Empty Suit, Director–General, Gates World Health Organization (G-WHO)

I knew from the get go that the whole WHO “election” for “director-general” was a sham, a set up. Just like the 2015 Ethiopia “election” which resulted in a 100 percent “victory” for the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF).  Who was going to win the WHO job was a foregone conclusion. That

EthiopiaWIN.et and Tewdros Kassa-hun

Author’s Note: This month the Ethiopian popular music megastar Tewdros “Teddy Afro” Kassahun released his “Ethiopia” album, which quickly topped the World Albums Billboard chart during the week of May 15. This “commentary” consists of an English translation of Tewdros’ recent Amharic interview with reporter Elias Meseret of EthioNewsflash following the release of that album. I have prepared this

Ethiopia: Who for WHO? A Top Leader of  a Terrorist Organization, That’s Who!

Author’s Note: In this commentary, I make the case against Tedros Adhanom, a top leader of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front, a terrorist organization, who is a finalist for the director-general position at the World Health Organization. This commentary demonstrates beyond a shadow of doubt that Adhanom does not have the experience, competence, skill sets, intellectual

Al Mariam’s Voice of America Interview (Amharic) on Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey

              My interview with Voice of  America (Amharic) on the firing of James Comey, FBI Director, on May 13, 2017.  

My Interview (Amharic) on Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) on “Law Day” 05/10/17

          My interview on  Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) on “Law Day” (05/10/17) To view video, click on the link below:

Glimpses of Trump’s Foreign (Human Rights) Policy in Africa

“Guiding all of our foreign policy actions are our fundamental values: our values around freedom, human dignity, the way people are treated. These are our values… not our policies…   Policies change… our values never change.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, “Remarks to U.S. Department of State Employees”, May 3, 2017. Author’s Note: When I wrote

US doesn’t need Ethiopia in its war on terror in the Horn of Africa

Originally appeared in The Hill (o5/05/17.) [Posted on almariam.com on 5/24/17.] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/332093-us-doesnt-need-ethiopia-in-its-war-on-terror-in-the-horn-of ======================== Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to “reaffirm key U.S. military alliances” and engage with strategic partners.” Mattis only visited the tiny nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa where the U.S. maintains

The Good Kops/Bad Kops T-TPLF Con Game (Over) in Ethiopia

“Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” The length to which the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation (T-TPLF) will go to scam, hoodwink, bamboozle, con, dupe, deceive, confound and flimflam the Ethiopian people never ceases to amaze me. This is not to suggest that I do not grudgingly

The T-TPLF Spook Who Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I)

Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part translation of an Amharic interview[1] with a former, now-exiled anonymous T-TPLF  “mole” (deep- cover intelligence operative) who was trained to infiltrate  prisons in Ethiopia to snitch on political prisoners, persuade them to falsely admit criminal wrongdoing and recruit younger prisoners to give false testimony in court

About Time for the T-TPLF to Get in Their Spaceships and Scoot Out of Ethiopia?

Houston, we ain’t got NO problem! I dreamt the nightmare was finally over. It could have been a vision. I am not sure. There stood I watching the launch pad excitedly, anxiously, happily. I can hear the robotic voice at Mission Control starting the countdown sequence. T-May 29, 1991 (the day the T-TPLF [“Thugtatorship of