We predicted that (1) wheat germ odour dispersed as a camouflage would disrupt the ability of mice to find seeds by creating a uniform food odour distribution, reducing the amount of damage to treated plots; and (2) pre-exposure treatments applied before sowing would reduce damage immediately after sowing if mice had learned that the odour cue is unrewarding and visited pre-exposure plots less than other plots. ” How is it that those Western governments that could find and criticize even pin-sized evil deeds deep inside piles of rubble in pitch darkness during the Derg regime, cannot today see and acknowledge the TPLF’s elephant sized evil deeds on the highway, in broad daylight? To miss this point is to confuse the “wax” and the “gold” of realpolitik in Ethiopia-Eritrea today. In point of fact, as I have noted frequently in my earlier writings on these themes, what we have in the top echelons of EPLF and TPLF is tragically a generation committed to Death to Ethiopia, whereas their forebears were dedicated to the cause of Ethiopia or Death. There were a series of announcements that up and down the ranks of the TPLF, several prominent persons–including one of the top TPLF guerrilla veteran with six members of his family–were indicted on corruption charges.

The ongoing dissentions and defections among the top echelons of TPLF and EPLF may reveal some of the mysteries of why the TPLF was more beholden to EPLF-Eritrean secessionist interests than of Ethiopian national interests. Trading on margin allows you to leverage gains when the price of an asset moves the way you hoped – or lose more than your initial deposit if a Olymp trade commission goes against you. Traders must note that as a result of limited deposit currencies they may be subjected to conversion fees. The corruption spree did not start recently, and it is not limited to those rounded up today. This was true when it defeated the Derg and assumed power in Addis Ababa in 1991, and it is true today. These elements and governments apparently do not have compelling ethical principles or overriding national interests to question or challenge the manifest brutality of TPLF military hegemony in Ethiopia today. It is not rule of law, democracy, cultural mores, ethical principles, moral scruples or other civil factors that condition or sustain TPLF tribal hegemony. The foundation of its rule is unmitigated lethal force. It came to power by the barrel of the gun, and it continues to rule over Ethiopia through the gun or Naeft virtually as an occupation army.

Aethiopes.” Classical Greek explorers and writers gave this name to the territories inhabited by black peoples in Asia and Africa.6 Later, through the process of translating the Bible from Hebrew to Greek and from Greek to Geez (the ancient Abyssinian language), the name Ethiopia came to be associated with Abyssinia; Abyssinia was just a part of the world that the Greek classical writers called Ethiopia. Hence Ethiopia and Abyssinia were originally not one and the same, but the latter was part of the former. The name Abyssinia originated from the name Habasha. The Habasha people evolved through the children of Arab immigrants and Africans in the Horn of Africa, probably in the first half of the first millennium B.C. They later differentiated mainly into the Amhara and Tigrayan peoples. The identification of Abyssinia with Ethiopia through the Bible and with Europe through Christian ideology and mercantilism from the fifteenth century enhanced the political significance of the name Ethiopia. The conflict between Muslims and Christians on trade, religion, and power increased the significance of Christian Abyssinia to Europe for its geopolitics and of Christian Europe to Abyssinia for its military technology.’° In the sixteenth century, when the Portuguese and the Ottomans were struggling to control the Arabian and Red seas and the Indian Ocean for commercial purposes, the Portuguese allied with the Abyssinians against the Ottomans. It was the Portuguese who saved Christian Abyssinia from extinction after it was occupied by the Muslims during the same period.” Abyssinian leaders, confusing mythology with historical reality, began to claim Ethiopian identity and to argue that their territories once included all regions that classical geographers and historians described as Ethiopia.

They snatched my camera as I tried to take pictures of the atrocities, saying that I should not portray Ethiopia to the world in this way. Unless the hunt is halted deliberately–as those now in jail are intimating–there will be a lot more culprits all the way to the highest pedestals of the ladder of rampant TPLF corruption. However, this is more than compensated for by the high bonuses offered on every deposit. Prices may go down as well as up, prices can fluctuate widely, you may be exposed to currency exchange rate fluctuations and you may lose all of or more than the amount you invest. Subsequently, several high-ranking TPLF officials and military brass and functionaries of clone parties were not only dismissed but in some cases incarcerated as well. The regime even jailed and harassed the venerable human rights campaigner, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, as well as an upstanding economist, Dr. Berhanu Nega, on trumped up charges that they incited student riots.

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