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· December, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from December, 2006

Somalia/Ethiopia: Ethiopia's invasion a good idea?

Writing about Ethiopia's invasion of Somalia, Ethan Zuckerman asks, “Does anyone outside of the Bush and Zenawi administrations think this was a good idea?”

Ethiopia: angry at Ethiopia-Somali war

Arefaynie Fantahun writes about reaction in Addis Ababa to Ethiopia's war against Somalia, “It is not hard to know how people in Addis are angry at the war with Somalia,...

Ethiopia/Somali: a reckless war

Enset describes Ethiopia-Somali war as “a reckless war borne of bad choices”: “If the Ethio-Eritrean war of 1998-2000 was a senseless war, then this war between the radical Somali Islamist...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Ethiopia/Somalia: using propaganda to justify war

Arguing that religion is not the cause of Ethiopia-Somali war, Urael writes, “The suggestion that the conflict between the mafia gang [Ethiopian government] and the Union of Islamic Courts has...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Somali-Ethiopia conflict looms over Ethiopian blogosphere

War and rumours of war dominated the Ethiopian blogosphere this week as reports came in of bloody clashes between Ethiopian and Islamist troops in northern Somalia. Accounts of the conflict...

Somalia: race between war and peace

The Head Heeb writes about the brewing regional conflict in the horn of Africa describing it as a race between war and peace.

Ethiopia: leveraging poverty

Ethiopundit puts the Ethiopian government dispute with Starbucks over trademark in a historical perspective, ” Again? You see dear reader, back in 2002, Meles ran the same con game on...

Africa: Japan and Africa

Africa Beat writing about Japan and Africa: “Did you know that Ethiopia once “looked East”…to Japan. Or that in Madagascar, an early attempt to gain independence was prompted not by...

Ethiopia: coffee trademark

“So … the whole Starbucks – Ethiopia affair boils down to a corporate shakedown of Meles Inc. against an honest corporate citizen. Does anyone out there really believe that a...

Africa: trailing in IP Per Capita

White African posts a chart showing IP per capita in the world, “African countries represent the bottom of the chart. Actually, 8 of the bottom 10 are African countries (Madacascar,...

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