Elitist, “Temberkaki”?

Elitist, “Temberkaki”?

“The Economist” recently offered an article relating to Meles. Besides mere elitist attraction of the name “the economist”, no substantive information offered. The article tends to celebrate the achievements of Meles than shedding a light on the confusion regarding whereabouts of Meles. It does not have an insight or anything like that either. One of […]

Ethiopia : Rethinking the notion of self-determination

Ethiopia : Rethinking the notion of self-determination

Dimetros Birku @dimetros (on twitter) First published on borkena blog in March 2011 The notion of “self-determination” was projected as an important manifestation of political consciousness in Ethiopian politics immediately before and/or following the Ethiopian revolution in 1974. Yet, a closer critical look of the principle reveals a different picture. Self-determination ,as it relates to […]

Leave the Ethiopian God alone (Dimetros Birku)

Leave the Ethiopian God alone (Dimetros Birku)

January 25,2011 This was a response to a discussion on facebook In light of the experience of France and other European countries, a major change, (I am avoiding to use the terminology revolution as there is a lot of stigma attached to it,) is preceded by a period of intellectual discourse. The discourse is meant […]

Women, Relationship and marriage

Women, Relationship and marriage

BY Dimetros Birku December 31,2009 A friend of mine wrote this on his facebook page: “Because they[women] are the custodians of the egg, and take nine months to bear a baby. And they are the primary caretakers of the very young in every culture in the world. So women are exceedingly valuable, because they are […]