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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2014
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It is now abundantly clear that the project of creating a strong multiparty opposition by uniting unitary parties and ethnic parties is anything but feasible. The inability of MEDREK to achieve unity despite numerous attempts as well as Dr. Negaso Gidada’s––who stepped down from the chairmanship of t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2014
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By Abebe Haregewoin (MD,PhD) As the Vice President of the Amara region, Ato Alemneh Mekonnen is presumably and officially the second most important Amara in the world. He is putatively and by default the leader of a people that is over 30 million strong. There are about as many Amaras as there are Gh...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2014
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By Amsale Aberra I recently came across a summary of a report submitted by the government of Ethiopia to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in the year 2009. The EPRDF as a party to the convention is required to submit periodic reports to the Secretary General to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2013
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By Yusuff Olayode Supoto If you ever dream of a country where her leaders are birds of a feather, where followers pray for their leaders fall – check Nigeria. With different ethnic groups, with many religions and even varying political school of thoughts, our leaders still come together, fashion out ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2013
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By Seyoum Workneh As we all know, EPRDF follows the policy of ethnic federalism, which will have dire consequences for the country in the future. Ethnic federalism is a symbolic division of power based on race. Presidential position has been assigned for the Oromo ethnic group as we have seen it for ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 24th, 2013
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It has come to my attention that my brief Facebook comment regarding a few controversial statements made by Jawar Mohammed has been posted on ECADF’s website as an article. I had no intention of writing a series piece on the issue. Quite obviously, there is a big difference between a well-thought out...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 24th, 2013
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By Belayneh Abate As you may know, non-human animals communicate with signs, body gestures, voices and so on. On the other hand, a sane and thinking man needs logic or at least common sense , not just language, for effective communications. In other words communication without logic is a reflection o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 18th, 2013
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By Messay Kebede (PhD.) One question that regularly and intensely consumes the mind of many Ethiopians is the question of knowing why Ethiopian elites are unable to work together. Especially those opposing the TPLF regime, even though they are well aware that the regime is their common enemy, invaria...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2013
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The name “Nigeria” was coined by the Colonial Masters when they were about to establish a “consumer-nation” for their finished products after the raw materials had been stolen.  The geographical location defined as “Nigeria” claimed to have had independence in 1960, but up till today the political an...