Mad men in charge!

Written by Yilma Bekele
Here in the US, the Governor of the State of Illinois is in hot water. Law enforcement agencies tapped his phone with court order of course and have evidence showing the Governor trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President elect Obama to the highest bidder. Most people are not surprised that the governor is a crooked politician. Read more →

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 →

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