Freweini Mebrahtu was named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year for designing a reusable menstrual pad

Freweini Mebrahtu was named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year for designing a reusable menstrual pad (CNN)– It’s something that girls and young women in western countries can’t imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet… Read More »

Fanxoo irratti Xannacha

Fanxoo irratti Xannacha Damee Boruu: Muddee 08, 2019 Mootoni Habashaa dhufaa darban hammeenya himame hin dhumne Uummata Oromoo irran akka gahaa turan raga gahaatu jira. Kana malee qabeenya Oromiyaa saamuu fi barbadeessuu irra darbanii biyya mataa isaanii godhatanii har’a ifatti… Read More »

Sink or swim: unlocking the Nile impasse

Sink or swim: unlocking the Nile impasse By Mahemud Tekuya, December 8, 2019 (Ethiopia Insight) — The survival of Egypt and its very existence depend upon the waters of the Nile. Due to this, Egypt has, for centuries, been pursuing a… Read More »

The Sidama statehood referendum cements multinational federalism in Ethiopia: a rejoinder to Hilary Matfess’ article on Sidama referendum

The Sidama statehood referendum cements multinational federalism in Ethiopia: a rejoinder to Hilary Matfess’ article on Sidama referendum The Sidama Observer, December 8, 2019 Result of Sidama Referendum on November 20, 2019 – Voters turnout 2,277,063 out of 2,280,147 (99.86%)… Read More »

Sidama Statehood Vote Throws a Wrench in Abiy Ahmed’s Plans for Ethiopia

Sidama Statehood Vote Throws a Wrench in Abiy Ahmed’s Plans for Ethiopia Ethno-regional divisions might tear apart hopes of unifying power at the center. BY HILARY MATFESS, DECEMBER 6, 2019 (Foreign Policy) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the… Read More »

Seife Nebelbal Radio, December 6, 2019

Seife Nebelbal Radio, December 6, 2019

Dangerous Interregnum: The Anatomy of Ethiopia’s Mismanaged Transition

Dangerous Interregnum: The Anatomy of Ethiopia’s Mismanaged Transition Ezekiel Gebissa, Professor Addis Abeba, December 05/2019 (Addis Standard) – In his Selections from Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci famously wrote in 1930: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying… Read More »

Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia The new pan-Ethiopian party created to replace the EPRDF coalition risks bringing the country to the edge of an abyss. By Awol K Allo, a Lecturer in Law at… Read More »

Ethiopia’s House Speaker Slams Arab Parliament over Statement on Nile Water

Ethiopia’s House Speaker Slams Arab Parliament over Statement on Nile Water Addis Abeba, December 05/2019 (Addis Standard) – In a letter written on November 25/2019 and addressed to Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Tagesse Chafo, Speaker… Read More »

አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ!

አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ! By Zelealem Aberra ……. አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ! “ኮርማ ባጣ አንገት አላጣ”! አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ የጆቴ አባት መታያ እውነትን የገደለ ዕለት፤ “ኮርማ ባጣ አንገት አላጣ”! አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ የኖሌ አባት ያገር ዳኞች የዋሹ ዕለት፤ “የሲቃ ዕለት፤ …የእልህ ቀን… Read More »

Is Ethiopia too big to Survive?

Is Ethiopia too big to Survive? By Faisal A. Roble, December 4, 2019 (Wardheernews) — Empires have a shelf life. Very often they show early signs of strain before they morph into a different government structure. Some even bulk under… Read More »

ሀዲያ ዞን ምክር ቤት የሀዲያን ክልል ለማቋቋም በሙሉ ድምጽ የወሰነበትን ታሪካዊ ውሳኔ አንደኛ አመት አስመልክቶ የአለም አቀፍ የሀዲያ ዲያስፖራ ህብረት ያስተላለፈው የአቋም መግለጫ

ሀዲያ ዞን ምክር ቤት የሀዲያን ክልል ለማቋቋም በሙሉ ድምጽ የወሰነበትን ታሪካዊ ውሳኔ አንደኛ አመት አስመልክቶ የአለም አቀፍ የሀዲያ ዲያስፖራ ህብረት ያስተላለፈው የአቋም መግለጫ (Hadiya Journey) — የሀዲያ ህዝብ ለብዙ መቶዎች አመታት ራሱን በራሱ እያስተዳደረ፣ ከሌሎች ህዝቦችና አገሮች ጋር ግንኙነቶችን ሲያደርግ… Read More »