Obama’s US Horn Africa Policies Driven to the Ground

By Amanuel Biedemariam, How can one measure US policy successes or failures? What are US interests in the Horn of Africa? How it is pursued and how effective is it? What did President Obama’s visit to Kenya and Ethiopia signal? Furthermore, can US interest in the HOA only be seen through the lenses of fighting […]

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US Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections

By Freedom House, IN RESPONSE to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credible, Freedom House issued the following statement: “Under Secretary Sherman’s comments today were woefully ignorant and counter-productive,” said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice […]

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Ethiopia and The Failed State Documentary

By Alemayehu G. Mariam, RECENTLY, a 54-minute video “Ethiopia, A Failed State Documentary” was released on YouTube. The documentary presents evidence and analysis few Ethiopians would dare discuss openly because of the sheer nightmarish nature of the issues raised. The extraordinary documentary grabs by the tusk the biggest elephant in the room: The disintegration of […]

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U.S. Ignoring Ethiopia to Become a Failing State (Documentary)

By E – Veracity, ETHIOPIA is at a crossroad. The internal social-economic and religious inter-relationship is in turmoil. Much of the conflict is along ethnic lines that have been ever growing since the current government’s grasp to power. The current government in Ethiopia has been in power for a total of almost 24 years, and […]

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Dear President Obama, LAST December the people of the United States have witnessed an historic moment which gives them yet another opportunity to contemplate on the stark dichotomy in the complex dynamic of the US global role played by its various state institutions. The stunning US Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA has barely […]

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Why We Should Keep Out of Somalia’s Affairs

By Michael Shank (Special to CNN) Last weekend, in response to a deadly attack on the Turkish embassy in Somalia that killed three and wounded nine, the U.S. government responded by saying that, “this cowardly act will not shake our commitment to continue working for the brighter, more democratic and prosperous future the people of Somalia deserve.” The […]

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