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03/25/13

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Categories: Alemayehu G. Mariam

Ethiopia: The Dragon Eating the Eagle's Lunch in Africa?

The Dragon Eating the Eagle's Lunch in Africa?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon

In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing “China’s Model” of authoritarian state capitalism as a governance model for Africa, she took a swipe at China for its unprincipled opportunism in Africa. “In the long-run, medium-run, even short-run, no I don’t [think China is a good model of governance in Africa]…We saw that during colonial times, it is easy to come in, take out natural resources, pay off leaders and leave, …And when you leave, you don’t leave much behind for the people who are there. We don’t want to see a new colonialism in Africa…”

It seems the Eagle has finally taken a good look at the sidewinding Dragon eating its lunch in Africa. The U.S. is in stiff competition not only in Africa but also in the “world’s least explored” country. Clinton minced no words in telling the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “We are in a competition for influence with China; let’s put aside the moral, humanitarian, do-good side of what we believe in, and let’s just talk straight realpolitik… Take Papua New Guinea: huge energy find … ExxonMobil is producing it. China is in there every day in every way, trying to figure out how it’s going to come in behind us, come under us.”

For the past decade, the U.S. has been nonchalant and complacent about China’s “invasion” and lightning-fast penetration of Africa. It was a complacency born of a combination of underestimation, miscalculation, hubris and dismissive thinking that often comes with being a superpower. But the U.S. is finally reading the memo.
Meanwhile, China is zooming along the African highway of “opportunism” with steely resolve and an iron fist sheathed in velvet gloves lined with loans, aid and expensive gifts. In July 2012, Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation proudly proclaimed his country’s economic prowess in Africa. “China’s trade with and investment in Africa have been expanding. In 2011, our two-way trade reached 166.3 billion U.S. dollars, three times the figure in 2006. Cumulative Chinese direct investment in Africa has exceeded 15 billion U.S. dollars, with investment projects covering 50 countries.” He added, “China and Africa have set up 29 Confucius Institutes or Classrooms in 22 African countries. Twenty pairs of leading Chinese and African universities have entered into cooperation under the 20+20 Cooperation Plan for Chinese and African Institutions of Higher Education.”

In 1980, China’s total economic investment in Africa hovered around $USD1 billion; and 20 years later rose only to $USD10 billion. In 2010, China and Ghana signed infrastructure-related loans, credits and made other arrangements valued at about $15 billion. In 2009, China signed a $6 billion loan agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo for infrastructure projects. In 2010, Chinese banks extended nearly $9 billion in loans and other types of financing to Angola for various projects. The Angolan government in turn used its oil credit line to commission the State-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation to build a ghost town outside of the capital at a cost of $USD3.5 billion. (To see the video of the Angolan ghost town click here.) In 2011, Chinese firms accounted for 40% of the corporate contracts in Africa compared to only 2 percent for U.S. firms. According to a report issued by the South African Institute of International Affairs, between 2003-2009, there were between 583,050–820,050 Chinese living, working and doing business in 43 African countries. Today China is Africa’s largest trading partner as the U.S. recedes fast in the rear view mirror.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck?

China’s official policy statement on its trade and aid relationship with Africa derives from the first of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. China “respects African countries’ choice in political system and development path suited to their own national conditions, does not interfere in internal affairs of African countries, and supports them in their just struggles for safeguarding their independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.” China rejects accusations of neocolonial ambitions in Africa. President Hu Jintao explained that Africa and China are building a “new type of China-Africa strategic partnership… China and Africa have deepened practical economic cooperation featuring mutual benefit.”

But many critics are quick to point out that China’s assertion of a “strategic partnership” cleverly camouflages its calculated strategic ambition to suck out African natural resources on a long-term basis, cultivate African markets as dumping grounds for its cheap manufactured goods and gradually impose its hegemony over the continent. The policy of “noninterference” is said to be an elaborate and shameless ploy used by China to pacify and anesthetize witless African dictators and secure lucrative long-term contracts for raw materials.

Kwame Nkrumah coined the term “neo-colonialism”, the eponymous title to his book, to describe the socio-economic and political control exercised by the old colonial countries and others to perpetuate their economic dominance in the former colonies through their multinational corporations and other cultural institutions. He wrote, “Neo-colonialism is also the worst form of imperialism. For those who practise it, it means power without responsibility and for those who suffer from it, it means exploitation without redress. In the days of old-fashioned colonialism, the imperial power had at least to explain and justify at home the actions it was taking abroad. In the colony those who served the ruling imperial power could at least look to its protection against any violent move by their opponents. With neo-colonialism neither is the case...”

Is there Chinese “neocolonialism” in Africa? Is China exercising “power without responsibility” in Africa “causing exploitation without redress” for Africans?

China is in Africa in full force with traders, investors, lenders, builders, developers, laborers and others. But gnawing questions linger. For instance, is China’s “gift” of the $USD200 million African Union (AU) building in Addis Ababa in 2011 a public demonstration of its good faith, good will and good works in Africa or a subtle hint of its neocolonial ambitions and hegemonic designs? Is China’s aid for the construction of roads, rail lines, bridges, dams and other public works projects evidence of an altruistic commitment to improve communication and commerce within Africa or a calculated strategy to further facilitate China’s deep penetration into the African hinterlands for raw materials (not unlike the European colonialists who built rail lines and ports to export Africa’s mineral wealth)? Is China fully supporting corrupt-to-the-core African dictators because it does not want to “interfere” in local politics or is “noninterference” its way of maintaining a chokehold on African dictators to protect its long-term interests in Africa? Does China want to do business in Africa in the short term and control its destiny in the long term?

In my column, “The Dragon’s Dance with Hyenas”, I suggested that Africa’s dictators could not be more happy with their “new strategic partnership” with China. They claim that China is not only a good friend but also the great rescuer of Africa from the ravenous and crushing jaws of neocolonialists, imperialists, neoliberals and other such nasty creatures. AU president in 2011, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the ruthless and corrupt dictator of Equatorial Guinea since 1979, even saw “a reflection of the new Africa, and the future we want for Africa” in the Chinese-built 20-story AU glass tower. The late Meles Zenawi saw China leading Africa on a long march out of the winter of despair and desperation in to the spring of hope and renaissance. He proclaimed China brings to Africa a “message of optimism, a message that is out of the decades of hopelessness and imprisonment a new era of hope is dawning, and that Africa is being unshackled and freed…”

I disagreed with Meles Zenawi when he said he saw the “rise of Africa” and an “African Renaissance” reflected in the glass tower. I peeked behind the façade of that shiny edifice and saw standing “a giggling gang of beggars with cupped palms, outstretched hands, forlorn eyes and shuffling legs looking simultaneously cute and hungry and begging” and unable to pony up the chump change needed to put up a building that is to become their world stage.
The “China Model” and China as an ideal(less) partner for African dictators
African dictators talk about the “China Model” as a solution to Africa’s economic problems in much the same way as African sorcerers invoke voodoo incantations to heal those possessed by evil spirits. But the Chinese reject the notion of a “China Model”. Liu Guijin, China's special representative on African affairs offered an official disclaimer. “What we are doing is sharing our experiences. Believe me, China doesn't want to export our ideology, our governance, our model. We don't regard it as a mature model.”

No African dictator has gone beyond phrase mongering to explain how the “China Model” applies to Africa. But the general idea in championing the “China Model” (“Beijing Consensus”) is that Africa can be successful without following the “Washington Consensus” (a set of ten policies supported by the U.S. and the international lending institutions including “fiscal discipline (limiting budget deficits), increasing foreign direct investments, privatization, deregulation, diminished role for the state, etc.). China presumably became a global economic power in just a few decades by pursuing state controlled capitalism instead of free market capitalism, avoiding political liberalization, giving a commanding role for the ruling political party in the economy and society, heavily investing in infrastructure projects, engaging in trial and error economic experimentation, etc.

African dictators believe they can achieve a comparable level of economic development by copycatting China. For Meles Zenawi and his disciples, the “China Model” is the magic carpet that will transport Ethiopia from abysmal underdevelopment and poverty to stratospheric economic growth and industrialization. African dictators are particularly enamored with the “China Model” because China achieved its economic “miracles” in a one-party system that has a chokehold on all state institutions including the civil service and the armed and security forces and by instituting a vast system of controls and censorship that keeps the people from challenging the government or learning about alternatives.

In reality, the “China Model” for African dictators demonstrates not so much the success of authoritarian state capitalism but the triumph of praetorian klepto-capitalism -- a form of militarized kleptocratic capitalism in which African dictators and their cronies control the state apparatus and the economy using the military and security forces. African dictators in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, etc. rule by coercion and their coercive power derives almost exclusively from their control and manipulation of the military, police, and security forces, party apparatuses and bloated bureaucracies which they use for political patronage. They have successfully eliminated rival political parties, civil society institutions and the independent press.

The “China Model” is the ultimate smokescreen for African Dictators, Inc. It provides a plausible justification for avoiding transparent and accountable governance, competitive, free and fair elections and suppression of free speech and the press. Simply stated, the “China Model” in Africa is a huge hoax perpetrated on the people with the aim of imposing absolute control and exacting total political obedience while justifying brutal suppression of all dissent and maximizing the ruling class' kleptocratic monopoly over the economy.

Could the “China Model” work in Africa?

Stripped off its hype, the “China Model” in Africa is the same old one-man, one-party pony that has been around since the early days of African independence in the 1960s. Time was when Zenawi, Museveni and Kagame were crowned the “new breed of African leaders” (by neoliberal imperators Bill Clinton and Tony Blair) and given a free pass to suck at the teats of neoliberal cash cows such as the World Bank and the IMF. Today these dictators heap contempt on “neoliberalism” as a “band-aid” approach to development, criticize the “gunboat diplomacy” of the U.S. (whose hard working taxpayers have shelled out tens of billions of dollars to shore up these dictatorships in the last decade) and tongue-lash “extremist neo-liberal” human rights defenders and advocates for slamming them on their atrocious human rights record and mindboggling corruption. If neoliberalism did not work in Africa, why should the “China Model” work?

