Amhara people

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Mar 31st, 2014
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By Robele Ababya  Tribute to Organizers and Participants of the Bahr Dar Demo It was with great Ethiopian pride and exceeding joy in my heart that I watched the mammoth demonstration by the heroic residents of Bahr Dar. The lady participant in the demo with her child on her back reminded me of the hi...
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Mar 25th, 2014
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By Abebe Haregewoin (MD, Ph.D.) Have you ever tried to call an Arab an Ahrab, or a Tigrean a Tihgrian, or an Oromo an Orhomo? Or ever tried to call somebody called Berhanu, Behrhanu etc..? Try any of these alone or in combination and you will find out this is one of the best ways […]...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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By Hindessa Abdul Amid the drama and conspiracy theories surrounding a co-pilot who had hijacked a plane, two local politicians were hitting the headlines in their own ways. Zenebu Tadesse is Ethiopian Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs. Last week she allegedly tweeted: “There is no place ...
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Mar 3rd, 2014
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By Teshome Borago As we celebrate the anniversary of our proud military victory over the powerful Europeans in the 1890s, we should be reminded of the ongoing plight of mixed ethnic Ethiopians, one of the people reborn out of the womb of Adwa. When we examine the existing condition of identity politi...
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Nov 11th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “Government announces temporary ban on traveling abroad for work” In an effort to curb the rising tide of abuse and exploitation of Ethiopian migrants, [there will be] a temporary freeze on citizens traveling abroad for employment. The temporary ban has been issued to prevent ab...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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Over the last several weeks, a lot has been said on both sides of the “I am Oromo first” and “I am Ethiopian first” divide. But very little about why people choose those positions. This piece is inspired by Abebe Gelaw’s commentary on Jawar Mohammed’sstatement. In “I am Ethiopian First”, I thought, A...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 21st, 2013
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By Robele Ababya, The narcissist political activist and orator (leader?) of the Jawarian ethnic clan trading in the name of the great Oromo Ethiopians told the world that there are 50 million Muslims in Ethiopia of which 80% or 40 million are Muslim Oromos. But the young blood thirsty demagogue with ...
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Apr 19th, 2013
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By Robele Ababya, Self-defense is a natural right Self-defense at this critical time in the history of Ethiopia threatened by divisive ethnic policy being perpetrated by TPLF’s warlords is a natural right. The Amharas subjected to ethnic cleansing and indeed the living under tyranny in abject poverty...
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Apr 18th, 2013
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By Fekade Shewakena The despicable and barbaric action of targeting, evicting and deporting ethnic Amaharas from the Benishangul-Gumuz ethnic state in western Ethiopia is a horrific crime and a crime against humanity by any measure and the outrage of Ethiopians across the world is justified. The stor...
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Apr 18th, 2013
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One may ask why rulers commit genocide, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing on the very people they rule. Although nothing would justify, heinous rulers always provide bizarre and incomprehensible justifications. The tyrants in Ethiopia, for example, say Amharas were evicted because they cu...