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Developmental State Ideology

The concept of a developmental state by itself has no predefined rules and procedures that can guide leaders in making decisions about a country’s economic future. Even so the EPRDF by the blind arrogance of its leaders has decided that a developmental state is the best solution to transform Ethiopia to a middle income country, […]

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The Paradox We Need to Deal with Seriously and Honestly

March 07, 2013 by T.Goshu 1) As an introduction Let me start by saying that as numerous researches conducted by many psychologists, sociologists, and other social scientist have shown , there is no any human or social interaction that is absolutely free from paradoxical attitudes and behaviors . Hearing and watching people making contradiction between

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She finally succeeded in making him succumb to the jackals’ “rays”!

 She finally succeeded in making him succumb to the jackals’ “rays”! Ethiopian Anonymous Though unsystematically aggressive and unnecessarily provocative he was, I used to admire him most. Moreover, I was not happy in his dictatorial tendency and Melesic approach towards attaining an everlasting power, like Kamuzu Banda of Malawi. As a human, of course, it

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Land Loyalties in Ethiopia

by GRAHAM PEEBLES With the coming of industrial-size farms in Ethiopia, local people, villagers and pastoralists (deemed irrelevant to the Government’s, economically-driven development plans) are being threatened, and intimidated by the military; forcibly displaced and herded into camps, their homes destroyed. Along with vast agricultural complexes, dams are planned and constructed, water supplies re-directed to

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The EOTC Decided

By Teklu Abate The 28th of February 2013 seems to mark the end of the end of reconciliation efforts that were underway between the two Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) synods. Abune Matias, Archibishop of EOTC Jerusalem, was announced as the sixth patriarch of the EOTC.  The news caught the attention of media, believers and

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The 117th Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa. By Robele Ababya

By Robele Ababya The indelible legacy of Emperor Menilik II and EmpressTaitu There is no heritage more glorious, precious, and inspiring than freedom and independence won by the ill-equipped and poorly trained, if at all, Ethiopian militias over vastly superior Italian invaders at the famous Battle of Adwa in 1986 under the leadership of Emperor

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Press Release on: The 2nd Online Campaign against Censorship

“Freedom of Expression to All, Now!” Zone9 is an informal group of young Ethiopian bloggers and activists working together to create an alternative independent narration of the socio-political issues in Ethiopia and thereby foster public discourse that will result in emergence of vibrant, well informed and proactive community of readers for the betterment of the

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