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Press Release by Ejjeetto on Spiking Human Rights Violations in Sidama Zone, Particularly in the City of Hawassa and Its Vicinities

In recent months, there have been several cases of human rights abuses in the Sidama Zone, including extrajudicial killings, beatings, mass arrest and intimidations – particularly in the city of Hawassa, which is the seat of both the Sidama Zone Administration and SNNPR (Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region). According to eye witnesses, the majority […]

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Ethiopia Eritrea Relation: from Where? To Where?

by Tariku Debretsion The euphoric jubilation in the streets of Asmara and Addis Ababa that we have witnessed in the last few weeks is the Eritrean and Ethiopian peoples’ affirmation and celebration of the peace overtures made by Dr Abiy. The stoic Ethiopian and Eritrean people, young and old, men and women, dancing and singing unabashedly […]

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Exclusive Interview: can OPDO survive with OLF in Ethiopia?

By Teshome Borago Satenaw/Zehabesha with Professor Yohannes Gedamu In an exclusive interview, US-based Professor Yohannes Gedamu; a lecturer of political science at Georgia college, an expert on federalism and commentator on Ethiopian politics, spoke with Teshome M. Borago of Zehabesha newspaper & Satenaw media Group regarding recent developments in Ethiopia.   Zehabesha/Satenaw: Did you anticipate the ruling TPLF politburo […]

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Ethiopia’ s Political Trajectory: From Meles to Abiy Ahmed | By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D)

Ethiopia’ s Political Trajectory: From Meles to Abiy Ahmed.  By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D)               08/22/2018 Meles and his idea of the Developmental State had put Ethiopia on the modernity project, the central ideas of which can be summarized as follows. The development of the Ethiopian nation must be assumed […]

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Medemer or not Medemer, That is the Question for All Ethiopians!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam For Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the question was, “To be or not to be.” For me, the question is “medemer or not medemer.” Hamlet, perplexed in the extreme about his own fate, pondered “Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,/ Or to take arms against a […]

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Abiy lamented about the country’s lack of project management competency in his first press release

By Assegid Habtewold I’ve not yet watched the Press Release (PR) Abiy gave this morning. However, I was given a short clip taken from the PR where he was talking about why mega projects are failing in Ethiopia. He is right on the money. He pinpointed the culprit- the country’s lack of capacity to implement […]

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Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News August 20, 2018

Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News August 20, 2018

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The Introduction and Legacy of Menelik’s life- By Samuel Bekele

The Introduction and Legacy of Menelik’s life A prince and King of Shewa, and later to be Emperor of Ethiopia, Emperor Menelik is one of the most widely renowned and arguably Ethiopia’s greatest Emperor in recent history, most famous for uniting the country and dealing the Italians a crushing defeat at the Battle of Adwa. […]

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JAWAR: from Oromo radical to Ethiopia’s leader

By Teshome M. Borago | Zehabesha-Satenaw Columnist “What is happening to Jawar?” has been one of the main questions of recent weeks in social media, among Ethiopians abroad & back home; as the once Oromo radical gradually transforms his image to fit into mainstream Ethiopian society and become a uniter of the people. By preaching […]

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Mesay Mekonnen on Dr Abiy Ahmed & Debretsion Gebremichael | TPLF | Ethiopia

Mesay Mekonnen on Dr Abiy Ahmed & Debretsion Gebremichael | TPLF | Ethiopia

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We must Keep Our Eyes on the Prize in Ethiopia!

By  Alemayehu G. Mariam We are aware of the rumors, fake news and disinformation that are circulating not only on social media but also in Ethiopian Diaspora communities. Alemayehu G. Mariam* and Tamagne Beyene** People contact us to find out if baseless rumors about threats to Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed’s well-being are true. People tell us […]

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Let’s help  our Tigray Ethiopian  People to get rid off TPLF!

by Muluken Gebeyew The opportunistic and parasitic TPLF (Tigray  People’s Liberation Front) which  has been  led by few elites family members have been using and trading the Tigray  Ethiopian people for their evil act on Ethiopians. Majority of Tigray Ethiopian people who live in the rural Tigray  suffer from TPLF’s cruel dictatorship and harsh ruling  […]

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Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News August 15, 2018

Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News August 15, 2018

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Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News August 14, 2018

Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News August 14, 2018

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እንደ ዳይኖሰር እየጠፉ የሚገኙ ተቋማት ትኩረት ይሰጣቸዉ።

ጎንደር ልሁል አለም በአማራ ክልል ዉስጥ በተለይም በጎንደር የሚገኙ እረዘም ላለ አመታት ከስራ ዘርፋቸዉ የተቋረጡ ተቋማት ወደ ጥቅም ላይ ይዉሉ ዘንድ እየተጠየቀ ይገኛል። ተቋማቶቹ በስራ ላይ ቢዉሉ በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ስራ አጦችን ወደ ስራ ዘርፍ ከማካተታቸዉ በተጨማሪ ለመንግስትም መሰረታዊ የገቢ ምንጭ በመሆን ከፍተኛ ጠቀሜታ እንደሚኖራቸዉ የሚታወቅ ነዉ። ተቋማቱ አግባብ ባልሆነና ምክንያታቸዉ በዉል በማይታወቅ መልኩ እረዘም ላለ […]

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Ethiopia has “two governments” says Jawar: interview   By Teshome M. Borago

In an exclusive interview with Nahoo TV, Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed said two authorities are ruling Ethiopia today. “We have two governments in Ethiopia: Abiy’s government and Qeerroo government,” claimed Jawar, the outspoken leader of Qeerroo, an Oromo youth movement. The interview illustrated the sudden transformation of one of the most iconic Oromo grassroots organizer […]

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Let’s Help PM Abiy Ahmed Fight Fake News and Disinformation!

