Flashpoint on the Nile: Egypt Destabilizes Ethiopia

By Aklog Birara (Dr.) A flashpoint in current diplomatic relations in Africa today that can potentially lead to war is Egypt’s continued assertion that it...

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Aklog Birara (Dr.) Ethiopia began the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a monumental project estimated to cost $4 billion in 2011, with fanfare and ceremony....

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The political Marketplace of Money, war and the business of Power” will end and replaced by the Marketplace of individual liberty, peace and the...

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By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: As the 2020 Ethiopian general election looms, I am filled with hope and expectation that Ethiopia for the first...

PM Abiy Ahmed’s Message to Ethiopia’s Youth: Up From Poverty With...

by: Alemayehu G. Mariam When I listened to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed introducing his Prosperity Party to a gathering of youth at Millennium Hall in Adds Ababa a...

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BY HAILE M. LAREBO, BD, STL, PhD The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education has recently published history teaching material for students of higher...

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Getaneh K Yismaw As we begin the new year and third decade of the 21st century, here are some musings on Ethiopia. Government Propaganda Watching government...

Hate, Hearts and Minds: “Creating an Ethiopia That is Second to...

By Prof. Alemayehu G, Mariam Now the other myth that gets around is the idea that legislation cannot really solve the problem and that it has no great...

The Benefits and Risks of Ethiopia’s Massive Loans –The past...

Aklog Birara (Dr.) “The ugly reality is that most poor people in most poor countries most of the time never receive or even make contact...

Does Ethiopia really need another Tewodros II?

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The Nobel laureate has his work cut out for him: protecting beleaguered minorities in Ethiopia. By Matthew Taylor King The Wall Street Journal.  Opinion Dec. 29, 2019 2:35...

Hate, Hearts and Minds: “Creating an Ethiopia That is Second to...

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “We are creating an Ethiopia that is second to none in its guarantee of freedom of expression. We should avoid the...

International Crisis Group: keeping Ethiopia’s transition on the rails

REPORT from International Crisis Group Nairobi/Addis Abeba/Brussels, 16 December 2019 What’s new? Clashes in October 2019 in Oromia, Ethiopia’s most populous region, left scores of people dead. They...

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Opinion: Almost three decades after Operation Solomon brought thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, the schism between the community and the rest of Israeli...

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By Abegaz Wondimu In a scathing editorial written only two days after Abiy received his Nobel Peace Prize for 2019, Addis Standard  decried that ‘...

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Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2019 Abiy Ahmed Ali, Oslo, 10 December 2019. “Forging A Durable Peace in the Horn of Africa” Your...

Congratulating Abiy “Champion of Peace” Ahmed!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam In his last will and testament, Alfred Nobel provided for an award to be given to “champions of peace to be selected...

It’s too early to call Prosperity Party bad news to Ethiopia...

Ephrem Madebo (emadebo@gmail.com) On November 30, 2019, Awol Allo tweeted the following: “Lemma is not alone. In fact, there are very few Oromos beneath the...

“It is Time to Hear from the Ethiopian Minorities on the...

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Three-Ring Media Circus in Oslo?: Why I Support PM Abiy’s Decision...

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war; That this foul deed shall smell above the earth.” H.E. Prime Minister Dr....

The Final Push of Egypt to Secure Zero-Sum Water Share Agreement...

By Ermias Hailu/December 6, 2019 After Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories by the end of the second world war, due to Emperor...

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In an opinion piece published on December 6, 2019, on Aljazeera titled ‘Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia’ Awol...

Dark Ages Ethiopia: The Ravages of Personal-Tribal ‘Rule’ and Beyond

By Tesfaye Demmellash The apparent reshuffle of existing ethnic-partisan groups within the EPRDF “coalition” into a single united political entity recently announced by PM Abiy...

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