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Nelson Mandela Was Released From Prison After 27 Years. These 10 Political Prisoners Are Still Waiting

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison over his calls for a colorblind South Africa. He ended up serving 27 years behind bars. Hou...

Ethiopia: Profiles in Journalistic Courage

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Honor Thy Independent Journalists I often write about the trials and tribulations of Ethiopia's independent journalists, sometimes in tones of la...

Waiting for Godot to Leave?

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Waiting for Zenawi, Ethiopia's dictator, to leave is like waiting for Godot to arrive. It ain't happening. He's the only man with the answers, and the patron who makes everything work.