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“In Politics, Being Deceived Is No Excuse!” Said Kolakowski to The Likes of Ethiopian Elites

By Belayneh Abate The Polish philosopher, Leskzek Kolakowski, once said, “in politics, being deceived is no excuse.”* Kolakowski died in 2009, but his teachings about excuses are evergreen and describes the current gullible Ethiopian Elites, especially the credulous Amara intellectuals. A year ago, the credulous Amara elites beat the drums behind the serpent Abiy Ahemed […]

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Concerned Ethiopians Across the Globe Communique Urging Prevention of Genocide and Balkanization of Ethiopia

To the Global Community, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Embassy From Concerned Ethiopians Across the Globe Subject: Communique Urging Prevention of Genocide and Balkanization of Ethiopia July 19, 2019 Ethiopia is on the precipice of civil conflict, and perhaps civil war and possible genocide that are triggered and championed by ethnic elites, fundamentalists and their foreign […]

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Now is the Time for All Good Ethiopian Men and Women to Come to the Aid of Their Country!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam There is great wisdom in the old typing drill, “This is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.” I would argue more specifically this is the time for all good Ethiopian lawyers, doctors, engineers, professors, academics, writers, journalists, teachers, service workers and […]

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ADP, the Black Sheep of the Amhara

Aligaz Yimer I am writing this note of indignation after having read the following short letter on satenaw.com, just minutes back. You can also read it and get wild with anger because of the devilish insurgence into ADP of ODP. https://www.satenaw.com/amharic/archives/69269 ADP, Amhara ‘Democratic’ Party, is known for its servitude to whoever comes to Arat […]

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A brief account of criminal acts during the funeral of the two generals in Mekelle, Ethiopia

After General Seare Mokonnen, the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian armed forces and his colleague Major General Gezae Abera were murdered in the home of the former by his own body guard in an attempted coup d’etat on 15 June 2019, four days later a funeral was arranged on 19 June 2019 at the […]

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The Upcoming National Election in Ethiopian should be Postponed 

By Damo Gotamo The flawed constitution of Ethiopia stipulates that a national election is to be held once in every fifth year. Under the TPLF dictatorial regime, the country held four sham elections. In all those farce elections, the EPRDF won by huge margins, the last one by a hundred percent. The cutthroats from Dedebit […]

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Federation of Nation States: The only viable option for Ethiopia

Mersea Kidan mersea.kidan@gmail.com   In a recent panel discussion held recently in Addis Ababa, one of the most prominent scholars in horn of African intergovernmental and intragovernmental relations, Professor Medhanie Taddesse, recommended loosening the federal system in Ethiopia as a way out of the predicament the country is in. He declared it as the only […]

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Urgent Message to Amara Elites: Speak Up Against The Ethnic Cleansing of Amara!

If you keep silent during this ethnic cleansing of Amaras, you will be cursed by history and the coming generations! Belayneh Abate Again, the Amaras are filling up the prisons and torture chambers! It is a subhuman or worthless life to live a quiet and comfortable life while our source or base population is suffering […]

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A call to the members of the former historical Ethiopian Armed Forces (የእናት ሀገር ጥሪ)

This article is not a political analysis. As we have too many articles these days, I have no intention of tiring readers with a long article. This article just makes a call. It is a call similar to the old “የእናት ሀገር ጥሪ”. It is an invitation to the former members of the historical Ethiopian […]

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Was OLF tipped off by the authority that Dr. Ambachew and General Asaminew would be killed and claiming Wollo is part of North Oromia?

by Kaleab Tessema To begin with, I am deeply saddened and heartbroken for the loss of  General Asaminew, Dr. Ambachew, and others. Certainly, this tragedy has devastated all Amharas. Nevertheless, the Amharas people deserve to know the truth from the government. Right now, the authority and the anti-Amharas are trying to infuriate and divide the […]

