Ethiopia: Is OPDO the new opposition party? An Appraisal

Ethiopia is reeling from stubborn anti-government protests and growing fissures within the ruling party. The economy is not doing so well either. High inflation, shortage of foreign currency, and lagging exports prompted... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba inherits 2014 Boston win, but not the prize

Distance runner Buzunesh Deba, of Ethiopia, participates in a Boston Marathon media availability Friday, April 14, 2017, in advance of Monday’s race in Boston. By Jimmy Golen, AP sports writer Buzunesh Deba... Read more »

The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: In this commentary, I take a careful look at the “very sophisticated report from the Embassy [of Ethiopia]” submitted for the record at the “Democracy Under Threat in... Read more »

Ethiopian Dinaw Mengestu wins the 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature

Former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic awarded $100,000 for lifetime achievement Novelist Dinaw Mengestu receives $25,000 Creative Promise Prize New York, NY, February 22, 2011  The Vilcek Foundation is... Read more »