Caught between the makers and the wreckers (Yilma Bekele)

Caught between the makers and the wreckers (Yilma Bekele)

Yilma Belkele December 25,2018 Once again life is giving our old country another chance. The stark choice in front of us is whether going back to what that has not worked before and giving it another try or learning from the past, observing how others in our situation dealt with the challenges currently facing us […]

Mapping the TPLF evolving political strategy

Mapping the TPLF evolving political strategy

By Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni December 24,2018 1. The Menelik II Ideology and Its Narratives. The TPLF framed its original liberation ideology back in the 1970s around fighting the legacy of Menelik II and overthrowing the Shewan centered Ethiopian politics. This narrative was built on the assumption that Menelik II of Shewa, together with the Shewan […]

Fixes to help the economy survive (By Kebour Ghenna)

Fixes to help the economy survive (By Kebour Ghenna)

By Kebour Ghenna December 23,2018 The big story that will soon hit the media is how the country will soon go broke. My guess: with a big bang! The country was already on the road to ruin long before the advent of AA to 4 Kilo‚Ķ Former PM Meles abandoned fiscal discipline to let bad […]

Bereket and I (By yilma Bekele)

Bereket and I  (By yilma Bekele)

Yilma Bekele December 19,2018 I never had the pleasure or the misfortune of meeting Ato Bereket. On the other hand, I feel as if I have known him all my life. We became very close after the 2005 general elections. When I first heard him speak, what surprised me most was his soft feminine voice […]