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The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bank of Liars I have been wrangling with the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies in Ethiopia for the past few years. I have been trying to…

Ethiopia: A Plea for a Civil Exchange

Ethiopia: A Plea for a Civil Exchange

(By Tedla Woldeyohannes) In this piece,  I express  a concern I share with many fellow Ethiopian observers about the exchanges between Dr. Fikre Tolossa and his critics on his most…

Dare to Dream With Me About the New Ethiopia in 2017

Dare to Dream With Me About the New Ethiopia in 2017

“Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,… [and] see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Author’s Note: I get to celebrate New Year twice every year. The first…

Ethiopia 2016 in Review: The Year of Perseverance!

Ethiopia 2016 in Review: The Year of Perseverance!

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) Author’s Note: In July 2016, I completed my tenth year of uninterrupted Monday Commentaries (and sometimes up to 4 commentaries) a week. Some have amiably characterized my…

A state of emergency has brought calm to Ethiopia. But don’t be fooled.

A state of emergency has brought calm to Ethiopia. But don’t be fooled.

(By Paul Schemm) METI, Ethiopia — Earlier this month, hundreds of high school students in the small Ethio­pian town of Meti gathered for a demonstration. They were supposed to be…

Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

n Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of a fortress built more than two centuries ago. Nearby, past a row of…

The Ethiopian Guide to Famine Prevention

The Ethiopian Guide to Famine Prevention

Facing its worst drought in half a century, the country thwarted disaster and created a road map to respond to future climate emergencies. For Mitiku Kassa, catastrophe is just part…

Egypt-Gulf relations tested by Saudi visit to Ethiopia dam

Egypt-Gulf relations tested by Saudi visit to Ethiopia dam

A Saudi visit to Ethiopia and a tweet falsely attributed to a Qatari official have harmed relations between Cairo and Gulf monarchies. Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia over…

Case of Merare Gudina : Anna Gomez quizzes European Parliament

Case of Merare Gudina : Anna Gomez quizzes European Parliament

Jawar Mohammed speaking out over situations surrounding politics in Ethiopia

Jawar  Mohammed speaking out over situations surrounding politics in Ethiopia