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Join Me in My Letter to President Trump

Author’s Note: Below is a copy of the letter I sent to President Donald Trump by email and U.S. mail. I am asking particularly all pro-democracy Ethiopian Americans and other Americans who believe in freedom, the rule of law, democracy and human rights to join me in sending letters and emails to President Trump and

Blood Lobbying: Ethiopian Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the T-TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) report stated: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources Document released by the Government of Ethiopia estimates 5.6 million people will require emergency food assistance through June 2017, with funding requirements of approximately $948 million USD.”

The Day America Taught the World the Meaning of the Rule of Law

  “Fundamental to the work of this court is a vigilant recognition that is it but one of three equal branches of our federal government. The work of the court is not to create policy or judge the wisdom of any particular policy promoted by the other two branches. That is the work of the

My Interview (Amharic) on Hiber Radio on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

My Interview (Amharic) on Hiber Radio on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order 2/5/2017.  

The Times They Are A-Changin’ in the Land of Immigrants?

Author’s note: I have written this commentary to better reach a broader audience concerning issues involving President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” (“Immigration”). I have been asked by many concerned students, individuals in the community, organizations and media, particularly in immigrant communities, to comment on

Ethiopia: Another T-TPLF White Elephant for Sale?

Is the T-TPLF setting up the “Ethiopian Railway Line” for a fire sale? The “Ethiopian Railway Line” opened in October 2016 with all the bells and whistles. Today it is derailed and teeters on the edge of financial disaster. The T-TPLF  (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) last week announced that the “Ethiopian Railway

TrAIDing in Misery: The T-TPLF, its Partners and Famine in Ethiopia

The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) is out in full force once again on its annual panhadling circuit. In January 2016, the T-TPLF was out peddling for food aid and blaming the West for being ungenerous. For the past one-quarter century, the T-TPLF has been panhandling in the name of the Ethiopian

Farewell, Barack Obama!

To: President Barack Obama: As I bid you farewell and adieu, I ask you three questions on matters that are enormously important to me: Is Africa better off today than when you became president on January 20, 2009? Is Ethiopia better off today than when you became president January 20, 2009? Did you stand on

Ethiopia: We MUST Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

I am calling for a truce in the war of words among Ethiopian scholars, intellectuals and others over history, historicity and historicism. I am also calling for an end to the histrionics surrounding the war of words. Truth be told, it is the people, not I, who are calling for a truce. At a time

The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bank of Liars I have been wrangling with the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies in Ethiopia for the past few years. I have been trying to keep them honest. I once offered a deal to The World Bank: If they stopped lying by statistics (statislies) about economic “growth” and “development” in Ethiopia,