Guest Host: Jim Asendio

Ethiopia is a critical American ally and partner in the horn of Africa. But in the run-up to national elections this weekend, many human rights groups and members of the Ethiopian-American diaspora voiced concerns about a disturbing pattern of repression there. We examine the global and local implications of the vote, and the evolution of President Obama’s policies in Africa as whole.


  • Terrence Lyons Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Senior Advisor, Carter Center Ethiopia Election Observation project
  • Jennifer Cooke Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Tamerat Negara Former Editor, Addis Neger newspaper(Ethiopia)
  • Teddy Fikre Organizer, Ethiopian-Americans for Change; Founder,

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