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Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News December 7, 2018

Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News December 7, 2018

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Ethiopia: Hiber Radio Interview with Petty Officer Abebe Mekonnen

Hiber Radio Interview with Petty Officer Abebe Mekonnen

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Ethiopia: Capital Newspaper Interview With Dr Ambachew Mekonnen (PHD)

Never Again Ambachew Mekonnen (PhD) is a person who can smile through difficult times. He is also known for being assertive, standing for what he believes in while at the same time succeeding as an academic. His PhD article was recognized as among the top ten papers globally that year. Before being appointed as an […]

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Zehabsha Daily Ethiopian News December 6, 2018

Zehabsha Daily Ethiopian News December 6, 2018

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Peeling Back The Layers of ‘Rooster in The Chicken Coop?’: A Rejoinder to Prof Tekola-Hagos’s Article!

By Tsega Menkir ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After reading the good professor’s temper tantrum on the new Ethiopian administration, where he clearly displayed his misogynistic as well as narcissistic traits in the article titled, Abiy Ahmed, ‘the rooster in the chicken coop?’; if you think it was written by a self-serving petulant man-child with unresolved anger issues on […]

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Birtukan Mideksa, Abiy Ahmed and the Future Country of Ethiopia Today

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Note: Birtukan Mideksa, former Ethiopian high court judge, political prisoner and first female political party leader in Ethiopian history, returned home a couple of weeks ago following an invitation by H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. Last week, she was confirmed by the House of People’s Representatives to chair the Ethiopian […]

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The End of Thugtatorship and Rise of the Rule of Law in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” –Mahatma Gandhi In the end, they always fall… I don’t know how many times I have quoted Gandhi over the past 13 years to prophesy […]

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Reverse Ethiopia’s Institutional Void; and Hold TPLF Accountability

Aklog Birara (Dr)) We often revert to the opaque term lack of “good governance” when we see all sorts of ill deeds perpetrated by those who wield political power without paying attention to the moral imperative of  social, political, spiritual, and environmental  responsibility and accountability for crimes committed.  No society can consider itself to be […]

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Ethiopia’s ex deputy intelligence chief arrested in corruption, rights crackdown

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia said on Thursday it had arrested the former deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration launched a crackdown this week on senior security officials suspected of human rights abuses and corruption. Also on Thursday, state-affiliated television Fana Broadcasting said police had arrested the head of the security division at […]

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Ethiopia: Justice for the Victims of the Meles Massacres of 2005!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Every November since 2007, I have written annual memorial declarations and tributes in remembrance of the hundreds of innocent victims of the Meles Massacres of 2005. Following the parliamentary elections in May 2005, security and police forces under the direct command and control of Meles Zenawi, the late leader of the Tigrean […]

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Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News November 10, 2018

Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News November 10, 2018

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Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund: Reach Down and Lift Up…

By Alemayhu G. Mariam Reach down and lift up your brothers and sisters! Author’s Note: Today we mark the second week of the launching of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund website. Over the past two weeks, we have made steady progress in collecting donations and in grassroots mobilization. Some people say we should have received […]

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Ethiopian Women Rising! Higher and Higher!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Abiy Ahmed’s Gender Equality Revolution in Ethiopia Comandante Fidel Castro said, “A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.” He also proclaimed, “Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour.” If men do not shape destiny, maybe women do. If destiny […]

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Open Letter to Mr. Getachew Reda Kahisay (TPLF CCM)

Dear Mr. Getachew Reda Kahisay: By Bravo Zulu – Raya I am writing this open letter to you as part of an effort to bring to your attention the blazing violence the Rayan people, your constituencies, are suffering at the hands of the Tigray Government Security Forces and ask you to immediately resign from your […]

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Lefort’s Article: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

By Prof. Messay Kebede I was about to write an analysis on the obstacles that Abiy’s reformism is increasingly facing and the possible choices that he has to overcome them when I came across René Lefort’s latest article on the situation in Ethiopia, “Ethiopia: Climbing Mount Uncertainty” https://www.opendemocracy.net/ren-lefort/ethiopia-climbing-mount-uncertainty On the one hand, I noted that Lefort was […]

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We Shall Win! | by Mulugeta Kassahun (MD)

