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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 [...]

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 [...]

Oldest bio of an African woman, Ethiopia’s Walatta Petros

Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 3:24 am

(Alison Flood – The Guardian) Ethiopian noblewoman Walatta Petros left her husband to stop the spread of Roman Catholicism, possibly fell in love with a fellow nun and was elevated to sainthood The earliest known book-length biography of an [...]

Paper | Federalism and Conflicts in Ethiopia

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 11:47 pm

Highlights: * Some scholars have commented that the adoption of Ethiopian federalism was a “fundamental error” because it is based on ethnicity, and will “deeply imprint” ethno-linguistic identity. * The Unitarist approach looks at the [...]

8 facts you may not know about Yohannes IV

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ 1:51 am

This list is an extract of a study by the renowned Ethiopian scholar Richard Pankhurst titled “Innovation and Misoneism during the Reign of Emperor Yohannes IV (1872.1889)”, you are invited to read the study in it’s entirety. 1. Urban [...]

Ethiopia: Generation In Action – Join It!

Friday, February 13, 2015 @ 7:58 pm

Which generation in your country do you belong to? The overlap of generations by age – natural as it is – diffuses the lines of demarcations. Rather, the turning point of history better marks a generation wholly as a driver of change regardless [...]

Democratic Solidarity for an Irreversible Renaissance!

Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 6:35 am

(Ewnetu Bilata Debela) When we look back in retrospect to the time we vowed to never let repressive regimes revive we can easily conclude that we have passed through a lot of formidable challenges. These grievances are the outcomes of arbitrary [...]
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