Groups, NNPs, Political Tribes and Ethiopia: Foiled ‘Coup’, what can we learn from it? (Daniel Behailu)

Groups, NNPs, Political Tribes and Ethiopia: Foiled ‘Coup’, what can we learn from it? (Daniel Behailu)

Daniel Behailu (PhD)July 3, 2019 ‘When a group feel threatened, they retreat into Tribalism. They close ranks and become more insular, more defensive, more punitive, and more us-versus-them.’ Amy Chua Introduction  In Ethiopia today, every group or tribe, nations, nationalities & people (NNPs) and even urbanites feel threatened, and they are by definition tribilized. Political […]

Before Adwa there was the International Victory of Wuchale (Part II)

Before Adwa there was the International Victory of Wuchale (Part II)

By Kindeneh Endeg July 3, 2019 Wuchale Vs the Berlin Conference In the preceding section/installment, I argued that understanding the significance and far reaching ramifications of Adwa–as a truly millennial, international revolutionary event, that turned the world upside down, as everyone knew it at the time– requires a comprehensive approach that treats the phenomenon in its totality, […]

Will Ethiopia withstand the setback or return to dictatorship?(Metta-Alem Sinishaw)

Will Ethiopia withstand the setback or return to dictatorship?(Metta-Alem Sinishaw)

By: Metta-Alem Sinishaw, Washington, DCJune 22, 2019 Summary: Based on shared grievance, ADP and ODP forged partnership, ended TPLF’s hegemony, and agreed to perfect their relationship within democratic Ethiopia. Despite improvement, ODP’s claim over Addis Ababa, its domination on federal power structure, and absence of transformative vision brought a disappointment. Increasing ethnic tension, lack of law and […]

Herman Cohen’s Second “Coup” in Ethiopia? We Demand an Apology!

Herman Cohen’s Second “Coup” in Ethiopia? We Demand an Apology!

Editor’s note: In 2016, Mr. Herman Cohen, former assistant secretary of state for Africa, blamed Tigrian domination, fake federalism for the crisis in Ethiopia. On June 24, 2019, he recklessly tweeted ( his twitter handle is @CohenOnAfrica): “Failed coup in #Ethiopia‘s Amhara state was an attempt by ethnic nationalists to restore Amhara hegemony over all […]