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The State of Higher Education Students in Ethiopia

in ethiopia today, Ethiopia is indoctrination; feeding the youth a propaganda diet rich in misinformation, disinformation,  distortions, misguided opinions, worn out slogans and sterile dogmas from a bygone era.
In Ethiopia today, Education is indoctrination; feeding the youth with a propaganda diet rich in misinformation, worn out slogans and sterile dogmas from a bygone era.

By Zelalem Abate,

Academic activities such as studying, teaching, inventing, leading, administrating and other responsibilities in a university or college require at a minimum academic freedom. Unfortunately, however, academic freedom in higher education institutions of Ethiopia is drier than the Sahara desert.

Ethiopians who have been part of these institutions as a student, teacher, or any other workers have been grilled by this desert. Although, no one can tell better than we, the victims of this inferno; national and international human rights organizations have documented the absence of freedom of expression, association, and assembly in the colleges and Universities of Ethiopia [1].  Continue reading The State of Higher Education Students in Ethiopia

Shrewd and Brutal Zenawi’s Rule Nearing its End

Shrewd, brutal, and a master at soliciting and spending aid money, Prime Minister Zenawi’s 20 years of rule could be nearing its end.

The Rise and Fall of tyrant Zenawi means the rise and fall of the entire EPRDF structure!

By Armin Rosen

Following the news of the past few years, you might get the impression that flamboyance and bellicosity are signature traits of any long-tenured dictator. But for every Muammar Qaddafi there’s a Meles Zenawi, the shrewd, technocratic Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

Inside of the country, he’s known for imprisoning his political opponents, withholding development assistance from restive areas, stealing elections, and cracking down on civil society NGOs. Continue reading Shrewd and Brutal Zenawi’s Rule Nearing its End