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Washington Ethiopian-Americans Update, May 10, 2022 

by Mesfin Mekonen   1. Need for economic development The government of Ethiopia must focus on peace, law and order, and development. Ethiopia is at a turning point. For it to move toward prosperity, peace and democracy, it is essential that the government find…

The King James Bible and the Ethiopian Bible

When it comes to Bibles, the King James Bible may be the most popular of all modern versions. Before the King James Bible, there were several versions of different sections of the Bible, but the first complete translation was the John Wycliffe Bible, which…

Is Fanno a Terrorist Force by Any Measure?

By: Merhatsidk Mekonnen Abayneh As far as we recall, the House of People’s Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has, Unlike the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and OLF+Shennie, otherwise known as (OLF-OLA), not proscribed Fanno as a terrorist organization by law.…

U.S. Pushing Regime Change War In Ethiopia #NoMore (The Jimmy Dore Show)

Since 2020 the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia has been the site of a civil war between ethnofascist former rulers of the African nation and its current elected government. As activist and Ethiopian-American reporter Hermela Aregawi (http://twitter.com/HermelaTV) explains, the United States has been stoking…

Why I Support Abrehot (Enlightenment) Library in Ethiopia, and You Should Too!

Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam When I first came to America in 1970 (over one-half century ago!), my very first job was “library student assistant” at Augusta College (now University), in Augusta, Georgia. Augusta was the home of James Brown (“JB”), the “Godfather of Soul,” also known as “The Hardest Working Man in Showbusiness,” “Soul Brother Number One,” “Mr. Dynamite,” and “The King of Funk,” among others. I learned two great lessons from the “Godfather of Soul.” James Brown sang it, “I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself). James Brown sang it again,…

Ethiopia: Civil War to Blame for Surge in Online Sales of Ethiopian Artifacts

By Azeb-Tadesse Hahn/DW Experts have noticed a surge in online sales of Ethiopian artifacts. They fear these relics could have been looted during Ethiopia’s ongoing civil war. Many Ethiopians were shocked when the news spread that Ethiopian antiquities can be bought on the online marketplace eBay, as well as on other trading sites. The items listed for sale included centuries-old scrolls and Christian Orthodox bibles, often offered at below-market prices. One antique manuscript cost just €688 ($754). Manuscript expert Hagos Abrha Abay, an Ethiopian academic based in Germany, was one of the first to draw attention to the eBay listings…

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Ethiopian Athlete, Geleta Ulfata, Wins Lagos City Marathon

Dagne Siranesh Yirga, was the first woman to cross the finish line at two hours 33 minutes and 50 seconds. An Ethiopian, Geleta Ulfata, has emerged winner of the 2022 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Ulfata defeated about 300 participants on Saturday morning to win the 42km race. He went away with the grand prize of $30,000 (N12.5million). He crossed the finish line at two hours 11 minutes and 54 seconds, Access bank said in a tweet. Ulfata bested Kenya’s David Barmasai and Emmanuel Naibei, who finished second and third, respectively and will go home with $20,000…