Tigrean Opposition to the TPLF, By Messay Kebede

By Messay Kebede, PhD Despite the TPLF’s view of itself as the model of representation of ethnic interests and well-being, the growth of disenchantment is perceptible in Tigray. The proof is that non-violent Tigrean opposition to the TPLF is no longer negligible. Despite a tight control and continuous harassments, the movement known as ARENA is […]

Somalia: African solutions for African problems? by Abukar Arman

Interventions from neighbours have not brought Somalia the promised peace. One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase “African solutions for African problems”. While “ASAP” is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, have proven that […]

Why Ethiopians are indifferent to Ginbot 20

As the regime in Ethiopia is set to celebrate its 23rd Ginbot 20, discussions about the meaning and significance of the day is dominating conversations among Ethiopians in Social media. For those of you who are not familiar to Ethiopian politics, Ginbot 20 is post military Ethiopia yearly political ritual. It’s a reference to the […]

Top 10 reasons why many Egyptians will vote for Sisi

by Tawfik Hamid General Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has won most of the votes of Egyptians who live overseas. And many feel he is likely to dominate the upcoming presidential election on May 26-27. There are a number of reasons why these Egyptians believe Sisi may be the right choice for the top job. First, many […]