Ethiopia: EPRDF should ditch democratic centralism to avoid a civil war

(OPride)—When Ethiopia’s current rulers deposed the communist dictatorship of Mengistu Hailemariam in 1991, they promised to usher in a new era of democracy. Over the last 27 years, the platform of the... Read more »

Ethiopia: Extremism and the Struggle for Unity and Democracy

File By Worku Aberra Extremist ethnic nationalism has harmed the struggle for peace, justice, equality, and democracy in Ethiopia. The reason is that extremism fosters conflict, undermines unity, and engenders authoritarianism. For... Read more »

NED Presents Ethiopian Statesman & Scholar Dr. Negasso Gidada

Dr. Negasso Gidada (R) chats with German First Lady Daniela Schadt during a meeting at the German Embassy in Addis Ababa on March 18, 2013. (Getty Images) Tadias Magazine By Tadias Staff... Read more »

Ethiopia’s human rights record scrutinized

Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi shows it is hard to sustain democracy. NAIROBI, Kenya — It has proven notoriously tricky for Africa’s rebel armies to transform themselves into democratic governments and Ethiopia offers... 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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Africa’s Failing Democracies

By Jason McLure When human rights Watch criticized the results of Ethiopia’s May elections, in which the ruling coalition “won” an improbable 545 out of 547 seats, leaders in Addis Ababa didn’t... Read more »