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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EthiopiaWIN.et and Tewdros Kassa-hun

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Teddy Afro

By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: This month the Ethiopian popular music megastar Tewdros “Teddy Afro” Kassahun released his “Ethiopia” album, which quickly topped the World Albums Billboard chart during the week of May 15. This “commentary” consists of an English translation of Tewdros’ recent Amharic interview with reporter Elias Meseret of EthioNewsflash following the release of that album.

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Glimpses of Trump’s Foreign (Human Rights) Policy in Africa

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New Rules

By Prof. Al Mariam

“Guiding all of our foreign policy actions are our fundamental values: our values around freedom, human dignity, the way people are treated. These are our values … not our policies … Policies change … our values never change.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, “Remarks to U.S. Department of State Employees”, May 3, 2017.

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US doesn't need Ethiopia in its war on terror in the Horn of Africa

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Ethiopian troops in Baidoa, Somalia.

By Prof. Al Mariam

Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to “reaffirm key U.S. military alliances” and engage with strategic partners.” Mattis only visited the tiny nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa where the U.S. maintains its largest military base. Ethiopia was conspicuously absent from the “strategic partner” lineup.

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The Good Kops/Bad Kops T-TPLF Con Game (Over) in Ethiopia

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T-TPLF Con Game

By Prof. Al Mariam

“Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

The length to which the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation (T-TPLF) will go to scam, hoodwink, bamboozle, con, dupe, deceive, confound and flimflam the Ethiopian people never ceases to amaze me. This is not to suggest that I do not grudgingly admire the T-TPLF guys over their adept use of weapons of mass media distraction and disinformation. Not only do I admire them, I think they are slicker than a can of grease when it comes to using the mass media to manipulate, shape, distort and mislead public opinion.

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Visiting Assafa Endeshaw’s “Revisit” of Nationalism in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Patriots

By Tilahun Afessa (April 30, 2017)

Few months ago, a close-friend of mine forwarded to me a copy of a paper written by Assafa Endeshaw, the title of which is “Nationalism in Ethiopia Revisited.” Assafa wrote the paper for a presentation at the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies held at Warsaw University in August, 2015. Knowing Assafa by name since my H.S.I.U student days in the early 70s when he was a prominent student activist and the “national question” was the hottest issue of the time as it has been ever since, I read the paper with added curiosity. Few days later, Assafa made the paper available to the general public by posting it on some Ethiopian websites.

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