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The Ethiopian Political Elites’ New Challenge – Abdissa Zerai (PhD)

The Ethiopian Political Elites’ New Challenge – Abdissa Zerai (PhD)

🕔23:58, 16.Aug 2017

From Making Ethiopia Safe for Ethnic Diversity to Making Ethnic Diversity Safe for Ethiopia   By Abdissa Zerai (PhD) When World War I broke out in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson announced that the United States would be neutral in the

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The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia (Part I)  – Al Mariam

The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia (Part I) – Al Mariam

🕔06:05, 14.Aug 2017

Introduction to the series… This rather long and somewhat discursive introduction to the ongoing series I have dubbed “The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in Ethiopia: Policy Options” [hereinafter “policy options series”] is necessary to set the stage for what I

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Has Britain put liberty on trial by accusing a pro-democracy activist of terrorism? – Zerihun Zelalem

Has Britain put liberty on trial by accusing a pro-democracy activist of terrorism? – Zerihun Zelalem

🕔06:38, 11.Aug 2017

On 5th July 2017, we read in the British Press that Dr. Taddesse Kersmo, a British national of Ethiopian dissident who was detained at Heathrow Airport on 4thJanuary 2017, upon his return to the UK from a trip to Eritrea,

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The T-TPLF’s Corruption Prosecution Con Game –  Al Mariam

The T-TPLF’s Corruption Prosecution Con Game – Al Mariam

🕔00:01, 7.Aug 2017

Author’s Note: If I assembled all of the commentaries I wrote on the T-TPLF’s corruption, it would comprise of at least two solid volumes. Back in 2013, I commented extensively on the range of T-TPLF corrupt practices in a number

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Are the people of Enderta considered as a second-class citizens by other Tigrians?

Are the people of Enderta considered as a second-class citizens by other Tigrians?

🕔08:09, 1.Aug 2017

Direct message to Abay Woldu: you must obey & restore the words of King Yohannes & Ras Alula for the status of Mekelle city, Mekelle is not the capital city of Enderta & must be evicted from the city (By

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The “Big Man” And the Broken People of Jigjiga, Ethiopia – Muktar M. Omer

The “Big Man” And the Broken People of Jigjiga, Ethiopia – Muktar M. Omer

🕔11:38, 28.Jul 2017

THERE can be no better visualization of life under the archetypal “Big Man” in post-colonial Africa than the portrayal of the fictional African tyrant in Achille Mbembe’s “The Aesthetics of Vulgarity”. In this moving theory of power, oppression, tyranny and

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A giant Scholar of Pan-Africanism – By Melaku Ayele

A giant Scholar of Pan-Africanism – By Melaku Ayele

🕔21:11, 27.Jul 2017

He has worked at and still continues to collaborate with institutions in the USA, England, China, Russia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ethiopia and locally in South Africa. Professor Muchie earned his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Science, Technology, and Innovation for

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Cultural competence is a game changer for Ethiopians in the Diaspora – By Assegid Habtewold[i]

Cultural competence is a game changer for Ethiopians in the Diaspora – By Assegid Habtewold[i]

🕔00:06, 26.Jul 2017

If you’re an Ethiopian, live, work, and do business in another culture, cultural intelligence is one of the key soft skills that you need to develop. With the opportunity to meet, interact, and work with diverse people comes the challenge

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Why the European Union, Canada and the USA Need a Unified and Prosperous Ethiopia

Why the European Union, Canada and the USA Need a Unified and Prosperous Ethiopia

🕔14:32, 24.Jul 2017

By Aklog Birara (DR) Part II The democratizing and integrative role of urbanization A major demographic trend that makes the formation of multiethnic parties compelling is rapid urbanization. If and when supported by an integrated and inclusive rural modernization and

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Organ Trafficking and Migrants from Africa – By Dawit W Giorgis

Organ Trafficking and Migrants from Africa – By Dawit W Giorgis

🕔12:33, 24.Jul 2017

  Introduction Transnational crime is the most lucrative illegal business on earth. Transnational crimes are motivated by the incredibly huge amount of money they can generate which range from US$1.6 trillion and $2.2 trillion per year—for the 11 crimes identified

