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Ethiopia Inquiry Commission

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship

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

In a thugtatorship, the purpose of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population scarce resources necessary for basic survival.

Out of Touch in the Horn of Africa?

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

The Berlin Conference of 2009 In 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened by the European imperial powers to carve out colonial territories in Africa...

Ethiopia: Remember the Slaughter of November (2005)!

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

Cruel November November is a cruel month. Bleak, woeful, and grim is the month of November in the melancholy verse of Thomas Hood: No warmth, no ch...

The Fire Next Time

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

It is all so obvious. Ethiopia's opposition leaders are being set up for a final coup de grâce as they stand helplessly crying out for democracy and the rule of law.