Collective Punishment by Internet Clampdown

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Internet

By Prof. Al Mariam

Last week, for the third time in the past year, the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) unplugged the internet.

The reasons are a bit fuzzy. Some T-TPLF officials say the shutdown aims to prevent “student cheating on national exams”. During a similar clampdown last year, T-TPLF spokesman said the internet was unplugged because “social media have proven to be a distraction for students.”

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US should drop out of UN Human Rights Council

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UNHCR

By Prof. Al Mariam

Last week, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in an op-ed piece, openly questioned whether the U.N. “Human Rights Council actually supports human rights or is merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their membership to whitewash brutality.” She charged, “The victims of the world’s most egregious human rights violations are ignored by the very organization that is supposed to protect them.”

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Indexing Ethiopia

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Top Five Fallers

By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: Last week, Vision of Humanity issued its 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI). Its report on Ethiopia is certainly the most distressing though unequivocal, straightforward and clear-cut. The state of peace worsened in Ethiopia more than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa, and arguably the rest of the world.

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This World is Led by Immoral Scoundrels

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Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director General

By Meskelu Ayele

The translator’s note – I would like to thank Meskelu Ayele, an outstanding writer on opposition websites in recent times, for his amazingly superb, timely, and brief piece of writing he made us read this morning. I am really wordless to express my gratification during and after my reading of his piece. He concisely reminded me of my almost ‘agelong’ readings on the subject he directly mentioned and indirectly alluded in his short and precise message. I also tried to imply this subject of world leaders in my recent letter entitled “WHO is falling headlong into the Abyss of Decadence?” which was posted on many websites.

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WHO is Going to Fall Headlong into an Abyss of Decadence?

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom

By Netsanet Zeleke

Well, I perfectly recognize the fact that people like me have no power to change the natural or the unnatural, if you will, course of things that may negatively affect billions of people on our planet. But, thanks God, we are, at least, able to air our grievances and feelings whenever we need to do so. This letter from the heart of ‘Ethiopia’, Addis Ababa, is hence, meant to express some timely concerns about who is leading WHO to its demise. As a matter of fact, the demise of an entity/organization may not necessarily happen overnight or may be escaped by hypocrisy and self-righteousness either. Therefore, WHO is free to “elect” Dr. Tedros Adhanom of TPLF, not of Ethiopia, as its GD.

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