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The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

Ethiopian Muslims engaged in the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement? In her recent commentary in the New York Times Book Review, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned the Obama Administration for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Africa, and particularly the persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia. She argued […]

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Land Loyalties in Ethiopia

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Land Loyalties in Ethiopia

by GRAHAM PEEBLES With the coming of industrial-size farms in Ethiopia, local people, villagers and pastoralists (deemed irrelevant to the Government’s, economically-driven development plans) are being threatened, and intimidated by the military; forcibly displaced and herded into camps, their homes destroyed. Along with vast agricultural complexes, dams are planned and constructed, water supplies re-directed to […]

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Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months

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Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months

By Jonas Tameru Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months, been on the uprising with a long list of demands considered unacceptable by the EPRDF. A mess created by the government itself is now proving hard to clean up. In turn it has evoked a wave protests by the Muslim masses in […]

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NES COMMENTARY On 117 Years Of Adwa Victory

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NES COMMENTARY On 117 Years Of Adwa Victory

 Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) March 1, 2013 Title: The Significance of Adwa Victory for Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance 50 years after the OAU Inspiration “Those who have strength, support us with your strength Those who are weak, support us with your prayers” Aste Menelik “ I am a woman. I do not like […]

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Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months

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Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months

  By Jonas Tameru   Ethiopia’s Muslim populace has over the past couple of months, been on the uprising with a long list of demands considered unacceptable by the EPRDF. A mess created by the government itself is now proving hard to clean up. In turn it has evoked a wave protests by the Muslim […]

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The EOTC Decided

By Teklu Abate The 28th of February 2013 seems to mark the end of the end of reconciliation efforts that were underway between the two Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) synods. Abune Matias, Archibishop of EOTC Jerusalem, was announced as the sixth patriarch of the EOTC.    The news caught the attention of media, believers […]

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MENELIK THE GREAT OF ADWA

March 1st 1896 is the 117th anniversary of the Battle of Adwa. The decisive victory at Adwa is a tale to be told every year on this day of its commemoration because it warms the heart and lifts the spirit of every black person in the world. Few places evoke stronger memories than places of […]

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Debretsion Church and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

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Debretsion Church and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

Please follow the link above and watch the YouTube video before reading this article. This is Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church in London England. The picture seems to have been taken on a cold winter day. It is such a beautiful church. Doesn’t it look so serene and peaceful? I am sure it is that most […]

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Obama: Failing the African Spring? By Helen Epstein

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Obama: Failing the African Spring?   By Helen Epstein

By Helen Epstein America’s new drone base in the West African city of Niamey, Niger, announced by the White House on Friday, further expands our counter-terrorism activity in Africa. It’s also consistent with the militaristic emphasis of the Obama administration’s engagement with the continent. This may help contain the spread of jihadist violence in specific […]

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The law is our shield – By Abebe Gellaw

By Abebe Gellaw Around two weeks ago, a few members of ECAD Paltalk room members took the initiative of donating money for the legal actions I am to take in earnest against criminal TPLF thugs that have been violating our civil rights guaranteed under U.S. laws and constitutions. In Ethiopia, TPLF agents are above the […]

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The 117th Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa. By Robele Ababya

By Robele Ababya The indelible legacy of Emperor Menilik II and EmpressTaitu There is no heritage more glorious, precious, and inspiring than freedom and independence won by the ill-equipped and poorly trained, if at all, Ethiopian militias over vastly superior Italian invaders at the famous Battle of Adwa in 1986 under the leadership of Emperor […]

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Ethiopia: The Prototype African Police State. By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The sights and sounds of an African police state When Erin Burnett of CNN visited Ethiopia in July 2012, she came face-to-face with the ugly face of an African police state: We saw what an African police state looked like when I was in Ethiopia last month… At the airport, it took […]

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Ethiopia: Another False Prophet from the North?

The Horn Times opinion by Getahune Bekele, South Africa Is it Abune Matias or Abune Samuel? “The church is Noah’s ark and he who is not found in it shall perish when the flood overwhelms all…” (The Cappadocia fathers, 376 AD) One of the first Christian nations with more than 60 references in the bible, […]

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The Emperor’s Last Stand: Before The Italian Elections, An Attempt To Tear Down Fascist Monument

BY Maya Shwayder | February 22 2013 His Highness Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie of Ethiopia would like to speak with you, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy. Selassie, the grandson of the last emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, has taken a personal interest in a small monument in the small town of  Affile, near Rome. […]

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Press Release on: The 2nd Online Campaign against Censorship

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Press Release on: The 2nd Online Campaign against Censorship

“Freedom of Expression to All, Now!” Zone9 is an informal group of young Ethiopian bloggers and activists working together to create an alternative independent narration of the socio-political issues in Ethiopia and thereby foster public discourse that will result in emergence of vibrant, well informed and proactive community of readers for the betterment of the […]

