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Ethiopia The Dragon’s Dance with Hyenas

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02/13/12

  07:36:58 am, by admin, 2762 words  
Categories: Ethiopia, Alemayehu G. Mariam

Ethiopia The Dragon’s Dance with Hyenas

Ethiopia The Dragon’s Dance with Hyenas

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Chinese Dragon is dancing the Watusi shuffle with African Hyenas. Things could not be better for the Dragon in Africa. In the middle of what once used to be the African Pride Land now stands a brand-spanking new hyenas’ den called the African Union Hall (AU). Every penny of the USD$200 million stately pleasure dome was paid for by China. It is said to be “China’s gift to Africa.” It was all lovey-dovey two weeks ago when the hyenas assembled to pay homage to the mighty Dragon:  

   … This magnificent…building which will now house the headquarters of our continental organization is built on the ruins of a prison that represented desperation and hopelessness… The face of this great hall is meant to convey this 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… It is therefore very appropriate for China to decide to build this hall -- the hall of the rise of Africa --  this hall of African renaissance… I am sure I speak for all of you when I say to the people and government of China thank you so very much. May our partnership continue and prosper. 

There was no end to the bootlicking and praise of the “generosity of the Chinese government”, and how the “gift” represents “a qualitative leap in the relations between China and Africa”.  AU president  Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Equatorial Guinea’s dictator since 1979, even saw “a reflection of the new Africa, and the future we want for Africa” in the glassed 20-storey tower. 

The Dragon was equally obliging:
…There exists profound traditional friendship between China and Africa… China has always been Africa's good friend, good partner and good brother…. [S]trengthen[ing] unity and cooperation between China and Africa and promot[ing] common development is an important cornerstone of China's foreign policy, and a long-term strategic choice…

… First, we must firmly uphold peace, stability and development of Africa….  Second, we must fully respect the efforts of African countries in resolving African issues independently…. Interference in Africa's internal affairs by outside forces out of selfish motives can only complicate the efforts to resolve issues in Africa…. Third, we must vigorously support African countries in seeking strength through unity and the integration process….  Fourth, we must pay more attention to the issue of African development and make bigger input…

… Throughout the development of China-Africa relations, we have always respected the sovereignty and development path of African countries and refrained from interfering in their internal affairs… We…have never attached political strings to our assistance to Africa. … To further strengthen China-AU friendship and cooperation… China will provide a total of RMB 600 million free assistance to the AU in the next three years…   
  
The “China Model” in Africa 
 
It is fashionable among African dictators to pledge allegiance to the so-called China Model of economic development.  Meles Zenawi, the dictator in Ethiopia, claimed that by following the “China Model": 
 
The African Renaissance that we all dreamed of is beginning to happen. There could be no better proof of this than the fact that the pundits and academics who were publicly advocating for the re-colonization of our continent have now refrained from doing so… The magnificent new head quarters (sic) of our continental organization—the AU which has been at the center of the struggle for the African renaissance (sic) is the symbol of the rise of Africa… 
But what exactly is the China Model?

African dictators rarely explain the “China Model”, but the phrase rolls off their lips like the voodoo incantations of sorcerers. If the dictators are to be believed, the “China Model” is the magic carpet that will transport Africa from abysmal underdevelopment and poverty to stratospheric economic growth and industrialization. Supposedly, China became a global economic power in just a few decades by opening up its economy to foreign and domestic investment, cutting and reducing taxes, co-investing in infrastructure projects and vastly expanding the labor intensive services sector. It is said to be a “win-win” situation for China and Africa.

But there is one small catch: China did it all by maintaining a one-party system that has a chokehold on all state institutions including the civil service, the armed and security forces and by instituting a vast system of censorship that systenmatically filters or significantly obstructs the flow of information to the people. 

What does China think of the “China Model” being exported to Africa? Not much! Liu Guijin, China's special representative on African affairs assuredly says, “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.”
So, why do African dictators insist on championing a half-baked “China Model” as the Holy Grail of African economic  salvation when the Chinese themselves do not think it is a “mature model” worth exporting or imitating? Could it be that African dictators are using the “China Model” hype as smokescreen to justify their clinging to power and sucking their economies like ticks on an African milk cow?

