Leadership Is About Emotion (By Meghan M. Biro)

By Meghan M. Biro Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet […]

Mandela mystification; give it noble purpose (Dimetros Birku)

Mandela is all over the media and the way events leading to final resting is being exploited is bothersome that it is hard to avoid venting out thought. In fact, there is a different reason to pay tribute too. Presumably, by this time most of us know that Ethiopia was one of the inspirational spots […]

Menelik II and history as captives of Ethnic politics (Dimetros Birku)

Menelik II and history as captives of Ethnic politics (Dimetros Birku)

Menelik should never be a captive of ethnic politics borkena December 13,2013 As Ethiopians mark centenary of Menelik’s memorial, the controversy on him does seem to take pointless turn. Nothing is wrong in reflecting on the past and forming opinion on it. In fact, it is an attribute of, so to speak, responsible citizens and […]

Cutting It Both Ways across the Mereb River

By Zekre Lebona All nationalist Eritrean historians stipulate that the Unionist Parity in the 1950s had the strong support of Ethiopia from headquarters located in Tigray, resulting in its dominance among the kebesa Christians. What they forget oddly, however, is the parallel phenomenon of the larger political and military input from the same place that […]