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WE NEED FREEDOM MORE THAN FOOD Eskinder Nega, The hero who inspired me - By Abebe Gelaw

Moments before I rose up to condemn the late tyrant Meles Zenawi in front of world leaders exactly six years ago, on May 18,2012, the immeasurable pain and suffering of one man was on my mind. I imagined the excruciating pains Eskinder Nega...

Groovin’ and Jammin’ With Teddy “Ethiopiawinet” Kassahun in L.A. [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Who’s is the hardest working man in show business? Back in my day, it was James Brown. Down in Augusta, GA where I went to college. “In my hometown where I used to stay, The name of the place is Augusta, GA.“ sang it J.B. We all did the...

Remembering The Forgotten Ethiopian Billionaire (New Business Ethiopia)

By Col. Jamal Ahmed – I remember it was about ten years ago. Ethiopians from across the world and from different parts of the country were gathered in Addis Ababa to celebrate their new year. It was not like the other new years the country...

Memorandum No. 2- How to Speak Truth to Good Leaders Who Listen [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: For the past couple of weeks, I have read and heard unjustified and irresponsible criticism of PM Abiy. Many of his critics are Hippos (older generation) like me, who still cling to the faded political ideals of their youth...

Memorandum No. 1: To PM Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia’s Cheetahs/Abo Shemanes (Youth) [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s note: In my last “commentary” (My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed), I promised to focus my future observations on issues and topics that will serve to promote peace, reconciliation, unity and the general well-being...

Twofold crisis in Ethiopia: the elites and the street (RENÉ LEFORT)

RENÉ LEFORT Ultimately, the only route to its successful end is regulation through institutional mechanisms, which means elections, whether early or within the normal electoral cycle. According to the dominant assessment, the crisis in Ethiopia...

The Beginning of the End for the TPLF: The Death Knell [by Dawit W Giorgis]

“The death knell of the Republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed...

My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity’s belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all our hopes for a glorious...