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but flattery does not get you anywhere in economic development. The great absurdity of all African dictators is that they believe they can copycat “word-for-word” ideas and practices from different countries, systems and cultures and make it work in Africa. For instance, in February 2012, Meles Zenawi literally believed he had the most perfect antiterrorism law in the entire world. He told his rubberstamp parliament with great pride and gusto, “In drafting our anti-terrorism law, we copied word-for-word the very best anti-terrorism laws in the world. We took from America, England and the European model anti-terrorism laws. It is from these three sources that we have drafted our anti-terrorism law. From these, we have chosen the better ones.”
One cannot pirate, copycat or cut-and-paste an economic model in the same way as one would make knockoffs of famous fashion accessories, popular brands of electronics or machine parts. But African dictators believe they can cut-and-paste the “China Model” in Africa and create economic miracles. But what they have succeeded in creating is the optical illusion of economic development by constructing shiny glass buildings and fancy roadways that go nowhere while sucking their national economies bone dry. As Global Financial Integrity concluded, “The people of Ethiopia are being bled dry. No matter how hard they try to fight their way out of absolute destitution and poverty, they will be swimming upstream against the current of illicit capital leakage.” That is what the “China Model” means in Ethiopia, and for that matter in much of Africa where it is followed.

Fightin’ Eagle in Africa?

So far we have heard a screaming Eagle grousing about the unfair advantage, immorality, amorality, opportunism and new colonialism of the Dragon. But will we ever see a fightin’ Eagle standing up to a fire-breathin’ Dragon in Africa and “win”?
The U.S. “battle plan”, other than the “moral, humanitarian, do good” human rights rhetoric, is to do too little too late. In 2000, the U.S. enacted The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) followed by the Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006 to substantially expand preferential access for imports into the U.S. from designated Sub-Saharan African countries. These laws were intended to be substitutes for a Free Trade Agreement and enable reforming African countries the most liberal access to the U.S. market. By creating effective partnerships with U.S. firms and encouraging African governments to reform their economic and commercial regimes, the U.S. hoped to change and improve its long-term trade relations with Africa and open vast opportunities for Africans. As of 2011, U.S. trade with sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 3 percent of total U.S. imports and 1 percent of U.S. exports. Oil makes up more than 90 percent of the $44 billion generated by U.S. imports from the AGOA countries. These laws have produced little success in achieving their aims.

Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs released a report (“Embracing Africa’s Economic Potential”) which underscored the “clear and pressing need for increased U.S. economic engagement in sub-Saharan Africa.” The Report argued that “increased trade facilitates growth for U.S. businesses as well as our African partners, simultaneously strengthening our own economy and Africa’s emerging markets.” It made several recommendations urging the development of a comprehensive strategy for increased U.S. investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, reauthorization and strengthening of the AGOA, removal of economic barriers and engagement of the African diaspora community in the United States. It will be hard to fight a Dragon with Eagle feathers!

How about an “Africa Model”?

I like to ask naïve questions. For instance, I ask not why China built the African Union Hall but why 53 plus African countries could not chip in or borrow the chump change needed to build the most symbolic building on the continent representing the independence, unity and hope of all African peoples? By the same token, I do not ask why an increasing number of African countries choose to follow the “China Model” but rather why they avoid following an African model such as the “Ghana’s Model”?

I am a big fan of Ghana. In July, 2009, in one of my weekly commentaries I asked one of my naïve questions: “What is it the Ghanaians got, we ain’t got?”. I argued that present day Ghana offers a reasonably good, certainly not perfect, template of governance for the rest of Africa. Ironically, it is to Ghana, the cradle of the one-man, one-party rule in Sub-Saharan Africa, that the rest of Africa must now turn to find a model of constitutional multiparty democracy.

Ghana today has a functioning, competitive, multiparty political system guided by its 1992 Constitution. Political parties have the constitutional right to freely organize and “disseminate information on political ideas, social and economic programs of a national character”. Tribal and ethnic parties are illegal in Ghana under Article 55 (4). That is the secret of Ghana’s political success. The Ghanaians also have an independent electoral commission (Art. 46) which is “not subject to the direction or control of any person or authority” and has proven its mettle time and again by ensuring the integrity of the electoral process.

Ghanaians enjoy a panoply of political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. There are more than 133 private newspapers, 110 FM radio stations and two state-owned dailies in Ghana. Ghanaians express their opinions without fear of government retaliation. The rule of law is upheld and the government follows and respects the Constitution. Ghana has a fiercely independent judiciary, which is vital to the observance of the rule of law and protection of civil liberties. Political leaders and public officials abide by the rulings and decisions of the courts and other fact-finding inquiry commissions.

It is possible to do business with China without following the “China Model.” Ghana has done billions of dollars worth of business with China without using the “China Model”. In 2012, Ghana snagged a loan from China for a cool USD$3 billion. In 2010, Ghana signed deals with China for various infrastructure projects valued at about $15 billion. Ghana is proof positive that Africa can do business with China without becoming “Western” China. Ghana is certainly not a utopia, but she is living proof that multiparty constitutional democracy can help salvage African countries like Ethiopia from political and economic dystopia. Why not adopt the “Ghanaian Model” continent wide?
“Let’s put aside the moral… and just talk straight realpolitik”

As Secretary Clinton rhetorically urged, “Let’s just talk straight realpolitik.” In international politics, there are no moral standards. The rule is might and self-interest makes right. That principle of international amorality has been taught since the ancient Greek historian Thucydides described relations between nations as anarchic and immoral. The world is driven by competitive self-interest. Machiavelli and Hobbes warned against mixing morality in the relations between nations as did Hans Morgenthau in the mid-20th Century. He wrote, “Universal moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states in their abstract universal formulation, but that they must be filtered through the concrete circumstances of time and place.” International amorality has its own virtues. Zeng Huacheng, a counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia says, “It’s not China versus America. It’s whatever helps the Ethiopians. If we don’t help, Africans will suffer.” So also said the fox guarding the hens in the henhouse, “I am here only to protect and serve you.”

There is an old African saying that when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. What could happen when the Dragon and the Eagle fight in Africa? Who is likely to win? Not to worry. There will be no fight as there was no fight at the Berlin Conference in 1884; only a gentlemen’s agreement.

I believe there will be a great struggle for the destiny of Africa – a destiny that beckons Africa to take the low road of developmental thralldom and another that summons Africa to rise up and follow the high road to freedom. That struggle will be decided in a contest between the powers of “greedom” and the powers of freedom.
Will Africa’s destiny be determined by the Dragon, the laughing-to-the-bank hyenas, the Eagle or the people of Africa? The dragon is symbol of power and strength. The Emperor of China used the image of the dragon to project his imperial ambitions and domination. The Eagle represents freedom. The Eagle can freely sweep into the valleys below or fly upward into in to the boundless sky. The hyena thrives on carrion. But the African people have the power of freedom in their hands and in their souls.

Speaking truth to power means speaking truthfully to power and letting the chips fall where they may. I see great similarity in what the Chinese and the U.S. are doing in Africa. China gives money, loans, aid and gifts to corrupt-to-the core African governments. Doesn’t the U.S.? The only difference is that China is honest about it. China does not speak with forked tongue. It does not talk our ears off about human rights violations and crimes against humanity and turn around and reward the criminals with billions of dollars in aid and loans. For China, there is no human rights, it’s all strictly business. Aah! But isn’t U.S. talk of human rights in Africa as beautiful as the sight of the Bald Eagle in flight against the background of snow-capped mountains and the deep blue sky? But the U.S. first minds its business before minding African human rights. I am afraid human rights in Africa for both countries is a simple issue of mind over matter. They mind their businesses, don’t mind African dictators and the human rights of Africans don’t matter!

Perhaps the answer to the question of Africa’s destiny was given long ago by the man elected as the “Father of African Unity” at the 1972 Ninth Heads of States and Governments meeting of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). H.I.M. Haile Selassie at the 1963 inaugural O.A.U. Summit told his fellow African heads of state:
… Africa was a physical resource to be exploited and Africans were chattels to be purchased bodily or, at best, peoples to be reduced to vassalage and lackeyhood. Africa was the market for the produce of other nations and the source of the raw materials with which their factories were fed…

…The answers [to the continent’s problems] are within our power to dictate. The challenges and opportunities which open before us today are greater than those presented at any time in Africa’s millennia of history. The risks and the dangers which confront us are no less great. The immense responsibilities which history and circumstance have thrust upon us demand balanced and sober reflection. If we succeed in the tasks which lie before us, our names will be remembered and our deeds recalled by those who follow us. If we fail, history will puzzle at our failure and mourn what was lost… May [we]… be granted the wisdom, the judgment, and the inspiration which will enable us to maintain our faith with the peoples and the nations which have entrusted their fate to our hands.

Thus spoke the African Lion!

Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino and is a practicing defense lawyer.

57 comments

Comment from: Shibabaw Gebreyes [Visitor]
Shibabaw Gebreyes

Garbage-in-garbage-out!

Nothing is there in his Monday rear-end politics except his stupidity.

Get life Ale, and get over it that Meles is 100% more smarter than you are. Had he had an opportunity you have now, he would be the king of the world.
Jack ass.

