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Ethiopia: Who are the Bystanders to the “African Killing Field”?

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Today, another round of death stalks Ethiopia. The regime’s ethnic policies, the killings and crimes against humanity being committed with impunity, do indeed make Ethiopia the “African killing field”. History and the people of Ethiopia will judge harshly “the bystanders” to the minority regime’s carnage. (Photo: Reuters)

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

When Robert Kaplan referred to Ethiopia as the “African killing field” and argued that the manner with which Ethiopians were killed by Menghistu Hailemariam’s military junta, evoked the well-known slaughter of millions of Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge, there were critics who said it was not the same thing. Continue reading Ethiopia: Who are the Bystanders to the “African Killing Field”?