Want to go to Wakanda? 'Black Panther' fans can get a glimpse in Africa
With historic towers and churches dating back to the fourth century, Ethiopia has many sites that suggest Wakanda. The country was never colonized and its people are very proud of that, just as the people of Wakanda are proud of their history of independence. The obelisks of Axum and the churches of Lalibela, carved out...
Seven years of GERD
Bereket Gebru 03-21-18 - At the time of Ethiopias announcement of its plan to build a mega dam over the Nile, numerous predominantly foreign experts and ordinary people expressed their doubt over the realization of the project. The doubters raised...
Lorenzo Taezaz And The Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1941)
Danie lKinde 03-21-18 - Lorenzo Taezaz could be considered as one of the legendary heroes of the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935-1941. From the day he left his homeland in 1925, until his untimely death in Sweden in 1946, he had an unusual life. Few Ethiopians of his generation have enjoyed...
Strictly Business with Alternative Port
Dagem Belayneh 03-21-18 - Ethiopias volume of imports has increased tremendously over the past dozen years as the rapid economic growth and expansion of infrastructure demand more commodities to be...
The Eritrea-Sudan border standoff: did Isaias whisper treason?
In January this year Sudanese troops were sent to man the countrys border with Eritrea.The border was sealed: trade between the neighboring states ceased.This has caused real hardship, particularly in Eritrea...During General Salih's visit to Asmara, President Isaias Afwerki suggested that the time was ripe for the General to replace President Omar al Bashir as Sudanese head of state.
It is open secret Isaias has been dreaming to be the kingmaker in the horn region for a while! He has no respect for constitutional order in any country since he has been running Eritrea without a constitution! Recently, he was quoted to have said "game is over" when it comes to Ethiopia implying EPRDF is done and one of his running dogs from the Ethiopian opposition will take power! Now it makes sense why he said so, apparently, he thinks the time is up for Beshir of Sudan too!Perfect daydream for him to have both Sudan and Ethiopia to be under his yoke! PM Meles though we admire you very much we think you were wrong to save Isaias last time!
Frances Sarkozy detained over allegations of bribery by Libya
ARIS Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody early Tuesday over allegations that he illegally accepted 50 million euros ($68.5 million) from the government of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi to finance his successful 2007 presidential campaign.
PEACE IS SIMPLY INDISPENSABLE
YohannesGebresellasie (Ph.d) Canada 03-20-18 - Because democracy is not simply static rather because it is dynamic, vibrant and a growing process, there exists some technical and administrative setbacks, disputes and discrepancies here and there just like what we have been currently witnessing. When that happens however,
Egypt, Sudan vow to cooperate as Ethiopia builds Nile dam
CAIRO Sudans President Omar al-Bashir has met his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, as the two countries look to repair ties that were recently frayed over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia.At a joint press conference Monday, al-Bashir and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed to cooperate...
Ethiopian Solutions for Ethiopian Problems
Abdul Mohammed 03-19-18 - Ethiopia is experiencing a crisis of transition. That's not surprising. Its an opportunity for an Ethiopian solution to Ethiopias crisis. Let us remind ourselves of a wisdom that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
There's No Scientific Basis for RaceIt's a Made-Up Label
IN THE FIRST half of the 19th century, one of Americas most prominent scientists was a doctor named Samuel Morton. Morton lived in Philadelphia, and he collected skulls.He wasnt choosy about his suppliers. He accepted skulls scavenged from battlefields ...
The Smartphone Warriors of Minneapolis
Strathink Editorial Team 03-17-18 -
Social media is king. The power of social media to influence large groups of people in the blink of an eye is unprecedented in modern history. But with great power comes great responsibility.his week Facebook removed the pages of Britain First from its online social media platform. Britain First is a far-right anti-Muslim group ...
Ethiopia expects test electricity generation on mega dam in 2018
ADDIS ABABA, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia will soon start test generation of the 6,450 MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Blue Nile river, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday.Speaking to Xinhua, Hailu Abraham, Public Relations Head at Office of Ethiopia National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of GERD, said two turbines each with capacity to generate 375 MW have already been installed and are waiting ...
Sometimes we wonder what is real and what is pure positive propaganda!
More on Accountability & Leadership
Bekele Berhanu 03-16-18 -
Zerus short message written a couple of weeks ago prompted me to say few words on the roles of the federal government and governing parties leaders.
The attack on Tigrians and TPLF that has been going on for the last 30 years or more has now reached a pinnacle. I am no defender of TPLF....
He Owns Much of Ethiopia. The Saudis Won't Say Where Theyre Hiding Him
The gilded life of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi took a sharp turn in November. Mr. Amoudi, the gregarious 71-year-old son of a Yemeni businessman and his Ethiopian wife, was swept up with hundreds of billionaires, princes and ... Many other detainees, who were initially kept at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, have been released,...But Mr. Amoudi, once called the worlds richest black person by Forbes, has not been freed, leaving a vast empire that employs more than 70,000 people in limbo.
[The Ethiopian government should explain to its own people why the good Sheik is held captive? Some are saying he may be held to please other countries that want to harm Ethiopia! Regardless, as one of the biggest investor, the government should use its diplomatic muscle to have his day in court soon!]
Pluralism is not a Fault-line
D. Haile 03-16-18 - In this incident, the author prefers the term plurality to diversity because the latter may conjure up poles part difference which does not define the Ethiopian reality. The interests, needs, demands, and problems of all Ethiopians are same or similar though in different languages. They have similar culture, tradition and history while...
The Alienation of EPRDF(1)
Samuel Estefanous 03-16-18 - EPRDF always digs in when the going begins to get tough. I mean always. Never mind the endless gemgema or the Leadership Retreat a la Kagame; at the end of the day one finds it yet digging...
Warqeeniyyuu ibiddaan qoramee ilaalama!
Hiikaa Margaatiin 03-15-18 -
Itiyoophiyaan erga mootummaan ADWUI biyya kana geggeessuu eegalee guddina ariifachiisaa galmeessisaa jiraachuun ishee kan wal nama gaafachiisu miti.