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In Memory of the Founding Generation of Academic History of Ethiopia

In Memory of the Founding Generation of Academic History of Ethiopia

Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD February 20, 2017 The recent departure of the well-loved Ethiopian historian, Professor Richard Pankhurst provide us the opportunity to remember the efforts of professional historians who for the first time started university based history teaching and research on Ethiopia. The founders were few in number and all of them have now passed […]

Blood Lobbying: Ethiopian Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the T-TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) reported: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources Document released by the Government of Ethiopia estimates 5.6 million people will require emergency food assistance through June 2017, with funding […]

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USA: Teka Kelele on Tax Return, Medical Expense & Church Donations

USA: Teka Kelele on Tax Return, Medical Expense & Church Donations

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Ato Nesibu Sebhat Plagiarized the EPRP’s Creative Works | By LJ Demissie

“I want to write so that the reader… can say, ‘You know, that’s the truth. I wasn’t there, and …but that’s the truth.’”, Maya Angelou Critic’s note: The critical analysis contains “competing nouns”. Thus, for clarity and specificity, I used a person or a thing name repeatedly instead of a pronoun. The images in this […]

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Video: Freedom, Peace and Equality for all Ethiopians | by Muluneh Yohannes

Freedom, Peace and Equality for all Ethiopians | by Activist Muluneh Yohannes

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The Day America Taught the World the Meaning of the Rule of Law – by Alemayehu G. Mariam

“Fundamental to the work of this court is a vigilant recognition that is it but one of three equal branches of our federal government. The work of the court is not to create policy or judge the wisdom of any particular policy promoted by the other two branches. That is the work of the legislative […]

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How long can Ethiopia’s state of emergency keep the lid on anger?

A state crackdown has silenced ethnic Oromo people in Ethiopia, but grievances over land and rights, and a lack of political options, could reignite protests by William Davison in Guder In a muted show of defiance near Ethiopia’s capital city, a tall farmer glanced around before furtively crossing his arms below his waist to make the Oromo […]

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The Ethiopian government did not address any of the demands of the Oromo people under #OromoProtests

by Nagessa Oddo Dube 1. Land Ownership and Cancellation of the Addis Ababa Master plan The government claims it has canceled the Finfinee (Addis Ababa) master plan. However, there is no guarantee that it would not continue some other time. No action has been taken to show that the government has permanently forgone that plan. […]

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Qunna le-Simie Metteria  – A Philosophical Book by Amha Asfaw | by Getatchew Haile

It is only when I came to know Ato Amha Asfaw, the author of Qunna le-Simie Metteria, that I realized the true meaning of the Ethiopian, and partly biblical, saying, “Philosophers and prophets are not recognized in their own country and time.” In these troubled times, in our troubled country, it seems we Ethiopians are […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ in the Land of Immigrants? – by Alemayehu G. Mariam

by Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s note: I have written this commentary to better reach a broader audience concerning issues involving President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” (“Immigration”). I have been asked by many concerned students, individuals in the community, organizations and media, particularly […]

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TPLF: The current Ethiopia’s  political cancer! –  by Muluken Gebeyew

WHAT is this Political cancer? TPLF (Tigray People Liberation Front) is a minority parasitic regime currently bleeding, wounding, imprisoning, selling, killing and terrorizing Ethiopians for the last 26 years. It is private company which controls Ethiopia under the pretext of party owned by an elite ultra Tigrayans and pro-Eritrean secession family members. It owns the […]

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Djibouti may likely find itself at the center of growing tension between China and USA

By Ali Musa, With the arrival of the new US President, fiercely opposed to China, Djibouti risks being caught between the two great world supper power. The current sinophile position of President Ismail Omar Guelleh could in this context of tension jeopardize good relations with Washington and permanently jeopardize the stability of the country. “I do […]

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Toxic Propaganda Targeted at Ethiopia and Ethiopian Unity: the Divisive Strategies

By Matebu Benti, Ph.D. The political crisis in Ethiopia is getting various dimensions. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has divided the country along ethnic lines. With its infamous Article 39 of the constitution, TPLF has made secession of ethnic groups a constitutional right. In its 25 years of brutal rule, TPLF-led EPRDF has been […]

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Video: Man welcomes wife, daughter from Ethiopia in emotional refugee reunion
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Amhara nationalism or Ethiopian patriotism, you cannot have it both ways!

