The U.S. and Ethiopia’s blunder in Somalia

Statesmen ought to have a special prize just for themselves, like fools have the Darwin Awards. The Darwin Awards commemorate very stupid people who did a service to human evolution by accidentally removing themselves from the gene pool. The statesman’s equivalent could be called something like the Cheney-Zenawi Award. Read more →

Constitution and separation of powers: a preview of Ethiopia’s 2010 election

December 16, 2008

Residents of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa line up to cast ballots on May 15, 2005 elections which observers, including the European Union, declared null and void due to massive rigging by the incumbent ruling .”Ethiopia welcomes any political group at home or abroad for peace talks but only on one condition…That body has first to agree to accept, respect and safe-guard the nation’s constitution…As far as this stand is not changed negotiation with OLF or any other group is impossible. No body can change, improve or negotiate over the Constitution.” Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Read more →

Meles prays for no change under Obama

Written by Kirubel Tadesse

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi does not want his words to be taken as prophetic but predicted that the coming United States (US) administration led by Barack Obama would follow its predecessor’s policies and keep the two nations’ ties strong.

“We have seen Republicans and Democrats showing a trend of working to serve their national interest. If the next administration believes that by keeping the two government ties strong the US would be better served, it does so and the reverse could be true as well,” Meles told parliament this week. “But I think our relation won’t see significant changes.” Read more →

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