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Saturday October 16th 2021

Op-ed – Ethiopia: Point Blank Democracy

Source: Brown

By: Teddy Fikre

This Sunday, May 23rd marks the onset of an election in Ethiopia.  There is a part of me that is hopeful that violence will not flair up again, engulfing Ethiopia’s citizens with yet another round of violence and chaos.  Part of me hopes that the election is free and fair, where citizens are able to express their desires and vote their conscience, but recent history has taught me to be less hopeful—taught me to be a cynic.  I have come to the sad realization that Ethiopia is not ready for democracy, democracy through guns is not democracy at all, it is a rouse perpetuated by those in power to cloak autocracy with a venire of  a ballots and election sloganeering…   Read More

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