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by Ethiopians4cm
05 Oct 2019, 10:24
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Persecution by Another Name: from TPLF Repression to OLF Despotism
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Persecution by Another Name: from TPLF Repression to OLF Despotism

It always happens this way in Africa, a new day that arrives with the toppling of a brutal regime quickly turns back into the darkness of nepotism. Though the faces in power change, the injustices of exclusion and ethnic persecution continue without skipping a beat. Such is the case in Ethiopia; las...
by Ethiopians4cm
02 Oct 2019, 15:17
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: From Netherlands with Love: Sirak Asfaw’s Crowning Discovery and an Immense Act of Goodwill
Replies: 1
Views: 579

From Netherlands with Love: Sirak Asfaw’s Crowning Discovery and an Immense Act of Goodwill

We are scattered to the wind, a savage act of brutality in the 1970’s shattered the Ethiopian monarchy and induced a horrific bloodletting throughout the country that turned millions of Ethiopians into asylum seekers. The Derg’s “Red Terror” not only eradicated more than 500,000 Ethiopians, it also ...
by Ethiopians4cm
01 Oct 2019, 14:13
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Spotlighting Excellence: Maaza Mengiste, the Shadow King and the Significance of Owning Our Narratives
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Spotlighting Excellence: Maaza Mengiste, the Shadow King and the Significance of Owning Our Narratives

Our stories are often told by others. The significance of Ethiopia, the profound aspects of our history and the contributions that we have made to civilization is frequently conveyed through the eyes and pens of outsiders. Though we do a great job of passing down our narratives from generation to ge...
by Ethiopians4cm
29 Sep 2019, 19:24
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Memeher Zebene and Ambassador Fitsum Speak in Unity about Our Common Humanity
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Memeher Zebene and Ambassador Fitsum Speak in Unity about Our Common Humanity

On a balmy night in Temple Hills, Maryland, two key voices within the Ethiopian community steps up courageously to speak against the ongoing ethnic strife taking place back home and among the diaspora. In a time when tribalism and inciting hatred have become norms, it takes courage for people to spe...
by Ethiopians4cm
27 Sep 2019, 12:00
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Creeping Tyranny in Ethiopia: Flag Restrictions, Church Burnings and the Pestilence of Ethnic Apartheid
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Creeping Tyranny in Ethiopia: Flag Restrictions, Church Burnings and the Pestilence of Ethnic Apartheid

Two days ago, the Addis Abeba police announced that the carrying of any other flag besides the “constitutional flag” and the carrying of signs during the holiday of Meskel are prohibited. Yesterday afternoon, after a social media firestorm was created over this act of blatant censorship, the edict w...
by Ethiopians4cm
24 Sep 2019, 14:18
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: The Courage of Abush Zeleke in Speaking Against Tribal Politicians
Replies: 0
Views: 608

The Courage of Abush Zeleke in Speaking Against Tribal Politicians

The soul of Adwa is still in us, it has just been beaten into a state of comatose by decades upon decades of tribal politics and the ghettoizing of Ethiopia at the hands of despots and their foreign enablers. The zeregnenet (ethnonationalism) that is rampant throughout our country is a manifestation...
by Ethiopians4cm
23 Sep 2019, 13:27
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Spotlighting Excellence: the Star and the Bridge that is Bofta Yimam
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Spotlighting Excellence: the Star and the Bridge that is Bofta Yimam

Too often, we let the fear of failure dictate our actions only to miss out on the thrill of achieving unimaginable success. As a result, we take safe measures and walk paths that others have paved for us. In a lot of ways, our community does not encourage risk taking; visionary thinkers are dismisse...
by Ethiopians4cm
20 Sep 2019, 13:26
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Trending Possibility: Fiker for Ethiopia Starts with Us
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Trending Possibility: Fiker for Ethiopia Starts with Us