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AMHARAS AS THE GREAT SINGLE PILLAR OF ETHIOPIAWINET

Tecola W Hagos, 4 July 2019 Dedicated to the Memories of all Ethiopians brutally murdered and in Acknowledgment of those who were violently ejected from their homes and farms for political reasons in the 2018 – 2019 shameful Period in our recent history. In General I was born almost a decade after the dawn of […]

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Prime Minister Abiye’s Tough Stance Against Ethnic Extremists has Excited the Residents of Awassa 

By Damo Gotamo The speech of prime minister Abiye on his yearly report to the parliament, particularly his response to the Kelil question in the South, has thrilled the residents of Awassa. After the speech, people were seen high-fiving each other in the streets of the city. For all residents of the city who have […]

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Al Mariam’s Monday Commentaries: A Eulogy for Brothers We Lost on June 22, 2019 in Ethiopia

BY Alemayehu G. Mariam It would be an understatement for me to say what happened on June 22 2019 in Bahr Dar, Amhara region of Ethiopia and in Addis Ababa has caused me deep sorrow and anguish. Words fall short in expressing my regrets. On June 22, 2019, we lost some of our best and […]

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ETHIOCRACY, Ethiopia’s Socially Responsible Market Economy

By Abate Kassa   April 29, 2019 The purpose of this article is to encourage fellow Ethiopians to craft a new political economy for Ethiopia ሀገር–በቀል አዲስ የኢትዮጵያ ርዕዮተ–ዓለም ለመንደፍ, in the spirit of following our ancestor’s paradigm pioneering tradition like that of innovating the Ge’ez alphabet. This is not a prescription, but a suggestion for […]

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One cannot be a criminal because of his Ignorance but will go to hell because of his negligence

By Gebre Kirstos Abbay 30 June 2019 The golden times are over and nowadays as technology is at its climax, human values have been evaporated for personal gain and political pass over. When people got some fame either for their charity or evil-driven deeds they consider themselves as saints or experts. Then they become the […]

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Herman Cohen’s Second “Coup” in Ethiopia? We Demand an Apology!

By  Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam How true the saying, “There is no fool like an old fool.” My readers know I don’t tolerate old fools. Of course, there are old fools; and there are offensive and villainous old fools. Herman Cohen is an offensive and villainous old fool. On June 24, 2019, Herman Cohen tweeted: Failed coup […]

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Who is the mastermind behind the instability and current assassinations in Ethiopia?

Date June 24, 2019 By Ermias Hailu Egypt Reaction to the Construction of Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) It is a well-established fact that Egypt has been “the behind the curtain” organizer, financer, and leader of the instabilities Ethiopia has been experiencing over the last nine years. Same is also true on the current instabilities […]

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No Condition is Permanent. Our dark hours will also be no more.

By Teodros Kiros No condition is permanent as are our Ethiopian dark hours. At this point of uncertainty, however, hard it is to think coolly and rationally, we must for the sake of our historic land, the first home of the human species, use our public reason to assess the several scenarios which produced the […]

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June 23, 2018; June 22, 2019: Dates Which Will Live in Infamy in Ethiopia

A Special Tribute to Victims of a Terrorist Attack in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 23, 2018 and Amhara Region on June 22, 2019 Today, high level iconic leaders of Amhara kilil (region) were shot by their own brothers (colleagues). Some were killed and others wounded. The man who was coordinating the (military) operation against […]

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Vision Ethiopia Eighth Conference successfully completed

Vision Ethiopia is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Washington,  D.C.  EIN 81-0729204 The three-day long colloquium on the interface between culture, heritage, conflict resolution, democratic governance & national unity was successfully completed. The conference was held between June 12 and 14, 20191 in the City of Bahir Dar, at the Wisdom Hall […]

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Ethnocentrism, Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Experience

By Tesfaye Demmellash Part One – Reckoning with Ethnocentrism One might say that the crisis Ethiopia is in today has to do with ethnicity in the raw, tribal consciousness pure and simple. But from a broader, historically informed and critical perspective, the crisis concerns not so much ethnicity simply as the politics of ethnic recognition or identity, particularly the […]

