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Ethiopia Human Rights

How A World Bank Translator Became A Hunted Man

The Huffington Post | Sasha Chavkin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

This is the latest installment of "Evicted and Abandoned," a year-long examination of the hidden toll of development financed by the World Bank. The p...

A Declaration in Defense of Human Rights in Ethiopia

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

John F. Kennedy said: "Those who make peaceful change impossible, make a violent revolution inevitable." The English colonial government made peacefu...

"C'est la Vie? C'est la Vie en Prison!"

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

When Meles Zenawi, the arch dictator in Ethiopia, was asked about Birtukan's health in his prison on March 23, 20e0, he was comically philosophical ab...

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...

Putting Lipstick on a Pig, Ethiopian Style

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

You can wrap an old fish (see: dictatorship) in a piece of paper and call it "democracy" but after 20 years it stinks to high heaven.