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Urgent call for Ethiopian professionals

From the Petition Coordinating Committee

The Committee calls on academics, scholars, scientists, and professionals of Ethiopian origin to sign the petition posted on to express their solidarity with peaceful demonstrators and protestors in Ethiopia. The purpose of the petition …

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Can an individual contribute to the current resurgence of nationalism in Ethiopia?

By Kersye Merfo

First of all, spelling out why the current protest has been necessitated is a confirmation of the ever-enduring sense of Ethiopian identity. Secondly, let us agree that three words summarise the issues: Ethiopian nationalist resurgence. Adding my …

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Ethiopia Linked to Panama Papers Offshore Companies

The Panama Papers

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today released a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions, from Nevada to Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.

Among the secret accounts …

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Prominent Ethiopian scholar Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw passed away

Dr Maigenet ShiferrawEthiopians in the Washington DC Metro Area are shocked to learned about the passing of Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw this week.

Dr Maigenet and her husband Prof. Getachew Metaferia are prominent members of the Ethiopian community and strong advocates of human …

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Understanding the current protests in Ethiopia: A rejoinder – Prof. Minga Negash

Oromo protests

On February 23, 2016 in a televised interview Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn announced that the three month long public uprising is accompanied by an armed insurrection. Ironically what the Prime Minister described is the same route that put his …

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Ethiopia at the Eleventh Hour of Peaceful Change – Messay Kebede

Logically, one would hope that the Oromo uprising and the undeniable general discontent and frustration in the country call for a serious movement toward a reformist dissent within the TPLF and perhaps the army. In whichever way the present situation …

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Oromo Protesters Burned Down Properties. Should we Condemn or Condone It? – Prof. Seid Hassan

By Seid Hassan | Murray State University

In addition to the senseless killings of protesters by the ruling party against the Oromos, the latest video clips and news reports also indicate that the same protests in Oromia region have led …

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Cutting the noise out of noisy politics: The fight between master bully and major folly

By Koki Abeselom

Until philosophers are kings or kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political authority and wisdom are united in one … cities will never have rest from their troubles – …

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Farewell to Ketema Yifru – Ayalew Mandefro

By Ayalew Mandefro

It was in the late fifties continuing into the sixties when “the wind of change ” began to blow strongly across the continent of Africa. The sixties was a special decade because the torch of freedom and …

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