Stripped off its hype, the “China Model” in Africa is the same old one-man, one-party pony that has been around since independence in the 1960s.  Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and even the wily and sly eighty-six year-old Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, pull the “China Model” stunt just to cling to power. In the good old days, Zenawi, Museveni and Kagame used their status as the “new breed of African leaders” (bestowed upon them by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair) to legitimize and perpetuate themselves in power. Now they heap contempt on the West for its “band-aid” approach to development, criticize the “gunboat diplomacy” of the U.S. (whose taxpayers have shelled out tens of billions in the last decade) and tongue-lash “extremist neo-liberals” (whoever they are) for slamming them on their atrocious human rights record and mindboggling corruption.

The one-man, one-party state recycled as the “China Model” is nothing new. Kwame Nkrumah was the first Sub-Saharan African leader to try it and fail. Just like the silver-tongued mouthpieces of the “China Model” today, Nkrumah back then condemned neocolonialism (a term he reputedly created) and imperialism for Africa’s exploitation and depridation.  Nkrumah’s program of rapid industrialization – to reduce Ghana’s dependence on foreign capital and imports – had a devastating effect on its important cocoa export sector. Many of the socialist economic development projects that he launched also failed miserably. By the time he was overthrown in a military coup in 1966, Ghana had fallen from one of the richest African countries to one of the poorest. Similarly, Tanzania nose-dived from the largest exporter of agricultural products in Africa to the largest importer of agricultural products. The one-man, one-party state, touted  as the solution to the problems of ethnic and tribal conflict, also failed as civil wars, genocides, and corruption spread throughout the continent like wildfire. For decades, African liberation leaders and founding fathers qua dictators and military junta leaders have tried all types of tricks to justify the one-man, one-party state and avoid a genuine multiparty democracy. Now Africa’s newest dictators want to rebottle the same old one-man, one-party wine in a new bottle labeled “Chateau China Model”.  

The Record of the “China Model” in Africa

Are Zenawi and the other members of African Dictators, Inc., really following the “not mature” “China Model” in practice? Are foreign and domestic investors free to  to do business in Africa without being bogged down in silly and mindless regulations and running the gauntlet of a buzzsaw of corruption? For instance, how much of Ethiopia’s business environment is really "negotiable" for investment?  The 2011 World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index which ranks 183 countries (1=most business-friendly regulations) shows dismal figures for Ethiopia:  Overall Ease of Doing Business Rank (111); starting a business (99); dealing with construction permits (56); getting electricity (93); registering property (113); getting credit (150); protecting investors (122); paying taxes (40); trading across borders (157); enforcing contracts (57) and resolving insolvency (89).

The “China Model” is obviously a smokescreen for Zenawi and African Dictators, Inc., to pull the wool over the eyes of the people of Africa. It provides a plausible justification for avoiding transparent and accountable governance, competitive, free and fair elections, enforceable property rights and suppressing free speech, the press and independent judiciaries.  It is a hoax perpetrated on the people to ensure absolute political obedience and control, maximize the ruling class' monopoly over the economy and justify the brutal suppression of all dissent. 

The “China Model” naturally appeals to Africa’s kleptocratic dictators because it enables them to project the illusion of economic development as they suppress the democratic aspirations of their people and suck their national economies dry. Global Financial Integrity recently wrote: “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 much of Africa.

Why the China Model? Why Not the “Ghanaian Model”?

The “China Model” may be just fine for China, but why can’t Africa have an “African Model”? Is there not a single country in Africa worthy of some imitation. Must Africans always worship before the altar of Western or Eastern political Deities?

In July, 2009, in one of my weekly commentaries I asked a simple question: What is it the Ghanaians got, we ain’t got?” I argued that present day Ghana can offer 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 we 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. Article 55 guarantees that "every citizen of Ghana of voting age has the right to join a political party". Political parties are free to organize and ‘disseminate information on political ideas, social and economic programs of a national character’. But tribal and ethnic parties are illegal in Ghana under Article 55 (4). That is the key to 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 itself by ensuring the integrity of the electoral process. Ghanaians enjoy a panoply of political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. In 2010, Ghana (with a population of 24 million) ranked 26 out of 178 countries worldwide on the World Press Freedom Index (WPFI).