03/25/13 @ 01:25
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

A farmer told me that he used to walk bare foot 35km to nearest Market and now he has and even bought to his two sones and 3 daughters a chines made shoes. The chines provides us what ethiopia needs meaning.DEVELOPMENT but the west that bend down provided us nothing but beggar org. Charities, divisions etc. Not to mention their DIABLO Christianity full of phadophile ,homxxxm,and lesbiaxxxxbian . Are you telling us to live in darkness with western politics ?
Why do not you criticise those parasites western charities and NGO who are now injecting a false anti polio vaccination and creating a new type of Aids like bacteria that activate in 12- 15 years from now.
My friend ,we are now at the age of NANO TECHNOLOGY ,you can not see it or smell it, or detect it, tills one day you have a millions our citizen contracting unknown disease that will cost us hard currency to buy western medicine .
MELESE GOT A TEST OF NANO POISEN
A GANIAN RESIDENT got a test of Nano poison.
And last Friday an Russian billioners Got a test of NANO POISEN and this is a new type of weapon to get ride of ppl. Like you. That is why the police could not find an radio active or any thing at all. You can not detect it. The future food that you consume is made of nano tec. You are nothing but a pig to be experimented that is why so many ppl. In USA are like a hypo. They are so fat that the earth could not handle them any more so that they start to sink into a big hall like we witnessed in Florida. Be careful when you walk you may disappear into black hall.

03/25/13 @ 02:01
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]
My2cents

How about the rights of our animals, those Elephants being slaughtered in tens of thousands each year to satisfy the cravings of middle class Chinese? Curse be on them.

There is a third power vying for Africa and that is Saudi Arabia and its push to expand Islam. The U.S is not even in the competition. It is all Chinese, India and Islam. Where there is China, there is India.

Building a Stadium is the Chinese Model. Without Africans coming together with a sensible master plan, it would be the Chinese and thier dwarf competitors scavenging poor Africa.

03/25/13 @ 02:48
Comment from: bichinchiru [Member]  
bichinchiru

Revelation 16:13-14

Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

03/25/13 @ 03:16
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Looting the Natural Resources of a country by corrupting the Rulers is not a win to win economic partnership but the usual Slave and Master Relation of Neo Colonialism System . No more than a decade ,that the Billions of Debts have been lifted out by Western Donators ,the same African Countries are once again knocking at IMF ,and WB doors because of Chinese Loans which deprive them from benefiting of their own Natural Resources .The Dilemma is that those ,as the Late Secretary of State ,denouncing Chinese Supremacy in the continent .Are the same financing ,arming and even giving political support to the Tyrants .

03/25/13 @ 04:17
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

Haile

Have you read zarathustra?

Thus spoke the African Lion? ????

03/25/13 @ 05:53
Comment from: ensmama [Visitor]
ensmama

The eagles had been smashing black heads,chipping,pinching,torturing and eating them alive for the last 100s of years.
But the Chinese has brought , knowledge,technology, economy growth with them, so why do dislike them?
Somebody must invest in the country. If we Ethiopians can not, then foreign investment is necessary. In the last 20 years, the country has proven tremendous growth without you, and it will continue to do so. You and your likes will pass away soon, but the country will survive to become a better place for the generation to come.

03/25/13 @ 08:17
Comment from: Aethiops [Visitor]
Aethiops

Chinese year “Year of Snake”
If you think that this country is on firm footing and heading in the right direction and can’t be convinced otherwise, then you need to prepare yourself for the worst one. Everything has been done and the conspirators have completed their major work and they are waiting for the final signal. The long term business plan to prop China up as future successor to the American role as manufacturer for the world and global policeman has been set up for long and it comes to the realty. The world power is shifting to China. Amazing!!! What next, the American dollars will collapse with great conspiracy and at which point there will be no choice, but for nation states like China to abandon the dollar under the pressure of investors. The US can do nothing to prevent this, and it’s not the matter of if it happens, it’s the matter of when, and when it does, you will see things start happening fast. When the US treasury bonds are abandoned by foreign investors, oil prices go up 3000% in a single day as the dollar collapses. No one can be ignorant that the centre of gravity of the world has moved to Beijing.
At this point the New World (Satanic World Order) will emerge out of CHAOS. A One World Government and one-unit monetary system, under permanent non-elected hereditary oligarchists who self-select from among their numbers in the form of a feudal system as it was in the Middle Ages. In this One World entity, population will be limited by restrictions on the number of children per family, diseases, wars, famines, until 1 billion people who are useful to the ruling class, in areas which will be strictly and clearly defined, remain as the total world population.
There will be no middle class, only rulers and the servants. All laws will be uniform under a legal system of world courts practicing the same unified code of laws, backed up by a One World Government police force and a One World unified military to enforce laws in all former countries where no national boundaries shall exist. The system will be on the basis of a welfare state; those who are obedient and subservient to the One World Government will be rewarded with the means to live; those who are rebellious will simple be starved to death or be declared outlaws, thus a target for anyone who wishes to kill them. Privately owned firearms or weapons of any kind will be prohibited.
China is the new birth place for the New World Religion (Satanic Religion) and they worship Satan as their god. Chinese called the year 2013 the year of Snake (Dragon), a symbol of Luciferianism adopted by pagans. The truth is that the old Chinese dragon came from ancient Egypt. It was a cultural important from the occult pyramid people and both of them became pagans at the same time. Their prime target is to destroy Christianity from Ethiopia and establish their own hidden agenda which is Satan to rule the world. Chinese culture is satanic, one argue that it could be accounted as cultural differences, but the fact that so many things in Chinese culture are the exact opposite of Christianity. I am pretty convinced that Chinese culture is the devil’s own thing.
-Christianity- dragon is a symbol of satan
Chinese culture- dragon is the symbol of wisdom and blessing.
-Christianity- 666 is the number of the devil
Chinese culture- 666 is a lucky number.
-The 5 elements in Chinese cosmology are in the shape of a pentagram. They are also the same 5 elements in western witchcraft.
-Feng Shui teaches the arrangement of objects to invoke good energy. in witchcraft, objects must be arranged in a set pattern to invoke a spirit.
-Christianity- God has a will; we must accept the final answer
Chinese culture- we can do things to change the future (fortune telling, spirit mediums, feng shui, “yang shiao gwei” and other forms of witchcraft).
-Christianity- the love of money is the root of evil. Do not love money.
Chinese culture- love money, pray to gods with the primary purpose of getting money.
-Christianity- there is only one God. We are to serve Him
Chinese culture- I am a god. The temple deities serve me and my whims.
-Christianity- honours your father and mother but do not worship them
Chinese culture- worships your father and mother as gods when they die.
-Christianity- it is more blessed to give than to receive
Chinese culture- takes all you can. Etc……

Where was Obama’s first official visit after second term election? It was Burma, home for Chinese god Buddha (YAMA). Interesting!
Now we Ethiopians are on the verge of destroying our history and country by being ignorant to the reality. Let’s save our beloved country from this evil invaders and let’s save it for the sake of the next generation. We Ethiopians are GOD feared and chosen people, and we couldn’t afford the price to let this happen in our soil.

03/25/13 @ 08:30
Comment from: Yirgachefee [Visitor]
Yirgachefee

Dear Nazret.comers,

I recomend that you post the folloing article which is about Egypt Vs Ethiopia written by an Egyptian:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/politics/2013/03/egypt-ethiopia-water-war.html

03/25/13 @ 09:47
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

“If your dog was barking at the back door and Almaria was knocking on the front door, who would you let in first?
THE DOG, because at least he would shut up once he’s in!”

The pathological liar almaria continues his nonesense barking to repair his own wounded ego.
We know that, he already is a totally insane person, who doesn’t care for any knid of moral value or integrity what so ever. Asking for ethics of professionalism, “if he has one, as he claimed to be a teacher or a lawyer” is unthinkable. He stomps and crushes all kinds of ethical codes.
Why would he cry wheter we follow the Chinese model or anything as long as it is working for our benefit?
Ethiopia has its own model, and never copied any other country. We are not western nor eastern country, but friendly with all countries of the world. And We, by ourselves are a model to other countries, whether you like it or not.
EPRDF’s Growth & Transformation Plan is authored and being implemented by ourselves.
Ethiopia’s economy is based on Agriculture, which accounts for almost 50% of our GDP and 85% of total employment. And this agriculture sector has sufferd for a long time with poor cultivation and frequent drought. Not to mention the dergue era destruction and backward journey.
So to curb all these our govt had to put up a great effort and agricultural resiliance, by attracting significant foreign investment in textiles, leather, commercial agriculture and manufacturing. And with that we sustained our GDP growth. Without a drop of oil!!

Almaria, the man who’s bent to cry and looking to discredit GOE, brought the case of Ghana, and made his Apples Oranges comparison.
Ghana a country of only 25 million had enjoyed a quarter of a century stablity and sound smooth managment without any interuption. They even opted for the 2002 Highly Indebted poor country program, and also benefiting from the Multilateral debt Relief Initiatives.
All these without mentioning there economy boom because of their ever increasing higher price of Oil, Gold and Cocoa, which helped them to sustain high GDP growth.

“The oldest Dog lived for 29 years. Some believed he barked half of his age. Almaria barking the last 21 years since EPRDF took power, seems to be a lone barking dog who broke the record of barking and crying”

03/25/13 @ 10:04
Comment from: dragon [Visitor]
dragon

The only thing Almariam like in Africa is Egypt and Issayas

He barks for whoever pay him.

He is like a prostitue who sleep for any one pay her.

Think as African before you writing garabage by becoming a puppet to the west rich.

