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The Final Push of Egypt to Secure Zero-Sum Water Share Agreement with a “Destabilized Ethiopia”!

The Final Push of Egypt to Secure Zero-Sum Water Share Agreement with a “Destabilized Ethiopia”!

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 Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Egyptian Pan- Arab nationalistic President Nasser’s government turned to ethnic and religious subversion against Ethiopia. In 1955 Egypt began working for the instigation […]

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 came on the heels of the latest eruption of unspeakably brutal killings by Oromo mobs of scores of innocent Ethiopian citizens and the burning of churches and destruction of homes […]

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Ethnomania: the fight for the soul of Ethiopia

By STL Kagnew “The prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African.” At the time Nelson Mandela uttered these words there would have been no surprise in the […]

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Oslo and Some Ethiopians are Awarding the Former Spy of the Black Hitler Disregarding the Cries of the Dead Souls!

December 4, 2019 By Belayneh Abate For quite some time, the Oslo “Peace Noble Prize” has been thrown like toys. In fact, this “prize” becomes a blood-stained toy this year, and it is thrown to Abiyot Ahmed (Aka Abiy Ahmed). Abiy Ahmed is the former spy of Melese Zenawi, who founded the notorious Ethiopian Peoples […]

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The Legacies of the Ethiopian Student Movement

AN INTERVIEW WITH BAHRU ZEWDE Fifty years ago, a student movement transformed Ethiopia with radical calls for self-determination and land reform. But while the movement helped bring down the monarchy, the Ethiopia they fought for has never come to pass. INTERVIEW BYHannah Borenstein In countries throughout the world, the 1960s, and 1968 in particular, were […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi and Abiy Ahmed are Tested !!!!!

By Tedla Asfaw Ethiopians are calling for a protest rally at Oslo, Norway to hold accountable Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led government for the last month ethnically and religiously motivated killing of 86 innocent lives instigated by Jawar Mohammed that is living in 150K Bir rented apt under government protection. Some suggest it is unpatriotic […]

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The Interview: “We think we will win a majority in Oromia and win significant seats in the federal parliament,” Dawud Ibsa

Born in 1952 in Abuna village, Horro Guduru District in the then Wollega province, present day western Oromia, Dawud Ibsa Ayana’s actual name was Firew Ibsa Ayana. Dawud started his political journey when he took part in the Ethiopian Students Movement in the early years of 1970s when he was a student at the then […]

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Book Review: “Medemer”, A Book by Dr. Abiy Ahmed

By Assefa A. Lemu Exordium The book titled “Medemer” and written by Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy was launched  on  October 19, 2019 at a Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa (Finfinne). At a launching ceremony, the Author and Prime Minster of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed cut a cake baked by the Government owned Hotel and […]

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You Snooze, You Lose! Wake Up Slumbering Diaspora Ethiopian Giant!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note:  I have written this commentary as a wake-up call to diaspora Ethiopians, particularly those in the United States. Fundamental and structural changes are taking place in Ethiopia.  Ethnic apartheid is taking its last gasps of air. The masters of ethnic apartheid are living out their last days in the […]

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Open Letter to the 2019 Nobel Laureate Abiy Ahmed – Part II

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin Dear Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed By your admission, Prime Minister, eighty-six Ethiopians were killed in various ways up until the last week of October 2019, on account of activist Jawar Mohammed’s incitements—almost all of the killings savage and gruesome. Troubling as it is, the word “protection”, as a duty of the state, is mentioned fifteen times […]

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The Errant Politics Of Political Groups In Ethiopia

by Bakri Bazara The dire security situation in Ethiopia has made the public increasingly anxious as incidences of terroristic acts arose. Random killings, arsons, bank robberies, and extortion of businesses have been on the rise leaving many people helplessly insecure. Mr. Abiye’s government says they are doing all they can to improve security but the […]

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Why We Should Be Concerned About the Politics of AU (African Union)?

November 30, 2019 Tegenaw Goshu “The African Union Organizes the 6th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies’?” This is the title of a report I read on Satenaw website (English). The report reports that the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union “organizes the 6th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies November […]

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Open Letter to the 2019 Nobel Peace Laureate PM Abiy Ahmed

December 1, 2019 Part I Dear Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,  As Ethiopia’s first Nobel Peace Laureate, allow me, Sir, to congratulate you for the honour the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee has bestowed upon you and, through you, on our nation. I admit such congratulation may be a bit late, coming as it does from an Ethiopian. I beg your to consider it […]

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Cooperation for Fragmentation: Reflection on Ethiopians Conceptualization of Freedom and Independence

by Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD May 13, 2014 I understand Ethiopians concept of freedom as to mean not to be restricted by others and not to be dependent on others. Since freedom is attained through the community, we cooperate with others for the purpose of keeping our individual right to determine own actions. There is a […]

