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Ethiopia: When a Traditional Past Collides with an Irrigated Future

Are the government’s large-scale developments in southern Ethiopia forcing local populations to move with the times or just move out the way?   21 AUGUST 2013 | BY WILLIAM DAVISON…

Why The Voice Of Eyob Mekonnen Mattered?

By Samuel Getachew, Toronto, August 19, 2013 In the brilliant movie – “I Dreamed of Africa” – of a noted environmental activist and poet in Kuki Gallmann – what stood…

Ethiopian Politics Some U.S, Some Downs

By Girma Feyissa, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) August 13th, 2013 The unusual tolerance beginning to be witnessed in the Ethiopian political arena seems to be convincing many people that there…

Ripple of Hope v. Audacity of Hope By Prof. Al Mariam

Ripple of Hope v. Audacity of Hope By Prof. Al Mariam

The man who would be president In June 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy (RFK) visited South Africa and delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town on the occasion of…

Eskinder’s Wail from the Gulag irks ‘Tyrants on the Throne’ By Selam Beyene, Ph.D.

Eskinder’s Wail from the Gulag irks ‘Tyrants on the Throne’ By Selam Beyene, Ph.D.

At a time when patriotic Ethiopians like Eskinder Nega are languishing in Gulag-style prisons for exercising their rights to express their opinions, those of us living beyond Woyane’s reach are…

Who were they then? Who are they now? By Gebre Medhin Arara

Translated by Yinegal Belachew, Ethiopia Note from the translator (‘the hyena’s belly?’): It‟s good to hear something from the horse‟s mouth. This vitally important piece of my fellow Ethiopian, Gebre…

Ethiopia and the next revolution – By Abebe Gellaw

Exactly a year ago, ESAT (Ethiopian Satellite Television) declared the death of Meles Zenawi. That was the most important breaking news in the last two decades. TPLF went into frenzy…

The Fictitious Professor Feqadu Lemessa

The Fictitious Professor Feqadu Lemessa

By Tolessa on July 31, 2013 If you are an Oromo, you probably heard about the fictitious professor who started writing Oromo’s history over the internet. If you are an Oromo scholar, you…

Tracing Woyane’s Anti-Ethiopianism to the Italo-Ethiopian War By Selam Beyene, PhD

The history of Ethiopia is replete with contradictions and paradoxes. There are accounts galore of heroism and meekness, patriotism and treachery, devotion and apathy, and, above all, fear of God…

Letter From Ethiopia’s Gulag By ESKINDER NEGA (New York Times)

The New York Times – ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us,…

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