03/25/13 @ 11:12
Comment from: Nomad [Visitor]
Nomad

Dear Prof,
You said:
“Perhaps the answer to the question of Africa’s destiny was given long ago by the man elected as the “Father of African Unity” at the 1972 Ninth Heads of States and Governments meeting of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). H.I.M. Haile Selassie at the 1963 inaugural O.A.U. Summit told his fellow African heads of state:

… Africa was a physical resource to be exploited and Africans were chattels to be purchased bodily or, at best, peoples to be reduced to vassalage and lackeyhood. Africa was the market for the produce of other nations and the source of the raw materials with which their factories were fed…’”

Flag-waving aside, the very monarch whom you are quoting is the one who reduced the Ethiopian people to vassalage. That same man was responsible for the death of millions from hunger and disease not to mention the 98% illiterate population he left behind.

Yes, few like you benefited because of their connections to the very few elite, but if I you allow me to lecture our lecturer, the same “Father of African Unity” was the one who neglected and ignored his own ‘backyard’ when famine was rampant in the north of the country. A very misplaced quote indeed!

As for the nature, direction, system or, in short, the pros & cons of Economic co-operation between the West and Africa on one hand, and between the Chinese and our ‘dark continent’ on the other is concerned, it is far from a ‘cut & paste’ journalistic reporting. But one thing should be clear to you: no country develops if it constantly relies on that sack with the “USAID” logo written over it.

As the Chinese proverb goes: For a hungry person, give the NET not the FISH

03/25/13 @ 11:33
Comment from: Nenewe [Visitor]
Nenewe

AZ,

“If Woyane’s dog was barking at the back door and Almaria was knocking on the front door, who would you let in first?

I would rather have the former taken to asylum for stray dogs & ask the later to get lost.

03/25/13 @ 12:50
Comment from: Aberaham [Visitor]
Aberaham

This intellectual fraud wafts in sites such as this one not because he is a knowledgeable kudos but because a near-extinct and toxic Diaspora keeps hankering for anything that they hope will diminish the image of Ethiopia. True to the nature of an imposter, he has no self-respect and do not consider accountability for what he writes. He is a paradox with writing skills but an inferior mind. It should be very clear to any rational person who is familiar with what he writes - it is not about what is real. It almost always is what he imagines. He writes not about the existing Ethiopia but an Ethiopia that he creates in his imagination. He writes about Africa the “Dark Continent” not About Africa, the continent with the fastest economic growth in the world! Only fools and idiots take this intellectual imposter seriously.

03/25/13 @ 13:10
Comment from: gashe_mamo [Member]  
gashe_mamo

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If you see on side of china,it has to feed its own population, maintain growth, provide its citizens with necessary employment, bring as much possible customers to its products to sell.
The quality which was praised and copied by our regime from china is the one which is their history of crushing and squashing human right and giving no tolerances to their party’s opposition.
You don’t go to china and get cheap land for 99 years or you will not see resettlement of indigenous people to sell their land. They at least have a love of their country!….

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03/25/13 @ 13:14
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Nenewe,…

HaHaHaHa!
Hey, find your own line dude! I’m glad you tell almaria to get lost!
Let me give you another one,
“What do you call a dog with no legs?
Doesn’t matter….. he won’t come to you anyway!”
Almaraia and his followers, the FOOLS & IDIOTS of diaspora are dogs with no legs. As long as they don’t put their feet on Ethiopian soil, they can bark as loud as they can!

03/25/13 @ 13:28
Comment from: teshome [Visitor]
teshome

This moron never run out of trash.

03/25/13 @ 14:21
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

courtesy of Yirgacheffee, here is a better read regarding Abay from Egyptians’ perspective.

Egypt, Ethiopia Headed For War Over Water
In the coming years, Egypt and Ethiopia may be forced to fight a “water war” because Ethiopia’s ambitions contradict Egypt’s historical and legal rights in the Nile waters. Ethiopia can only be deterred by the regional and international balance of powers, which in recent years has favored Ethiopia.

For any Egyptian government, Egypt’s water share and securing the Nile’s headwaters are the top national security priorities, irrespective of the Egyptian government’s ideology or domestic policies. This fact is dictated by geography. For thousands of years, Egyptian rulers have been aware how important water is for Egypt. Water is the lifeline of Egypt (97.5% of Egypt is barren desert). Egyptian rulers have always used any means to defend their country’s historic rights to the Nile waters. As Greek historian Herodotus said, “Egypt is the gift of the Nile.” Egyptian civilization, which is one of history’s greatest civilizations, depends on the Nile. To illustrate the Nile’s importance, we should remember that Egypt is the largest desert oasis in the world. Life in Egypt is concentrated on the river banks where 90 million people live. In short, any Egyptian government should have one eye on the Horn of Africa — on Ethiopia, where the source of the Nile lies — and another eye on the Sinai Peninsula and the Levant, and the balance of power there. History has shown that most of Egypt’s invaders entered through that door.

Egypt’s sentries against the country’s internal and external foes have been sleeping on the job. Their first eye failed to notice the developments at the Blue Nile’s source in Ethiopia (the Blue Nile constitutes 86% and the White Nile 14% of the Nile water volume. The two tributaries meet in Sudan before flowing to Egypt). Their second eye had lost the ability to distinguish friend from foe. Now, with the worsening economic crisis and the political deterioration between the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and the opposition, the balance of power is more and more tilting toward Ethiopia, which may unilaterally increase its water usage. That will affect Egypt’s historic rights of the Nile water and cause a serious threat.

In the report below, we will try to shed light on the Nile conflict and on why Ethiopia’s negotiating position toward Egypt has improved. We will end with a recommendation.

The conflict over the Nile waters

The two groups fighting over the right waters are as follows: the first group are the downstream countries, it includes Egypt and Sudan. The other group are the upstream countries which includes Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Rwanda and Kenya.

Egypt depends on the Nile River for 95% of its water needs for drinking, agriculture and electricity generation. The growing Egyptian population is increasingly dependent on Nile water. Egypt has historical rights to these waters under the Nile Water Agreement signed with Britain in 1929. It gave Egypt the right to veto any project in upstream countries affecting Egypt’s share of water flowing to it. It is worth mentioning that the 1929 agreement is binding for the three upstream countries — Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda — on the grounds that Britain, which colonized these countries, was their legal representative and could sign binding international agreements on their behalf.

Egypt codified its legal status in an agreement with Sudan in 1959. The agreement gave Cairo 55.5 billion cubic meters of water (or 66% of the total water flow), which would go to the Aswan Dam, and Sudan received 18.5 billion cubic meters (22%). The remainder, 12%, is lost to evaporation.

The downstream countries argue that they were not a party to those agreements at the time, and therefore do not recognize their legitimacy. The upstream countries want to modify the water-sharing agreement and keep more of the water by building dams, which will directly affect the water share of the downstream states, Egypt and Sudan.

The problem is compounded by the projected large population increase in the Nile basin. The UN projects that the population in the 11 basin states will reach 860 million people by 2050. This is pressuring both sides to try to improve their positions in the conflict over the Nile waters.

In May 2010, Ethiopia drafted the Entebbe Agreement to modify the historical and legal basis for the sharing of water. Most upstream countries supported the agreement but Egypt and Sudan refused it. It is true that the Entebbe Agreement is not legally binding for Egypt and Sudan, but it does show that Ethiopia is aware of the balance of power and its ambition to impose facts on the ground regarding the construction of dams, which will necessarily affect Egypt’s share in the Nile waters and thus represent an existential threat to Egypt. It is true that Ethiopia cannot force Cairo to sign, but the Entebbe Agreement shows that a major crisis between Cairo and Addis Ababa is on the way. What follows is an explanation of the Ethiopian diplomatic attack on Egypt and Sudan.

The geopolitical framework strengthens Ethiopia’s position

In recent years, the geopolitical framework has clearly shifted in Ethiopia’s favor, and it shifted the balance of power between Ethiopia and Egypt. The geopolitical changes that favor Ethiopia can be seen in six key indicators:

First, the disintegration of Somalia, Ethiopia’s traditional rival with which it fought a tough war over the Ogaden region, removed the geopolitical balance facing Ethiopia’s political ambitions in the region. Ethiopia exploited Somalia’s disintegration to strengthen its regional presence in the Horn of Africa. For years, Ethiopia has been “fighting terrorism” emerging from Somalia. Ethiopia has been doing that under an American umbrella from 2006 to 2009 and then again since 2011 until now.

The second indicator is represented by the partition of Sudan into two states: Sudan and South Sudan. That development has weakened Sudan (and thus Egypt) in the Horn of Africa and allowed Ethiopia to participate, since 2012, in the UN peacekeeping forces in the Abyei region, which is disputed between Sudan and South Sudan.

The third indicator is the following: the weakening of Sudan has shifted the balance of power in Ethiopia’s favor. The crisis in Darfur and the international isolation of the Sudanese president (an international arrest warrant was issued against him by the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2009) has significantly limited Khartoum’s ability to maneuver in the Nile conflict.

The fourth indicator is the improved relationship between Ethiopia and the West in general, and between Ethiopia and the US in particular, after Addis Ababa emerged as a reliable partner in the Horn of Africa. Every year, Ethiopia gets $4 billion in military, development and food assistance. But the matter is not limited to direct aid. The West has started looking at Ethiopia differently in regard to development projects, such as the construction of dams in Ethiopia. The West had opposed such projects for decades because they were considered a threat to regional security.

The fifth indicator is about China. China is Ethiopia’s primary trade partner and Beijing has expressed willingness to finance a dam construction in Ethiopia and offered Chinese expertise in building large dams. China wishes to have a foothold in the region. There is oil in South Sudan and the Congo has mineral resources.

