The business of Obama’s visit to Ethiopia

The business of Obama’s visit to Ethiopia

June 21,2015 As Obama’s visit to Ethiopia in July is announced, mixed reactions resonated among politicized Ethiopians in social media. For some, Barrack Obama’s visit to Addis Ababa is undesirable. And they took their furious disapproval campaign to social media platform, mainly twitter,on grounds of Ethiopia’s government shocking record as it relates to human rights […]

Making Sense of an Electoral Score of 100 Percent

Making Sense of an Electoral Score of 100 Percent

Messay Kebede June 2,2015 According to the National Election Board of Ethiopia, the result of last week’s national election is that the EPRDF has achieved a complete victory by grabbing all the parliamentary seats. The same board and the Woyanne government qualified the result as a triumph of democracy, which leads one to assume that […]

I Can’t Hear You, Wendy Sherman!

I Can’t Hear You, Wendy Sherman!

By Almariam almariam Published onMay 31, 2015 Echoes of deceit On May 24, 2015, Ethiopia had an “election”. On May 27, 2015, the Associated Press reported that “early results” of ballot counts showed the ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (T-TPLF) had won 100 percent of 442 parliamentary seats. Is there any doubt […]

US on collision course with China in the Red Sea

US on collision course with China in the Red Sea

By Abukar Arman Middle East Monitor May 30,2015 Two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention recently. John Kerry became the first US Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, whilst China has negotiated the construction of a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti. These two “symbolic” and substantive developments […]