Archives for July, 2015

Is Ethiopia Really Fastest Growing Democracy?

By Daniel Teferra (PhD)* President Barack Obama at a press conference (7/27/15) in Addis Ababa said that Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies. He said that it has lifted millions of people out of poverty. President Obama also said that the government is democratically elected. President Obama is not the only one who...

Democratizing Ethiopia and U. S. President’s Visit

By Daniel Teferra (PhD)* There have been discussions lately over the various media outlets whether the U. S. President should or should not visit Ethiopia.  Those who opposed the visit said that such a high level visit would further legitimize the regime in Addis Ababa.  And others who supported the visit enumerated their concerns about...