Elites in Ethiopian Politics

Assefa A. Lemu  5-30-19 According to Vilferado Pareto and Gaetano Mosca only minority have talent, intelligence, ability, and leadership quality to occupy power or important position. Minority has access to power, to top decision makers and control the outcome of the decision and take the advantage of that decision. The thinking, decision, and behavior of the ordinary peoples are influenced […]

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THE QUEST FOR SOVEREIGNTY

IDENTITY POLITICS: THE QUEST FOR SOVEREIGNTY Ezana Sehay 05-26-19 Are countries sovereign? Or are people sovereign? Confusion over this issue has contributed to, even created, conflicts and wars. International law in fact is muddy on the question of whose sovereignty trumps whose, with numerous scholars mired in one side of the dispute or the other. But although the theory is […]

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The Coffee Paradox

About this book Can developing countries trade their way out of poverty? International trade has grown dramatically in the last two decades in the global economy, and trade is an important source of revenue in developing countries. Yet, many low-income countries have been producing and exporting tropical commodities for a long time. They are still poor. This book is a […]

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USA deporting more people to Eritrea — a country it says tortures, kills its citizens

The U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea — a country that President Donald Trump’s government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. The plight of Eritrean refugees, while relatively small, strikes at the heart of […]

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Ethiopian Medical Doctors:

Ethiopian Medical Doctors: Stand with the poor People of Ethiopia! Forget Abiy and his cadres!   (Serbessa, K ) April 9th, 2019   Until recent years, Ethiopian medical doctors are known universally as well trained and dedicated professionals. The three medical schools (Addis Ababa, Gonder and Jimma) select the brightest and the most academically able young people in Ethiopia who distinguish […]

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America in Ethiopia: “With us, what you see is what you get, ” says US envoy

Ethiopia is a long-term ally of the US, and some would argue it has a unique relationship with the global superpower among African countries. US Ambassador to Ethiopia,  Michael Raynor elaborates on what makes the US-Ethiopia partnership tick. Interview by James Jeffrey. Why has there been such a longstanding effort by the US to partner with Ethiopia? The US has […]

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Why is Kagame at loggerheads with neighbours?

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is lauded as an arch pan-Africanist but his relations with neighbouring countries have become fraught. He has accused some of them, including former close allies, of harbouring dissidents set on toppling his administration. What is the reality behind the rhetoric? Analysis by Epajjar Ojulu. Rwanda and President Paul Kagame were once again in the global spotlight as, […]

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“Technology can transform Africa’s health – lets encourage talent and invest in innovation,” WHO’s Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Africans have adopted and adapted new technology brilliantly. It is time we applied their innovative and entrepreneurial skills to solve the continent’s chronic health problems. Writes Dr Matshidiso Moeti – World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. Africa is a continent of extremes. You can go to many rural areas of the continent and find students glued to their […]

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