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A CALL TO THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA: – Obang Metho

A CALL TO THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA: – Obang Metho

🕔23:24, 17.Oct 2017

WHAT WILL WE LEAVE TO THE NEXT GENERATION— A GIFT OR A CURSE?   What will we leave to the next generation—a gift or a curse? This question is critically important; however, it is equally important to know whether or

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Why Ethiopia’s Ethno-Nationalists Will Always Remain Relevant and What Should Be Done About It? A Short Essay.

Why Ethiopia’s Ethno-Nationalists Will Always Remain Relevant and What Should Be Done About It? A Short Essay.

🕔14:50, 17.Oct 2017

Yohannes Gedamu, PhD.   1960s was one of the most consequential political periods in Ethiopia’s history. This period showed the emergence of a generation of politically conscious educated class, who despite their privilege vis-à-vis the populace, asserted that cultural, political

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The Government of the United States Must Show Courage – Aklog Birara (Dr.)

The Government of the United States Must Show Courage – Aklog Birara (Dr.)

🕔18:21, 16.Oct 2017

   —Siding with the Ethiopian people will pay dividends— Aklog Birara (Dr.) “I wish to emphasize that the friendship between our two countries has not been solely confined to relations between us (governments) such as my visit here or President

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I, PROUD ETHIOPIAN: My Reply to the T-TPLF Birthers Doubting My Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian-ness) –  Al Mariam

I, PROUD ETHIOPIAN: My Reply to the T-TPLF Birthers Doubting My Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian-ness) – Al Mariam

🕔18:07, 15.Oct 2017

Author’s Note: The irony of ironies is that Barack Obama and I now share one thing in common. The hate-mongering birthers in America sought to cast doubt on Obama’s identity and birthplace to delegitimize his presidency by spinning a conspiracy

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Is Ethiopia still a Rwanda in slow motion? – Teshome M. Borago

Is Ethiopia still a Rwanda in slow motion? – Teshome M. Borago

🕔06:52, 13.Oct 2017

By Teshome M. Borago In 2004, the former Chairman of CUD party, Hailu Shawul, held one of his conferences in Addis Ababa before the election. In his speech, Hailu told the crowd that he is not worried about the TPLF

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In-depth analysis: Past agreements on the Nile in view of the Law of Treaty and the CFA

In-depth analysis: Past agreements on the Nile in view of the Law of Treaty and the CFA

🕔05:05, 11.Oct 2017

Nebiyu Tedla Addiss Standard Addis Abeba October 11/2017 – The use of the Nile River has for centuries been monopolized by the lower riparian countries that claim ‘historic right’ over the waters. The hegemony over the Nile Waters has been under

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Oromo leader Merera Gudina: the Biggest victim of Ethiopia state of emergency?

Oromo leader Merera Gudina: the Biggest victim of Ethiopia state of emergency?

🕔04:59, 11.Oct 2017

Africa News  Ethiopia’s parliament in August 2017 voted to lift a state of emergency imposed since October 2016. What started as a six-month measure to quell anti-government protests, eventually lasted 10 months. After the initial expiration in April 2017, the

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Ethiopia: The Day After… the Firestorm – Al Mariam

Ethiopia: The Day After… the Firestorm – Al Mariam

🕔23:09, 8.Oct 2017

Author’s Note: The handwriting is on the wall. It is the same message the courageous young people chanted at the 2016 Irreecha festival before they were cut down by T-TPLF machine guns, “Down, down, woyane!” The rats are abandoning the Ship

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Call a Spade a Spade: The Culprit is the TPLF – Not Ethnic Federalism ( Aklilu bekele )

Call a Spade a Spade: The Culprit is the TPLF – Not Ethnic Federalism ( Aklilu bekele )

🕔15:19, 7.Oct 2017

The current horrendous situation the barbaric and kleptomaniac dictatorial TPLF regime has put Ethiopian in has brought the debate on ethnic based federalism back into the spotlight. Nowadays, barely a minute goes by without hearing or seeing the opponents of

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Ethiopia’s Con Artistry and American Complicity – Aklog Birara (Dr)

Ethiopia’s Con Artistry and American Complicity – Aklog Birara (Dr)