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Why Good Leaders Have Followers And Great Leaders Make More Leaders

By Jeff Mask, Contributor VP, Business Development, Infusionsoft Leadership is more than being in charge and managing people. Leadership that separates good leaders from great leaders, is leadership that builds other leaders. Good leaders, excel at motivating other people to do what they are asked. Good leaders, lead followers. If you want to build a […]

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From Europe, Exiles Keep Eye on Ethiopia’s Fledgling Democracy

By Marthe van der Wolf VOA November 27, 2019 LONDON – Dozens of Ethiopian activists, journalists and politicians have lived in exile for many years, having fled their country when dissident voices were repeatedly suppressed and jailed over the past few decades. Ahead of elections set to take place in their homeland in six months, the first […]

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Ethiopia: An African Political Miracle in Africa?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always.” -Mahatma Gandhi Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” -Mahatma Gandhi Ethiopia rising from the ashes […]

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Jawar Mohammed is the Al-Baghdadi of Addis Not an Oromo Activist!

(NY/NJ Ethiopians Task force) — Political/Social activists fight against injustice, suppression, and inequality and in the process, they give their lives to make life a little better for millions of others. Two world famous activists are Martin Luthor King and Nelson Mandela. While the former gave his life fighting for equality for African Americans in […]

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I’m Human: Today is the Day to Join a Movement for Humans

By Obang Metho November 24, 2019 On Sunday, November 17, 45,000 Ethiopians participated in the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa.  Mr. Obang Metho, the Executive Director of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) was one of the participants in that race. He wore the official T-shirt similar to all participants; however, at […]

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Ethiopia: I Remember the Slaughter of November 2005 in 2019!

By Prof, Alemayehu G. Mariam Justice for the Victims of the Meles Massacres Special Author’s Note: For years, I have memorialized the month of November by remembering the hundreds of innocent Ethiopians who lost their lives or were maimed and disfigured in the Meles Massacres of 2005. Indeed, I joined the Ethiopian human rights movement in […]

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Voices and Texts of Deceit: the bullets in the modern battle in Ethiopia

By STL Kagnew “Because God was displeased by my fathers who reigned before me, our country was divided and a part of it was taken by the colonialists. Thus, he rose me from the ashes and bestowed me power to reunite my country.” These were the words of King Tewodros in a letter he addressed […]

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Was the Sidama People’s Vote for Statehood in Awassa Free and Fair? 

By Damo Gotamo The vote on a referendum for the Sidama autonomy in Awassa and Sidama Zone took place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. We were told by government officials and journalists that the voting process was peaceful, free, and fair. But, the reality on the ground was a complete opposite of the claims of […]

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“On the Question of Nationalities in Ethiopia” – A Historical Review of Wallelign Mekonnen’s Article Half a Century Later

By Yared Tibebu – November 17, 2019 Introduction Wallelign Mekonnen’s article “On the Question of Nationalities in Ethiopia” was published 50 years ago today on Nov 17, 1969. From the outset Wallelign admits that “the article suffers from generalizations and inadequate analysis”. It is no exaggeration if I say this five-page article influenced the fate […]

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Southern comfort on the rocks

by Ermias Tesfaye Since June, the Sidama campaign for a new federal-state in southern Ethiopia was on a rollercoaster, riding the political contortions of a diverse and divided region and country. Now, after a violent dip back in mid-July, it is on the verge of probable triumph. The electoral board announced in late August that an unprecedented […]

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Citizenship and the New Ethiopian

By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D) Introduction The present crisis in Ethiopia, however, dangerous it may feel, and for now it is that, can be an opportune moment for Ethiopians from all nationalities and ethnicities to look inward and develop answers to two foundational questions: What is Ethiopianity? and Which Way Ethiopia? In this paper I will […]

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 OPEN LETTER   To Network for Good 

Subject: Asking Your Urgent Action  – Oromia Media Network (OMN) Greetings, My name is Getaneh Yismaw, a concerned US Citizen of Ethiopian origin from Springfield, VA. I’m following up with two phone conversations I had with your associates (11/08/2019 & 11/13/2019) and today writing to your organization to once again ask you to stop collaborating with […]

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Ethiopia at Risk: Radical Islam Harbored in Ethnic Extremism – Part II

Mathewos Filipos, M.D. This is a follow-up of my first article entitled ‘Ethiopia at Risk: Radical Islam Harbored in Ethnic Extremism’  In that article I showed how the radical Islamist Jawar Mohammed undermined  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his democratization process and put Ethiopia at risk.  Jawar and his team members carefully orchestrated a plan […]

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“OK, Hippos!”, Growled Ethiopia’s (Abo Shemanes) Cheetahs

