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The Agazian Movement: Exhuming a Corpse?

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 4:33 am

(Tesfay Nigus) Recent exchanges on [social] media among self-claimed propagators of the so called ‘Agazian’ movement, the antagonists, and few independents have attracted the attention of many active youth. And it has also provoked me to write [...]

Creation of Colony of Assab – 1882

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:10 am

[This is a declaration by the Kingdom of Italy and its parliament regarding the transfer of the Assab area from Rubattino Company to the government of Italy and the creation of a colony on the area. This Act granted power to the Italian Ministry of [...]

Treaty | Contracts of Assab and Ras Lumah 1869 and 1870

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:05 am

[The contract of Assab was a contract for the sale of lands in the area known as Asab to Mr Joseph Sapeto of the Rubattino Company on November 15, 1869. The sellers, Hassan-ben-Ahmad and Ibrahim-ben-Ahmad, were brothers in charge of the area [...]

Rescuing Postgraduate Studies from the Downward Spiral of Shame

Saturday, January 7, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

(Tesfai Hailu) Anyone who has ever been enrolled in a postgraduate study at a credible university would know how demanding, exhausting and time-consuming it is. Prior to admission, not only does a prospective student have to earn above average [...]

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 [...]

Ethiopian diaspora among the most polarized

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 3:20 am

(Haftu Gebrezgabiher) Presently, the remittance income of Ethiopia hits over four billion USD. Its diaspora community has contributed over 37 million USD to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) so far. Diaspora investment [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

Paper | Ethiopia and the African Union

Sunday, July 3, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

(Mehari Taddele Maru[1]) (2013) Introduction This article investigates Ethiopia’s contributions to and its influence in the AU. It also explains and analyses the role its leaders have played in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and in the [...]
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