Amhara

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Jul 15th, 2014
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by Abinet Hunegnaw The political organization that is applying into practice Tigray Peoples Liberation Front’s Manifesto in what is now the Amhara Region, where 92% of the population belongs to the Amhara nationality is ANDM. Other than its name it is run and totally controlled by former fighters of ...
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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 4th, 2014
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By Biraanu Gammachu OLF’s presentation of Oromo as non-Ethiopia was completely wrong. Ethiopia is significantly a making of Oromo. De-making Ethiopia amounts to De- making Oromo. Independent Republic Oromia is therefore not within a substantive Oromo worldview; at best it’s an artistic culture. Funct...
By IndepthAfrica
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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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By Tesfaye Demmellash (PhD) In the course of the Revolution and in its wake and over the last two decades of ethnic feudalism, being an Ethiopian patriot and a progressive at the same time has been difficult. True, many of our revolutionaries were patriots, and identity politics may not always be unp...
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 20th, 2013
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Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn Wednesday told EU parliamentary delegation, headed by Sub-Committee Chairwoman for Human Rights Barbara Lochbihler, for Ethiopia democracy “is a matter of survival”. For a regime hooked on achieving permanence in power, embarrassingly every visitor must have heard...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 30th, 2013
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By Asmerom Kiflom I was very much surprised when I read a recent report on the internet that the ‘net worth’ of the late Ethiopian prime minister was $3 billion. What is going on, guys? My goodness, how on earth ‘the poor prime minister in the world who was reportedly described two months ago as [&he...