The sixth indicator is the weakening of Egypt’s political weight in the Horn of Africa. Egypt has no role in Somalia and was not even a key party in the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. Egypt’s preoccupation with internal matters is weakening its ability to confront regional and international players, such as China. Even though Egypt is the biggest market for Chinese goods among the 11 basin countries, China has favored other considerations over Egyptian priorities and Egypt’s rights in the Nile waters. So much so that China has offered its technological expertise in constructing dams, which is a complete disregard to Egyptian rights. What will Egypt do about all that? Only God knows.

A recommendation

In the coming years, Egypt and Ethiopia may be forced to fight a “water war” because Ethiopia’s ambitions contradict Egypt’s historical and legal rights in river waters. Ethiopia can only be deterred by the regional and international balance of powers, which in recent years has favored Ethiopia.

The government of Hisham Qandil (an irrigation expert, not a diplomat, legal expert or strategist) seems unable to manage such a complex issue with legal, political, economic, military and international aspects. His government is unable to solve everyday problems that are less complex, such as security, traffic, and fuel and food supplies. This portends dire consequences for Egypt.

What is needed is a way to manage the crisis and use Egyptian soft power toward Ethiopia, especially the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is the Ethiopian Church’s mother church. It is necessary to form a fixed Egyptian team to manage this highly sensitive issue. The team should go beyond party affiliation and include leading Egyptian Nile specialists. Ideological or religious affiliation should not be a factor in choosing that Egyptian crisis team. What is important should be the capabilities and competencies of the team members, who will come from the “clay” of the country, not from a particular group, party or political current. Clay, to those who don’t know, is what Egyptians call their country’s soil, which is a fertile soil resulting from the mixing with the Nile water.

Will Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi realize the seriousness of the situation and deal with that issue as a major national matter and quickly implement the required policies and procedures, or will he hesitate, as usual, and go down in history as someone who squandered the historic rights of Egypt and its future generations?

03/25/13 @ 14:40
Comment from: Teshome [Visitor]
Teshome

This guys is a disgrace to Ethiopia. I cannot believe there are Ethiopians with that kind of mindset. Yikes!

03/25/13 @ 14:53
Comment from: Bethihu [Visitor]
Bethihu

Let alone human being, even some animal could enhance their wild behaviors if they have gone through some kind of training. However, it is shame to see this old man, Alemayoh G. Mariam, that he is barking like mad dogs against his X-country and the Ethiopian people…

Alemayoh G. Mariam, please get for real? Haven’t you made your choses or abandon Ethiopia for good long time a go for whatever reasons? Most of all, why are you so angry and preaching against any positive development of the Ethiopian people…? it is hard to imagine that all your education background and living most of your life in the most diverse and sivilized country U.S.A, didn’t change a bit of your stone aged backward mentalities…LOL.

However, you sound like you are sufering from some kind of mentals problems that made you to act like this crazily. You woul have known to act deferently and save yourslf from embarrassment if you were normal, otherwise.

Ether way, Ethiopia is in a better position than ever.It is up to you wether or not to recognize the realities on the ground that the whole world is observing that Ethiopia is moving forward…

Oh yeah, the Ethiopian people are well aware about you and likes unproductive hate cry, and you all are perceived as diaspora idiots that are only good for manufacturing false propagandas…LOL.

Beteley ato Alemayoh G. Mariam ” yetaweku be Englizna aslekash” teblew teseyimewal…LOL.

God bless the world!!

03/25/13 @ 15:28
Comment from: TopArticle [Visitor]
TopArticle

The Prof.Alm. points out a present, a past and a future prospect of Africa and Africans. Maybe I see no matching, daring and meticulous article like this in my life, especially the ambitions for neo colonists and their subtly network that ranges from the Western to Eastern (e.g. China), the infringement of human rights and further coercive and seek for intervention of internal affairs in a country mainly by override an internal affair violations for economic benefits, the motive to exploit natural resources (e.g. raw materials), the pavement of infrastructure to dump manufactured products in the “dark continent” but still this continent obliged to ‘repay for that investments and etcetera.

A related points I may add here motives of neo colonies (say it if you like neo colonists, ism…) are:
to disadopt infant industries, to control population growth but not for theirs, to introduce a harmful technologies ( e.g. brain Neuro implants, control business through IBM computer), to brain drain and incapacitate Africans intellects thereafter on the same individuals, to expand the consumption of medicine as if it were beneficial, to restrain on agriculturalizations and subdued industrialization, to enhance a beggars behaviour for money and giving so that to exploit a real materials and human capitals, to use religions for instruments and more.

Keep it up Prof. Alm. It might be important for those still sleeping though they may able to read and understand your messages.

03/25/13 @ 15:43
Comment from: Danny [Visitor]
Danny

Aethiops,

You have been listening to Alex Jones conspiracy.

First of, China is still developing country, a long way behind America. Tell me one brand invented in China?? the answer is NONe! Chinese make their money by coping and counterfeiting products and have got large number of cheap labor workforce. Yes Chinese have trillion of dollars reserve currency because chinese people are savers by culture encouraged to save, that is why china able to credit American consumers. China has huge internal challenge, corruption from bottom to top is big obstacles, can not be solve without independent judiciary, free media. one child policy is evil policy, police follow a woman to hospital to get abortion, stealing baby boy is common in china, all chaos. without basic human right economy development alone is building a house on sand. China is no where near America and Europe, US military expenditure alone bigger than combined China, Russia, UK, Europe. However, the positive side of Chinese are humble people including the politicians, if you listen to Chinese politician interviews you don’t see arrogance, they always claim China is still developing country there are many problems ahead such as the gap between the poor and middle class growing too fast, pollution problem and so on, unlike our arrogant woyannise. As for religion of China as long as peaceful who cares? Mandella said missionary whiteman asked us to close our eyes and pray, when we closed our eyes our land gone. I rather believe in Chinese Dragon who believes in money than evil deeds of christianity.

03/25/13 @ 15:50
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

An eagle has the awesome power of flying up into the sky, and, by slighting the angel of its wings, it can quickly and swiftly down strike, attack, and kill any dragon that crawls on its belly, eating dust and some defenseless creatures.

The dragon knows it has a limited power; however, the eagle knows it controls the sky, and anyone that controls the sky always wins the battle.

During the Six Days war between the Israelis and the Arabs, the Israelis completely destroyed the Egyptian planes on the ground and put the entire Middle East sky under their control and won the war in a very short time.

In the same way when Coronel Muhammad Kaddafi was fighting the Americans, the British, the French, and some other small nations, the first war strategy the west used was to put the Libyan sky under their control. They designated a no-fly zone-warning area in some parts of Libya around Benghazi, and the west defeated that powerful dictator very easily.

There will be no fight between the week dragon and the powerful eagle, and the people of Africa should not worry too much about the possibility of a great war between the mighty eagle – America – and the feeble dragon – China.

The author of the article asks a question and answers his question: “What could happen when the Dragon and the Eagle fight in Africa? Who is likely to win? Not to worry. There will be no fight as there was no fight at the Berlin Conference in 1884; only a gentlemen’s.”

The absence of fight during the Berlin Conference in 1884 does not guarantee there will never be a fight at the future conferences.

For example, The Munich Agreement of 1938 was a conference signed by Germany, Britain, Italy, and France, but it was a failed conference that led Hitler to invade more territories in Europe. The Tehran Conference of 1943 between Russia, Great Britain, and America didn’t prevent World War II from happening; therefore, the professor’s statement, “There will be no fight as there was no fight at the Berlin Conference in 1884” cannot be fully trusted.

Without the eagle’s involvement in any big or minor war, there will never be a victory: Where was the dragon during World War I and II? During World II, when Fascism and Nazism invaded some parts of Africa, it was the eagle with its allies that defeated Fascism and Nazism. When the eagle fights, it fights to win, not just to scream and run away as the Professor seems to suggest the presence of fear in the heart of eagle when wrote:

“So far we have heard a screaming Eagle grousing about the unfair advantage, immorality, amorality, opportunism and new colonialism of the Dragon. But will we ever see a fightin’ Eagle standing up to a fire-breathin’ Dragon in Africa and ‘win’?”

Yes, we have seen a fighting eagle – a fighting and a victorious America – in many battle areas such as Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. The dragon has always been a cheater, a manipulator, some one that does not handle a fair trade business with its trading partner, the eagle. The dragon, with its fiery tongue, torments its people by forcing them to worship it and to abide by its rule – Communism.

On the other hand, the eagle believes in human dignity, in human rights, in liberty, in equality, and in the pursuit of happiness of all people, regardless of color, gender, and nationality.

The eagle might have crossed the red line when it criticizes the dragon because of its immoral behavior. I found that statement unacceptable.

It is true; China is growing and growing and growing faster than any other nations on earth while America is preaching the spread of same-sex marriage. Just few weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton announced that she too, not just the President and his vice President, supports the same-sex marriage. In this case, immorality applies not just to China alone but also to America. The President of the United States blessed the same-sex marriage because he wanted some votes from any body, regardless of sexual orientations. In the same way, Mrs. Clinton also wants to follow the President’s foot steps; therefore, she blessed the same-sex marriage, saying: ‘Let’s just talk straight realpolitik’. “In international politics, there are no moral standards,” as the Professor quoted her accurately and by adding the last statement of his own.

Going back to the eagle and the dragon analogy, the Professor asks a very crucial question: “Will Africa’s destiny be determined by the Dragon, the laughing-to-the-bank hyenas, the Eagle or the people of Africa?”

I always believe the rich, the highly educated, and the powerful rule the weak, and one of the weakest continents is Africa, and the only supper power in this world is the United States of America; therefore, America, with its mighty wealth and immense resource, will rule Africa, a cursed continent from the beginning when Noah cursed Canaan to be the lowest of slaves and to serve his brothers as their slave. Africa is the continent of slaves destined to serve America, China, Great Britain, Germany, France, Russia, and many other white nations; hence, Africa’s destiny has been already determined after Noah escaped the Great Deluge.

