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Ethiopia Democracy

Ethiopia: "So What!"

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

Dictator Meles Zenawi recently responded to questions about his so-called Growth and Transformation Plan by igniting into spontaneous self-combustion. It was vintage Zenawi.

Interview With Birtukan Midekssa

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

Note: Except for elements inserted in the nature of narrative license, syntax and independently established facts, this "interview" is based on Englis...

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.

The Democracy Before Democracy in Africa

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

As Ghana was the original model of the one-man, one-party state in Africa, Ghana today could be the model of constitutional multiparty democracy in Africa.

Ethiopia: The Future of the Future Country, Part I

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

Ethiopia's future cannot be left to a few politicians or intellectuals. The values of freedom and human rights have taken root among Ethiopian youth. They will be leading our country's march into a glorious future.

Ethiopia: Birtukan, Invictus! (Unconquered)

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

On December 29, 2008, almost a year ago to the day, the only woman political party leader in Ethiopia's 3,000-year history was manhandled and abducted to prison.