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ET-HIOPIA-WIN-ET: Lemma Megerssa in His Own Words – by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

ET-HIOPIA-WIN-ET: Lemma Megerssa in His Own Words – by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

“Ethiopians are like sergena teff [staple foodstuff in Ethiopia made whose tiny seeds resemble poppy seeds eaten as flatbread called injera] (applause). [Grain] that is gathered together. Milled together. Eaten together (applause)… EthiopiaWINet is an addiction [deep passion]. It is in the heart of each and every Ethiopian. If there is a way to open […]

Jawar Mohammed on the current Ethiopian political affairs

Jawar Mohammed on the current Ethiopian political affairs

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Analysis: Inside the controversial EFFORT

By Oman Uliah, Special to Addis Standard   Every authoritarian regime has its own symbol of economic exploitations and monopoly either in an individual face or in an organizational mask. Ethiopia, despite its success in persuading its western allies that it is combating poverty using its fast economic growth and democratization, remained to be one […]

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Ethiopia: Achamyeleh Tamiru responds to Prof Mesfin Woldemariam’s ESAT Interview

Ethiopia: Achamyeleh Tamiru responds to Prof Mesfin Woldemariam’s ESAT Interview

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Ethiopia: Remembering the Meles Massacres of November 2005, the Irreecha Massacres of 2016 and…

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness. For not only are we responsible for the memories of the dead, we are also responsible for what we are doing with those memories.” Elie Weisel We the living MUST bear witness… On June 6-8 and November 1-4, 2005, following the parliamentary […]

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Bridging the trust gap – The Oromo – Amhara conference in Bahir Dar – Shiferaw Abebe

By Shiferaw Abebe Deeply religious, Ethiopians historically trusted each other. They reserved suspicion and caution to strangers, outsiders, and in many cases as a defense mechanism to minimize risks; those that are close and familiar were believed and trusted readily and wholeheartedly. That changed when the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), a profoundly secretive organization, […]

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War Ravaged Africa and the Myth of Africa Rising – Dawit W Giorgis

By  Dawit W Giorgis Dawit W Giorgis According to Africa Development Bank, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies in 2016, behind South Asia. It is repeatedly being told that Africa is rising.  The spin   in the global narrative about Africa,  previously deemed as the Dark Continent may be soothing […]

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The Politics of Famine, Media Activism, and Donor Aid in the Horn – Aregawi Berhe

The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action, Routledge 2018, pp 307-320 Aregawi Berhe Overview Ethiopia is a geostrategic country in the Horn of Africa region. This ancient country landlocked since 1991 is fractured along many political, ethnic and cultural fault lines and the recurrence of famine in the aftermath of drought and conflict is […]

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Is the surge in OPDO’s popularity in Ethiopia an accident or a generational shift?

by OPride Contributor OPride) — In Ethiopia right now, all eyes are on Oromia, the largest of nine federal states. The state has been an epicenter of official violence and anti-government protests since 2014. Protests persist but the latest spotlight is due to an unexpected resurgence within the ruling Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). OPDO […]

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Revisiting the lives of Ethiopian freed prisoners. Are they really free?

November 7, 2017 08:47 Mahlet Fantahun (Translated by Zecharias Zelalem) Addis Abeba, Nov. 07/2017 – Looking at the lives of Ethiopians who were once incarcerated for no sufficient reasons then “freed” from prisons often after arduous court battles, such as the case for Zone9 blogging collective in which I was one, or many others whose […]

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism Using the Irresistible Power of EthiopiaWINet (Ethiopian-ness) (Part III)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “EthiopiaWINet is an addiction [deep passion]. It is in the heart of each and every Ethiopian. If there is a way to open and look at what is in the hearts and and minds of Ethiopians, what we see here today [EthiopiaWINet] is what will be found. [EthiopiaWINet] is to be […]

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Are Ethiopians prepared to take the power from TPLF?

(by Muluken Gebeyew) The TPLF ( Tigray People’s Liberation Front) led regime has ruled Ethiopians under Iron fist since May 1991. The regime used a variety of tricks to blindfold Ethiopians to maintain its brutal rules. The most famous trick it applied is the divide and rule policy which has helped the minority TPLF elites […]

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Debate: Tekle Yeshaw Vs Dr. Tesfaye Demelash

Debate: Tekle Yeshaw Vs Dr. Tesfaye Demelash

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Ethiopia on the brink. Everyone has failed Somalia— its politicos, Horn nations, AU, UN, the West bear huge responsibilities, TPLF most of all! PART I

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) The following introductory paragraphs are intended to serve as a curtain raiser for the articles that would follow it in the weeks to come. The main conclusion is its open and honest claim that Somalia could have been up and running long ago, if the Tigray People’s Liberation […]

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism: Defeating EthiopiawiNOT With EthiopiaWINET (Ethiopian-ness) (Part II)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “We must either learn to live together as brothers or we are all going to perish together as fools. As nationals and individuals we are interdependent. It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied together into a […]