Copying something important from another person and using it for a common purpose doesn’t make someone ignorant or uncivilized. The Professor ridicules the African leaders for imitating and copying some other countries’ cultures, traditions and way of living. He writes:

“The great absurdity of all African dictators is that they believe they can copycat ‘word-for-word’ ideas and practices from different countries, systems and cultures and make it work in Africa.”

I don’t call such practices “absurd” and I don’t condemn them for allowing the Chinese government to build for them the 20-story AU glass tower in Addis Ababa. For example, the Japanese are famous in copying the Chinese dress, culture, music, food, and many other Chinese products, and the same thing is also true with the Koreans. Even the Chinese themselves copy or steal some American technologies; therefore, the African leaders have the right to copy anything they like from any country.

The American Bill of Rights was copied from the Magna Carta Charter of 1215, and part of the Quran was copied from the Holy Bible. Copying anything and preserving it for the next generation are not bad practices at all.

There is nothing wrong in Meles’ statement even though the professor indirectly disparages Meles’ direct and honest talk:

“In drafting our anti-terrorism law, we copied word-for-word the very best anti-terrorism laws in the world. We took from America, England and the European model anti-terrorism laws. It is from these three sources that we have drafted our anti-terrorism law. From these, we have chosen the better ones.”

Any way, the Professor categorizes Meles direct statement as an absurd one, but I think Meles’ statement about the terrorist law still in use by the Ethiopian Christian government is the right one, and because of this law, the citizens of Ethiopia have been saved from the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims who have been protesting for more than a year to dismantle the Ethiopian Christian government and create chaos in the country.

Professor Gebre Mariam was telling us not to copy or imitate anything from any other country; then, changing his first statement, he is now telling us to follow the Ghanaians who are prospering by doing business with china without following the Chinese Model.

He advises us: “It is possible to do business with China without following the ‘China Model.’ Ghana has done billions of dollars worth of business with China without using the ‘China Model.’” What is the China Model the Professor is talking about? He further says, perhaps he wants to explain what he means by “China Model”: “Ghana is proof positive that Africa can do business with China without becoming ‘Western’ China.” Is the Professor saying that some of those African leaders who copy the Chinese culture and the Chinese practice of doing business are asking the Chinese Communist government to come and take over their countries and make those countries as parts of China? I hope the Professor will explain his statement a little bit further and clearer.

I hope the presence of China in Africa is simply to help Africa and not to preach Communism or Confucianism to the African people. Africa is tired of foreign religion but very hungry for foreign technology, for foreign investment, and finally for standing up on her own feet.

The Professor has wisely avoided the issue of religious freedom in his today’s article, and it is a good move that he has finally come to the conclusion that Islam is not a religion but a cult that should be outlawed nationally and internationally.


03/25/13 @ 16:20
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Correction:in the heart of the eagle when he wrote:

03/25/13 @ 16:29
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Free,….

Thank you for bringing that article about an Egyptian desire of war on Nile river.
The author more or less brought the facts, “except adding eritrea with upper stream countries may be for his own purpose of voting", but admitting that Ethiopia has the upper hand in which ever way he looked at it. Thank God we started building the Dam at the right time. The timing couldn’t have been better, whether it is God’s gift to us or a number of coincdential incidents coming together at the right time and place.
Against all odds, animosities and hostility surrounding us, we managed to moblize the whole nation, thanks to the late visionary leader PM Meles Zenawi’s ambitious plan and brilliant leadership, we are where we are now. And Nothing would stop us from finishing this great Dam. And the study shows clearly that their is no harm to the down stream countries, they will have a chance to use the electric power generated from the Dam, and even better yet, securing the nile delta from the annual water flood. It is better to find a better friendly way of handling the situation in Egypt’s part, than calling unnecessary war of conflict.

03/25/13 @ 16:38
Comment from: y_abai [Member]  
y_abai

dear country man,
all I can say is sorry you

03/25/13 @ 16:42
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Peoples must watch this link ,to meditate and understand on the Hidden Agenda of the Agazi Bandits . On the real Faces of them and their Supporters :http://ecadforum.com/ethiopianvideo/2013/03/25/the-silent-genocide-on-the-amhara-documentary/

03/25/13 @ 17:23
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

If Ethiopia can’t use the water then no one can use it. We can contaminate the water with radioactive wastes.

If the Egyptian think they can intimidate or temper with our projects, who can also put their life in danger.

03/25/13 @ 17:39
Comment from: PeedOff [Visitor]
PeedOff

Prof. Alemayehu - Can you just write a shorter to the point article. You drone on, and on and on and on. God Almighty you are wordy …

03/25/13 @ 18:45
Comment from: Nenewe [Visitor]
Nenewe

Thank you Free and Yirgacheffee.
A pragmatic approach to real and complex problems involving seven countries with Ethiopia and Egypt being the ones locking horns.

The recommendations outlined do suggest what Egypt can do to resolve the crisis in a win-win settlement. Historical and legal rights of Egypt won’t cut it. History may have been in their favor for so long, and as they very well know history wouldn’t help deal with current problems.

AZ,
Do you really think he’s a visionary and that we were blessed to have him at a critical time in the country’s recent history?

The tiny Redsea state had the blessing of your visionary leader as a nile basin country until …you know when. Do you realise how hypocritical that sounds?

03/25/13 @ 18:51
Comment from: Aethiops [Visitor]
Aethiops

Dear Danny,
Are you telling me that Alex Jones has written the Bible. I hope not unless you are out of your mind. For generations the Bible has warned the coming end of days, and you are now living in that time. Do you know what the Bible is saying about America at the end, “After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.” Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities……” Rev. 18:1-24.

So why is this all happening? Why would they want to set up a Global One World Order? Who is behind all this mess? What is the point? Who conquers the world? Go and find out the answer yourself but I’ve already go it.

Anyways you have already made your own choice and I respect it and wish you good luck, but as an Ethiopian and Christian I strongly advise you “The fear of GOD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7

03/25/13 @ 19:22
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Nenewe,…

“That’s all she wrote!”
We know your people’s problem in the diaspora is that, you don’t want to give the credit where its due. You think you’ve been out smarted, forgotten or Ethiopia is been snatched out of your grip, when ever the name Meles Zenawi, the polite man with a great charisma and brain over took everything you’ve been dreaming of; a never ending great legacy of being a great visionary leader the world has never seen before. That’s the reality the whole world witnessed and already written, signed and sealed in the history books of the world. No matter you and your idol almaria tried hard, it cannot be erased. Lives on for ever!

03/25/13 @ 19:50
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]
My2cents

Aethiopis,

It would be nice if you rate yourself by the longevity of your presence and contribution here. If you respond to every trivial question and open your heart thereof, you are not going to last long here because you’ll burn out. The longer you stay here the better for all of us.

The southerns and the liberals are killing America. Jimmy Carter and others like him have proven incompetent and have made irreversibly critical errors. The liberals have rendered America backboneless. The Clintons are all about votes and shamefully nothing else. The Clintons gave way to Obama at whom watch the problems of the country has multiplied. Therefore, the downward spiraling of the country continues at high acceleration. The elder Bush and Mr. Carter gave us, Ethiopians, children to rule us and, likewise, they have been given children to rule them in the White House: Clinton, W. Bush and Obama, and certainly Hilary to continue that trend. The homosexuals, the Gentiles (atheists, non-christians), exploiter foreigners and other aliens will be happier for it.
Too bad Americans are confused. Too bad problems dangerous problems are taking over the country. What the good ‘ol U.S.A needs is not another Steve Jobs or Lebron James but a great moral and spiritual leader with vision. That person belongs in the White House. The sooner the better.

03/25/13 @ 19:55
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

እራሳችንን ለማሻሻል እኛው መጣር ያስፈልገናል::
ከ አገራችን ውጪ ሁሉም ለ ራሱ የሚያስብ ስለሆነ እስክ ተወሰነ ድረጃ ድረስ ርዳታ ይለግሳል:: አሜሪካም ሆነ ቻይና የራሳቸው ጥቅም ቅድሚያ እንዲያገኝ ካደረጉ በሁዋላ ነው ወደ ሌላውን መርዳት የሚያተኩሩት::
እስከ አሁን ድረስ አሜሪካ ኢራቅን የወረረችው ሳዳምን ለማባረር ብሎም ህዝቡ ዴሞክራሲ እንዲያገኝ ነው ብለው የሚያስቡ እንደሚኖሩ አልጠራጠርም::
ምክንያቱን ያላወቀ ካለ የዘይት እና የ ጋዝ ክምችት ስላላት ነው::

03/25/13 @ 20:58
Comment from: Guddu kassa [Visitor]  
Guddu kassa

The ignorance being displayed on this comments forum is simply amazing.Some funny , paranoid characters here . Pseudo patriots,Barroom intellectuals.Get a life losers

03/25/13 @ 23:55
Comment from: TopArticle [Visitor]
TopArticle

Assta B. Gettu, also have you painted your external color skin?

03/26/13 @ 01:02
Comment from: Ewnetu [Visitor]
Ewnetu

I say to Al, get your facts straight. When Ethiopia iis showing progress and development, the idiots and fools find any reason to demonize anybody who helps the country to prosper. The fools and idiots want the country to go backwards and to find a reason to grab power. When their dream is shattered, they work with enemy governments and institutions to disseminate false propaganda.

I want to be clear and I do not align with current regime. The current government is not perfect either. But the idiots and fools have very damaging elements who spread hatred, racism and division. Fortunately, Ethiopians at home do not give attention to them. They know who the enemy is.