By: Shiferaw Abebe Amhara nationalism is not a recent phenomenon; it had surfaced 23 years ago when the great Professor Asrat Woldeyes formed the All Amhara Peoples Organization (AAPO). Professor Asrat understood perhaps more than any other person at that time how much hatred TPLF and Meles’ circle in particular harbored against Amharas and the […]

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By Abinet Hunegnaw INTRODUCTION  To all readers, particularly for foreigners, please be advised that even as we speak, the present TPLF dominated regime using its restrictive laws, the ATP or Anti terrorism proclamations of 2009 and the State of emergency of 2016, is committing untold persecution in the form of extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detentions in the […]

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Ethiopia: A Gathering Political Storm | By Alem Mamo

Beneath the surface, away from the “economic boom,” “peace” and “stability,” there is serious trouble brewing in Ethiopia. The ever-increasing state institutional violence against citizens is bringing people together to challenge the authority and legitimacy of a rejected regime.  The 25-year old political system that is rooted in sowing hatred and suspicion between communities is […]

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Ethiopia: Devaluing Birr – At Whose Cost?

By Abiy Hailu Amidst its successive achievements in economic growth, Ethiopia last devalued its currency in 2010 by 17%. Meanwhile, the value of the Birr against the dollar and other international currencies has also been depreciating from time to time, as per a floating exchange rate. The World Bank in 2014 had also said the […]

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Ethiopian Rail Corporation’s Debt: How Big Is It?

by Jabessa Bonsa The Ethiopian Reporter (ER) newspaper has been presenting shocking facts about extents of corporate bankruptcies. These have escalated particularly since #OromoProtests started in November 2015. Such reports are becoming commonplace so much that we do not even pay much attention to them. We have been reading about a series of scandals related […]

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Professor Berhanu Nega on State of Emergency | RFI
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Ethiopia: Another T-TPLF White Elephant for Sale?

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Is the T-TPLF setting up the “Ethiopian Railway Line” for a fire sale? The “Ethiopian Railway Line” opened in October 2016 with all the bells and whistles. Today it is derailed and teeters on the edge of financial disaster. The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) last week […]

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One of South Africa’s literary giants still remains hidden by apartheid’s cultural bans

Peter Abrahams’ name was mentioned in the same breath as South African literary icons as Alan Paton and Nadine Gordimer, and yet his death has almost gone unnoticed in his native land. Abrahams’ literature and journalism recorded the frustration and strain of ordinary South Africans under apartheid, but the system of apartheid ensured that Abrahams […]

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Why Do Ethiopians Trivialize Truth and Tolerate Lies? – Tedla Woldeyohannes, Ph.D.*

Recently I had an opportunity to speak at a conference in Washington D.C. The conference was a gathering of various Ethiopian political parties in the Diaspora. One of the main points of discussion at this conference was aimed at finding an answer to the question why opposition political parties do not effectively work together for […]

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TrAIDing in Misery: The T-TPLF, its Partners and Famine in Ethiopia

The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) is out in full force once again on its annual panhadling circuit. In January 2016, the T-TPLF was out peddling for food aid and blaming the West for being ungenerous. For the past one-quarter century, the T-TPLF has been panhandling in the name of the Ethiopian […]

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Read Books the TPLF’s Command Post Banned!

Including, “የኦሮሞ እና የአማራ እውነተኛወ የዘር ምንጭ” By LJDemissie January 22, 2017 “The pen is apparently mightier than the sword – and sometimes the authorities have been so fearful of the written word that they’ve banned it altogether.”   I am writing this commentary because I read an article that stated Professor Fikre Tolosa’s famous […]

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A political Space Serves the Country and the Authorities themselves | by Nagessa Oddo Dube

On the call by Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to talk with opposition: *Personally, I am pessimistic about any negotiation with EPRDF. I was 10 when EPRDF came to power in 1991. I have heard lies and fabrications the whole 26 years they remained in power. They think they can fool the people all […]

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Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia

By: Abukar Mohamed-Wardi Let’s start with the basic facts: Ethiopia is desperately trying to get Hassan Sheikh Mohamud re-elected as a president of Somalia. The evidence of this effort was encapsulated in a recent report by a think-tank affiliated with Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry and external intelligence. Ethiopia’s renewed agenda goes against the wishes of the […]

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Loyal Opponents will be Cursed in History evermore as Yihuda is Cursed in Scripture forever 

Belayneh Abate For decades,   Beyene Petros,  Lidetu Ayalew  and many other politicians  pretend to preach for  equality and justice. Because they pretend to  preach for equality and justice,  these pseudo preachers  attracted some followers.  Unfortunately, their followers have been subjected to imprisonment, torture  and massacre  while these treacherous preachers were treated as good step-kids […]

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Video: Obang Metho Speaks on Current affairs in Ethiopia

Video: Obang Metho Speaks on Current affairs in Ethiopia

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Are You Ethiopian First or Amhara First?

Are You Ethiopian First or Amhara First?

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