extensive official tour throughout the 8 districts the Isaq Ethiopian Somali Community resides. This official tour exactly coincided More...

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By MGoth On Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Somalia:Ethiopia Leaves A Vacuum

March 22, 2013: The government considers al Shabaab done as a major military force and is now considered a threat as bandits and terrorists. The AU (African Union) peacekeepers and government troops continue to More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Somalia: AU Somali force readies for possible Ethiopia pullout

African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia withdraw more soldiers from the region, their commander said Thursday. “We have in place contingent More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, March 16th, 2013

New Political Strategics In Ethiopian Zone Five Region

For the first time in its recent history, the Somali administration of the Ethiopian Zone 5 region is trying both hands-on-the job and establishment of decentralized state management in areas it assumed before. Regional More...

By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013

Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

Dam War of Words Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country More...

By MGoth On Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Muslims engaged in the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement? In her recent commentary in the New York Times Book Review, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Somaliland: What Kind Of Lesson We Can Learn From Ethiopia!

“Meles we commit to fulfill your vision” a note on a pill board in Addis-Ababa. It is hard to believe that Ethiopia once was one of traditionally famine, drought and economically decrepit nations in the horn More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Ethiopia: The prototype democratic state in the making

Conventional wisdom  says that democracy has been a Holy Grail that generations of Africans have been pursuing. And yet, it is very difficult to tell with certainty what African intellectuals and politicians mean More...

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By Frazer Michael On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Africa: Is Ethiopia a police state?

By Ethiopiawi It was some time ago, while browsing the Internet, that I chanced upon the somalilandpress website. Since then, I have visited it often. I am curious to know what the neighbors of the oldest independent More...