Stories about Ethiopia from September, 2005
Ethiopundit writes a detailed and hugely entertaining update on the withdrawal of the Ethiopian government's lawsuit in a Virginia court against Tensae Radio, which reported that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his officials had deposited millions of dollars in foreign banks.
Nazret.com‘s Ethioblog picks up on a news release saying that Eritrea has warned that it may resume war with neighboring Ethiopia if the United Nations failed to resolve a border dispute between the two countries.
Ethiomedia reports on a warning from opposition leader Berhnau Nega that the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is “trying to take the country into a dangerous situation”. It also reports a comment from a political observer who wondered why the BBC was “ignoring major events in the country”.
Ethiopundit posts a long and thoughtful essay drawing parallels between Marxist thought and HIV/AIDS, and between Ethiopian political culture and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat.
Nazret.com‘s EthioBlog picks up on a report by the World Bank which lists Ethiopia as the poorest country in the world.
Tsegasaurus at Satisfy my Soul gets back from a summer trip and catches up with the main political stories, calling a critical EU election observers’ report “a downpour in the middle of a drought”.
“Welcome to 1998″, says a post at Meskel Square, with an explanatory link to the Ethiopian calendar.
Ethiopundit, blogging on the anniversary of 9/11, says a fourth world war is being waged against those who seek to pervert Islam, “one of the world's great religions”, in the service of “a new totalitarianism”.
Ethiopundit compares the situation of his compatriots under the government of Meles Zenawi with that of black South Africans under apartheid.
The International Institute of Migration posts a photo-diary illustrating the experiences of an Ethiopian woman who was trafficked to Bahrain to work as a domestic helper.
Ethioblog at Nazret.com reports that Ethiopia is to host the Third World Information Technology Forum in August 2007.
Ethiopundit dissects his country's ruling ideology, “Revolutionary democracy”, exposing language and concepts which would be strangely familiar to anyone raised on Mao Zedong Thought.
See Ethiopia through the eyes of Ethiopians with digital cameras in this stunning photo-blog project.
Ethiopundit has some deeply ironical suggestions for the government of Ethiopia as he examines the friendship between the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and the father of Cuban socialism, Fidel Castro.
Meskel Square reports on a 13,287-word letter to the state-owned Ethiopian Herald newspaper from the Ethiopia's prime minister, wondering if this is the longest ever letter-to-the-editor ever.