I have seen a lot of infrastructure being built by Chinese contractors and nationals. Major streets have built in the last decade which adds beauty to the capital. Light Rail Transit is being built and there are several projects to build railway lines. The AU building was built by China a gift to Africa. In short, a sound man can see the results of Chinese labor in Ethiopia.
China unlike the some Western countries comes to Africa for trade. China does not do business with complicated conditions. As far as I know neo colonialism has nothing to do with China. The former colonial powers still exercise neo colonialism, if the former colonies are not apt to recognize it.

The West neglected Africa and in my opinion, the next big thing is in Africa. Those companies which flock to Asia, and even some Asian countries will flock to Africa to set up companies and utilize cheap labor. African countries need to be prepared within a decade or a couple of decades. That is why infrastructure is very important for one’s country and Ethiopia is doing it now. I might say education must be given priority to produce skilled workers. African governments need to work for the well being of their own people. The following link shows what Chinese are doing in South Africa which is a member of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. These nations are having in South Africa. Only people like Al Mariam view it a dragon coming to snatch your lunch

http://thecitizen.co.tz/editorial-analysis/20-analysis-opinions/29960-analysis-china-fdi-flows-to-africa-reach-20bn.html

03/26/13 @ 02:44
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

If u r dragon( Chinese) snatch the eagle ( American) lunch why Ethiopia care….it is between the dragon and the eagle…


03/26/13 @ 10:31
Comment from: Belete [Visitor]
Belete

even egypt admits ethiopia got stronger and better the last few decades, while its neigbhors including egypt itself has gotten weaker. the thing is i know if an ethiopian state this fact he will be labeled all kinds of names by those who tell us otherwise. i can see how this is hard to swallw to the likes of the former abyot tebaki yilma bekele and his nazret jelles. i personally dont care, but the fact is a fact and egypt is no weyane to twist the fact. ethiopia was so weak and destitute yesterday, today ethiopia is stronger and at peace. so instead of quarelling to prve a point and trying to derail what the country achieved, that lets build on it. some times a loss is better than a win and those who predict/wish ethiopia to be doomed, you have lost. its time for you to move on!that doesnt mean you have to stop fighting for democracy and better ethiopia, it simply means, you dont do it at the expense of ethiopia.
…..

03/26/13 @ 12:33
Comment from: Aethiops [Visitor]
Aethiops

Dear My2cents,
Thank you for your advise and I really appreciate your constructive comment.

May God Bless you!

03/26/13 @ 18:02
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Professor G. Mariam,

The fascinating and well informed brother, thanks for showering us with this powerful information.

I admire your commitment and passion to Ethiopia and the intensity of your analysis.

China is the most opportunist country that has no concern about Africa or any other country so long as it is cleaning up natural resources and get whatever they have in mind. It is true they don’t want to have a stand in moral values because they don’t have any and they don’t care about that. Their mission is to clean up resources and take to China not caring for other people suffering in other countries by dictators and immoral leaders.

In Chinese religion rich person considered holly regardless of how one gets the wealth. One can be a monoesters thief but if one is rich that person is considered holly. So for Christians and Muslims that is not acceptable but do they know what is China after?. For Chinese Africa, Christian and Muslim countries are the perfect place to exploit. China sending its swarming troops looking hard working men but they are cleaning up the country.

or morality because All they care about is That is why they Target brutal and selfish dictators to deal with. They pay off these dictators, clean up Africa without leaving much behind to build “The Greatest China”.

Clinton is right and smart to point that out. America taught they had Meles and EPRDF, their “yes men” but what they have is China’s “yap men”. EPRDF takes money from the West and do business with China.

03/26/13 @ 18:03
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

My dearest Tulu Proud Tgray,

U seems worried about china cleaning Africa resources.

Hold ur horse… Now Ethiopia should worry about all Africa? Is that what u r saying?

About Ethiopia tell me what they r cleaning… Building road, dam, industries zone or farming rice is that how they clean Ethiopia..

Can u tell me what the hell they clean from Ethiopia… Because Ethiopia interest. Come first… So tell me wht the hell they clean out from Ethiopia beside poverty, the hope of opp. Coming to power…

03/26/13 @ 18:25
Comment from: Gelemso [Visitor]
Gelemso

C’est moi senait:

I have noticed your posts for the past 1.5 years, and I HAVE to say this.

1. Please learn proper English grammar & spelling; stop embarrassing yourself on these forums… at least use the in-built spell checker!

If your preferred language is Oromiffa/French/Amharic/Tigrigna/other, please communicate in those languages.

2. Write something that makes sense. Almost always, your posts seem to be written by someone on a hashish/berch’a trip lol!

03/26/13 @ 19:19
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

TopArticle (visitor),

“Assta B. Gettu, also have you painted your external color skin?”

Your sentence makes no sense at all, unless you are using euphemism!

Can you, please, tell me what you are trying to say, so that I could give you the proper response?

Why do I have to paint my external skin color? If you want me to paint it, what kind of colors do you want me to use, green, red, white, yellow or black? Do you have a problem with colors? Which color is your favorite one? I like all colors! If a color is green, I call it green; if white, I call it white; if black, I call it black; if yellow, I call it yellow, and so on and so forth.

To tell you the truth, I like my skin color the way endowed upon me by the creator of all skin skins.

03/26/13 @ 19:50
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Oh here you come
Ash the Trash from Dedebit.

Lesson #1
I am a proud Ethiopian
NOT Tigray like you want me to be.

This the big difference between Proud Ethiopians and Tigrayans who do not see Ethiopia as their country but as feeding ground.

Learn from the intelligent Professor G. Mariam.

Don’t scribble your inferior trashy comment and subject yourself to humility.

There is huge difference between concerned person like me and a Paid Woyane cadre like you, drooling each time you hear selling Ethiopians resources to foreigners .

Go to Tigray and sell whatever you have there. We will not object.

There is also huge difference between the Chinese who target the weakest link dictators in Africa and Ethiopia, well focused, prepared and devoted to build theirs country China and Woyane who are consumed with ignorance, hate, greed, and irresponsibility who are bent on selling Ethiopia’s resources for quick buck.

Woyane’s mission is to rob and run. Since you are consumed with greed, ignorance and hate you will keep trying to discredit intellectuals, patriotic people.

But there is no creature in Ethiopia that doesn’t know Woyane and its cadre’s evil intention.

You are concerned with selling land and resouces and filling up you greedy belly with what China and Arabs throws at you.

03/26/13 @ 20:52
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

Tulu To Ashmed To be proude Tigray…

I told u to hold ur horse… Ethiopia is not supper power so just talk about Ethiopia only…

I told u million time to tell me what the Chinese cleaning out.. U come back and said LAND….

Okay did they took the land to china with them…or the land still in Ethiopia..

Looting is defrent let say the Chinese buying (Looting) cooper from be it 50 years or 100 years the cooper deposit finished… But land will not be finished after 100 years the same land will be there..

About the rice the produce that also can be framed for million years…. That is what nature does the rice were existed for million years o how in hell the rice will be finished….if Ethiopia existed for 3000 years Ethiopia farmers farming teff for 3000 years but the land still can be farmed for another 3000 years
Unluck copper resources so that is where ur smart lay.

03/26/13 @ 21:45
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

The good professor is writing eloquently about china’s relationship with African dictators. He is concerned that African dictators are using the “China model” to extend their grip on power.

As always his articles are simple, straight forward, backed with facts and no exaggeration. Yet People like Free and his new alliance of dedebit cadres are all over the place to discredit him.

Tell me what is the Nile and Egypt got to do with the Professor’s new article about China?

03/27/13 @ 01:50
Comment from: Belete [Visitor]
Belete

@ASH
the chinese are in ethiopia to clean up TULU’s and Pr AL’s, filthy aff. and for that we are greateful to them.
by the way this tulu dude and others are simply angry because despite their ill wish and prayers for the last 20 years, ethiopia has become stable and a stronger nation under the leadership of a non-amara man.
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
“In recent years, the geopolitical framework has clearly shifted in Ethiopia’s favor, and it shifted the balance of power between Ethiopia and Egypt"…ouch this hurts..you tigres….lol….

03/27/13 @ 09:55
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Ash the trash
aka TPLF banda Dedebit dropout.

I AM A PROUD ETHIOPIAN absolutely NOT a Tigre

Of course even though all Tigres are not Woyane bandas it is a shameful time to be called a Tigrea.

It is amazing how low and shameless you are. You are trying to convince us that what Woyane, China and Arabs doing in Eth. is good for us.

Ethiopia’s roads and building was built by Ethiopians. Building roads and buildings is not a new technology for us.
In fact Chinese work is so cheap and inferior compared to what Ethiopians have produced. Those old roads and buildings built by Ethiopians still stand out than the cheap quick fix of Woyane and China bumpy and bulgy roads.

Why your government is bringing foreigners to Ethiopia to build roads and building when there are millions unemployed people in Ethiopia living by feeding trash and starved? Reasons:

1- The Woyane regime doesn’t want to hire Ethiopians because Woyane hates Ethiopians and consider themselves as foreign invaders .

2- It is helping China to loot Ethiopia and in return Woyane gets money for the sell of Ethiopia.

It is not only building road what the Chinese and Arabs are doing. It is were they are not seen in public.
They are hiding in rural areas building factories and industries again built by Chinese labor in Ethiopia instead of Ethiopians.

Reasons:
1- Woyane regime doesn’t want Ethiopians to see what is being retailed behind their back.

2- Woyane is collaborating in the looting with foreigners.

About rice farm. You are not fooling anyone but idiot yourself. The rice farm is not to feed Ethiopia but sold to barbaric Arabs and Saudi Arabians to feed them.

