Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Ethnicization of Ethiopian Politics: Origins and Significance

By Messay Kebede

Nota Bene: While reading this paper, which I prepared for the forum on ‘Ethnicity and National Identity in Ethiopia,’ organized by the Ethiopian Students Association at Harvard, I ask the reader to bear in mind that my …

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Meles Zenawi’s war with Somalia: A gimmick to divert attention from Ethiopia’s internal political tension

By Abdi Galgalo

With the world focused on an imminent all-out civil war looming in Iraq and the Middle East at large, the warlords in the horn of Africa are gearing up to show the world the mother of all …

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The Jihadists are coming! The Jihadist are coming…

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Here we go again! Trot out the Somali jihadist bogeyman (aya jibo). Get out the smoke machine and mirrors. Show time! Act I: Narrator Zenawi: “Somalia is becoming a haven for terrorist. The sheiks of terror …

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The Clash of Generations Between: Response to Prof. Maru Gubena

By Yinegal Belachew

I read Dr. Maru Gubena’s article with a lot of interest. This interest came because we both belong to the same generation he called ‘Golden Period Generation’ and share more or less the same experiences. It would …

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The revitalization of Ethiopia’s painful memories of the 1970s: The clash of generations

Part I

Before you “my readers” commence reading this article, let me just say a few things about it, its objectives and the complex issues that are assessed.

The writing of the paper was completed in early October 2006, when …

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Outsourcing the Somali war to a Tigrean warlord

By Haile Kassahun

War in the Horn of Africa appears imminent. If large-scale violence breaks out, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and the Bush administration will bear major responsibility for the ensuing chaos and human suffering.

Zenawi, who already …

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The Ethiopian dictator drags the country into a regional war

We Ethiopians are proud of our rich culture, long history, 3,000-year civilization, and keeping the country free of colonialists. Ethiopia is also known for not violating the territories of other countries. When Somalia had invaded Ethiopia more than twice in …

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Europe’s double standard towards Ethiopia and Africa as a whole

By Aie Zi Guo

As always I fail to understand the type of language that sinks into the mind of diplomats. Against this suspicion please allow me to be straight forward. Writing course language has not been my inner self. …

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The real story behind the Ethiopian regime vs. Starbucks brawl over trademark

Oxfam, an international NGO, has launched a massive petition drive demanding Starbucks to allow the government of Ethiopia trademark its famous coffee bean names–Sidamo, Harar and Yirgacheffe. Starbucks then has to pay a huge amount of money in royalty fees …

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Getz # 10 – And In Conclusion

By Donald N. Levine

November 2006. One year later. One year since the breakdown of summit talks between GOE and CUD leaders. One year since the call for another round of nonviolent protests, which triggered rounds of indiscriminate killings. One …

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U.S Congress: Briefing on human rights in Ethiopia

Text of Presentation by Judge Wolde-Michael Meshesha, Vice-Chairman of the Inquiry Commission on Post-Electoral Violence

Mr. Chairman, I would have liked to come and make my presentation in person. I regret that I could not have made it.

Mr. Chairman, …

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Kanazawa’s flawed theory about relations between IQ and poverty

By Theodros Atlabachew

The recent “Scientific research finding” on the low IQs of Africans in general and Ethiopians in particular by a man called Satoshi Kanazawa associated with the London School Of Economics (LSE) is not less than a wild …

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Farewell, Mr. Hastert! Good Bye, Mr. Armey! So long, Mr. Zenawi!

By Alemayehu GebreMariam

How the tables can turn…

When Mr. Hastert bottled H.R. 5680 in the International Relations Committee just before the midterm recess, most supporters of the bill were deeply disappointed, and angry. We had labored long and hard …

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Kanazawa's bogus theory on national IQ

By Daniel Alemu

In the November 2006 issue of the British Journal of Health Psychology, entitled “Mind the gap in intelligence: Re-examining the relationship between inequality and health, author Satoshi Kanazawa from the London School of Economics and Political Science …

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Kanazawa’s bogus theory on national IQ

By Daniel Alemu

In the November 2006 issue of the British Journal of Health Psychology, entitled “Mind the gap in intelligence: Re-examining the relationship between inequality and health, author Satoshi Kanazawa from the London School of Economics and Political Science …

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Student Shot Dead By Federal Police Officer in Addis Ababa

On Sunday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 pm, a sophomore student from Admas College was killed by a federal police officer on Bole Road.

According to sources, Bereket Hadgu, 24, was shot through the back while walking with friends, who were …

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Female genital mutilation down to 38 percent in Ethiopia

Ethiopian women reject genital cutting

Stephanie Welsh / Amnesty Österreich / afrol News

afrol News, 2 November – A recent survey reveals that a large majority of Ethiopian women believe that the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) …

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Low IQs are Africa’s curse, says economics lecturer

The Observer

LONDON – The London School of Economics is embroiled in a row over academic freedom after one of its lecturers published a paper alleging that African states were poor and suffered chronic ill-health because their populations were less …

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