Monthly Archives: November 2009

Birds of the same feather flock together: the case of Engineer Hailu Shawl

Finally Ato Hailu Shawl found his niche after a long and hard s By Obo Arada Shawl – November 13, 2009 Name: Hailu Shawl Address: unknown/undetermined Title: Engineer Desire: HIM = Hailu-Issaias-Meles = His Imperial Majesty     It is … Continue reading

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Isaias Afeworki and the Cost of Flexing and Frightening

Threatening the mere existence of united Ethiopia November 10, 2009  By Alex Birhanu – In today’s Eritrea, a country of 5 million people, the acute needs are becoming boundless by the day as this tiny nation is continuously slipping … Continue reading

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Blood Coffee – Coming to a Café Near You

Blood Coffee Coming to Coffee Shops Near You By Alem Mamo “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. Much has been said about the curse of natural resources in … Continue reading

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Our Saviour is NOT America! ( a brief reply to Mesfin Makonen and others like him)

Dereje Tekaligne I recently read in the EEDN Ato Mesfin Makonen (otherwise an honourable man who keeps us informed on how the US Congress deals with our fate) informing all of us that the recent document signed by Engineer Hailu … Continue reading

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Washington Update November 5, 2009

The whole world is now aware of the political situation in Ethiopia because once again the Ethiopian people are staring at a situation of mass starvation.  Famines are not unique to Ethiopia.  All recent ones in the world, like the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing “opposition”: Opportunism, Betrayal, and Tyranny In Ethiopian Politics

“He who has lost honour can lose nothing more.”  —Publilius Syrus The term ‘honour’ comes from the Latin honos in which a person is assessed based on the individual’s actions, mainly his or her honesty, dignity and integrity. The recent … Continue reading

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