By Yilma Bekele
I could have titled this piece ‘Obama and his Africa peace keepers’ but that would not be fair. Anybody with half a brain can see that I am trying to make my issue to be his problem. Excuse me just because fighting for my right is beneath my dignity there is no reason to impose on him that I am unable to do for whatever reason. Dear Mr. President we Africans are not amused! This is what appeared on The Guardian
By Fekadu Bekele (Ph D) August 19, 2014
Museum provokes mixed emotions: CMHR preview inspiring and heart-wrenching for viewers and storytellers alike
By: Geoff Kirbyson (Winnipeg Free Press )
Ali Saeed, a victim of Ethiopia’s Red Terror, reflects and prays in the Garden of Contemplation in the centre of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights amidst towering windows, large boulders and tragic memories. Saeed was tortured. imprisoned and forced out of his homeland because of his efforts to support Freedom of Speech. His story will be one of many tragic events in history to be displayed in a installation at the museum this fall.
Sadiq A. Abdirahman
As part of President Obama’s comprehensive strategy for engagement in Africa, the first United States and Africa Summit was convened in Washington, DC. All but three of Africa’s heads of states were present. According to the Obama administration, the summit is intended to foster strong economic ties between the United States and African countries. It will show and explain the investment opportunities Africa holds for U.S businesses.
Ethiopian People´s Revolutionary Party (EPRP) Press Release
The US-Africa summit is vintage exercise in futility, a waste of the American taxpayer's money. For this summit, president Obama has invited the dregs and dictator of Africa to Washington DC, to wine and dine and, alas, to praise them by taking of a mirage of an economic growth, democratic progress and a bright future. Fiction par excellence.
Seid Hassan‐ Murray State University
firstname.lastname@example.org August 1, 2014.
Hitherto, I have been reluctant to post a commentary regarding the World Bank’s suggested birr devaluation measure which is still being debated as we speak. I was reluctant partly because my highly received 2010 commentary addressed many of the issues that seem.......
WEINSHET MOLA is a young female political activist and a meber of the Semeyawi party (she is also a member of the National Council) and was recently subjected to a barbaric beating session (right arm broken, skull cracked, body heavily bruised, etc...) in the hands of the regime's police and security force. Weinshet in now held incommunicado. Only last Friday, the police provoked a clash with Muslims praying in the Anwar Mosque of Addis Abeba and rushed into the Mosque in great numbers to beat up, maim and even kill innocent Muslims. In Northern Shoa, repression against Amharas has claimed many lives. Bloggers have been charged with terrorism.
The brutal police of the regime stormed the Anwar Mosque in Addis Abeba and violently beat up numerous Ethiopian Muslims and rounded up many others. The unjustified violence is part of the regime's continuing campaign to break up and stifle the peaceful protest of Ethiopian Muslims for their basic human and democratic rights. One report indicates that at least one person has been critically wounded from a gunshot. For very long now the repressive regime has been trying to break and halt the peaceful protest from aggrieved Muslims.