Sep 9th, 2014
y Alemayehu G. Mariam* What is the difference between the abduction of a young girl in a village and the “abduction” of a film by a young filmmaker in a capital city? “DIFRET” is an Amharic language feature film based on a “true story” of a teenager named Hirut (Tizeta Hagere, depicted in Sundance po...
Feb 16th, 2014
By Michael Roddy, Reuters (Reuters) – “Angelina Jolie presents” is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie “Difret”, but the true story of a 14-year-old girl’s abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film f...
Feb 1st, 2013
“More than ever, foreign policy is economic policy. The world is competing for resources and global markets.” John Kerry By Abukar Arman Considering the positive trend of the past eighteen months, Somalia is en route to recovery, and, in due course, to re-engineer a better state from the ground up. T...
Apr 7th, 2011
A mass murderer speaks The voice of a self-confessed mass murderer Joshua Blahyi. During the Liberian civil war of the ’90s, Blahyi’s ruthless band of child soldiers was among the most feared militias in the country. Back then he called himself General Butt Naked, which would be funny if ...