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Rex Tillerson, Aboard the Ethiopia Freedom Train! [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

“The answer to Ethiopia’s problems is greater freedom, not less…” On March 8, 2018, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed his jet at Bole Airport in Addis Ababa and hopped right on the Ethiopia Freedom Train. At his press...

Ethiopian All Parties Stakeholders Convention, Seattle Declaration (Video)

Ethiopia’s state of emergency 2.0 [by Awol K Allo]

The purpose of this emergency is not to protect the constitutional order but to silence the voices calling for change. Awol K Allo Last Friday, the Ethiopian governmentdeclared a six-month nationwide state of emergency, invoking a grave...

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...