In contrast,  Ethiopia (with a population of nearly 90 million) ranked 139 out of 178 on the WPFI. 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 fierecely 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. Ghana is certainly not a utopia, but she is positive proof that multiparty constitutional democracy can help overcome political and economic dystopia in Ethiopia and the rest of Africa. Why not adopt the “Ghanaian Model”?

Why is the Dragon Dancing With Hyenas?

China’s economic investment in Africa is said to exceed USD$150 billion; and hundreds of  Chinese companies are doing business in all parts of the continent. The Chinese government through its banks has given billions of dollars in low interest loans and credit lines to undertake a variety of infrastructure projects and other high profile projects, including the new African Union building. It has provided a range of technical assistance programs and provided scholarships and training opportunities to African students.

But why is China so generous with Africa?  The conventional explanation is that China is hungry for natural resources to feed its economy. It uses its loans, grants and development assistance to project “soft power” and access Africa’s vast natural resources in oil, timber and minerals while cultivating a market for its surplus production in industrial and consumer products.  Others say, loans and assistance programs to Africa are velvety gloves that hide an iron fist of neocolonial and neo-imperialist ambition. Last Summer, in an interview concerning the growing role of China in Africa, Secretary Hilary Clinton plaintly stated:  “We don’t want to see a new colonialism in Africa.”
 
China’s role in Ethiopia in particular raises some troubling questions. According to one study, “whenever Ethiopia sought Chinese aid, loan, investment and arms, the latter has responded positively by providing debt reduction and technical assistance to Ethiopia with no political strings attached.” Another study concluded: “In the construction and the energy sector, Chinese involvement in telecommunication, road and power plant construction projects through very low initial bid-prices (as well as offering credit to finance such projects) has been displacing both local and other foreign construction firms (Notwithstanding, for example in the case of power plants, the fact that the very low initial entry bid-prices are off-setted by high operational costs when the projects start operation; and the fact that Chinese big credits are almost at commercial terms).” Others have complained of trade deficits, dumping of low price textiles and clothing, industrial products and consumer electronics. Perhaps this should not come as a surprise to anyone. At the 1963 inaugural O.A.U. Summit, H.I.M. Haile Selassie said, “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.” 

Blowback for China?

Sooner or later China has to come to terms with three simple questions: Can it afford to fasten its destiny to Africa’s dictators, genociders and despots? How long can China pretend to turn a blind eye to the misery of the African people suffering under ruthless dictatorships? Will there be a price to pay once the African dictators that China supported are forced out of power in a popular uprising?

Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from Zambia where just a few months ago the role of China became a hot political issue in the elections. Michael Sata, who became president of Zambia last Fall after four attempts, “made a sport of baiting China, calling its businesspeople in the country ‘profiteers,’ not investors”, and denouncing the Chinese for “bringing in their own people to push wheelbarrows instead of hiring local people.”

The Dragon is known for breathing fire. If China does not re-think its African policy carefully and continues its blind association and unquestioning support of corrupt African dictators and tyrants, in time it will likely suffer multiple “blowbacks” across the continent from the flames of popular upheavals and backlashes from revolts against dictatorship.

China’s policy of “noninterference” (a/k/a “hear no evil, see no evil and say no evil” about Africa’s dictators) is actually the most conspicuous and underappreciated from of interference there is. What can be more “interference” than providing the economic means to sustain and nurture repressive and dictatorial regimes? In time, “noninterference” will logically and inevitably evolve into tighter defense and military  relationships with the dictatorial regimes; and significant military presence may be unavoidable to defend Chinese economic interests and investments in Africa.

