Monthly Archives: June 1991

MENELIK II – Victor of Adowa, Reunited and Modernized Ethiopia

By Getachew Mekasha

March 1st, 1991 was the 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Adowa. In the short space available, it is impossible to do justice to Menelik II and his times. Many books and monograms have been written (mostly …

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Own a business, be your own boss

By Ephrem Aklilu

In many ways America is a nation of immigrant entrepreneurs. However, only recently have Ethiopians focused their interests in small business entrepreneurship. Being an entrepreneur helps you achieve a level of personal satisfaction you may never have …

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Ethiopia: a dramatic country

By Chris Prouty

The demonstrators holding placards outside the Royal Court Theater in London on 16 March 1987 were made up of Ethiopians and Ras Tafarians (the sect originating in Jamaica that reveres Haile Sellasie I.) They were protesting the …

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Ethiopia in transition: Quick end to a brutal regime

As opposition forces ringed Addis Ababa, Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam boarded an Ethiopian Airlines plane on May 22 and fled Ethiopia for a ranch in Zimbabwe. State-run radio announced Mengistu’s unceremonious departure without comment. After 14 years of iron-fisted rule, …

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Ethiopian – African-American Relations: The Problems and Solutions

By Jegede Legesse Allyn

Ethiopians have many problems when they arrive in the U.S. Usually their expectations are shattered by the realities of life in the U.S. Ethiopians coming to America face the same problems that African Americans do. Wouldn’t …

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ESSAY: Questions that come to mind

By Essayias Lesanu

I was banished from home and went from fairy-tale fortune to bare and continual poverty. I had spent a decade in Germany before I came to US; and now I am earning my daily bread in pettiness. …

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Buying a home in the US: The Loan Process

By Woldu Yoseph

Most people buying a home, no matter how many times they may done it, find the process of applying for a mortgage mystifying and even intimidating. Considering that most folks don’t do it that often, this is …

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