No wonder that the late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, had to go out of the constitution and resort to dictatorial methods to protect his power and prevent the country from falling apart. Equally unsurprising is the fact that the refusal to generate a collective being, a general will by transcending ethnic distinctions turns any officeholder, including the Prime Minister, into a representative of an ethnic group.
Every New Year celebration comes with an opportunity to reflect. Ethiopia has a chance to do just that. But, it faces difficult challenges.
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By: Robin Ryan, for Forbes.com For the story’s original link, please click here:https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinryan/2019/03/19/matt-damon-aids-ethiopias-water-crisis-how-you-too-can-make-a-difference/#29a26b90c00d Academy Award winner Matt Damon is an active volunteer
History warns the relationship between these two countries could suddenly turn sour again. by: Michael Rubin for, nationalinterest.com hen Eritrea
President Macron of France is in state visit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Eastern Africa region. The two leaders
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By: Yohannes Gedamu (The Conversation Africa) Last year was an historical one for Ethiopian politics. Most Ethiopians now feel hopeful about the
Steven Friedman, Professor of Political Studies, University of Johannesburg One day, if they follow instructions, Africa’s new democracies will grow