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Briefing: What is Oromo’s Gada system?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 5:17 am

The UNESCO have announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016), the Gada system have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The following is a brief description of the Gada system extracted from the [...]

Ethiopia: An ad hoc Coalition of Adversaries!

Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 2:46 am

Many political parties/organizations or groups around the world, including in Ethiopia, find coalitions to be useful way to stretch resources and increase power that enables them to further their agenda and ultimately win a political power. There is [...]

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’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, [...]

Aksum University honors Sebhat Nega

Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

Aksum University awarded Sebhat Nega an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Politics. Sibhat Nega Medhaniye, 81, is one of the founders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). He is commonly referred to as “Aboy [...]

Sudanese soldiers abduct Ethiopian farm workers again

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 7:18 am

Sudanese soldiers raided an Ethiopian commercial farm on Tuesday, HornAffairs learned. The soldiers abducted at least five farm workers and seized two tractors from a commercial far near the border. The commercial farm raided by the Sudanese is [...]

Official report admits hundreds killed in Oromia, Amhara regions

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 7:25 pm

The recent protests and clashes in Oromia and Amhara regions cost hundreds of lives, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) disclosed today. EHRC presented its long-awaited report to the parliament today. The protests in Oromia, which started [...]

Updated|Breaking: Ethiopia: Senior Oromia official detained

Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 4:07 pm

The legislative organ of Ethiopia’s largest region stripped the immunity of two officials and appointed new chiefs for the judiciary. Oromia regional council stripped the immunity of Zelalem Jemaneh and Diro Demi today, according to [...]

All Things Considered, NPR Owes Ethiopians an Apology

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

Here is what happened, NPR used a freelance reporter named Gregory Warner on its “All Things Considered” episode on June 5, 2016. The story alleged that “Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder athlete, has said he was not included in [...]
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