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The True Cross

The True Cross

Daniel Gobeze Chairman, Debre Berhan St. Ourael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Parish Council St. Paul, Minnesota September 27, 2015 Today, we are celebrating the finding of the True Cross (the Meskel or the Cross Day, organized by Debre Berhan St. Ourael Ethiopian orthodox Tewahedo church). Please allow me to tell the story of the True […]

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Africa Squeezed – Obama’s visit and the new globalization – Aklog Birara (Dr)

President Obama’s visit to Kenya and Ethiopia has raised questions and skepticism concerning the American policy narrative that underpins the types of engagements this American President or any other President undertakes with emerging Africa. Africa is increasingly squeezed by investors and trade regimes led by the United States from the Western hemisphere and by China

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Is Democratic Change through Electoral Process 100% Dead in Ethiopia?

TPLF’s ‘democratic election’ an oxymoron By Alem Mamo “It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.” – From Tom Stoppard’s philosophical play Jumpersfirst produced in 1972* * * “It doesn’t matter who votes; it matters who counts the votes.” – Joseph Stalin * * * “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent

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TPLF/EPRDF Makes a Mockery of Judges’ Decision to Release Semayawi Youth by Over-riding Court Verdict

PRESS RELEASE. June 30, 2015. Washington, DC, Not only are Ethiopian elections a farce—reconfirmed by recent regime claims of a 100% victory in the May 24, 2015 national elections—but so is the independence of the judicial system. This mockery of justice was shown when police re-arrested four young members of the Semayawi opposition party [Blue

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From One-Party State to Democracy: Lessons for Ethiopia

By Daniel Teferra (PhD) In 1991, the TPLF/EPRDF, a Marxist-Leninist rebel group, took state power in Ethiopia, sanctioned by the United States of America. But taking state power militarily violates the fundamental principle of democracy, representation and playing by fair rules. Ethiopia is not a democracy yet. It is a one-party state. In a one-party

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Reconciliation for Peace or peace for reconciliation? By Obo Arada Shawl

There are some topics not fit for any discussion, some for lack of knowledge, others for fear of retribution and far more for cultural misunderstanding. In my case, the topic of me, my family, community, country and global community do not merge neatly into conversational discussion. Why because of a single phenomenon of cultural history.

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