Weyane has had a field day in mass murdering of the “unwanted people”in its expanding regions! It has murdered,wounded, jailed and displaced several people in Raya just because they are asking freedom, justice and the right of self administration! Weyane has sent a lot of Amhara Welkite and Tegede people in to prison and also […]

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Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund is Now Live: A Labor of Love, A Work in Progress

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam … In the Western world, one cup of macchiato [coffee with milk] could cost $3, $4 or $5 U.S. dollars. But what I beg of the Diaspora is to take $1 from their daily macchiato expense and give it to their country. We could establish a trust fund and open […]

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The Unholy Alliance Between the Most Democratic and the Most Autocratic Washington and Riyadh: Should we be worried?

By Dawit Giorgis    Alexis de Tocqueville a French diplomat and author of ‘Democracy in America’   wrote  in 1831:  “America is great because she is good…. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great…. Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” And he warned, “Society is endangered not by […]

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Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet jobs to women, even defence

AFP ADDIS ABABA: Ethio­pi­­an Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unvei­led a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff […]

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Andualem Arage’s Book Opening Ceremony

Andualem Arage’s Book Opening Ceremony

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Tomfoolery in Ethiopia: “No Fool Like an Old Fool”

By Alemayehu G. Mariam I don’t know what is wrong with some people in my generation. Especially those who claim to be political leaders. H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed says, “The true test of leadership is the ability for those in leadership positions to create new leaders to replace them and continue to move […]

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Call for TPLF to ban itself, the alternative is unsustainable, at best indefensible and a mockery of justice

Tadesse Walle (PhD), London 6 October 2018 Here is the argument: TPLF, ethno- centric political entity from its inception, has gravely attempted to dismantle Ethiopia against the will of Ethiopians, tried to unmake, rewrite the Ethiopian inclusive identity and integrity; resurrect ethnic enclaves, entities with untold fables against the Ethiopian state and its people.  It’s […]

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Ethnic Nationalism Must Be Replaced by Ethiopian Nationalism

By Tefera Dinberu Over thirty years ago ideas of narrow nationalism were sown by Weyane that still plays a reactionary role to deter good governance from coming in Ethiopia. It did not have any dream of developing an Ethiopian state but rather the vision to reside on the demise of all Ethiopians. For Weyane, the concept […]

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TPLF –a ‘Deceased’ Political Party

by Zekarias Ezra History is replete with accounts of deceased political parties. It is a reminder that not every political party lasts forever. In US, there was once a party called the Federalist Party, led by Alexander Hamilton, who pushed for a national bank and a federal tax system. Although his ideas lived on, the […]

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Where to Be, on the Right or Left of Abiy? That Is the Question

By Mesay Kebede (Prof) Ethnic tensions and violent clashes and subsequent displacements of people in some regions of Ethiopia and around Addis Ababa have set off alarmist, if not distraught, reactions among political analysts, activists, and ordinary people. While for some these tragic events reveal the weakness of Abiy’s government and the fragile nature of […]

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TPLF –a ‘Deceased’ Political Party

Zekarias Ezra History is replete with accounts of deceased political parties. It is a reminder that not every political party lasts forever. In US, there was once a party called the Federalist Party, led by Alexander Hamilton, who pushed for a national bank and a federal tax system. Although his ideas lived on, the party […]

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Oromo Liberation Front says it did not return to Ethiopia for peaceful struggle

October 7,2018  Dawud Ibsa, OLF, Oromo Liberation Front A day after Ethiopian ruling coalition concluded its 11th party congress in the southern city of Hawassa, with the motto “national Unity for multifaceted prosperity” and resolving not to tolerate anymore lawlessness and displacement of residents, a radical ethno-nationalist and secessionist group – Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) reportedly claimed […]

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Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s Youth and the Power of Medemer

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Super Congratulations, PM Abiy and Deputy PM Demeke! I want to publicly congratulate H.E. Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed on his re-election as party chairman and H.E. Demeke Mekonnen as deputy chairman at the 11th Congress of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Party. When PM Abiy was first appointed on April 2, […]

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Ethiopia and Abiy Ahmed: What a Difference 180 Days Make?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Celebrating the six-month anniversary of Abiy Ahmed’s service as prime minister October 2, 2018 marks the six-month anniversary of the appointment of Abiy Ahmed as prime minister of Ethiopia. Six months and one day ago, Ethiopia was on the brink of civil war. On April 2, 2018, Abiy Ahmed literally came […]

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Channeling Meles the Bekele way

By Yilma Bekele In spiritualism ‘channeling’ is when one allows his body to be used by the ghost of the dead to speak to the living. I witnessed Oromo leaders with the honorable Bekele Gerba as the spokesperson being used by the dead tyrant to speak to us. It was a sad spectacle of a […]

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Is it Be(a)rara or Finfine? Debates on Addis Abeba!

