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198 Ways to Fight the T-TPLF’s State of Emergency in Ethiopia and Win [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The T-TPLF state of emergency declaration is an unjust law! The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress… If...

The Case for an Ethiopiawinet-Centered Grassroots Reconciliation Process (Part IV) [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Holding the Feet (Hooves) of the Wounded Beast to the Fire Author’s Note: This is the fourth installment of what I initially planned to be a three-part series on prospects for truth and reconciliation in Ethiopia. I have explained the...

A Rejoinder to Seyoum Mesfin’s Call to Arms to the People of Tigray [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: I am postponing Part IV of my regularly scheduled commentary on truth and reconciliation in Ethiopia to respond to Seyoum Mesfin’s call to arms to the people of Tigray. I find it exceedingly important to record a timely...

Ethiopia: Cutting a Deal With the Wounded Beast (Part III) Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: This is the third installment in a three-part series on prospects for “mediation”, “reconciliation” and “negotiation” with the ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF). I have explained...

Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love (Reconciliation): Dr. Martin Luther King’s Message to Ethiopians Today [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note:  Earlier this week, Americans celebrated what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 89th birthday. I believe it is timely to reflect on Dr. King’s lifelong message of nonviolence, peace, reconciliation in the context...

The mastermind behind the creation TPLF speaks.... (By Achamyeleh Tamiru)

According to the eye witness account provided by an early EPRP recruit and a graduate of the then-famed PLO military “academy” Tesfaye Mekonen, Isayas Afeworki was the mastermind behind the creation of TPLF. In his book, «ይድረስ...

TPLF Monopoly “on Economic and Political Power in Ethiopia Could Not Possibly Last” – Ambassador Herman Cohen [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: In a recent interview on Voice of America- Amharic Service (for audio of original English interview click here) former U.S. Assistant  Secretary of State for African Affairs and U.S. ambassador, Herman Jay (Hank) Cohen,...

Ethiopia: A Strong Opposition Is the Only Solution to Dislodging Ethiopia's Ruling Coalition

By Yohannes Gedamu, Georgia Gwinnett College The political proteststhat destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. The...