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Settler Colonialism: The Oromo Extremist Narrative

By Getaneh Yismaw The Genesis: TPLF’s Anti-Amhara Ideology and Its Consequences The Stalinist ideology of nations and nationalities that was espoused by the Ethiopian students’ movement of the 1960’s and 70’s, served as the foundation that led to the rise of secessionist, anti-Ethiopian forces, such as the EPLF, TPLF and OLF. The toxic alien ideology, […]

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Make Awassa a Federal City

By Damo Gotamo A few months ago, I wrote a brief article entitled “Awassa too Belongs to its Residents.’The following piece has the same content, but I have added a few updates on it. I think this is a timely article because of the current precarious situation in the so-called Souther Nations Nationalities and People’s Region( […]

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Abiy Ahmed, “Africa’s First Responder?”

By Alemayehu G.Mariam The phrase “first responder” refers to a person, often with specialized training, who is the first to arrive and aid at the scene of an emergency or a disaster. On June 3, 2019, there was more than an emergency in the Sudan. There was a disaster. Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces under the […]

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Are you Listening, Merera Gudina? Marriage Is a Pillar of Happiness!

By Belayneh Abate One of the talking points last week was Merera Gudina’s unmarried life. Let us use this opportunity to learn about the relationship between marriage and other factors with the well-being or happiness of a nation. Despite its up and down paths, marriage is considered as one of the pillars of happiness in […]

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Can Ethiopians stop the political elites playing victimhood and peace-and stability simultaneously as a-means to their relevance?

Teshome Debalke June 5, 2019 When the Founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) of Ghana Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom asked Ghanaians to wage war on “the twin evils of corruption and tribalism” he was referring to the political elites that made tribal victimhood and nepotism and  corruption as a means to self-preservation at the […]

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Generation Abiy and the Greening of Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. mariam 4 Billion Trees? But I asked for only for 110 million! It is so wonderful to see one’s dream come true! In February 2019, I shared a dream about the rise of a youth environmental movement in Ethiopia. As an environmentalist and proud tree hugger, I have always had deep concern […]

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 A Brief Observation on this Year’s Fiche Chambalala Celebration    

By Damo Gotamo This year’s Fiche Chambalala holiday ended peacefully. Many people were worried after what happened last year. The federal government should be commended for undertaking the necessary precautionary measures before and during the holiday. The military, the federal police, and the southern region police had played key roles for the peaceful conclusion of […]

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NETANYAHU: ISRAEL MUST DO MORE TO INTEGRATE ETHIOPIAN JEWS, COMBAT RACISM

Netanyahu said that the aliyah of Ethiopian Jews was “a central chapter in the story of the State of Israel,” and that other Israelis were increasingly interested in hearing their experiences. BY JEREMY SHARON  JUNE 3, 2019 The government must do more to integrate Israelis who immigrated from Ethiopia and to combat racism and discrimination against […]

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Engineering design and mathematical modelling: Concepts and applications

Guest Editors Nnamdi NwuluDepartment of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, South Africa Correspondencennwulu@uj.ac.za & Mammo Muchie  Engineering design and mathematical modelling are key tools/techniques in the Science, Technology and Innovation spheres. Whilst engineering design is concerned with the creation of functional innovative products and processes, mathematical modelling seeks to utilize mathematical principles […]

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TPLF’s Last Hurrah or Latest Whimper for a Comeback to Power in Ethiopia?