In Chinese folklore, the dragon is known for his intelligence, strength, goodness, longevity and wisdom. In African folklore, the hyena is known for treachery, gluttony and stupidity. Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in his speech at the 18th summit of the African Union inaugurating “China’s gift to Africa” said, “As an African saying goes, to be without a friend is to be poor indeed.” But the Dragon should think twice before befriending hyenas because the  African people, like African elephants, have long memories. They remember their friends and the friends of their enemies. But Chairman Quinglin should also heed a couple of wise Chinese sayings: “A man should choose a friend who is better than himself” (unless, of course, the man believes that “birds of a feather flock together”). But more importantly, “One should not lift a rock only to drop it on one’s own foot.” 

 Previous commentaries by the author are available at: www.huffingtonpost.com/alemayehu-g-mariam/ and http://open.salon.com/blog/almariam/

29 comments

Comment from: Sara [Visitor]
Sara

This man is a clinical case, he need to see a psychiatrist. Please family and friends of this person advise him to visit a Doctor.

02/13/12 @ 15:46
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

አውሮጳውያን በግራ እጅ መጽሃፍ ቅዱስ በቀኝ እጅ ስርቆት አድርገው ያለፈውን ክፍለዘመን ሰረቁበት ::
በ አዲሱ ክፍለዘመን ደግሞ ተረኞቹ ቻይና እና ህንድ በ ቀኝ እጅ ምርቃት ከረሜላ በ ግራ ደግሞ ሊሰርቁ ሲቅዋምጡ ይገኛሉ :: መለስ አጨብጫቢው ፍርፋሪ እስከለቃቀመ ድረስ መሬቶች ቢዘረፉ የጥሬ ሃብት ቢበዘበዝ ቅምም የሚለው አይደለም :: የሌቦች ቀንደኛ ለራሱ ጎምደል አርጎ ከቆረሰ በህዋላ ቀሪውን ለተከታዮቹ ይለግሳል::

02/13/12 @ 21:29
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

THE MOUSE THAT KEEPS ROARING FROM HIS TINNY HOLE,

The Chinese are loughing and wondering what really is this looser mousy trying to tell them.
almaria’s jealousy and frustration goes so wild, that he couldn’t control his rage and anger. he has to opt with cheap shots and insults.
THE chinese built a state of the art hospital in Akaki area, with their own specialists and doctors, including so many medical equepment, which has started its full service to our needy people, do you want them to take that away?
they have also built so many highways, schools, factories and so on, and can you take that away from Ethiopian people no matter how you cry? not even in your wildest dreams! almaria looser!!
we already know what your disapoiment is about. it is all about your dellusional master isay ass aforki, why HE is left out of the AU. we can’t help it.that is what he chose.
so, almaria mind your business, if you have one, you don’t have anything to do with Africa and anything about Ethiopia.

02/13/12 @ 21:57
Comment from: gashe_mamo [Member]  
gashe_mamo

Compared to the 200 M China donated, it may be worthless mentioning but  Ethiopia has donated free land & made tax free for all equipments for the construction to be imported……..Ethiopia has contributed something!

If the headquarter of the AU was in some other African country, we wouldn’t be able to see this magnificent building in Addis……..let us hope the future generation will do something good inside that building!

The regime, let alone lobby to put the statue of his excellency Haile Selassie, even by some miracle some others forward the idea, they will object it.
For Mr. Naziawe any body who talks or talked about national unity, Ethiopianism or equality, he is going to raise his blood pressure, anger and all his sickness. He is a crippled and hopelessly worthless ruler….

02/13/12 @ 22:01
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
ment4you

Addis Zemen,

The mouse you are referring is a big man and the tiny hole you are referring to is the United States, now I have a challenge for you why don’t you go and confront the mice? easy right?

I guess we know who the mouse that is roaring from a tiny hole!

By the way tiny not tinny

02/13/12 @ 22:58
Comment from: dawit [Visitor]
dawit

We need to strengthen our relationship with China and other eastern nations since the west especially USA(universal satan of america) do not want to see our development. america’s strategy in Africa in the near future is using human rights and terrorism to interfere in Africa’s internal affairs. The recent events should give us ample clues about their intentions in Africa. What they did in Zimbabwe, cote d’ivoire and Libya, interventions designed to weaken Africa, must be a wake up call for all of Africa!!!

