By Kebour Ghenna October 3,2016 “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one”. Thomas Paine [adToAppearHere] Last week someone asked me what would I say are the three immediate problems facing Ethiopia today, and how would I […]
“The blood flowing in Oromia is our blood too”: Why Oromo-Amhara solidarity is the greatest threat to the Ethiopian government
For decades, the ruling party has governed by pitting the Oromo and Amhara against one another. Now the two groups are joining forces against the government.
September 28,2016 “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen,” said Lenin, describing the Bolshevik revolution. For Ethiopia, the start of August 2016 saw such a week – one that will go down in Ethiopian history as a moment in which a grassroots movement achieved in days what organised elites […]
Obang Metho September 20,2016 On Monday, September 19, 2016, thousands of Ethiopians held a Historic Peaceful Marched Protest in Washington DC. The Peaceful March Protest started from the U.S. Department of State to the US Capitol and gathered in front of the US Capitol building to bring attention to the ongoing killing of peaceful protestors, […]
By Kebour Ghenna Desta September 18,2016 Amid positive economic growth, 2008 EC ended up exhibiting major political frailty in Ethiopia, namely a resurgence of ethnic nationalism. For now let’s just say that things are looking dangerously bleak. For some this may seem a fleeting matter, but it has profound implications not just for Ethiopia and […]