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By Michael Meyer NAIROBI – It sounds like the plot of an old Western movie. A posse of desperados gallops into a frontier town, burns the saloon, robs the bank, guns down leading citizens, and disappears into the dead of night before the sheriff gets himself out of bed. That …

Zone9 bloggers and journalists Dear Editor, I was truly impressed by your courage to stand up by the nine youngsters and speak against what it now becoming the infinite impunity of the security apparatus (It is very simple: respect the constitution, May 2014). It is true that “the grave effect …

Dr Maximilian Martin, exclusive for Addis Standard   Ethiopia is part of a new set of high-opportunity countries with exceptional potential for modernization, the “EMICs” (Ethiopia, Myanmar, Iran, and Colombia). All are high-stakes countries with a history of expansion and empire, conflict, a considerable proportion of young and educated job …