Ethiopia: The Moral Hazard of U.S. Policy in Africa (Part I)

Ethiopia: The Moral Hazard of U.S. Policy in Africa (Part I) By Alemayehu G. Mariam Note: In an ongoing commentary, the author examines the Obama Administration’s policy in Africa. Moral Hazard and... 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 »

Out of Touch in the Horn of Africa? by Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Berlin Conference of 2009 In 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened by the European imperial powers to carve out colonial territories in Africa. It was called the “Scramble for Africa”. In... Read more »

Africa’s Youths United Can Never be Defeated By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Africa’s Youths United Can Never be Defeated Mubarak, Irhal! By Alemayehu G. Mariam A specter is haunting Africa and the Middle East – the specter of an awesome army of youths on... Read more »
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After the Fall of African Dictatorships by Alemayehu G. Mariam

After the Fall from the Wall What happens to Africa after the mud walls of dictatorship come tumbling down and the palaces of illusion behind those walls vanish? Will Africa be like... 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 »
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Waiting for Godot to Leave? : by Alemayehu G. Mariam

Last week, a couple of interesting political statements grabbed the cyber headlines. One was a truly entertaining piece entitled “Letter from Ethiopia,” by the indomitable Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega. Eskinder’s “Letter” sought... Read more »

Ethiopia: Information Without Interference

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets,” fretted Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, as he summed up the informative powers of an independent... Read more »