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Ethiopia may have grown but Kenyans are better off

Ethiopia may have grown but Kenyans are better off

🕔11:38, 24.Jun 2017

By Dominic Omondi | Updated Sat, June 24th 2017 As the world woke up to news that Ethiopia had overtaken Kenya to become Eastern Africa’s largest economy, a number of conflicting developments were also taking place in Addis Ababa. An

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  Major Dawit W. Giorgis And Amhara  – Kaleab Tessema

  Major Dawit W. Giorgis And Amhara – Kaleab Tessema

🕔17:58, 23.Jun 2017

By Kaleab Tessema I happened to listen to the speech of Major Dawit at Ethiopian National Unity Convention in Seattle, with great interest and attention. I found myself somehow sharing some of his ideas, in particular, the Amharas being reclusive and targeted

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From Ethiopianness to Ethnic Fragmentation: the Adversity of Retrospective Logic

From Ethiopianness to Ethnic Fragmentation: the Adversity of Retrospective Logic

🕔14:15, 22.Jun 2017

By Prof. Messay Kebede A leitmotiv of ethnic politics in Ethiopia is the use of retrospective logic as an essential argument to justify its ideological stand. By this I mean the view that Menelik’s southern march, which is responsible for

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Response to Lencho Letta’s ENM speech 

Response to Lencho Letta’s ENM speech 

🕔13:52, 22.Jun 2017

Commentary by G.E.M. The founder and former leader of OLF and the chairman of the new Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Mr Lencho Letta has been actively involved in uniting his Oromo movement with various Ethiopian opposition groups. His recent speech

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Ethiopia: TPLF’s economic argument and its opportunity cost – Shiferaw Abebe

Ethiopia: TPLF’s economic argument and its opportunity cost – Shiferaw Abebe

🕔23:01, 21.Jun 2017

By Shiferaw Abebe As incredible as it may seem, Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) – the entity that has ruled Ethiopia for 26 years to date – has the international community in its bag with its claim of achieving a

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The Endless Plight of Ethiopian Migrant Workers: Death at Home and Dehumanization Abroad

The Endless Plight of Ethiopian Migrant Workers: Death at Home and Dehumanization Abroad

🕔14:55, 21.Jun 2017

by Aklog Birara (Dr) Open Letter Barely three years after more than 160,000 Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia were expelled from the Kingdom, an estimated 400,000-750,000 Ethiopian migrant workers face a dire situation again. No one really knows the

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Ethiopian National Unity Convention: The beginning of accountability for violators of public trust

Ethiopian National Unity Convention: The beginning of accountability for violators of public trust

🕔14:41, 21.Jun 2017

By Teshome Debalke After all, no united people and democratic nation was ever possible without institutionally vetting the elites and penalizing violators to submit for the will of the people, none. Therefore, Ethiopian political elites must cut to the chase

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Ethiopia: Sick Political Mentality That Should Not Go Without Being Checked – T.Goshu

Ethiopia: Sick Political Mentality That Should Not Go Without Being Checked – T.Goshu

🕔00:33, 20.Jun 2017

June 19, 2017 T.Goshu “Difficult relationships are caused by two people: the person who does wrong or irresponsible things and the person who allows it.” Elisabeth B. Brown, Living Successfully with Screwed-up People, 1999. Needless to say, this argument of

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Lencho Leta Speech at the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) Meeting held in Oslo, Norway

Lencho Leta Speech at the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) Meeting held in Oslo, Norway

🕔20:03, 18.Jun 2017

A Sincere Call for Attention to Serious Issues in Ethiopian:  Speech Made at the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) Meeting held in  Oslo, Norway on June 17, 2017 By Lencho Leta Dear Ethiopians, In the name of the leadership of the

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Pariah State?: Travel Warnings in the Land of 13-Months of Sunshine (Ethiopia) – By  Al Mariam

Pariah State?: Travel Warnings in the Land of 13-Months of Sunshine (Ethiopia) – By Al Mariam

🕔19:53, 18.Jun 2017

U.S and U.K. issue warning to their citizens planning travel in  Ethiopia Time was tourists flocked to Ethiopia in search of the “Land of 13-Months of Sunshine” and adventure. Ziggy Marley, son of the late great reggae king Bob Marley,

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Why it is necessary to reject EPAs (free trade deal) with the EU !

Why it is necessary to reject EPAs (free trade deal) with the EU !

🕔06:13, 18.Jun 2017

Dr. Fekadu Bekele Free Trade Agreement hinders the development of the division of labor across a given country. Countries that join a Free Trade Agreement will be compelled to concentrate on certain commodities that can be sold on the international

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Ethiopia: Collective Punishment by Internet Clampdown –  Al Mariam

Ethiopia: Collective Punishment by Internet Clampdown – Al Mariam

🕔23:20, 11.Jun 2017

Last week, for the third time in the past year, the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) unplugged the internet. The reasons are a bit fuzzy. Some T-TPLF officials say the shutdown aims to prevent “student cheating on

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What Needs to be Done to Save Ethiopia?  (by Muluken Gebeyew)

What Needs to be Done to Save Ethiopia? (by Muluken Gebeyew)

🕔22:27, 11.Jun 2017

Our country, Ethiopia  is heading to great disaster. Many people haven’t realised what is the stake. Some may underestimate the risk. Few may even think Ethiopia is in its best stable state taking  in account of the recent decades event. 

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US should drop out of UN Human Rights Council

US should drop out of UN Human Rights Council

🕔07:05, 10.Jun 2017

BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM Last week, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in an op-ed piece, openly questioned whether the U.N. “Human Rights Council actually supports human rights or is merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their

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Why There’s a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

Why There’s a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

🕔04:36, 9.Jun 2017

Fun fact: the Rasta movement arose in Ethiopia, not Jamaica. By Bill Wiatrak 6/7/2017 WHEN YOU THINK OF JAMAICA, you’re likely to conjure a mental picture of Bob Marley before you think of anything else. There’s no other country in

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Why Ethiopia’s Unity is Imperative and Beneficial to All

Why Ethiopia’s Unity is Imperative and Beneficial to All

🕔22:21, 6.Jun 2017

–An urgent plea to change the paradigm of thinking– Aklog Birara (Dr) Over the past quarter century, the narrow nationality based narrative of negating Ethiopia’s remarkable history as an independent political entity embracing a diverse population and religious community; and

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Have We no Sense of Outrage? – By Addissu Admas

Have We no Sense of Outrage? – By Addissu Admas

🕔11:43, 5.Jun 2017

The mere fact that 94% of Ethiopia’s population is governed by the leaders of 6% of the population is something that should befuddle anyone with a modicum of intelligence. I know that our intellectuals have explained to us why such

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Op-Ed: The Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

Op-Ed: The Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

🕔11:33, 5.Jun 2017

Daily Maverick This past month we have met countless women and children in the Somali region of Ethiopia who have made astonishing efforts to combat the debilitating drought that is afflicting the area. We saw families displaying incredible strength and

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A greener future will not be decent by definition, but by design

A greener future will not be decent by definition, but by design

🕔10:39, 5.Jun 2017

By Guy Ryder Addis Abeba, June 05/2017 – Climate change is the result of human activity. That activity is, for the most part, work or work-related. It is only logical then that the world of work has a key role

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Indexing Ethiopia – Alemayehu G. Mariam

Indexing Ethiopia – Alemayehu G. Mariam

🕔10:32, 5.Jun 2017

Author’s Note: Last week, Vision of Humanity issued its 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI).  Its report on Ethiopia is certainly the most distressing though unequivocal, straightforward and clear-cut. The state of peace worsened in Ethiopia more than any other country

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