Sudan’s top general says the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April will be dissolved with the implementation of a power-sharing deal reached with protesters last week. Continue reading Sudan’s Military Council to Be Dissolved in Transition Deal
BY FELIX HORNE | LOS ANGELES TIMES
The ascent of Dr. Abiy Ahmed to the post of prime minister in Ethiopia a year ago was a rare positive story in a year filled with grim news globally. Within months of taking office, his administration released tens of thousands of political prisoners, made peace with neighboring Eritrea, took positive first steps to ensure free and independent elections, and welcomed previously banned groups back into Ethiopia. It was an astonishing turnaround in a short period. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Transition to Democracy Has Hit a Rough Patch
What does the future hold for the so-called ‘Eritrean opposition’ in the face of the current political reality and crisis in Ethiopia?
BY MAHMUD SALEH
Ethiopia’s political situation is deteriorating by the day. All indications reveal that EPRDF, the ruling party in Ethiopia is in crisis. Intra-party crisis (in fights) and external pressure (mass uprising) have shaken the grip of the EPRDF/TPLF, an organization that once seemed invincible. Grievances of marginalized communities have been seething for years, albeit disconnected and less organized. Continue reading ‘Eritrean Opposition’ and Ethiopia’s Fast Changing Politics
Though unrecognized by the international community, the country benefits from a strong social contract between government and citizens
Drop a pin on a map of eastern Africa and chances are it will not land on a healthy democracy. Somalia and South Sudan are failed states. Sudan is a dictatorship, as are the police states of Eritrea, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Continue reading Somaliland, East Africa’s Strongest Democracy
The very least the U.S. government can do is take a stand
In July 2017, when a House Resolution on human rights and democracy in Ethiopia (H. Res. 128) was heard in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, support for the bill was resounding. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) called the Ethiopian government a “corrupt regime” and “a dictatorship that knows no bounds.”
Committee Chair Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) warned that the Ethiopian government must “take tangible steps to ensure opposition voices are protected, are respected, and are welcomed.” Continue reading Ethiopia Silences the United States on Human Rights Abuses
BY THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN
It seemed as though last months election in Kenya would be, as always, stolen fair and square. Instead a Supreme Court hand picked by the Kenyatta Royal Family revolted and for the first time in African history declared the election “null and void” and ordered a re-vote. Continue reading Kenya’s ‘Null and Void’ Election
BY ESAT NEWS,
A U.S. congressman says it is high time for the U.S. stopped allying with a brutal regime under a pretext of war on terror.
Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California was speaking at a hearing on Thursday organized by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs under the theme “democracy under threat in Ethiopia.” Continue reading Congressman Urges U.S. to End Alliance with Brutal Ethiopian Regime
By Berhane Woldu,
Wealthiest and richest people in human history Queens and Kings and Pharaohs from centuries past Rockefellers, Vanderbilt and Nicholas II of Russia might have become rich through luck and time of opportunity.
Bill Joy the founder of Sun Microsystems and Bill Gates of Microsoft not only become billionaires through innovation; they were most critical players in the computer revolution and most influential persons in the modern history of computing. Continue reading African Pop up Billionaires!