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Ethiopia: The Cry is Bigger than for A Dead Billy Goat!

Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 2:53 am

(Mohamed Olad) I was watching a recent viral video clip in which Abdi Mohamud Omar, the Somali Regional State President, was retelling a legendary Somali story in a briefing to members of Jig-Jiga University staff that puts the current national [...]

Deliberately Induced Political Chaos to Destabilize Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 6:25 pm

(Ahmed Deeq Hussein) Ethiopian peoples, nations, and nationalities have been enjoying stable, peaceful, and co-existence for last 25 years with ethnic based federalism and under governance of 1995 constitution of Federal Democrat republic of [...]

Tigray’s problem is “sikifta” not narrow nationalism

Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 4:03 am

(Gebremedhin Gebru) There is no visible sentiment of narrow nationalism among the people of Tigrai; rather our “Culture of Excessive Sikifta” has hampered our developments. I didn’t get the exact English word to the Tigrigna term Sikifta. [...]

The Legality Of The Wolqait Question: Issues To Worry About

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 5:41 am

(Zeray W/Senbet) [Clink on the table of contents to jump to specific section] 1. Preliminaries What is an identity question? What is state border delimitation change/re-adjustment question? And how does Ethiopian law protect them? What is the [...]

Ethiopia: The Military – The One at Stake

Monday, September 5, 2016 @ 3:18 am

(Yeshitila Zewdie) “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk Article 87(3) of the FDRE constitution reads [...]

Ethiopia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

(Yeshitila Zewdie) From among the fairy tales I heard and know about, the making of Ethiopia and the body politic that accompanied it always creates a unique feeling to my conscience. The splendid construct of the story garnished with colorful [...]

Lessons from Canada for Ethiopia in Quelling Violence

Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 7:13 pm

(Tesfai Hailu) “There’s a lot of bleeding hearts around who don’t like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is ‘go ahead and bleed’ but it’s more important to keep law and order in this society than [...]

Ethiopia’s Growing Challenge of Hate speech

Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 8:08 pm

(Tesfai Hailu) “Hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it incites violence or prejudicial action … attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, [...]
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