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Donald Trump

Kudos! Trump’s First Year Human Rights Record in…

29 December, 2017

By Prof. Al Mariam Author’s Note: In this commentary, I offer a personal review of the Trump administration’s human rights record in Africa in 2017. On December 21, 2017, with little fanfare, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017 for targeted sanctions “declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world.”


Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia-Win-Et: Understanding the Mind of the Mas…

25 December, 2017

By Prof. Al Mariam As long as people believed in ‘a bright future,’ they fought side by side irrespective of nationality – common questions first and foremost! But when doubt crept into people’s hearts, they began to depart, each to his own national tent – let every man count only upon himself! The ‘national question’ first and foremost! Marxism and the National Question J. V. Stalin

Political Analysis

Deaf Ear! Blind Eye!

Deaf Ear! Blind Eye! Do Not Advance Security (Part…

22 December, 2017

- Seizing a golden opportunity for change in Ethiopia Aklog Birara (Dr) Ethiopians are used to “deaf ear and blind eye” with regard to the international community in general and Ethiopian regime “strategic allies,” especially the United States and the European Union with regard to gross human rights violations in Ethiopia. Even under the worst of conditions, including massacres of innocent civilians by Ethiopian federal and security forces, these friends continue to issue innocuous and timid statements. It is time...




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