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 →
Written by Prof. Al Mariam
Donkeys, Liars and War Criminals
What a difference two years make! In December 2006, Zenawi invaded Somalia to save it from the “terrorist axis of evil” — Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab and the Islamic Courts Union. In January 2007, he reassured the world, “We will be out of Somalia in a few weeks.” A year ago he likened opposition members of his Parliament who opposed his Somali invasion to that faithful beast of burden, the donkey. He said “both have big eyes, but suffer from myopia; and have big ears, but don’t hear.” Read more →
Written by Seble Worku
Upon recent discussions about the usual Ethiopian politics, a friend’s comment hit a nerve. Before we get to that let us read from Genesis 11:1-2. Commonness of mankind: “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found in shiner and settled there”. Read more →