Nelson Mandela

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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Mulata Gudata Obviously, this question is very delicate and sensitive but I will try to navigate thru as fairly as possible without understating or over stating facts not only to avoid jeopardizing truth but also to spare some good people who are surely there as we talk of the bad apple in the bas...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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Mr. Obang Metho Keynote Speech at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) Washington, D.C Thank you for inviting me to speak at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Festival, a special celebration for Ethiopians in the Diaspora. I thank the Ethiopian Heritage Society of North ...
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Jul 25th, 2014
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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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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Seyoum Tesfaye I had an opportunity to present (the abbreviated version due to time constraint) on June 28, 2014 this article at the third ELF Reunion held in Atlanta, Georgia as a part of the panelist on the subject of Decolonizing the Mind. This is the complete article. I believe the noble endea...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Arrests, political and economic pressures stunt the development of vibrant and pluralistic journalism In Africa, the past few months have offered troubling optics of journalists on trial for the practice of independent journalism: Peter Greste in a cage in a prisoner’s white jumpsuit in Egypt, Bheki ...
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Apr 13th, 2014
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Desmond Tutu In December 2013, close to 200 government leaders and representatives from across the globe came together in one place to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial. Madiba has always had an uncanny ability to bring people together, even the most unlikely of people. His hard-won struggle to embrac...
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Apr 11th, 2014
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By Awol K Allo, Aljazeera In Ethiopia, Muslim leaders are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit. Last updated: 10 Apr 2014 14:06 Awol K Allo Awol K. Allo is a Fellow in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A high profile trial against protest leaders –...
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Mar 31st, 2014
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“There comes a time in every sect, party, or institution when it stops growing, its arteries harden, its young men see no visions, its old men dream no dreams; it lives in the past and desperately tries to perpetuate the past. In politics when this process of petrifaction is reached, we call it Bourb...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Bayo Oluwasanmi President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenary celebrations is conveniently arranged. It reads like a wayside refreshment designed to tame and temper the stupor of an inebriate. Nigeria at 100 represents the Babel of the ancient world that foreshadows o...
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Feb 22nd, 2014
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Netsanet Zeleke (Addis Ababa) Since the time I heard the news that one of our heroes, namely, Hailemedhin Abera, has “hijacked” the plane he was co-flying, Boeing 767, and landed in Geneva, I have been browsing the net to get some more information about this small land-locked European nation, Switzer...