“3 Myths that block progress for the poor” (Bill Gates)

By Bill Gates By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think […]

Ethiopia : Muslim-Christian Relations , By David Shinn

By David Shinn Historical Background The Muslim-Christian relationship in Ethiopia has a mixed historical background. Ethiopia is located on a religious fault line, although the relationship between the two religions has been reasonably cordial in recent decades. Christian rule has prevailed in the Ethiopian highlands since the early 4th century. Early in the 7th century […]

Identity Politics and Neo-radical Oromo Activism , Dimetros Birku

Neo-radical Oromo activist bloc, if it is a block yet, is in a celebratory mood for its kill of two birds with a single stone. For one thing, they successfully engaged the politicised section of population – of course including activists who seem to consider themselves or aspire to be “liberal activists” –in the discussion […]

Ethiopia: The ‘Colonization of Mind’ (Taye Negussie -PhD)

Published on Addis Standard Our conventional education system, modeled after the West and which we often take-for-granted and leave unexamined, could indeed well be a subtle tool that effectively puts us in a tricky state of intellectual subjugation and spiritual enslavement, says our Columnist Taye Negussie (PhD). In its August 2012 issue, in a piece […]