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The Basis of Ethiopia’s Phantom Federalism | by Muluken Gebeyew

The Basis of Ethiopia’s Phantom Federalism | by Muluken Gebeyew

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 ( Tigray region) manufactured new political organisations  to appear as multi-national  political party in the […]

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

by 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 concern only for what you want or need and not about what happens to […]

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OPERATION CONSCIENCE: Raising Western Awareness of Ethiopia’s Genocides

David Steinman The challenge of changing official Western policy toward the ruling regime in Ethiopia has frustrated Ethiopia’s opposition for more than a quarter century. The West has never taken meaningful steps to stop the crimes committed by Ethiopia’s brutal dictatorship against the Ethiopian people. Given the level of collusion demonstrated for decades, it is […]

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Misinterpretation of the recent clashes along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali Regions

Tsegaye Tegenu (PhD) 2017-09-20 Following the recent clashes along the border of Oromo and Somali National Regions, in which more than 55 people were killed and over 70,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced, there is rush to a conclusion about Ethiopia’s ethnic based federalism as a failed experiment. Some say that institutionalizing ethnic divisions by […]

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Keeping Ethiopia in Permanent Suspense  — The Unraveling of Ethiopia’s Ethnic-Federalism —  By Aklog Birara (DR) 

  If you think Ethiopian rulers’ camouflage in the application of democracy in a multiethnic setting is working, think again. It is not working. On the contrary, it is undermining the social fabric of Ethiopian society built over thousands of years. Numerous reputable experts and think tanks such as the International Crisis Center had foreseen […]

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Forum 65: Dr. Ismail Gorse, Girma Gutema & Dr. Abadir Ibrahim on Oromo-Somali Conflict

Forum 65: Dr. Ismail Gorse, Girma Gutema & Dr. Abadir Ibrahim on Oromo-Somali Conflict

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Kinfu Assefa on Oromo-Somali Conflict, Qemant Referendum & Teddy Afro

Kinfu Assefa on Oromo-Somali Conflict, Qemant Referendum & Teddy Afro

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Forum 65: Shimeles Bezabih & Dr Birhanu Lenjiso on Lidetu Ayalew

Forum 65: Shimeles Bezabih & Dr Birhanu Lenjiso on Lidetu Ayalew

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Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federalism is turning out to be a curse

By: Asress Mulugeta Ethnic-federalism as governing system had been implemented and tested in a number of countries of the world. But it has lead all of them to violent disintegration. The real reason for the failure ethnic federalism in those countries was not economic or lack of democracy. It was simply because of the politicization […]

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“I will no more be a Tutsi!”

by Teshale Mengistu (teshalem1@gmail.com ) This small article shall be dedicated to: 1. the little Rwandan girl who lost her life in an atrocious manner I will remind you here below; 2. all Ethiopians who lost their lives by the Tigrian Hegemony led by His Excellency Devil Incarnate Meles Zenawi; 3. all Ethiopians who are […]

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Ethiopia: Ten Days of Accountability and Reckoning for the T-TPLF! – By  Alemayehu G. mariam

The ten days of T-TPLF kumbaya propaganda charm offensive in Ethiopia I have heard of the “12 Days of Christmas”.  Even sang it. “On the first day of Christmas/ my true love sent to me:/ A Partridge in a Pear Tree/…/”   Who has ever  heard of the T-TPLF’s  ten days of the Ethiopian New […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE: WHAT COURSE OF ACTION NOW WILL GIVE ALL ETHIOPIANS  THE BEST SUSTAINABLE ENDING TO TPLF/EPRDF DOMINATION?

September 17, 2017 Dear Ethiopian, We wish you a meaningful Ethiopian New Year, hoping that Ethiopians will join with us in finding an effective and sustainable solution to the crisis as we enter the New Year. We come to you as stakeholders who care about the future of all of us. We believe sustainable peace […]

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The Ethno-Language based FEDERALISM has failed in Ethiopia

by Muluken Gebeyew The ethno-language based federalism crafted and implemented by TPLF ( Tigray People’s Liberation Front) in Ethiopia caused significant rift, conflict, suffering, destruction and death among Ethiopian people. TPLF synthesised this experiment not with intention to offer better governance and development but as means of controlling Ethiopians by dividing them and inciting one […]

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Ethiopia & Eritrea: What will it take to break the deadlock?

