In their attacks of countries and leadership that do not align themselves with the West, the western media and NGO community, there are two countries, Iran and North Korea, that are presented as examples of, and labeled as, “pariah states”.
It is not this author’s intention to validate the western media’s assumptions about these two nations, but if they are to use labels, they ought to call a spade a spade and label Ethiopia the “North Korea” of Africa as the label best fits the minority regime in Ethiopia more than any other country or leadership in the region. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck … Continue reading Ethiopia, the “North Korea of Africa”→
A top Ethiopian security official has been arrested on corruption charges, a radio affiliated to the ruling party said on Friday.
The official, Woldeselassie Woldemichael, a close friend and confidant of Azeb Mesfin, the widow of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, was thrown into jail as part of the ongoing hunt for officials who have amassed wealth on grounds of corruption.
Would you give one of your children to your neighbour?
Let’s say God has blessed you and your wife with three lovely children. Unfortunately, the friendly couple who live next-door with whom you have also grown to be good friends are not as blessed and do not have any children. However, they are very wealthy and have a wealthy business partner who lives many miles away.
On 21 September 2012Hailemariam Desalegn was sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister. He was regarded as a compromise candidate and many Ethiopians expected more political freedom. 100 days on, hope is fading.