02/13/12 @ 23:22
Comment from: obsa [Visitor]
obsa

China is emerging as a new colonizer of Africa. The people of Africa should watch them carefully. They donot care for the abuses of human rights as long as their business is on the right track. They are coming as a trojan horse. They construct some roads here and there and loot African resource that doesnot match the benefit they are gaining.

02/14/12 @ 00:05
Comment from: Truth [Visitor]
Truth

It’s Monday again, Painful day for woyane and its lapdogs. This professor must have driven hundreds of woyane fascists to the brink of madness.

Truly, the pen is mightier than the sword!

02/14/12 @ 00:05
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

As said the Equato Guinea Tyrant the Chinese regime” has always been Africa’s good friend, good partner and good brother……".He means African
Tyrants and despots best protector and friend .For your Information by the past times since the early 70th
the Chinese Regime ,even its Communist Ideology Periode did have close relation with the then Tyrants
and despots from Mobutu to Omar Bongo.By establishing close relationship with these Tyrants Chinese are simply creating a new Colonial System to loote Raw materials .As by the past have done
the Western blocks .Dealing with Tyrants and despots and even by protecting the then South African Apartheid Regime .

02/14/12 @ 00:37
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

ment4you [Visitor]

Have your own personal opinion to the article or else leave the site to assmerino com. Stupid shabia &#59;)

02/14/12 @ 00:58
Comment from: tink_tank [Member]
tink_tank

What really are you?…… educated or missed your boat, I have never seen an educated person that is bluffing negative all his life. Let me ask you, if you had a chance what do you do?…. means to be a leader to your country or representative to AU? Can you tell us? Absolutely you are unworthy I do not know were you grow up and how but, if I guessed correctly you sound same as those you call “DEBTERAS” they chant at night and they do there spells on “KITAB” on a day time; have you ever supported or help one organizations means helping poor kids to educate?…. what is bothering you?….you are the most hated individual to my knowledge not along by Ethiopians but, by most Africans as well today for what you are saying. Please since you have loves for writhing change your lean writing to a good deed.

02/14/12 @ 01:06
Comment from: Agerwedad [Visitor]
Agerwedad

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Said
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor". That sums up China’s as well as the position of other powers that turn a blind eye to the transgressions of these dictators. One thing the Arab spring has though us is that eventually some straw will break this camel’s back and Africans will conquer their fears and ask for their rights. Once the hyenas have been dealt with it would be safe to assume their impartial friends will be frowned upon.

02/14/12 @ 02:54
Comment from: BelayZeleke [Visitor]
BelayZeleke

“Ethiopian Scientists Warn Big Fatty Meals May Cause Memory Loss"…….Hero as his fathers and nation!

Alemayehu.. FINDS…??? ……And it is published for free access in the Scientific journal of Nazret, hahahhaha…. Cant stop loughing o my God!

02/14/12 @ 03:55
Comment from: heny [Visitor]
heny

Almayoh
You are just shintam. Just hush up and remind in your closet world. You are just a stale old senile.

02/14/12 @ 04:21
Comment from: Yoseph [Visitor]
Yoseph

I have carefully read Alemayehu’s article. In fairness to him, he has raised a legitimate and current topic of “China in Africa” (We may not agree with him in every thing he said but we can’t fault him for addressing the issue). The question is being discussed both in academic ivory towers as well as power corridors. In my view, the rhetoric about Chinese “bad money", nonetheless, is deeply marinated with Western hypocrisy as the same countries who criticise China for her role in Africa and Asia are also begging for Chinese investment irrespective of China’s appalling human right track records.

Where, in my view, Alemayehu went wrong is instead of using the construction of the new AU Headquarters as a spring board, in order to discuss the more important issue of Afro-Chinese co-operation; he dwelt too much on it. His immodest (and possibly offensive) language (metaphors like “hyenas” to mention but few) didn’t help either. That, I think, explains the hostile reception of your otherwise good article.