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World Health Organization Board: I told you Tedros Adhanom is an Empty Suit…!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Last week, Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization, nominated Robert Mugabe, the 93 year-old president of Zimbabwe as that organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunciable Diseases, a position currently held by former N.Y. City mayor Michael Bloomberg. WHO ambassadorships are often given to “well-known personalities from the worlds of arts, literature, entertainment, […]

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The Root Causes of Ethiopian Political Crisis:—Beyond Ethiopian Nationalism and Ethnicity

By Yoseph Mulugeta Baba, Ph.D.* (This essay is an excerpt from my forthcoming book entitled, Negritude as the Recovery of Indigenous African Political Leadership: The Case of Gadaa Oromo Political Philosophy) Abstract I argue that the present Ethiopian political leadership pleads for a shift of the approach in the relationship between Ethiopian-nationalism and ethnicity. Stated […]

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Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented? 

By Dawit W  Giorgis  The simmering crisis in Ethiopia has reached a boiling point. It is extremely  serious and every person who has watched Ethiopia closely knows that. It is not simply about repression and extrajudicial killings, stifling of freedom of expression, but most of all it is about ethnic politics; a minority government, representing […]

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism Through Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian-ness) (Part I)

“We only have one Ethiopia… The issue of land in Ethiopia is very serious. Very serious. The source of wealth in this country is land. The source of wealth in this country is land. (Repeats.) It is land. (Land is the foundation) of Ethiopia, from the beginning (of time), since she was established. If we […]

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Ethical Values Are Must for A Better Ethiopia – Tadesse Nigatu

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. John Berger In this write up I start with describing what ethics and associated concepts such values, attitudes, characters, norms and cultures. I also briefly discuss the origin of values. […]

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WHO draws flak after naming Mugabe ‘goodwill ambassador’

The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’ to promote health causes, despite the country’s dire health crisis under his rule. AFP Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe looks on as he attends the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe binational Commission (BNC) on October 3, 2017 at Sefako Makgatho […]

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Abadula Gemeda: Man of Straw or Man of the World or No Exception to the Legacy?

By Mengistu Assefa (Dr.)   After a week of bewildering assumptions and theories by politicians and media outlets as to why Obbo Abadula Gemeda resigned as Speaker of the lower house of parliament, on Saturday October 14, 2017 he came out on a state-run television Oromia Broadcasting Network and made his reasons clear why he decided to […]

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A CALL TO THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA: – Obang Metho

WHAT WILL WE LEAVE TO THE NEXT GENERATION— A GIFT OR A CURSE? What will we leave to the next generation—a gift or a curse? This question is critically important; however, it is equally important to know whether or not our—or someone else’s—individual or collective efforts, will produce the desired outcome.   These are key […]

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An Ethiopian Refugee’s Voice of the Experience – Seyoum Teshome

Contrary to the international media’s and world leaders’ belief and understanding, Ethiopia’s policy for the protection of refugees is inhumane. Ethiopia is one of largest refugee-hosting nations in Africa and the fifth largest in the world. It is widely reported that Ethiopia has one of the most repressive regimes yet it has, nonetheless, creatively and […]

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The Government of the United States Must Show Courage – by  Aklog Birara (Dr.)

                        —Siding with the Ethiopian people will pay dividends—                                                                 Aklog Birara (Dr.) “I wish to emphasize that the friendship between our two countries has not been solely confined to relations between us (governments) such as my visit here or President Nixon’s visit to Ethiopia; but many people in different walks of life, both from […]

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I, PROUD ETHIOPIAN: My Reply to the T-TPLF Birthers Doubting My Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian-ness)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: The irony of ironies is that Barack Obama and I now share one thing in common. The hate-mongering birthers in America sought to cast doubt on Obama’s identity and birthplace to delegitimize his presidency by spinning a conspiracy theory that he was born in Kenya. The T-TPLF hate-mongers are […]

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Is Ethiopia still a Rwanda in slow motion?

by Teshome M. Borago In 2004, the former Chairman of CUD party, Hailu Shawul, held one of his conferences in Addis Ababa before the election. In his speech, Hailu told the crowd that he is not worried about the TPLF ruling party imprisoning him and the opposition. “I am most concerned about the slow and […]

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H. Res. 128 Joint Letter to Congress

October 12, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515   Dear Speaker Ryan,    We are writing to underscore the importance of House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 and the need to bring it to a vote as soon as possible. The resolution, which calls for respect for human rights […]

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In-depth analysis: Past agreements on the Nile in view of the Law of Treaty and the CFA

Nebiyu Tedla Addiss Standard Addis Abeba October 11/2017 – The use of the Nile River has for centuries been monopolized by the lower riparian countries that claim ‘historic right’ over the waters. The hegemony over the Nile Waters has been under these countries, thus building tensions among the riparian countries. The upper riparian countries which are […]

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PROTEST RESIGNATION: RAMIFICATIONS OF A POLITICAL ACT

by Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 09 /2017 – On October 8, 2017, Abbadula Gammada, Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced in an unusual Sunday evening appearance on the national TV that he has tendered his resignation to his organization, the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization, and to the lower chamber […]

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