Haile Selassie I

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By Bekafa Adela Silver Spring-MD. Though it doesn’t happen often, it’s not so rare that the action of one individual changes the course of history. One example would involve an Ethiopian soldier of great character, Captain Guta Dinka, and Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s freedom fighter and most import...
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Feb 15th, 2014
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Teshome Abebe Many will note that the phrase in the title of this essay represents the famous words of Jose Marti, the Cuban patriot and national hero, an important figure in Latin American literature, a philosopher, poet, political theorist, professor, essayist, and one time leader who fought for Cu...
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Nov 24th, 2013
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By Zekre Lebona Eritrea, according to a recent report published is among the least friendly places for children to grow [1]; the regime is not the sole responsible party for it, however. In order to verify this assertion, note the epidemic of the state of zombification [2] (that is,sharing the same h...
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Oct 4th, 2013
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Dr. Daniel Teferra* A capitalist state depends on freedom, science, technology and commerce for its prosperity. The Ethiopian state is a non-capitalist state. It relies mainly on controlling land and the peasantry for its survival. The land question in Ethiopia, therefore, is as old as the country. A...
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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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Jul 21st, 2013
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Kiflu Hussain, Ethiopians are historically, among the most oppressed and brutally subjugated people. (UGANDA) – I just read a very thoughtful article titled “Are you Oromo First or Ethiopian First?” Authored by Awol Allo and published by The web of Legal Theory Group of Glasgow University. The ...
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May 9th, 2013
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  As Addis Ababa prepares for grand festivities, galas and events in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the African Union (AU), formerly known as the Organization of African Unity (OAU), on May 25, 2013, we, Africans, and peoples of African descent, pay homage to the vis...
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Feb 23rd, 2013
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By Maya Shwayder. IBT; His Highness Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie of Ethiopia would like to speak with you, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy. Selassie, the grandson of the last emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, has taken a personal interest in a small monument in the small ...
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Jan 15th, 2013
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By Maha Hosain Aziz For 20 years, Mali has been considered a democratic model in West Africa, praised for its relative economic growth and social stability. But in 2012, much of this progress was squandered by a military coup, dismissal of a president, forced resignation of a prime minister, as well ...
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by Martin Plaut Jagama Kelo was just fifteen years old when he went to fight the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, which began on the 3rd of October 1935. In an interview with the BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt (now in the Imperial War Museum in London) he described his war experiences. The Italian forces, under ...