Former Libyan leader the late Muammar Gaddafi, Algeria's President (centre) Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at a NEPAD summit in Sirte, Libya in 2009. Popular Arab revolts have seemingly rattled Mr Zenawi, analysts say. PHOTO | FILE

Is Ethiopian strongman Meles Zenawi shooting in the dark?

By ARGAW ASHINE: Is Meles Zenawi becoming paranoid? Or is he laying the ground for a new round of crackdowns on his government’s favourite targets–the media and the opposition? Ethiopia observers were left... Read more »
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African dictators warned: ‘Your time is up’

(CNN) — Sudanese billionaire and communications mogul Mo Ibrahim has issued a warning to African leaders clinging to power, saying people are no longer prepared to put up with bad governance on... Read more »
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Freedom is not yet free By Binyam Aberra

Article for ethiopiaforums.com by Binyam Aberra : In Ethiopia we are facing national betrayal. The issue at stake is indifference in the face of social disintegration and political arrogance towards people’s coexistence.... Read more »

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship by Alemayehu G.Mariam

Thugogracy in Africa If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, a thugogracy is a government of thieves, for thieves, by thieves. Simply stated, a thugtatorship... Read more »
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Djibouti Plans Protest for Tomorrow, Demand President Ismail Omar Guelleh Resigns

Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) — Opposition parties in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa nation that hosts the only U.S. military base on the continent, plan to demand the resignation of President Ismail Guelleh... Read more »
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Ethiopia – As African Tyrants Fall

By : Alemayehu G. Mariam The Invincible Dictators Mohandas Karmachand Gandhi (The Mahatma or Great Soul) is today revered as a historical figure who fought against colonialism, racism and injustice. But he... Read more »