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Getting to know me better.

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Getting to know me better. By Yilma Bekele I am in the process of weaning myself from my daily dose of reading about the madness of Woyane. It is not easy. After over two decades of being visually, mentally and spiritually assaulted regarding the evil nature of the Tigray peoples liberation front I am desperately […]

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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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The angry children of Ethiopia.

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The angry children of Ethiopia. By Yilma Bekele We really are a special people. No matter how far we go one eye is always on Ethiopia. The last few days we saw something we did not like. Ethiopians on all four corners of the world saw it at the same time. We were universally sad […]

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Leveling the playing field in Ethiopia

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By Yilma Bekele The press release was short and to the point. It was only six paragraphs long and was written in a matter of fact way. There were no trumpets blaring, no press conference with TV lights and no lavish dinner to commemorate the event. The announcement reminded me of the proverb ‘best things […]

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OLF and Ethiopia

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By Yilma Bekele The news that the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has decided to struggle for freedom in consort with all Democratic forces in Ethiopia is the best Christmas present the Ethiopian people gave themselves. There is no question we are entering a new chapter in our struggle to be free like any other human […]

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Ethiopia: Kangaroo Justice for Two Swedish Journalists

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Alemayehu G. Mariam Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye in Kangaroo Court  The old adage is that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Could it be said equally that arrogance excuses ignorance of the law? Dictator-in-chief Meles Zenawi recently proclaimed the guilt of freelance Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye on charges of “terrorism” while […]

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Out of Touch in the Horn of Africa?

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By Alemayehu G. Mariam The Berlin Conference of 2009 In 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened by the European imperial powers to carve out colonial territories in Africa. It was called the “Scramble for Africa”. In 2009, another Berlin Conference was convened by a high level group of diplomats (referring to themselves as the “partners”) […]

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Ethiopia: Beware of Those Bearing Olive Branches!

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Alemayehu G. Mariam Beware of Those Who Bear Olive Branches “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,” goes the old saying. I say beware of those bearing fake olive branches. In many societies, “extending an olive branch” symbolizes an act of reconciliation, goodwill and peace. In ancient Greece and Rome, people gave each other olive branches as […]

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