The main cause for setting out to write this piece is a press statement that was sent out today by five Oromo political parties on current issues. What has become so controversial and ire on social media now is the quite insensitive and unsubstantiated claim that the statement makes about Addis Abeba, the capital city […]

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Video: Ethiopia What next for the TPLF Guest Engineer Mersea Kidan

Video: Ethiopia What next for the TPLF Guest Engineer Mersea Kidan

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Eritrea – Ethiopia accord signed in Jeddah: Here are the details

Leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia met in Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah where they signed a peace accord premised on the July 9 deal signed in Asmara. The Jeddah accord was witnessed by the King of Saudi, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. The U.N. chief described it as “historic” […]

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The reformists shouldn’t retreat nor take a defensive position

By Assegid Habtewold[1] A large-scale national change like what is happening in Ethiopia right now doesn’t just go smoothly without some ups and downs- without experiencing some setbacks. The reformists just experienced a serious setback since we began this outstanding journey under their leadership. They are thrown off from the main course they chose five […]

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ETHIOCRACY, Ethiopia’s Socially Responsible Market Economy

By Abate Kassa 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. There is a world of developed and developing nations. Most of the developing nations in Africa emerged as […]

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US Must Support Ethiopia’s ‘Fragile’ Reforms, Diplomat Says

The United States should strengthen its ties to Ethiopia following unprecedented reforms in the East African nation, a top U.S. diplomat said Wednesday. Tibor Nagy, the newly appointed assistant secretary of the U.S. Bureau of African Affairs, told members of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee in Washington that Ethiopia has earned praise for its historic […]

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Rethinking the Ethiopian Privatization

Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Abu Girma, and Ezana Kebede 1 I.        Introduction The new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, has indicated that the privatization of certain state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is imminent. In August 2018, an advisory board has been established, and the team is expected to get support from legal, finance and accounting experts. […]

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From Assimilation to Convergence: An Overview of Nation-Building in Ethiopia

By Prof. Mesay Kebede Though in many ways this article continues my previous article titled, “On Transitional Government and Ethnic Federalism” (http://ethioforum.org/), logically speaking, it precedes it in that it provides the social dynamics behind Dr. Abiy’s vision of መደመር, which I translate by the English terms of “conjunction” or “convergence.” Both terms presuppose a […]

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The Rise of Abiy Ahmed and the Janus-Faced Nature of “Abiymania”

By Prof. Mesay Kebede Ethiopians have obviously a manifest difficulty in understanding rationally both the rise of Dr. Abiy Ahmed to premiership and his implementation of far-reaching changes. Here is a man who comes from the ranks of the coalition of political parties known as the EPRDF and whose defining feature is that it is […]

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Key stakeholders should respond to AG7’s proposed framework to guide the overall change process

By Assegid Habtewold[1] The release of political prisoners, the pardoning of exiled politicians who were sentenced to death in absentia, and the returning of political parties that chose to employ armed struggle are some of the most important milestones since the selection of Abiy Ahmed as the new PM of Ethiopia. These and many other […]

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The Real Stuff in the Ethiopian New Year – Aklog Birara (Dr)

Sooner or later the “Abiy Mania” that continues to grip Ethiopia will begin to fade as Ethiopia faces the intractable and hard socioeconomic reality on the ground that triggered the popular revolt. The systemic, policy, structural and institutional problems that tens of millions of Ethiopians, especially youth face daily, remain intact. Ethiopian youth that defied […]

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Breaking News:  Simegnew Bekele’s (Eng). death ruled as suicide

Breaking News: Simegnew Bekele’s (Eng). death ruled as suicide

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