In my interviews on Prime Media above, and OBN below, I discuss the right of Ethiopia to be treated as a sovereign nation. Despite attempts to manipulate “ethnicities” one should understand that there is a single Ethiopian identity that embodies thousands of years of history. The media is not objective in its coverage of the conflict in Ethiopia. They have shaped a false narrative and are not objective. They function as an arm of the geo-political oligarchy that believes it should control the nations of Africa. U.S. and Western policy towards Ethiopia does not support Ethiopia’s right to develop its nation for all its people. Ethiopia is a leading nation in Africa for economic growth. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) when completed will generate 6,200 megawatts of power. This will be the biggest infusion of energy in sub-Saharan Africa. President Biden is undermining Ethiopia’s drive to eliminate poverty by threatening to remove Ethiopia from AGOA, which send a million Ethiopians further into poverty.
Lawrence Freeman is a Political-Economic Analyst for Africa, who has been involved in economic development policies for Africa for over 30 years. He is the creator of the blog: lawrencefreemanafricaandtheworld.com. Mr. Freeman’s stated personal mission is; to eliminate poverty and hunger in Africa by applying the scientific economic principles of Alexander Hamilton.
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Back in the day when white folks in Ethiopia pretty much consisted of Armenian and Greek merchants, Italian contractors, builders and technicians I don’t recall any individuals within those groups being revered for any thing. I would categorize our relationship simply as peaceful coexistence. But there was one white family that was treated with high honor and esteem. They were the Pankhurst clan. I always wondered why. Years later It all came together for me in my Ethiopian history handbook. When Italy invaded Ethiopia and the Emperor left for England to appeal for the League of Nations support in his country’s fight for sovereignty, Sylvia Pankhurst had more heart and decency to jump to his aid than the great nations of the day.
Well, I am witnessing history repeat itself in my own life time. Lawrence Freeman’s name will standout in the minds and hearts of today’s Ethiopian youth as they grow up and indulge themselves in unraveling the secret of Ethiopia’s fight to maintain it’s sovereignty against the superpower of the day, whom, the motherland had counted on to be a special friend. Lawrence Freeman, like his predecessor, Sylvia Pankhurst, however championed the cause of a decent, God fearing, hospitable, proud and gallant people even though the mighty technocrats turned their back on them.