03/27/13 @ 14:12
Comment from: Girma Negash [Visitor]
Girma Negash

I think the author of the article forgets about Ethiopia and several African countries with whom all this century were together: to feed their people, to overcome poverty, to industrialize their country including the building of the country’s infrastructures. They were mainly with Western countries. But the result is comparing in less than 30 years of Chinese presence (expansion) in Africa is a radical, the Continent is changing relatively to better in general. We judge in what we have seen and see. Of course China has a strategic interest and a long term plan “using” Africa, but unlike Western countries, she gives and takes. So once again the author should analyze what he wrote here and try to give a balanced not on sided analysis.

03/28/13 @ 03:41
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

My dreast Tulu Proud tobe Dumb,

Ethiopia can go head ban the export of RICE to Saudi. Saudi also can ban the export of oil to Ethiopia

Economy 101

Saudi export oil to Ethiopia one billion birr

Ethiopia export rice to Saudi one billion birr

This equal Ethiopia getting oil for free…

If Ethiopia import oil from south Sudan for one billion birr
And South Sudan only import 500 million birr Ethiopian product

Then Ethiopia still have to pay 500 million birr just because we run our mouth with Saudi it cost as 500 million birr u will still say it worth it because u are not the one who paying price increase in pump…

03/28/13 @ 04:48
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Ash the trash
aka TPLF banda Dedebit school dropout.

Once again you are proving the idiotic knowledge you got from Dedebit shcool.

Very weak and out of place argument.

Who said banning the export of Rice to Saudi Arabia? It is banning the SALE OF LAND/ LAND GRAB to Arabs and foreigners that I am saying.

Land belongs to citizens not a private property of illegitimate EPRDF and TPLF controlled regime.

FYI EPRDF has no power over the export of Rice because Al Amoudi, the Saudi Agent owns that. He owns land to grow vegetable and crops in Ethiopia to ship and feed his barbaric Saudis people who are torturing our people in Saudi Arabia and all of those Gulf counties while you are kissing their a….ss.

You are trying hard to impress me with you simple and nonsense business talk.

You are equating Land grabbing and cleaning natural resources by foreign TPLF associates to exporting rice that is not even owned by EPRDF/TPLF controlled regime.

03/28/13 @ 13:31
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

@tultula,

My mistake u don’t support the “sale of land"but u support the export of RICE…

I didn’t know that u can grow Rice without LAND.

Second

I don’t own share of apple, or IBM but I am benefited from their success…

3rd

U said Ethiopia government doesnt own the land or the rice export but Al Amoudi own the land and rice

Answer:-

I know it dumb question but for Ethiopia government to own the rice farm they (illegitimate EPRDF and TPLF controlled regime. ) have to Buy it from Al Amoudi… The question is does Ethiopia government have the money to buy out Al Amoudi…

In America if u own ur house, ur car u or American government of course u own it…the reason is because u pay for it if American government want ur property then the American government must buy u out….. U look like ur surprise that al Amoudi own rice farm not Ethiopia government.. The simple answer is Al Amoudi pay for it so he own it…if Ethiopian government want what Al Amoudi own then buy him out.. What is new thing here


03/28/13 @ 18:42
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Ash TPLF trash
aka TPLF banda Dedebit school dropout

Read more to learn from Dr. G Mariam and do a favor for yourself.

Stop writing trash. Let me put is as simple as I can for you so you can understand. Blame joining TPLF for keeping you as dumb are you are now.

Land owend and Rice/food exported by Ethiopian = Excellent

Land owned and Rice/food exported by Alamoudi who is a Saudi Aribia citizen = Very Bad

Is it easy to understand now?

Alamoudi is a Saudi Arabia Citizen NOT an Ethiopian citizen.

Alamoudi works for his country Saudi Arabia.
Alamoudi farms Rice to feed Rice his Saudi nationals he is not feeding our people Teff, corn, Barly and etc…..
Ethiopians consume Teff not Rice.

Alamoudi is growing agriculture in Ethiopia not because he cares for Ethiopia but he is the agent working of Saudi Arabia prince (government).

Huge difference between being and Ethiopian national and Saudi Arabia national.!!! Got it? Again we are so much ahead of Woyane dumb lies.

03/29/13 @ 17:24
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

Land owned and Rice/food exported by Ethiopian = Excellent

Answer:-

The owned by Ethiopian for 3000 years so who stop U from exporting Rice/food… Because u need billion dollar investment + market access + royal family connection or network + local know know how etc etc….. The main thing is do u have billion dollar investment to make it happened… If u do who stop u from investing… U can work side by side with al Almoudi show us what u can do

Land owned and Rice/food exported by Alamoudi who is a Saudi Aribia citizen = Very Bad

Yes this is very Bad but if Ethiopian have money and skill and prevented from investing this is bad but if u don’t have capital or skill then what the hell u can do..

Let me dumb it down or u

Taxi( land) + driver (Ethiopian farmer) + gas ( capital) = reedy to hire make money

Taxi + driver but no gas = this is as good as u don’t have taxi

Is it easy to understand now?

Alamoudi is a Saudi Arabia Citizen NOT an Ethiopian citizen.

So what u r American citizen Not an Ethiopian citizen

Alamoudi works for his country Saudi Arabia.

If u pay him he work for u too… But if u have no money to pay him why are u expecting him to work for u.

Alamoudi farms Rice to feed Rice his Saudi nationals he is not feeding our people Teff, corn, Barly and etc…..
Ethiopians consume Teff not Rice.

U see u don’t know even ur own country let alone to export rice to Saudi u have to know the market the local culture to make business in big way… U dont know ur own country… U said Ethiopians consume Teff not Rice… Guess what 90%. Christen Amhara make this mistake Muslim Ethiopia eat rice thousand years… 50 million Ethiopian Muslim out of 90 million Ethiopia eat rice… In way even if Christian Amhara doesn’t eat it it is good for Muslim to Ethiopia rice because it will keep teff price down

By the way Ethiopia doesn’t eat coffee, cotton, oil seed, flower but we produce all those thing why because we want to export it and make money we use that money to buy Many thing that we need from west… We don’t produce only to eat… The Arab produce oil… But they don’t eat oil they export oil and buy food… In Ethiopia case it is much profitable to produce rice then teff because rice is world food unlike teff is only consume in Ethiopia

If u think Al Amoudi should produce teff I stead of rice then u r crazy because Al Amoudi is not NGO or Aid origination it is business… I know I wasted my time but I know million chores team think no body eat rice in Ethiopia while it is main dish in muslim family… This much gap between Muslim and Christian

Alamoudi is growing agriculture in Ethiopia not because he cares for Ethiopia but he is the agent working of Saudi Arabia prince (government).

03/30/13 @ 06:28
Comment from: Ash [Visitor]
Ash

Land owned and Rice/food exported by Ethiopian = Excellent

Answer:-

The owned by Ethiopian for 3000 years so who stop U from exporting Rice/food… Because u need billion dollar investment + market access + royal family connection or network + local know know how etc etc….. The main thing is do u have billion dollar investment to make it happened… If u do who stop u from investing… U can work side by side with al Almoudi show us what u can do

Land owned and Rice/food exported by Alamoudi who is a Saudi Aribia citizen = Very Bad

Yes this is very Bad but if Ethiopian have money and skill and prevented from investing this is bad but if u don’t have capital or skill then what the hell u can do..

Let me dumb it down or u

Taxi( land) + driver (Ethiopian farmer) + gas ( capital) = reedy to hire make money

Taxi + driver but no gas = this is as good as u don’t have taxi

Is it easy to understand now?

Alamoudi is a Saudi Arabia Citizen NOT an Ethiopian citizen.

So what u r American citizen Not an Ethiopian citizen

Alamoudi works for his country Saudi Arabia.

If u pay him he work for u too… But if u have no money to pay him why are u expecting him to work for u.

Alamoudi farms Rice to feed Rice his Saudi nationals he is not feeding our people Teff, corn, Barly and etc…..
Ethiopians consume Teff not Rice.

U see u don’t know even ur own country let alone to export rice to Saudi u have to know the market the local culture to make business in big way… U dont know ur own country… U said Ethiopians consume Teff not Rice… Guess what 90%. Christen Amhara make this mistake Muslim Ethiopia eat rice thousand years… 50 million Ethiopian Muslim out of 90 million Ethiopia eat rice… In way even if Christian Amhara doesn’t eat it it is good for Muslim to Ethiopia rice because it will keep teff price down

By the way Ethiopia doesn’t eat coffee, cotton, oil seed, flower but we produce all those thing why because we want to export it and make money we use that money to buy Many thing that we need from west… We don’t produce only to eat… The Arab produce oil… But they don’t eat oil they export oil and buy food… In Ethiopia case it is much profitable to produce rice then teff because rice is world food unlike teff is only consume in Ethiopia

If u think Al Amoudi should produce teff I stead of rice then u r crazy because Al Amoudi is not NGO or Aid origination it is business… I know I wasted my time but I know million chores team think no body eat rice in Ethiopia while it is main dish in muslim family… This much gap between Muslim and Christian

Alamoudi is growing agriculture in Ethiopia not because he cares for Ethiopia but he is the agent working of Saudi Arabia prince (government).

03/30/13 @ 06:28
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Ash TPLF Trash

aka TPLF Dedebit cage scavenger,

****Don’t rest in Hell with your evil master Meles****

Your head is in vegetative state. The only thing you see is the $$$$ sign and the devil. It is going wild. It can’t handle good ideas.

You are the dumbest hopelessly stupid TPLF paid cadre..
I gave you the …BIG ZERO in every thing.

You have successfully convinced the readers TPLF cadres are fixated in ignorance, greed and selling Ethiopia to foreingers.

You are boring the heck out of me with your stupidity. Stop boring the readers too.

Again, Don’t rest in Hell with your master Meles

03/30/13 @ 12:28

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