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Ethnic Consciousness and National Consciousness in Ethiopian History By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D.)

Ethnic Consciousness and National Consciousness in Ethiopian History By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D.)

Introduction I would like to begin below with what I wrote on Ethiopianity and Independent Thinking a few years ago to frame my present argument that Ethnic consciousness is mediated…

Is China Colonizing Africa? By Addissu Admas

Is China Colonizing Africa?  By Addissu Admas

In the past dozen or so years, I have been observing the ever expanding and pervasive presence of China in Africa with puzzlement, and quite frankly, with growing concern also.…

A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river

A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river

Abdi Latif Dahir  Quartz Africa When Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture one contentious issue will stand out:…

VOA Straight Talk Africa: a fascinating conversation with Yeharerwerk Gashaw

VOA Straight Talk Africa: a fascinating conversation with Yeharerwerk Gashaw

On this week’s broadcast of Straight Talk Africa with host Shaka Ssali, a fascinating conversation with Yeharerwerk Gashaw – pan Africanist – actress – advocate for Ethiopian immigrants – international…

Reflections on The Ethiopian Condition By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D.)

Reflections on The Ethiopian Condition  By Teodros Kiros (Ph.D.)

A few years ago, I wrote a set of sustained articles on the Idea of Ethiopianity, the corner stone of Ethiopian Pride, manifest in the classical battle at Adwa, where…

Ethiopia’s decision on ‘political prisoners’ in context (By Awol K Allo, AlJazeera)

Ethiopia’s decision on ‘political prisoners’ in context  (By Awol K Allo,  AlJazeera)

By Awol K Allo, 10 Jan 2018 (Al Jazeera) On January 3, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made two major announcements: his government will release political prisoners and close down…

Ethnic conflict, political crisis and the future of Ethiopia

Ethnic conflict, political crisis and the future of Ethiopia

By Zelalem Teshome Baye | Ethiopia: a false hope? Zelalem Teshome Baye agues that the country’s political leaders need to critically re-examine the existing ethnic-based modes of the structure of…

Ethiopia bans foreigners adopting children

Ethiopia bans foreigners adopting children

10 JANUARY 2018,MEL FRYKBERG| Johannesburg – Ethiopia’s parliament has passed legislation banning the adoption of children by foreigners, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Former American Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and…

Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region? Al JAzeera

Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region? Al JAzeera

Tensions in the Red Sea region have been brewing for months but came to the fore when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan last month. The visit, hailed as historic, was the…

Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms

Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms

Teshome M. Borago After over 2 years of courageous Ethiopian protests and thousands of innocent lives lost, the TPLF ruling party has thrown crumbs and meaningless promise at the Ethiopian…

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