Ethiopia: Mayday (S.O.S.) in August for the T-TPLF!

Ethiopia: Mayday (S.O.S.) in August for the T-TPLF!

Mayday in August… Al-Mariam August 21,2017 “These perpetual little panics of the French – which all arise from fear of the moment when they will really have to learn the truth – give one a much better idea of the Reign of Terror. We think of this as the reign of people who inspire terror; […]

Corruption: Seven Recommendations from Way Back

Corruption: Seven Recommendations from Way Back

By Kebour Ghenna Desta August 18,2017 Today, let’s talk about corruption… at least that’s the buzz in the streets. A creepy thing happens when a nation allows itself to be ruled by kleptocrats. I say creepy because such rule is intrinsically shaky, as there is no longer any moral or political justification to bind the […]

The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia…

The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia…

The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia -Part I Al-Mariam August 13,2017 Introduction to the series… This rather long and somewhat discursive introduction to the ongoing series I have dubbed “The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia: Policy Options” [hereinafter “policy options series”] is necessary to set the stage for what I hope will be […]

The T-TPLF’s Corruption Prosecution Con Game

The T-TPLF’s Corruption Prosecution Con Game

Author’s Note: If I assembled all of the commentaries I wrote on the T-TPLF’s corruption, it would comprise of at least two solid volumes. Back in 2013, I commented extensively on the range of T-TPLF corrupt practices in a number of sectors of the Ethiopian economy and society based on the World Bank’s 448-page report, […]

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