The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia

Author’s Note: In this commentary, I take a careful look at the “very sophisticated report from the Embassy [of Ethiopia]” submitted for the record at the “Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia” hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2017. The “embassy” report

Habtamu Ayalew’s Shocking Revelations on Torture in Ethiopia- VOA Interview (Amharic)- Part 1 (3/22/17)

“The former spokesman for the opposition Andenet (Unity) party was arrested on July 8, 2014 and charged with terrorism for allegedly collaborating with the opposition Ginbot 7, which the Ethiopian government has designated a terrorist group. He was detained at the notorious Maekelawi and Qilinto Prisons, where he was subjected to torture and other ill

No Honor at Tampere University for a Dictator in Ethiopia

Author’s Note: In my March 19, 2017 commentary,  I indicated that I will be contacting the President and Board Chairman of the Tampere University of Technology to withdraw or rescind the offer of an honorary doctoral degree to Hailemariam Desalegn, the putative leader of the T-TPLF regime in Ethiopia. Below is a copy of the

Trashin’ Addis Ababa (New Flower)

Author’s Note: The purported prime minster of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, is a sanitary engineer with a master’s degree from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland. The sanitary engineering profession is concerned with the removal and disposal of human waste and finding ways of supplying safe potable water. Last week, under Desalegn’s personal watch nearly 200

My Full Interview on Voice of America Amharic Program on 03 08 2017

My interview on Voice of America Amharic Program on March 8, 2017. (Part I and II.)

       Hearing Ethiopia on The Hill

“Having been on this Committee now 36 of my 37 years,  I have to tell you that  I remember when Nicolae Ceaușescu of Romania, one of the most brutal dictatorships, with the Securitate, the KGB equivalent, every year his lobby form would come around with bullet points. They  made them look like they were Mother

My Interview on Voice of America Amharic Program on 03 08 2017 (Part I)

My interview on Voice of America Amharic Program on March 8, 2017. (Part I.)  

Ethiopia: The Power of Grassroots Advocacy Over Paid Lobbying

Author’s Note: This commentary is the third installment in an ongoing series opposing the lobbying efforts of the Praetorian regime in Ethiopia which rules by a declaration of emergency. For years and particularly over the past month, I have strongly argued to the Trump administration to review U.S. foreign aid programs in Ethiopia and Africa.

My Interview On ESAT Radio 02 26 2017 (Amharic)

My interview with on ESAT radio on the massive nearly $USD2 million lobbying effort in the U.S. by the T-TPLF.

My Interview On Addis Dimts Radio 02 26 2017 (Amharic)

My interview with radio journalist Abebe Belew on the massive nearly $USD2 million lobbying effort in the U.S. by the T-TPLF.