02/14/12 @ 04:58
Comment from: sf [Visitor]
sf

To all CADRES [Visitor]
I read with indignation most comments from TPLF Cadres.
I am really sorry for them, because they are foolish and they tried to fool people with their rubish comment and propaganda.
In this 21st century, the WOYANNE Cadres stil believe in the old fashion ideology “Marxism and Leninism".
Sorry Cadres, open your eye and ear if you have [Marxism, Leninism, Maoism] is dead.
Why?
Because it was an evil system for all humanity.

02/14/12 @ 05:20
Comment from: Jo [Visitor]
Jo

Can anybody including his family stop this man from madness?
I have read many of his articles about the ethiopian government. I assumed he may have pupose anger ofcourse. But why the chinese?
It is obvious hewould not any effect on the chines( too low for them), but it is possible he might confuse our people.

02/14/12 @ 15:14
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

ment4you, LOL! AKA, Jegna[visitor] ye simuni jebena,

well come back, last time we heard from you, you said “i am not going to waste my intelect here” and got humiliated and hid your tails behind your legs and disapeard in your closet. wow very intersting, now you took somebody’s name, which was MEANT4YOU, and changed it to MENT4YOU, whatever that means.
amazingly to your “intelect” you’ve become a TYPPO police. reminding me a spelling error.
what a stupid asshole! in this day and age of text messaging, tweeting, etc..who cares about spelling? who has time for the easy spell check, which is on the tip of your finger?
wey anchi yesimuni jebena, I know your ego is still so fragile like that RIKASH YE SIMUNI JEBENA. I saw your respond to shalom the other day, and wonderd if this was the original meant4you guy, then it just came to me that it is just you my favorite pigeon the coward wannabe jegna and intelectual.
now don’t try to lie or deny this. remember, you’re under oath.
Nazrets are my witness!

02/14/12 @ 15:38
Comment from: Tefera [Visitor]
Tefera

i’ve lost the little respect i have for this guy after he called africa is nothing more than a beggar continent as if he is not one of us.
—–
“Is Begging Africa’s Eternal Destiny?

For a long time, the Western world regarded Africa as the “Dark Continent”, not because of the complexion of the people but because little was known about Africa. Sadly, much of the world today regards Africa as the “Beggar Continent”. African dictators can wax eloquent about the “new Africa”, “Africa Rising” and the “African Renaissance”, but nobody is buying it. Everyone can see today that Africa is gasping to breath under the trampling boots of brutal dictators. Africa is not a continent in “renaissance”; it is a continent of beggars"…..

02/14/12 @ 15:40
Comment from: Gemech [Visitor]
Gemech

We had relations with the US, Britain and other European countries for many years. Look around in Ethiopia. There is no major project or edifice that you can credit the West for. China on the other hand is credited for fully or partially financing major projects like roads, hospitals, factories and now the African Union Hall.
It is widely acknowledged that China and India are using debt relief to assist African nations by effectively turning loans into grants by a programme known as, concessional and non-concessional loans. This is happening in many African countries including, Ghana, the country that the professor wants us to emulate.
Recently a mega loan agreement, to the tune of $3 billion, has been signed between Ghana and the China Development Bank, much to the annoyance of the IMF. This is what has been reported about the president’s feelings towards the IMF:-
“…the President appears to have had enough of the strings that have repeatedly been attached to the IMF’s supports and is, according to our source, “now ready to tell the managers of the fund that enough is enough.
Who wants orders from the West when others are providing the support we need for our development efforts?
It helps to get one’s facts right. Simple hatred is not just enough.

02/14/12 @ 16:08
Comment from: Abebe mamo [Visitor]
Abebe mamo

Ay Altemarem, with such anger and frustration, he will check out soon with a heart attack…

Ment4you

The tiny hole “addis zemen” refers to is DC and The big man you are refering too is a big mouse (if it quacks like a duck, thinks like a duck, behaves like a duck and acts like a duck it is as they say one mf duck…)

One last point to Almariam, before getting freedom from Others, you need to get freedom from your self…your mental prision is holding you hostage and making you write pure fantasy about La-La land..


02/14/12 @ 16:29
Comment from: Akalu [Visitor]
Akalu

What a self depreciating person this guy is!

