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Chinese Neocolonialism in Africa: The Dragon Eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)[Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: In March 2013, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?”. That commentary 1) lamented the disadvantages of American companies in Africa competing with Chinese state-supported enterprises...

The Dawn of a New Era in U.S. Human Rights Policy in Africa: Is Ethiopia Next? [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

“… We express America’s values from the State Department. We represent the American people. We represent America’s values, our commitment to freedom, our commitment to equal treatment of people the world over, and that message has...

Ethiopia: Mayday (S.O.S.) in August for the T-TPLF! [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

These perpetual little panics of the French – which all arise from fear of the moment when they will really have to learn the truth – give one a much better idea of the Reign of Terror. We think of this as the reign of people who inspire...

The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia (Part I) [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

  Introduction to the series… This rather long and somewhat discursive introduction to the ongoing series I have dubbed “The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia: Policy Options” [hereinafter “policy options series”] is necessary to...

13 die in inter-ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia: official

ADDIS ABABA, July 28 (Xinhua) — Thirteen people were killed in fresh inter-ethnic clashes between the Gujji clan of the Oromo ethnic group and the Koore group in southern Ethiopia, a local official said. In addition to 13 dead, scores...

British (In)Justice: The Persecution by Proxy Prosecution of Ethiopian Dissident Tadesse B. Kersmo [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Tadesse Biru Kersmo I cut my “legal teeth” nearly four decades ago pouring over the Magna Carta, Blackstone’s  “Commentaries” and Edward Coke’s legal treatises on the primacy of common law principles and the rule of law. Coke...

Ethiopia: Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Keeping One’s Land [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

  In memory of Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident, human rights advocate, co-author of Charter ’08,  Nobel peace laureate (2010) and political prisoner who died in Chinese government custody on July 13, 2013. An enemy mentality will poison...

Indexing Ethiopia [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: Last week, Vision of Humanity issued its 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI).  Its report on Ethiopia is certainly the most distressing though unequivocal, straightforward and clear-cut. The state of peace worsened in Ethiopia...