Posts tagged ‘Ethiopian Politics’

I will miss you.

August 21, 2012 at 7:24 am 48 comments

Guess who’s tweeting now

Yeap, finally you and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi can be on the same page. On twitter! His last “tweet” was about 22 hrs ago. It read,

Ethiopians home and abroad get involved in the upcoming election of 2010 Our party will emerge victorious once the people hear our solutions

Well?! You are Ethiopian! You are @ home or abroad! Tweeting don’t cost a thing! So how about joining and following his text-based posts right n.o.w?! After all, Meles being a twit isn’t a news to any of us. Even those who admire his wit & adore his cueball, like the undersigned, would admit twitting has been what he went out of his way to do for the last 18 years. These ones just happen to be 140 characters long.


May 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm 5 comments

“Abiyotawi Decmocracy” made simple–r

a.k.a. Meles’ Ethiopia

Whether we like it or not, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is here to stay. YaLssemah sima! Yessemah leGoreBet assema! But most Ethiopians don’t even know what the term “revolutionary democratic” really means. Separately, they make sense. Put together, not so much. So if you, like me, are one of those Ethiopians who simply feel their way through the dark world of politics using [only] their unreliable senses for a guide, you’d grab at anything with the promise of illuminating the darkness and brining to light the hidden works of politicians mysteries with both hands.

[Who, after all, said a country belongs only to politicians, cadres and those who win their daily bread through/of/with it? Who minus who, I ask you? 🙂 ]

So, when I came across the following article on my favorite Amharic Newspaper Addis NeGer‘s 1st year Vol. 045 (Nehase 24, 2000 E.C), I took it with both hands. Took it and snatched at it as would a hungry dog the free meat he found hanging outside a careless butcher’s shop. Then, I decided to share my findings with fellow political naives. So we could all have some idea as to what’s going on in this country of ours.

Now, I’m not sure if I got every thing down right, or if they did, yet attemptes have been made to translate the article word for word & in a layman’s language – the only type of language this blogger knows! Any confusion, misrepresentation or headache caused by and after reading this article are therefore results of this blogger’s political-ignorance and/or lack of interpretational skill. Which is why you should take what you are about to read with the preverbal grain of salt. Neither let the post title trick you. The reportage itself ended with the question “So seriously.. What is Revolutionary Democracy?”.

Can’t say fairer than that!

Revolutionary Democracy & EPRDF’s Power Hegemony (more…)

October 3, 2008 at 7:51 am 1 comment

Ethiopians vs. Democracy

This article was written 3 years ago. I believe the rules still apply. Would appreciate a comment.


July 16, 2008 at 10:17 am 6 comments


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