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Ethiopia Wikileaks

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.

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.