Response to”Campaign against ‘dysfunctional behavior&quot”

Response to”Campaign against ‘dysfunctional behavior&quot”

Ethiopia News and Opinion borkena by Dimetros Birku October 4,2012 A few days back, I reacted to a status update of a facebook friend. As it turns out, I was in fact reacting to an excerpt from an article entitled “campaign against dysfunctional behaviors [of Ethiopians]” by a different writer. The counter-reaction on the part […]

My travel account to DC and NY

My travel account to DC and NY

By Dimetros Birku My plan for Enkutatash- the Ethiopian New Year –was a trip to DC and reunion with friends whom I have not seen for well over a decade. As social as my trip was, I also wanted to make it an opportunity to observe the reality of America. I had some questions in […]

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 […]