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Ethnic and religious tensions that have spilled into violence and the deaths of dozens of protesters have their roots in the 1990s constitution Last month...

Liberal democracy is no liberator

November 3, 2019 by Emmanuel Yirdaw Under the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the EPRDF ruling coalition diagnosed two existential threats: a perpetuation of poverty and...

The PM Abiy administration’s Conundrum

By Tibebe Birihan  After a good fresh start when taking the helm a year and half ago, PM Abiy seemed to be destined to unify...

Violent Extremism and the Warning Signs of Civil War Ethiopia Today

By  Dawit Wolde Giorgis A year ago, the people of Ethiopia ecstatically welcomed PM Abiy Ahmed and his colleague Lemma Megersa as peacemakers, unifiers...

Ethnic Amharas  in Oromiya Regional State at Risk of Genocide  

(By Meskerem Abera) The incumbent government ruling over Ethiopia is headed by an Oromo prime minister, Abiye Ahmed ,who won Nobel Peace prisze of 2019....

“Medemer” by Abiy Ahmed, Ph.D., An Interpretive Book Review, (Part II)

Working Through Political Entropy in Ethiopia With Medemer By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Medemer” (original in Amharic), Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Nobel Peace...

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D.Sertse Desta Unambiguously Ethiopian has been mentioned as one of the world most ancient place. In whatever geographical size fluctuation, all Ethiopian state lines bounded...

“Medemer” by Abiy Ahmed, Ph.D., An Interpretive Book Review in Two...

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam “Medemer” (original in Amharic), Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, 280 pp. (October 2019) Part I — The “philosophy” of...

Ethiopian politicians should agree a transition period, and use it wisely

October 20, 2019 byOlaana Abbaaxiiqi The first part of this paper examined the state of the Ethiopian polity, noting that it is akin to that of a...

Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now He Needs to...

The New York Times Opinion Oct. 17, 2019 By Tobias Hagmann and Kjetil Tronvoll Mr. Hagmann and Mr. Tronvoll are academics, and Eritrea and Ethiopia specialists. The Abyssinian spring in Ethiopia has...

 Ethiopian blurred Foreign Policy and the adverse effect of Gulf Rivalry ...

By: Metta-Alem Sinishaw Washington, DC Metro Area Traditionally, Ethiopia pursues conservative foreign policy, often by aligning its interests with that of powers. The Haile Selassie government...

Peace in Ethiopia, Eritrea and All Africa: Congratulations PM Abiy Ahmed...

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The guns silenced, the suffering people of Ethiopia and Eritrea may now speak, shout out, that the two countries hereafter “shall...

Nobel Prize gives new life to Ethiopia PM’s reforms 

By Teshome M. Borago After mass protests - mostly in Oromia and Amhara region - forced the previous Ethiopian Prime Minister to resign in 2018,...

The Communist Party of China caught by freedom movement of Hong...

Failing to support the movement will have far-reaching consequences for the people in the ‘free world’, more so for the people under authoritarian regimes...

A MISTAKE OR INTENTIONAL? EITHER WAY, OROMO REGIONAL PRESIDENT’S STATEMENTS RAISE...

Remarks by Mr. Obang Metho on Shimelis Abdissa’s speech at the Ireecha Festival October 7, 2019 In a speech given at the 2019 Ireecha Festival, Mr....

Open Letter to Susan Hypocrit E Rice: People Who Live in...

By Alemayehu G. MariamOn October 6, 2019 Last week, Susan Elizabeth Rice, President Obama’s former National Security Advisor and top confidant was ragging on President...

Ethiopia:What is this election for?

By Kebour Ghenna October 6, 2019 Yes, what is this election for if it does not answer the relevant and serious political, societal and economic questions...

In Politics, Being Deceived Is No Excuse!

By Belayneh Abate The Polish philosopher, Leskzek Kolakowski, once said, "in politics, being deceived is no excuse."* Kolakowski died in 2009, but his teachings about...

The Misuse of Ethiopia’s Diplomatic Missions and the Misfortune of the...

By  Damo Gotamo Diplomacy is an art. People who engage in the old profession are required to have a range of abilities, including negotiation, communication,...

The AMAZING Taye Bogale: A Force of Nature on the Ethiopian...

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Battle of the social media troglodytes and the intellectual In this commentary, I salute and pay tribute to Taye Bogale. It is...

Addressing the African Rulers

By Belayneh Abate As African rulers look wealthier than the leaders of prosperous nations at the annual United Nations Assembly, the National Public Radio (NPR)...

Citizenship versus Identity the current political discourse in Ethiopia

by Alemayehu Biru (PhD.) This topic bears a very common binary way of putting complex sociopolitical issues by politicians and, at times, even by scholars,...

Xeno(Afro)Phobia in South Africa, Ethnophobia in Ethiopia?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam In the interest of full disclosure, I have a special place in my heart for Nelson Mandela and South Africa. That is...

What Ethiopians can learn from Sidama’s thorny statehood journey

The upcoming Sidama referendum should trigger a much-needed nationwide conversation on ethnic and Ethiopian identity. by Adem K Abebe 18 Sept 2019 By the end of November...
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