Archive for November, 2011

The Secret War: Tense ties plagued Africa operations

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The U.S. operators were in trouble. Deep trouble. Along with some Ethiopian troops, a “really small” number of U.S. personnel were hunting a high-value target near the town of Bargal in Somalia’s autonomous Puntland region when they came under heavy fire that not only prevented them from killing or capturing ...

A chance to show off another side of Ethiopia

Monday, November 28th, 2011

ATHLETICS/GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN: OVER THE course of its remarkable 11-year history, the organisers of the Great Ethiopian Run have experimented with various ways of starting the race. To judge by the slightly chaotic scenes on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa yesterday, though, there’s still a little bit of work left for ...

Why is Ethiopia poor?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

First, Why is Africa Poor?  George Ayittey, the renowned Ghanaian economist and president of the Free Africa Foundation swears that “Africa is poor because she is not free”. Like Ayittey, Robert Guest, business editor for The Economist, in his book The Shackled Continent (2004), declares that "Africans are poor because they are poorly ...

Patriot Yenesew Gebre: Give me Liberty or Give me Death!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Give me liberty or give me death! On 11/11/11, Yenesew Gebre, a 29-year-old Ethiopian school teacher and human rights activist set himself ablaze outside a public meeting hall in the town of Tarcha located in Dawro Zone in Southern Ethiopia. He died three days later from his injuries. In an interview ...

Ethiopian man burns himself to death in protest

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

By Angus Stickler | November 16, 2011 Activist Yenesaw Gebre Events in Ethiopia have taken a disturbing turn following reports that a teacher in his late 20s burnt himself alive last week in protest against the ongoing brutal clampdown on dissent in the country. According to reports Yenesew Gebre made ...

Wikileaks’ Ethiopia Files

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Ethiopia Bombs Itself, Blames Eritrea                                                        by THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN                                 Recently released ...

To Catch Africa’s Biggest Thieves Hiding in America!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

By Alemayehu G. Mariam | November 7, 2011  A Plague of Thieves Visited on Africa For the past four decades, a plague of cold-blooded thieves has descended upon Africa like a swarm of blood sucking ticks. These thieves masquerading as leaders have been trafficking in Africa’s natural resources and trading in ...