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British (In)Justice: The Persecution by Proxy Prosecution of Ethiopian Dissident Tadesse B. Kersmo

British (In)Justice: The Persecution by Proxy Prosecution of Ethiopian Dissident Tadesse B. Kersmo

🕔05:55, 24.Jul 2017

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam I cut my “legal teeth” nearly four decades ago pouring over the Magna Carta, Blackstone’s  “Commentaries” and Edward Coke’s legal treatises on the primacy of common law principles and the rule of law. Coke enunciated

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The dangerously rising ethnic nationalism in Ethiopia

The dangerously rising ethnic nationalism in Ethiopia

🕔14:12, 23.Jul 2017

By: Asress Mulugeta The Ethiopian constitution that came into force in August 1995 divided the country into nine ethnic-based regional states namely Afar, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambela, Harari, Oromia, Somali,  Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. The largest

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On the way to Ethiopian Reintegration: Facing the “Facts” of Ethnopolitics – Tesfaye Demmellash

On the way to Ethiopian Reintegration: Facing the “Facts” of Ethnopolitics – Tesfaye Demmellash

🕔19:50, 22.Jul 2017

It is often said, correctly I believe, that being entitled to our own opinion or interpretation of the facts of a situation does not mean that we are entitled to our own facts. We may disagree about the sense we

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Reconciliation with Whom? Has Christos ever Reconciled with Satan? – by Belayneh Abate

Reconciliation with Whom? Has Christos ever Reconciled with Satan? – by Belayneh Abate

🕔22:21, 21.Jul 2017

You might have been praying the Amara agents of the Tigre People Libration Front (TPLF) would rush to Bahir-Dar to save TANA, where our skeletons, flesh, life, soul, spirit, history, religion, culture, fauna and flora are residing. Instead of rushing

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4 negotiation lessons from the Twitter feud POTUS had with Mexico’s President

4 negotiation lessons from the Twitter feud POTUS had with Mexico’s President

🕔12:32, 21.Jul 2017

By Assegid Habtewold[i] My new book ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’ unveiled 12 soft skills that are critical to achieving personal mastery, get along with, and lead others successfully. One of the four vital soft skills necessary

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Ethiopia: Intellectual Genocide in the making?  – By George Carlin

Ethiopia: Intellectual Genocide in the making? – By George Carlin

🕔21:47, 19.Jul 2017

The Strong and Pervasive Evidence of Ethnic Inequalities “The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” By George Carlin Contact information: Girma Berhanu Department of Education and Special Education University of Gothenburg Box 300, SE

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PERPETRATING GENOCIDE OR PROMOTING FAMILY PLANNING? THE UNETHICAL USE OF BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAM AS INSTRUMENT OF AMARA ETHNOCIDE

PERPETRATING GENOCIDE OR PROMOTING FAMILY PLANNING? THE UNETHICAL USE OF BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAM AS INSTRUMENT OF AMARA ETHNOCIDE

🕔16:19, 18.Jul 2017

Assefa Negash, M.D. Amstelveen, Holland – the 17th of July 2017  Let me start discussion of a disturbing case of a 13 years old Amara girl from a small town called Maksingt, in the Gonder area of the so-called Amara region

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Ethiopia: Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Keeping One’s Land  -By Al Mariam

Ethiopia: Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Keeping One’s Land -By Al Mariam

🕔16:53, 16.Jul 2017

In memory of Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident, human rights advocate, co-author of Charter ’08,  Nobel peace laureate (2010) and political prisoner who died in Chinese government custody on July 13, 2013. An enemy mentality will poison the spirit of a nation and inflame brutal

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Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017 – By Michael Dagan

Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017 – By Michael Dagan

🕔06:08, 16.Jul 2017

You can see the eBook PDF-version of this guide here. 1. Introduction Many veteran journalists, but not only these, surely noticed that we are all of a sudden bombarded again from all-over with mentions of Watergate. Books like George Orwell’s 1984 are

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Soft skills are responsible for crushing dreams  – By Assegid Habtewold

Soft skills are responsible for crushing dreams – By Assegid Habtewold

🕔13:41, 15.Jul 2017

My book entitled ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully’ just got published. In the book, I presented some convincing data that clearly showed that soft

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