Guest Commentary: Martin Plaut The stalemate along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border benefits almost no-one. Two armies stare at each other across the 1,000 kilometre border – as they have done since June 2000, when the fighting ended. Every so often there is a flare-up. An Eritrean border guard will fire at a refugee attempting to cross […]

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The oppression of the Eritreans people must be stopped

Totalitarian system, generalized oppression of the population, national service for life, total absence of freedom, lack of means of communication, no future other than the pursuit of enslavement: this is the hell in which Eritreans people live, this is the hell that some are trying to flee. Issayas Afeworki, hero of the war of independence […]

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A Victorious Happy Ethiopian New Year (2010)! – Alemayehu G. Mariam

Let us look forward happily to the new year with confidence in our hearts and resolve in our minds. Let us learn from the lessons of the past year and apply them even more magnificently in the new. Those great lesson are mass civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to T-TPLF black apartheid rule. Let us make history […]

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A CALL TO ETHIOPIAN ELDERS AND LEADERS: A TIME FOR MORAL HEROISM – SMNE

“The greatness of a nation lies in its fidelity to its constitution and strict adherence to the rule of law and above all the fear of God.” These are the words of Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga, a respected Kisii elder, who explained the basis for his own decision to nullify the recent 2017 Kenyan […]

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The Case of Qilinto Fire in the Past Year, my Testimony

Befeqadu Z. Hailu Abraham used to visit us, my colleague Atnafu Berhane of Zone 9 Blogging Collective and myself, every Saturday while we were jailed in Qilinto prison. His workplace was near to the prison compound. Just a year ago, on a Saturday morning, September 3, 2016, he called me and told me that he […]

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Chinese Neocolonialism in Africa: The Dragon Eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: In March 2013, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?”. That commentary 1) lamented the disadvantages of American companies in Africa competing with Chinese state-supported enterprises unchained by anti-corruption laws, 2) the ludicrous idolization of the so-called China Model by African dictators (which […]

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Hiber Radio Presents Ato Chalachew Abay

Hiber Radio Presents Ato Chalachew Abay

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Can contradictory Oromo and Amhara political aspirations be reconciled?

(OPride) ― In September 2016, at the height of anti-government protests against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) grip on power, Ethiopia’s then-Communications Minister Getachew Reda claimed that Oromo and Amharas are like “fire and grass.” He was implying that the two communities’ political aspirations are mutually combustible and inherently incompatible. He was mean, reckless […]

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My Comment on this young Ethiopian Compatriot and other Relevant Issues –Assefa Negash

Very interesting Ethiopian of Oromo origin who critically questions the fallacies the Oromo ethno-nationalists have been spreading about our past history. He raises relevant questions & challenges Oromo nationalists to answer his questions. He calls for the solidarity of Amaras & Oromos. He affirms the significance of Adwa victory as a national heritage & legacy […]

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The Dawn of a New Era in U.S. Human Rights Policy in Africa: Is Ethiopia Next? – by Prof Alemayehu G Mariam

“… We express America’s values from the State Department. We represent the American people. We represent America’s values, our commitment to freedom, our commitment to equal treatment of people the world over, and that message has never changed… I don’t believe anyone doubts the American people’s values or the commitment of the American Government or […]

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Alemneh Wase News: A moment of truth for the historical Ethiopian province Gondar

Alemneh Wase News: A moment of truth for the historical Ethiopian province Gondar

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Ethiopia: Professor Alemayehu Gebremariam on Donald Trump | Hiber Radio

Ethiopia: Professor Alemayehu Gebremariam on Donald Trump | Hiber Radio

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National cycling team to tour Ethiopia

The national cycling team of Ghana, the Golden Pedals is embarking to tour of Ethiopia from 27th August to 3rd September, 2017, Communication Director of the association Dennis Moore has confirmed. The team will depart Accra, Ghana with Ethiopia airlines on the 26th August and back on 3rd September, 2017. According to Moore, the competition […]

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Jawar Mohammed and Prof. Ezkiel Gabisa on current situation in Ethiopia

Jawar Mohammed and Prof. Ezkiel Gabisa on current situation in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia: Mayday (S.O.S.) in August for the T-TPLF!

“These perpetual little panics of the French – which all arise from fear of the moment when they will really have to learn the truth – give one a much better idea of the Reign of Terror. We think of this as the reign of people who inspire terror; on the contrary, it is the reign of people […]

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Video: Stories About King Menelik II You Won’t Believe Are True

Stories About King Menelik II You Won’t Believe Are True

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From Making Ethiopia Safe for Ethnic Diversity to Making Ethnic Diversity Safe for Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Political Elites’ New Challenge

Abdissa Zerai (PhD) When World War I broke out in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson announced that the United States would be neutral in the conflict. It was believed that his decision was based on the desire to preserve the lucrative U.S.-Europe sea trade. For two and a half years, the President was able to maintain […]

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