The Political Psychology of Revenge

Contact information: GIRMA BERHANU Professor GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY Department of Education and Special Education Västra Hamngatan 25, A-hus room 168 Mail address: Box 300, 405 30 Göteborg office: +46-(0)31-786 2325 mobile: +46 704731818 girma.berhanu@ped.gu.se Introduction I must confess that I have struggled to come up with the title of this essay. Knowing all too well what I aim to explain, I am equally aware that the wrong phrase, or a poor choice of words, can immediately offend certain readers. An offended audience are rarely receptive to constructive conversations, but instead tend to react defensively. As a teacher of research methodology, I am well…

No Amnesty for War Criminals

 Worku Aberra In a decision that has stunned the nation, the Ethiopian government on January 7 released from jail six of the captured leaders of the terrorist-designated TPLF (TPLF-6, henceforth),…

Rethinking IGAD’s Role in Addressing Emerging Regional Security Threats

By Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan & Messay Asgedom Gobena The Horn of Africa is marked by long-standing and emerging security threats emanating from intrastate and interstate armed conflicts. These include an armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region; a border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia; and political contestation between Somalia and Kenya.…

Regional Integration for Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa  

Dr. Daniel Kandie International Center, Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan March 22-24, 2019   Abstract: The Horn of Africa denotes the sub-region consisting of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia. Somalia has become for some time synonymous with poverty and conflict. The causes of the conflicts…

S. Res.97, Sovereignty and Human rights

Fitsum Achamyeleh Alemu S. Res.97, Sovereignty and Human rights Attorney-at-law May 26, 2021 Last week, the US Senate passed a non-binding resolution calling on the Government of Ethiopia, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Aand other parties of the conflict Tigray Region of Ethiopia to…

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The Ethiopian American civil society organizations condemn and reject the formation and announcement from Washington DC of a federalist Alliance

SUBJECT: THE FORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF NINE ETHNIC-BASED FEDERALIST/CONFEDERALIST ALLIANCE WILL FAIL! November 28, 2021 PRESS RELEASE The undersigned Ethiopian American civil society organizations condemn and reject the formation and announcement from Washington DC of a federalist/confederalist Alliance consisting of nine (9) ethno-nationalist entities in the Diaspora. There is no doubt in our minds this Alliance to dismantle the Ethiopian state was masterminded by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that initiated an insurgency a year ago. The undersigned are deeply concerned why the Government of the United States that acknowledges Ethiopia’s strategic importance to the United States would give…

Ethiopia and the legend of the lost ark

By STEWART WEISS DECEMBER 16, 2021  A longstanding religious legend in Ethiopia describes how the Ark of the Covenant was brought there 3,000 years ago by a man named Menelik, the son of the Queen of Sheba and Israel’s King Solomon. A fascinating connection between Ethiopia and Jewish history is the belief that the Ark of the Covenant, containing the tablets of the Ten Commandments, may reside to this day in Ethiopia. While a Talmudic source relates that the ark – along with several other of the Temple’s sacred objects – was hidden just prior to the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash,…

A critique of Jessica Beshir’s film Faya Dayi – Kidist Paulos Asrat

Kidist Paulos Asrat – Art And Commentary Faya Dayi, by Jessica Beshir Khat is the main protagonist in Jessica Beshir’s film Faya Dayi that leads and guides the direction of the film. But it is a protagonist which camouflages the truth of these Harari-Oromo youth of southern Ethiopia. And Faya Dayi is now a contender for the Oscars (1), shortlisted in the “Documentary Feature” category. Beshir hides from us, the viewers, the content and reality of her film behind the stylistic cinematic metaphor of khat’s haze, and takes us for a trip. Her film, which appears at face value to…

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Urgent appeal to US president Biden: from the US based COVID 19 Advisory Council for Ethiopia

His Excellency Joseph Biden President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 02 December 2021 Subject: Urgent appeal to US president Biden: from the US based COVID 19 Advisory Council for Ethiopia Dear President Biden, We the undersigned African Americans of Ethiopian origin serve as members of the COVID-19 Advisory Council for Ethiopia, which was established to provide technical and scientific support in the prevention and control of the SARS-Cov-2 virus in Ethiopia. We serve as health professionals in major US academic institutions and health care organizations in the fields of…

AFCON: Ethiopia’s national soccer team hopes to unite country

Ethiopia kicks off its African Cup of Nations campaign on January 9 in Cameroon. The national team seeks to rally the country behind them, as the Horn of Africa nation faces its worst crisis in decades. Ethiopian national team players sang and chanted together inside the team’s dressing room just days before their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign kicks off this Sunday. With the very existence of Ethiopia seemingly at stake amid political and ethnic chaos, the country’s soccer team nicknamed the Walyas is havingthe effect of pulling the country together again as it draws on players from all over…