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam … Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation is the only generation that could rescue Ethiopia from the steel claws of T-TPLF tyranny and dictatorship. It is the only generation that can deliver Ethiopia from the venomous fangs of a benighted dictatorship and sweep away a decaying and decomposing garrison state built on a […]

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Abiy has made peace with the devil himself

By wondemagne ejigu The Norwegian Nobel Committee have announced that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019. The motive is that he has concluded an historic peace agreement with neighbouring country Eritrea. In fact, Abiy is fully in line with Eritrean President Isayas Afwerki. They have a plan together […]

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The Flaws with Ethiopian Political System

By Abel Merawi   There is something ironic and sad when one follows election news in developing countries, especially African countries. Just days before election day, it is common to see riots breaking out with protestors claiming that the leaders will rig the election. These demonstrations, mostly called by rival parties, do not demand a […]

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The elasticated demands of ethnic extremists and the malarkey given by the government

By Tibebe. Birihan The constant sermon like parlance by the PM doesn’t seem to be holding the same resonance it once had. People are becoming increasingly circumspect of what is orated by their Nobel Prize winning PM and looking for answers to the monumental problems the country is facing elsewhere. The pain felt and the […]

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The elasticated demands of ethnic extremists and the malarkey given by the government

By Tibebe. Birihan The constant sermon like parlance by the PM doesn’t seem to be holding the same resonance it once had. People are becoming increasingly circumspect of what is orated by their Nobel Prize winning PM and looking for answers to the monumental problems the country is facing elsewhere. The pain felt and the […]

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The Danger of Narcissist Political Behavior and the Politics of Ethno-Centrism  

November 9, 2019 Tegenaw Goshu  The very origin of the concept of narcissism (excessive self-aggrandizement) or the mentality of “I am the most admired and important person of all” is the Greek myth of a young person called Narcissus who fell in love with the reflection of his own image in a pool of water. […]

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The Nonnegotiable truths in Ethiopian Politics

by Addissu Admas Just a little over a year and half ago, it appeared that Ethiopia was finally heading in the right direction, i.e., towards democracy, peace and, presumably, prosperity. Getting rid of TPLF led regime felt as if a new dawn was about to break. After nearly half a century of oppressive regimes, Ethiopians […]

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DIGITAL PSYCHO-TERRORISTS’ INFOWARS ON ETHIOPIA: Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me!

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: The information war (InfoWars) on Ethiopia today is in full swing. Lies, fake news and disinformation intended to bamboozle, hoodwink and confuse Ethiopians are spreading on social and legacy media like the bubonic plague. The vectors of this social pandemic are social media rodents, online mind-sucking ticks and […]

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Ethiopia where the oppressed become the oppressor

By Teklu Abate Following the election on 2 April 2018 (by the EPRDF) of Dr Abiy Ahmed as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, there was massive, country-wide popular support for him and euphoria for social change. Substantial changes are made to cabinet composition. New commissions and agencies are established to harness smooth transition to genuine democracy. Political […]

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Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

By Yohannes Gedamu When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018, the political reforms and initiatives he promised were met with much hope and optimism. He promised to address Ethiopia’s deteriorating ethnic relations, to build national unity, and reignite the stalled democratic process. And his efforts to end the 20-year conflict with Eritrea won him […]

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Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics

By Addisu Lashitew   (Foreign Policy) — Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he and his new party represent all Ethiopians. n Oct. 11, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received […]

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Ethiopia: Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed, demagogue and his deceptive mind

By Ewnetu Sime On March 2018 Prime Minster (PM) Abiy Ahmed fired up many Ethiopians by adapting a more lenient approach to EPDRF’s tyrant policies and rules. Ethiopawint and national unity  has been preached almost every day. Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the  rigid autocratic regime that had the strongest security establishment and  ruled Ethiopia […]

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Recalibrating Lefort’s Article

November 5, 2019 by Messay Kebede It is with great interest that I have read René Lefort’s analysis and prognosis of the political situation of Ethiopia in an article titled “A flicker in the Gloom.” There is no doubt that the recent bloody disturbances have not only exposed the deep divide threatening the stability and unity of […]

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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 a lack of accommodation of ethnic diversity. To survive state collapse and prosper, EPRDF ideologues argued, Ethiopia needed a system that respected ethnic diversity and delivered rapid economic growth. […]

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Inadvertently, the Intellectual Prostitutes Are Promoting Amara Genocides!

By Belayneh Abate Like many other countries, Ethiopia has been inundated with intellectual prostitutes for the last half a century. These intellectual prostitutes are promoting the leaders of the Ethiopian Peoples Democratic Front (EPRDF) even at this juncture, when the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Amara is escalated to genocide throughout the country. As we know, […]

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