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What Is Behind the Oromo Rebellion in Ethiopia?

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Airlines in Africa, and the tale of democracy

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Why did Margaret Thatcher demanded UK to find ways to ‘destabilize’ Ethiopian regime in power during 1984 famine?

 Thatcher decided it was wrong to ‘jog along’ with the Mengistu government, whose human rights abuses greatly exacerbated the famine death toll Margaret Thatcher demanded that Britain find ways to “destabilise” the regime which presided over Ethiopia’s disastrous 1984 famine after concluding that British aid was wrongly supporting its “particularly cruel” government, according to previously…

What’s At Stake When Ethiopians Vote Next Month?

Africa As A Country The tragic but fleeting headlines about the plight of Ethiopian migrants in Libya, Yemen and South Africa have shadowed another more consequential event: Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections, slated to take place in less than a month on May 24. This will be Ethiopia’s first vote without Meles Zenawi, the country’s leader of…