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Medemer : Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed book to be launched this Saturday

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, is launching his book Medemer in twenty cities in Ethiopia. His 297 pages of book explains his governance philosophy.

Medemer _ Ethiopia _ Abiy Ahmed
Abiy Ahmed’s new book cover. Photo credit : FBC

borkena
October 15, 2019

Barely a week after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s book is scheduled to be launched this Saturday. 

Entitled as “medemer” – literally means addition -but it is also translated as synergy, the book is published in three languages- Amharic, English and his mother tongue Afan Oromo.  

The number of copies for the first edition is said to be one million and the book was said to be published outside of Ethiopia.  

It will be launched across 20 towns across regional states in Ethiopia, according to a report by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC).

Addis Ababa, Semera, Adama (Nazret), Jima, Bahir Dar, Hawassa,Dire Dawa, Assossa, Jijiga and Harar are some of the cities where a book launch program is planned. 

Book launch is even is also planned for readers overseas. In the United States, Washington DC,Los Angeles and Minnesota will have book launch events, according to the source. As well, there is a launch event in Nairobi, Kenya.

It is, however, unclear if the Prime Minister is going to attend the events. 

The book is named after what is believed to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s political philosophy – Medemer.  The idea resonates with unity which has been a very cherished ideal in Ethiopian society. 

However, the ruling coalition, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), came to power under the leadership of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in 1991, tended to see Ethiopian unity as an imposition from “neftega” – implies ethnic Amhara from their perspective. 

As part of the work to weaken what they thought was Amhara engineered unity, TPLF dominated EPRDF divided the country along ethnic line creating nine ethnic-based regions. 

The upshot is that ethnic-based violence becomes across Ethiopia so much so, among other things, as many as three million Ethiopians were internally displaced. 

The depth and width of Abiy Ahmed’s Medemer philosophy is not much known except that it is the overarching principle of his government.

The expectation is that his book to be launched on Saturday will be able to shade the light if his principle of medemer fits very well with the cherished value of Ethiopian unity or it is otherwise. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Medemer is said to be an excellent novel written by the one and only Nobelity-Abiy Ahmed that clearly guides the publi in identifying the trouble makers amongst ourselves. . Ever since this fanatic Addis Ababa KINIJIT vigilantes got let in to Ethiopia with mercy , the Kinijit cadres had been creating unrests allover the country. The whole world is happy to dump Kinijit cadres back to Ethiopia where the famous Nobelity-Abiy Ahmed accepted them back winning himself prizes such as the Nobelity for it.

    In Addis Ababa children of the honest hardworking poor were said to be overqualified for free food doomed to continue starving, while the children of Kinijit ginbot7 affiliated corrupt tax evaders career Arab maids got qualified for free food.

  2. comment from amhrara elites
    እንኳን ዛሬ ትናንትም አልፎአል
    il y a 10 heures
    የአማራ ህዝብ ሆይ ህውሀት 1967 ጀምሮ አማራውን ጠላት ብሎ በግልፅ ፈርጆሀል። 27 አመት ሙሉ እርስትህን ቀምቶ አሰድዶሀል ይህ አልበቃው ብሎ በተሰደዳችሁበት ቦታ እስካሁኑአ ሰአት ድረስ እንድትፈናቀል እያደረገህ ያለው ህውሀት ነው። 27 አመት ሙሉ ስትጨፈጨፍ የትግራይ ህዝብ ከጎንህ አልነበረም አንድም ቀን ለምን ብለው አልጠየቁም። በአገራችን ውስጥ ላለው የፓለቲካ ችግር ተጠያቂው ህውሀት እና የትግራይ ህዝብ ነው። በአሁኑ ሰአት ህውሀትን አቅፎ የያዘ የትግራይ ህዝብ ነው ። አማራው ንቃ ንቃ ንቃ ብቻችንን ነን አዴፓ እንኳን እኛ ጋር አይደለም።

  3. Caption:The guy, ibin ahmed gragn locally called abiy ahmed smiling soonafter he killed heroes in Bahirdar.

    Something is missing and I am contributing a nice caption for your photo illustrated in the above. I suppose you need it and fits the picture.

    Thank you for accepting my comments and inspiring and innovative idea

    thank you

    patriotic, tekorkuwariw amhara

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