Diversity in Ethiopia

Diversity in Ethiopia
Multiethnic Ethiopia has miraculously remained intact despite a dizzying 30 years that has seen it go from a monarchy to communism to a transition to democracy all while having to endure several droughts, famines and oppressive poverty. Diversity in Ethiopia

African Union and its Policies on Voluntary and Forced Migration

in: BICC brief 39. Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa The Security-Migration Nexus II The Security- Migration Nexus Challenges and Opportunities of African Migration to EU Countries  

Migration – the view from Africa

Migration - the view from Africa
In Africa, there are an estimated 16.3 million migrants and close to 13.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 19 countries (UN, 2002; Norwegian Refugee Council, 2002). There are estimated to be some 3.25 million African refugees and asylum seekers. The International Labour Organization estimates that the number of labor migrants in Africa today constitutes ...

Initiatives for African Diaspora

Initiatives for African Diaspora
The Case of Ethiopia. By Mehari Taddele Maru Presentation on Policy Seminar on Engaging African Diaspora in Europe as Strategic Agents for Development in Africa, Brussels June 25-27, 2008. ARPD Diaspora PPP  

Devolution of Power in Ethiopia

Devolution of Power in Ethiopia
Paper presented by Mehari Taddele Maru to the Political Parties Forum in March 2008 In this paper, I intend to examine the following five major issues: an overview of the federalist arrangement in Ethiopia since 1991 and how it is related to on-going devolution of power, the historical, legal and political justifications and economic development ...

Indictment of President Bashir

Indictment of President Bashir
Interview with Mehari Taddele Maru, Executive Director, African Rally for Peace and Development ISS Seminar on the Indictment of President Bashir, Addis Ababa, 24 July 2008 Interview with Mehari Taddele Maru

ICC and its Impact on Peace and Stability

ICC and its Impact on Peace and Stability
‘If you want to attack a cat, do not attack it in a closed door; Keep a window or the door a bit open. Otherwise a cornered cat fights to the end’ an old Ethiopian saying. On the International Criminal Court and Its Impact on African Conflicts Mehari Taddele Maru ICC and its impact on ...

Brain Drain and MDGs

Brain Drain and MDGs
Ethiopian Reporter: SATURDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2008. Brain Drain and Its Adverse Impact on the achievement MDGs and Poverty Reduction. Brain Drain and Its Adverse Impact on the achievement MDGs and Poverty Reduction

Darfur Conflict

Darfur Conflict
Interview: “I think one of the major mistakes committed by the international community is its reliance on rebel groups as if they are legitimate de jure representatives of the Darfuri people” Darfur Conflict  

The Future of Somalia

The Future of Somalia
This article argues that the distressing situation in Somalia offers an opportunity to introduce new legal institutions with less colonial path-dependence and greater sensitivity to the security and development needs of Somalians. Peace and stability could be enhanced by allowing customary law and Islamic courts to operate within the framework of the Transitional Federal Charter ...