Author’s Note: By Alemayehu G. mariam A few days ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, “’fake news is fueling the Somali regional crisis.” Yesterday, he advised Ethiopians not to buy and spread fake news. Let’s not spread fake news because a lot of people are hurt by it. We need to carefully consider the reliability of their sources […]

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Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Council of Ministers, Regional Presidents –  Low income Ethiopians are saying “Show us the Money!”

Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Council of Ministers, Regional Presidents Low income Ethiopians are saying “Show us the Money!” BY BISRAT ALEMAYEHU (BISRAT.ALEMAYEHU@GMAIL.COM) MINNESOTA US Regardless of the decision to privatize or not Ethiopian Airlines, Telecom, etc, please consider the following : Low Income Ethiopians, 10 million households, of which 15-17% are urban dwellers, are saying to […]

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Exclusive Interview with Temsegen Desalegn & Mesfin Aman

Ethiopia: Exclusive Interview with Temsegen Desalegn & Mesfin Aman

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Abiy Amhed Came, Saw and Conquered Diaspora Ethiopians in the U.S. With Love

By Alemayehu G. Mariam When I wrote Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed an open letter on June 3, 2018 on behalf of Diaspora Ethiopians in the U.S. asking him to “please, please be our guest”, I promised: If you come to the U.S., I have no doubts you would victoriously declare, “I came; I saw; and I conquered […]

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PM Abiy Ahmed and Team Abiy Ahmed- Ethiopia: THANK YOU FOR COMING!

By Alemayehu G. mariam As the self-appointed Ethiopian diaspora spokesperson, I thank Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, President Lemma Megerssa, Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gegebeyehu and the entire Team Abiy Ahmed-ETHIOPIA delegation for travelling thousands of miles to be with us in America. It has been said, “Distance means so little when someone means so […]

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Federalism – common sense will eventually prevail, even within TPLF | By Kebour Ghenna

With Aby Ahmed’s election at the top of EPRDF and government, TPLF’s long standing influence within EPRDF was nowhere to be found. Almost instantly, EPRDF as we have known it, vanished. The resulting reemergence of separatist feeling within TPLF may not surprise many observers. Is that going to be a problem? To certain extent… If […]

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Ethiopia: On Transitional Government and Ethnic Federalism

Dr. Abiye’s visit to the Ethiopian diaspora in the US has offered the occasion to raise two crucial issues that have been the object of intense discussions among many students of Ethiopian politics and political activists since his rise to Premiership and his initiation of numerous liberalizing steps. Both issues have to do with the […]

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The power of branding: What do we learn from Haileselassie and Abiy?

By Assegid Habtewold[1] One of the leadership qualities that I highly admire about Haileselassie is his ability to brand himself as a leader. I study leadership concepts such as purpose, mission, motto, and branding. I wrote about and applied them to my companies and myself. I’ve been facilitating workshops and coaching my clients to discover […]

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An Open Letter to Star Tribune on Prime Minster Abyi Visit at Minneapolis !!!

Dear Star Tribune Minnesota, USA I read your piece on the Ethiopian Prime Minister visit at your city on July 30. This schedule is in addition to his official schedule of July 29 and 30 at Washington DC and Los Angeles respectivley. The Minnesota City Council calls for Abyi Ahmed to stop the bloodshed between the Oromo and […]

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Welcoming PM Abiy Ahmed As He Begins His Diaspora Diplomacy in America

By Alemayehu G. Mriam July 23, 2018 Diaspora diplomacy as state diplomacy On behalf of all diaspora Ethiopians of goodwill and good faith in the United States, I welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia to the United States. PM Abiy will begin his whirlwind “diaspora diplomacy” in America on July 28 with an appearance […]

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Ethiopia has resumed flying to the ‘North Korea of Africa’ after a 20-year break

Justina Crabtree | @jlacrabtree Ethiopia’s national carrier is to start flying to its neighboring reclusive state of Eritrea as relations rapidly warm between the two countries after decades at loggerheads. The transport link provided by Ethiopian Airlines helps landlocked Ethiopia pursue its goal of becoming a regional manufacturing hub as it attempts to grow its […]

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ETHIOPIA: BUY OR SELL? – By Kebour Ghenna

“What economy?” Asked this lady manager last week, pompously. ‘Ethiopian resumed its flight to Asmara, pretty soon we’ll have our navy back in Assab” Teddy Afro is down…ISSU is up! “The country has a budget” (with a huge hole in it!) “The Emirates dished out a billion… or two or three, in handouts and investment…” […]

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Abdi Mohomud Omar (Abdi Illey) and his godfathers.

by Mengistu D. Assefa The opportunist Abdi Illey is talking the real thing we all have known these all days. The former electrical technician-turned-security agent became the regional president of the Somali Regional State being handpicked by the security and military intelligence personnel of the Deep State in Ethiopian federation. He himself enjoyed the lavish […]

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Memorandum No. 13: PM Abiy Ahmed, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, MISSION POSSIBLE!