🕔20:30, 4.Oct 2017

“Politicians in our times feed their clichés to television, where even those who wish to disagree repeat them. Television purports to challenge political language by conveying images, but the succession from one frame to another can hinder a sense of

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My Letter to President Trump Requesting Targeted Sanctions Against the TPLF in Ethiopia – Al Mariam

My Letter to President Trump Requesting Targeted Sanctions Against the TPLF in Ethiopia – Al Mariam

🕔22:38, 1.Oct 2017

October 2, 2017 Donald Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED IN THE IRRECHA MASSACRES ON OCTOBER 2, 2016 AND OTHER CRIMES

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The Amhara Psychology – BefeQadu Z. Hailu

The Amhara Psychology – BefeQadu Z. Hailu

🕔07:11, 30.Sep 2017

To begin with less controversial fact, today’s Amhara is not exactly what it is referred in old historical scripts of the country (Ethiopia). It has mostly been used to refer to the Christians, and also, to mean ‘good people’. It

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What’s Driving Clashes Between Ethiopia’s Somali, Oromia Regions? – Salem Solomon

What’s Driving Clashes Between Ethiopia’s Somali, Oromia Regions? – Salem Solomon

🕔05:04, 30.Sep 2017

Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region in the Horn of Africa, has displaced thousands of ethnic Oromos, according to Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia’s information minister. The forced relocations are the latest fallout of simmering conflict along the border between Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali

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Re-Imagineering and Revisiting Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopianism for our Time?

Re-Imagineering and Revisiting Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopianism for our Time?

🕔17:32, 29.Sep 2017

By Mammo Muchie:  Abstract It is Ethiopiwinet that promoted Ethiopianism and now let us re-imagine, learn, know and promote Ethiopianism to revitalize Ethiopiawinet by rejecting fully the ethnic divisions that should never have been planted of all places in the

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Remembering the day the Eritrean press died – Abraham T. Zere

Remembering the day the Eritrean press died – Abraham T. Zere

🕔23:19, 26.Sep 2017

People who haven’t experienced Eritrea’s descent into totalitarianism first hand cannot truly understand what daily life looks like there. Even the infamous labels associated with the country – such as “most censored” country on Earth or the bottom-ranked nation on

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Combustive Mixture: Federalism & Authoritarian rule (Jawar Mohammed)

Combustive Mixture: Federalism & Authoritarian rule (Jawar Mohammed)

🕔06:18, 26.Sep 2017

By Jawar Mohammed “An exercise in Yugoslavia’s Federal system of government collapsed because a single ethnic/ religious group (the Serbs) dominated and excluded the rest. The Soviet federation disintegrated through prevalence of authoritarianism and absence of democracy” commented Abay Tsehaye

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I told you so, Sai Karuturi. But you would not listen!  –  Al Mariam

I told you so, Sai Karuturi. But you would not listen! – Al Mariam

🕔23:43, 24.Sep 2017

Author’s Note: Last week, the infamous landgrabber in Ethiopia, Sai Karuturi, wrote a letter  informing the black apartheid T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) prime minister that he has had enough and wants out. Karuturi “accused the (T-TPLF) state of

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The Basis of Ethiopia’s Phantom Federalism –  Muluken Gebeyew

The Basis of Ethiopia’s Phantom Federalism – Muluken Gebeyew

🕔07:01, 24.Sep 2017

by Muluken Gebeyew Since May 1991¸ Ethiopia has fallen under the rule of TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) following the demise of the former regime under arms conflict. This minority regime which claims to represent 6% of Ethiopian People (

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 Self- Interests:  The Enemies of Truth, Morality and Peace

 Self- Interests:  The Enemies of Truth, Morality and Peace

🕔15:55, 22.Sep 2017

Belayneh Abate It is the days our lives to hear individuals, leaders, rulers, and government representatives talking about self-interests. Government representatives often declare they took this or that action to protect self- or national-interests. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines self-interest as

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Seven Things the New U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Should Know About Ethiopia

Seven Things the New U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Should Know About Ethiopia

🕔13:17, 21.Sep 2017

by The Strathink Editorial Team U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed career foreign service officer Michael Raynor as the new U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. Ambassador Raynor, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, is no stranger to Africa. He served as Ambassador

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