I am sure many racist wh$tes are rejoice the existence of this moron, who spares them the inconvenience of saying what he is saying with out being rejected socially and economically!

Who wants to bad mouth when there is a slave willing to do the dirty stuff!


02/14/12 @ 22:33
Comment from: john john [Visitor]
john john

This man is insane it’s a crack given to him make act this way read my word he will parish just like all crack head soon in his own tub.

02/14/12 @ 23:28
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

To Addis Anbeta, Agases Whore, and the rest of you cadres.
You people are still trying “shining your master meles the መላጣ shoe". You all are still bending on all your fours down to the ground and “licking his berebarso". At the end you get some ፍርፋሪ after his day’s worth of “begging” his benefactors -Chinese etc. This is , of course, in addition to all the looting that is going on with his “Stealing” machine called “EFFORT".
The Adwa “Chimp” will be taken as was Gadafi and he will return every penny he stole for the last 20 years.

Death to TPLFites.
እናንተ ቁልቅዋል ሆዳችሁን ነፍቶት አሁን ደግሞ በዚህ ድረ ገጽ ላይ አካኪ ዘራፍ ትላላችሁ::
አንበጣ መልቀም አይደለም እኮ!!
በ አንድነት አገራችንን እንገነባለን ::

02/15/12 @ 03:35
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Agassess Woman keep on your silly
fairytell for yourself .Your bandits never won a single battle .They simply occupied lands already abandoned by Derg Soldiers .EPRP fighters were destroyed by Shabya because many Eritreans had joined the
movement which was a danger for your
then master Issayas .Once again your
crickets went to Asimba after the fight was over .Your only heroic actions had never been the Fields of Battle ,but only looting local peoples ,robbing banks ,Tracks and cuttle .SHABYAN PROSTITUTE ZEKATCH BANDA !!!!!!!

02/15/12 @ 04:54
Comment from: Abeba [Visitor]
Abeba

MedhaniAlem, if you stop this guy from insulting and degrading Ethiopians, I will go to my church and “seletane Adersalehu". No joke.

02/15/12 @ 12:51
Comment from: Yezorebet [Visitor]
Yezorebet

Ato Arrmaria,

You may go crazy about it but we are going the other way. Tell your Mamma why we chose the Chinese model; not to us. You have nothing to do at your office so you create story tales every Monday to show your loyalty to Afeworki in Asmara and to Daniel Kifle in DC. F you man.

02/15/12 @ 15:00
Comment from: men [Visitor]
men

Agazity Women you have no any mistake in your comment agazian had consumed human bieng from Derg,EDU, human bieng from OLF,EPRP human bieng from your best frend EPLF,ELF, ONLF, you consumed Addis Ababa human bieng , you consumed Hauzen human bieng, you consumed Gonder ppl , you consumed Gambela anuak ppl , you consumed evry four year ethiopian son with your hungry stomache to eat human bieng like Hyena and Aguila ,so you have no any mistake in your saying the only thing to correct here is, your final stetment to give aliance with Ethiopian ppl you dont come to mantion ethiopian ppl. name Becose of ethiopian ppl is respected like equqly to other human bieng even for theier enemy in theier history ther is no hina to consume human bieng so Ethiopia dosent belong to you , when you come to tigrian I am shure you dosent represente that part of ethiopian ppl but I want to hear that comment from that part of brave son.
Tank you prof. for your deep presentation, you are constantly giving very touching and interesting analisis about your finding in all aspects of Ethiopian and other human life.

02/15/12 @ 15:52
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Professor, as usual your insightful article are very sensational.

Ethiopian dictator Meles and African dictators parrot anything to get money. All they think about is what they will get, Money and power for as long as they live.

China on the other hand always interfered in Ethiopians and African internal affairs by helping dictators to kill freedom. China now is the only country capable of aiding dictator Meles in chocking up the flow of information, radio, satellite and media from reaching people. China is helping China and its dictatorial regime and Meles is helping himself at the expense his subjects. So china is not helping the people of Africa but dictators that will bend over for money.

02/15/12 @ 19:25

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