By 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 accounts in […]

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The Transitional Challenges in Front of PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed

Mikael Wossen, PhD. Sunday July 10, 2018 “The revolution has overthrown the monarchy, true! But perhaps this means that the revolution simply has driven the skin disease inside the organism.” Gorky A transitional period is the most momentous in a country’s history. Mere social reproduction comes to a grinding halt while the wheels of political change […]

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Can Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed make peace with ‘Africa’s North Korea’?

By Fergal Keane BBC Africa editor Rarely is history made so vividly and swiftly. Two nations that were bitter enemies for half a century, who fought wars that left tens of thousands dead and many more displaced, have embraced peace in the space of a few days. This is very big news not only for […]

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The Eritrea Visit – forgiveness and reconciliation

Zekarias Ezra I have not yet heard anyone who is overwhelmingly negative to PM Dr. Abiy’s visit to Eritrea. We must all give credit where credit is due. Reaching out for peace after long 27 years of madness is a noble action. What has happened has happened. The 1998 war between the two brothers and […]

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The 2020 Elections and Institutionalizing Democracy | Maimire Mennasemay, Ph.D.

by Maimire Mennasemay, Ph.D. Let me frame my text with the wise thought expressed in an Oromo aphorism: “Olkaa’an fuudhan malee olka’an hinfudhan : One takes tomorrow what one puts by today”. That is, the future starts today, which means that the 2020 general elections start today. With this Oromo aphorism as my frame, let me […]

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Memorandum No. 12: Recruiting Force Multipliers (ተደማሪ) for Team Abiy Ahmed in the Ethiopian Diaspora

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Change does not need a few active players and many who watch from the sidelines. Change is a process that requires all of us to get into the field and make our contribution. Change is not the kind of game that spectators watch and cheer when there is a good result […]

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Kubler-Ross Model to Understand the Emotional State of TPLF Hardliners and the Old Guards

by  Tekleab Shibru (PhD, Associate Prof. of Geomatics, Chicago State University) The emergence of Team Lema’s within the ranks of EPDRF and the appointment of new PM has marked an end of a reign for TPLF Hardliners and Old Guards. With the end of the era, exercises of excessive power, extraordinary lifestyle, massive wealth accumulation, prestige […]

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Ethiopian spring and Tigrai winter

by Yilma Bekele Can the winds of change in Ethiopia qualify for the ‘spring’ designation? The world has witnessed ‘Prague spring’ in former Czechoslovakia, ‘Orange Revolution’ in Ukraine, ‘Rose revolution in Georgia’ and the ongoing ‘Arab Spring’ that should be named ‘Arab Winter’. The old Soviet Union crushed Prague Spring (1968), Ukraine is still in […]

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Ethiopia’s Charismatic Leader: Riding the Wave of Populism or Reforming Ethnic Federalism?

by Alemayehu Weldemariam Preaching unity is one thing, but the Prime Minister’s methods risk undermining the political system that ties Ethiopia’s federation together. Abiy Ahmed must capitalize on his brilliant and bold beginning with careful, inclusive reforms. “But even regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and […]

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Ethiopia PM asks supporters to scale down rallies, remain vigilant against ‘enemies of reform’

Daniel Mumbere Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed ahas asked his supporters to scale down on the massive rallies that have been held across the country, in support of ongoing reforms. Abiy says Ethiopian people should instead focus on implementation of the development programs and guard against plots designed to create conflict among emerging states. Reform […]

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Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News July 2, 2018

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News July 2, 2018

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Memorandum No. 11: All Aboard! Abiy Ahmed’s “Ethiopia Love Train”!

እንደመር! አንቀነስ! እንባዛ! አንከፈል! እለም አለ የፍርቅ ባቡሩ ሁላችንም ይዞ በሙሉ ! Travel Advisory: All passengers aboard Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia Love Train! The Abiy Ahmed “Ethiopia Love Train” has no brakes. It is a runaway train. It is unstoppable. Nothing can derail the Ethiopia Love Train. This Memorandum was not supposed to be about the […]

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Ethiopia and PM Abiy should turn their attention to capacity building before frustration sets in

By Assegid Habtewold[1] When I woke up this morning, I was over joyous to find some colorful pictures on Facebook, which were taken from Bahir Dar, one of the beautiful cities of Ethiopia. I’d been there a couple of times with wonderful memories. The majestic display of solidarity with Dr. Abiy by the people of […]

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