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To Ato Abay Weldu, President of Tigray Region

By Teumay Mr. President, I have little doubt that one way or the other this piece is going to make it to your office, at least considering the many operatives you have buzzing the worldwide web. I am writing as a concerned individual on the ongoing destruction of Raya by your Adwa administration. Of course, […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF- Too undemocratic to split

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Ethiopia: TPLF- Too undemocratic to split

By Tesfay Atsebeha (In Depth Africa) — It is being disseminated that a certain group of the TPLF and Bereket are trying to purge some veteran members of the TPLF. Purges are not new in the TPLF, but it is a break from the tradition of the TPLF, if a group has really disclosed its […]

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Make demands on Ethiopia’s leaders. By Carina Hägg

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Make demands on Ethiopia’s leaders. By Carina Hägg

By Ms. Carina Hägg, Swedish MP By Ms. Carina Hägg,  Swedish MP Debate Make demands on Ethiopia for loans and assistance! Carina Hägg is critical to Swedish and European silence. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has recently been appointed Chairman of the African Union (AU). He succeeded five months ago the deceased Meles Zelawi (EPRDF), which ruled Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia: The Politics of Fear and Smear -by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

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Ethiopia: The Politics of Fear and Smear -by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

2011: Dictatorship, corruption and the politics of fear and smear In December 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Ethiopia: Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?” contrasting two portraits of Ethiopia. At the time, the portrait painted by Transparency International (TI) (Corruption Index) and Global Financial Integrity (GFI) showed Ethiopia as a land blighted by  […]

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Ethiopia resorts to unorthodox funding plan for Grand Renaissance scheme

By John Muchira 15th February 2013 (Engineering News) — Fears that construction of a mega hydroelectric plant in Ethiopia could stall owing to financial constraints have forced the authorities to turn to desperate measures to raise funds. To ensure implementation of the Grand Renaissance dam project remains on course, the Ethiopian government is now turning […]

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Playing with fire as EPRDF pries in religious and ethnic affairs

By Robele Ababya Weird Sunday mass at the Palace This article is prompted by The Horn Times News breaking news dated 03 Feb 2013 titled: “Ethiopia: ‘Judas of Wollayta’ shattered as pagan TPLF warlords cancelled his bizarre Sunday mass” written by Ethiopian heroic fighter for freedom – resident of South Africa. Article 27 of the […]

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EPRDF’s Ethiopia: a Symbol of Slavery in the Midst of “Prosperity”

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EPRDF’s Ethiopia: a Symbol of Slavery in the Midst of “Prosperity”

By Amsale Getnet Aberra Over the years I have met with a range of people from different parts of the world who could not stop talking about Ethiopia being the cradle of human kind and the land of cultural richness. I have also met individuals including academicians and policy makers with their own beliefs and […]

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Mr. Obang Metho Addresses the media regarding land investment in Africa

“Doing Business with a Dictatorship is a Risky Venture: Can an Outsider Ever Be Assured of Winning?” National Press Club of India, New Delhi, India. February 5, 2013 I would like to give a special thank you to the Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), Popular Education and […]

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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam On the road to democracy unity? For some time now, I have been heralding Ethiopia’s irreversible march from dictatorship to democracy. In April 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Bridge on the Road(map) to Democracy”. I suggested, We can conceive of the transition from dictatorship to democracy as a […]

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Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

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Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

By Yilma Bekele We always think of our people to be so loving that welcome a stranger into their homes and share what little they have. Our language is full of sayings about being a good host, a great neighbor and a kind human. Sharing what you have, helping those in need and putting others […]

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Open Letter to Chairperson of the African Union Commission – by Robele Ababya

H.E. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma Chairperson of African Union Commission African Union Headquarters P.O. Box 3243 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Your Excellency, Re: Endemic conflicts, corruption, youth unemployment and civil unrest in Africa I have the rare honor and privilege to congratulate You on Your election to the exalted post as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, […]

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“In defence” of Oppressors & ETV – by Mesfin Negash

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“In defence” of Oppressors & ETV – by Mesfin Negash

I have very little to add on what has been said against the latest government propaganda piece broadcasted on ETV. I deliberately decided not to comment on the production, content and message of the film. There is nothing new in the substance. However, I have no words to express how heart breaking is to watch […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF agent who made terrorist threats exposed. By Abebe Gellaw

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Ethiopia: TPLF agent who made terrorist threats exposed. By Abebe Gellaw
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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind – By Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind – By Alemayehu G Mariam

By Alemayehu G Mariam The Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame Nkrumah led the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonialism in  1957. Nkrumaism sought […]

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