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EPRDF at 25: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 11:42 pm

(Author’s name withheld upon request) In 1965, the renowned American Political thinker, Samuel Huntington, published an article titled Political Development and Decay wherein he detailed the main problem of developing countries: the absence [...]

Hydro-mentality over the Nile

Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 10:32 pm

(Wondwosen Michago Seide) The Nile River is the only shared physical linkage between Egypt and Ethiopia. The thread of history has interwoven them along the channels and banks of this river. To an extent, it is from their relationship with the Nile [...]

Eritrea: An Offline State Thriving Online

Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ 4:53 am

(Tesfay Nigus Ayenew) A little nation, as young as my nephew and as isolated as no nation on the continent, is trying to be a state to be reckoned with in the cyber world in recent times than ever before. Many had hoped to see a peaceful, democratic [...]

On Eritrea, Lesson for Ethiopia from Russia-Ukraine relations

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 @ 11:56 pm

(Haile Tessema) It’s not new for a country that has achieved its independence to have a hostile relation with the country it separated from. A good and most recent example of this is Ukraine, which became independent after the Soviet Union [...]

Oromia-Addis Master Plan: An agenda not like EPRDF

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

(Milkessa Midega) (PhD Candidate – Center for Federal Studies, Addis Ababa University) In this very brief reflection, I present the underlining reasons why I say the controversial Addis Ababa and its surrounding Oromia Special Zone integrated [...]

EPRDF and Its Dubious Hope

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 2:29 am

(Muluken Yohannes) Since Ethiopia’s current government, EPRDF, (a.k.a. weyane) came to power in 1991; there are a lot of infrastructure based developments that the “weynane” government is claiming as its political and or development legacy. [...]

Movements of, Ripostes to Radicalism in the Horn of Africa

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 12:13 am

1. Background Garissa University College attack in Kenya left close to 150 young students massacred by al Shabaab. Hundreds of people have been holding a candle-lit vigil in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to remember the victims of last [...]

Security in the Horn of Africa and the Islamic State

Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

(Asamnew D. Gizaw) ISIL represents the greatest terror of our time. It can also be a grand threat to countries that are located in the potentially volatile region of the Horn of Africa. The region, which has recently shown positive developments in [...]

What has befallen Eritrea?

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 10:34 pm

(Natty Berhane) One of the crimes of the Eritrean ruling party’s that have not made it to the last week’s UN report must be brainwashing scheme of a large number of youth – perhaps a generation. It is heart breaking to see so many [...]

Ten points on Ethiopia’s Election (Melak Mengistab)

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

(Melak Mengistab) In this post I will neither debate nor congratulate the electoral process, I am here to outline some points that begs consideration by the government. First and for most, I am proud to say, thanks for the civility that fellow [...]
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