Corruption and TPLF

By Azmera Tesfaye: Recent reports of corruption and embezzlement by the Meles & Co. and the ensuing spin on the news seems to have come as a surprise for some innocents. However, Ethiopians who are living under a regime that…

Even Band Aid is not above criticism

Rageh Omaar: Let’s get some things straight: humanitarian operations in the midst of large-scale civil wars where territory is held by rival powers are almost always politicised and misused. The idea that this never happens and that NGOs are never…

Worldwide Memorial Prayer for  H.E. Abune Zena Markos (Amharic pdf)  

Voice of America news broadcasts jammed in Ethiopia

CPJ, March 4, 2010—Voice of America (VOA) reported today that its transmissions to Ethiopia are being electronic jammed. … VOA cited “international shortwave radio monitors” and complaints from listeners in Ethiopia since February 22 about static the U.S. government-funded station’s…

Washington Special Actions Group Meeting

(For your file: Minutes of a meeting, White House Situation Room, 24 April 1974)  Secretary Kissinger: It seems to me that we have to ask ourselves whether, over the long term, Ethiopia’s orientation is our problem. Do we try to…

‘Dead Aid’ : A critical reading

25 Feb (pambazuka.org):  Dambisa Moyo’s ‘Dead Aid’ fails in its attempt to provide a radical critique of ‘aid’, because of Moyo’s unwilingess to conduct it within the framework of political economy, says Samir Amin. ‘The politics of aid, the choice…