By Alemayehu G. mariam Word on the street is that the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is talking to “K” Street lobbyists to get the attention of the Trump administration. According to the little bird who told me, the TPLF has retained a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. to provide them access to top Trump […]

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The Place of Leadership Development to Implement the Ethiopian Education Roadmap

By Assegid Habtewold[1] Ethiopian Science and Academic Network and One Pupil organized a conference at Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC on May 18th 2019. Congratulations to the team for organizing such a successful event. We need these kinds of platforms to deliberate and strategize on how to improve our education system, one of the key […]

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Meet the Ethiopian-American Economic Hitman from Wall Street to Poverty Street in the no man’s land

How a little-known Wall Street sovereign fund manager ended up as a CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency to give development and transparency a whole different meaning explains impunity from lawlessness of all involved. Teshome Debalke May 21, 2019 “It is a shame when nonsense can substitute for facts with impunity” –Lawrence M. Krauss […]

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Why There Is A Need For A Long-Term Investment Model In Ethiopia

Michael Posner Contributor Leadership StrategyI write about human rights and leadership in a global context. Forbes In the last several years, a growing number of global apparel companies have begun having their products manufactured in Ethiopia. For these firms, Ethiopia has become the new low-wage frontier. The East African country now competes with Bangladesh, Vietnam […]

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Somali Gov accuses Ethiopia embassy of “colonial tactics”

Teshome M. Borago | Zehabesha-Satenaw Columnist Somali state government advisor accused the Ethiopian embassy in London of using “colonial tactics” to divide Somali diaspora by clan. Mohammed Olad, the new communications advisor for Somali President Mustafa Omer, condemned the embassy’s recent meeting with members of the Gadabursi Somali clan in London as a plot “bitting Somalis against each […]

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The Interview: Displacement crisis not a precursor for a very bad future but residue of a very bad past: Mustefa Omer

Born in 1973 in Degehabur zone of Somali regional state, Mustefa Muhumed Omer became the deputy president of the Somali region in the midst of a crisis following the ousting of his predecessor Abdi Muhamud Omer, a.k.a, Abdi Iley in August 2018. A well-known critic of Abdi Illey’s ten year iron fist rule in the […]

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This Year’s Fiche Chambala Must not be Celebrated in Awassa

By Damo Gotamo In a few weeks, the people of Sidama will celebrate this year’s Fiche Chambala holiday. They  are eagerly waiting for the festivity that will be celebrated for two weeks. According to oral tradition, the holiday is the commemoration of Sidama women who would pay a visit to their parents and relatives.The holiday […]

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Ethiopia’s Policy Log Jam—Why I urge Prime Minister Abiy to leave a lasting legacy

Aklog Birara (DR.) Part I of III “If something is not done, this Constitution will not hold the country together” Dr. Negasso Gidada, the late President of Ethiopia to whom I dedicate this commentary I decided to dedicate this commentary and the set of recommendations in the summary to Dr. Negasso. This is because, he […]

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Save the Children: Starve the Bad and Feed the Good Wolf in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam I have a dream that Ethiopia’s young people will put their shoulders to the wheel and take full charge of their country’s destiny; leave behind the politics of hate and ethnicity; turn their backs on those wallowing in moral bankruptcy and create a New Politics for a New Ethiopia based on dialogue, negotiation and compromise.  I […]

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BBC- A debate about the future of Ethiopia, recorded in front of a public audience

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz0t5 “World Questions ” BBC Monthly debate from Addis Ababa Hilton by the famous Jonathan Dimbleby was aired yesterday on May 11, 2019. Mustafa Omer President of Somali region  argued that Ethiopia has been stable under Abyi Ahmed in the last one year than it was under EPRDF for the last 27 years. Tsedale Lemma […]

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‘We don’t want another messiah’: Newly vocal Ethiopians debate an uncertain future – BBC Debate

By Paul Schemm ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a scene that would have been unimaginable just a year ago, some 200 Ethiopians in the capital debated their country’s politics, economics and expressed their fears over the rise in ethnic violence. The BBC’s “World Questions” current events program came to Addis Ababa on Monday demonstrating how much […]

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Suspended Football in Ethiopia 

By Damo Gotamo Football in Ethiopia has been in life support for quite sometimes now. The ethnic virus that has spread in the country like a wildfire has found a perfect home in football. Football venues have become places where ethnic hatreds are incessantly spewed, innocent people beaten, and violent thugs promote the ethnic agendas […]

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