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January 2023

The Horn of Africa States Demonetization Processes

The Horn of Africa States Demonetization Processes

By Dr. Suleiman walhad January 31st, 2023 In 2020, Ethiopia carried out a demonetization of its currency and Somalia has recently announced that it would carry out a demonetization of its currency. Demonetization is the process where governments withdraw bank notes and/or coins from the market and replace them with new ones. This is generally […]

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Impacts of TPLF’s constitutional system enforced in Ethiopia

Impacts of TPLF’s constitutional system enforced in Ethiopia

Sewale Belew – (sewaleb@yahoo.com). January 30, 2023. Presently, the TPLF constitution and governance system enforced in Ethiopia is clearly the enemy of Ethiopians since citizens are persistently slaughtered under its jurisdiction and policy implementation. Yet, current regime’s officials claim the constitution has no equal, for which they are determined to keep it alive without any

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The Horn of Africa States The EAC Bid for Somalia – Another Mishap!

The Horn of Africa States The EAC Bid for Somalia – Another Mishap!

By Dr. Suleiman Walhad January 30th, 2023 Somalis are not new to causing mishaps for themselves and others. They literally forced themselves into the Arab League, although, some say it was forced to join as an underbelly support for the Arabia Peninsula security permit – that is where Somalia is located, just south of the

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Message to (Diaspora) Ethiopian Intellectuals: Save/Support Ethiopian Youth/Education! (Part II)

Message to (Diaspora) Ethiopian Intellectuals: Save/Support Ethiopian Youth/Education! (Part II)

Al Mariam’s Commentaries January 29, 2023 Author’s Note: While this commentary stands on its own merits, I strongly recommend reading Part I, “Message to Ethiopian Intellectuals: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste!” In Part II of my message to Ethiopian intellectuals, I had planned on discussing a different set of ideas and issues. I

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Anecdotal Regional Data Shows Education in Oromo Worse than in Amhara

Anecdotal Regional Data Shows Education in Oromo Worse than in Amhara

Yonas Biru, PhD In my blog yesterday, I suggested that as dismal as it is, the 3.3 percent passing rate of the standardized college entrance tests is not the most important story. The most important stories are in the details. Producing averages conceal data points that are critical to inform policy. The Oromo and Amhara

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Professor Berhanu Nega Almost Saved Ethiopia and Then He Changed His Mind

Professor Berhanu Nega Almost Saved Ethiopia and Then He Changed His Mind

Yonas Biru, PhD Tribalism is primitive and degenerative by nature. It brings savagery out of perfectly fine human beings. That much has been recorded throughout human history. Professor Berhanu Nega’s contribution to human development is providing evidence that tribalism stupidifies and ደነዝifies. In 2022, nearly 900,000 Ethiopian high school students took college entrance standardized tests and only 3.3 percent

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The Horn of Africa States  And  The World of Today – Part II

The Horn of Africa States And The World of Today – Part II

By Dr. Suleiman walhad January 28th, 2023 Part II The world only sees a Horn of Africa region devasted by famines, droughts and civil strives and all the paraphernalia that generally describe failed states, hopelessness, tribal and clan pseudo competitions over nothing. No one discusses or sees the Horn of Africa States and its possible

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Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s gift to Atatürk was displayed for the first time

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s gift to Atatürk was displayed for the first time

The gifts that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie presented to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum, Anıtkabir during his 1967 visit to Turkiye, were shared by the Turkiye-Ethiopia Friendship Platform for the first time in 56 years. The Turkiye-Ethiopia Friendship Platform, which was established to promote the long-standing friendship, trade, tourism and cultural richness between Turkiye and Ethiopia,

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