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Ethiopia Corruption

Ethiopian Groundhog Year 2010

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

Groundhog Year in Prison Nation In December 2008, I wrote a weekly column entitled "Groundhog Year in Prison Nation" summarizing some of my weekly co...

Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls, (Part IV)

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

Note: This is the fourth installment in a series of commentaries I intend to offer on U.S. foreign policy (or lack thereof as some would argue) in Eth...

The Raw Machismo of Dictatorship

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

It was a remarkable display of raw machismo: "My way or the highway... or jail!" It was a one-man political theatre, a monologue about absolute power,...

Africorruption, Inc.

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

Corruption in Ethiopia and many parts of Africa is the principal business of the state. Effective anti-corruption efforts require an active democratic culture based on the rule of law and a vigilant citizenry.