There is a wealth of knowledge within our community, enough to change the direction of our homeland and Ethiopians living abroad away from struggle and towards prosperity. All throughout Ethiopia and around the world, there are endless number of Ethiopians succeeding in a plethora of professions and...
by Ethiopians4cm
19 Sep 2019, 16:41
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Africa’s Albatross: the Curses of Ethnic Grievances and Tribal Vindictiveness
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Africa’s Albatross: the Curses of Ethnic Grievances and Tribal Vindictiveness

After emerging from 27 years of TPLF repression in Ethiopia, the best way forward would have been for all aggrieved parties to work together towards inclusive justice. Alas, this is not the case in Ethiopia and Africa as a whole; we have been so conditioned to view human rights through the lens of e...
by Ethiopians4cm
17 Sep 2019, 13:05
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Ride to Deficit: Stifling Innovation and Discouraging Entrepreneurship is Economic Malpractice for Ethiopia
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Ride to Deficit: Stifling Innovation and Discouraging Entrepreneurship is Economic Malpractice for Ethiopia

In yet another move that is at once baffling and negligent that is endemic of governance in Ethiopia, the Addis Abeba City Administration Transport Bureau issued a directive banning the use of commercial cars for ride-sharing services. Over the past two years, home grown companies like ETTA, Zayride...
by Ethiopians4cm
16 Sep 2019, 14:29
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Reversing the Derg Curse: Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy Indexed in Google News
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Reversing the Derg Curse: Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy Indexed in Google News

Exactly forty-five years after the last emperor of Ethiopia was deposed by lawless criminals who went on to commit a genocide against our people, Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy’s website was indexed (included) in Google News. This is a big development, one that confers an additional layer of...
by Ethiopians4cm
14 Sep 2019, 18:13
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Hilina Desalegn Rises in Defense of Ethiopiawinet
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Hilina Desalegn Rises in Defense of Ethiopiawinet

We become our names. That is why one of the most important decisions parents make is what to call their children. This truism became glaringly evident two days ago as a young Ethiopian lady claimed the microphone with the soul of arbegnoch and spoke defiantly in defense of Ethiopiawinet. In a paradi...
by Ethiopians4cm
11 Sep 2019, 14:20
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Breaking News: City of Alexandria Proclaims September 12th Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) Day
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Breaking News: City of Alexandria Proclaims September 12th Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) Day

The City of Alexandria, at the behest of Mayor Justin Wilson and the City Council proclaimed Thursday, September 12th as “Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) Day. This is yet another milestone for the Ethiopians in America, one that marks our growing presence and influence in Virginia and America as a w...
by Ethiopians4cm
06 Sep 2019, 13:14
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Maekelawi Rebranded: a Facelift of a Notorious Prison without Addressing Its Transgressions
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Maekelawi Rebranded: a Facelift of a Notorious Prison without Addressing Its Transgressions

A torture center that was once used to incarcerate political prisoners, interrogate dissenters and torment anyone who spoke a little too loudly against the excesses of the EPRDF government was shuttered last year and recently reopened as a museum. Instead of housing prisoners, Maekelawi now showcase...
by Ethiopians4cm
04 Sep 2019, 13:40
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Spotlighting Excellence: Obang Metho’s Singular Focus on Unity and Ethiopiawinet
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Spotlighting Excellence: Obang Metho’s Singular Focus on Unity and Ethiopiawinet

Politics is the art of division; that is why it is so hard to find politicians who speak to our humanity and seek unity. All too often, those who take the mantle of leadership do so by picking up the baton of polarization and splintering our communities apart. There is a reason why so many Ethiopian...
by Ethiopians4cm
03 Sep 2019, 12:08
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Situation Critical: The Toxic Virus that is Identity Politics
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Situation Critical: The Toxic Virus that is Identity Politics

Here is an undeniable truth: the root cause of suffering—ranging from destitution, internal displacement and growing sectarian strife—is not ethnicity but economics. The lack of a coherent economic policies and the focus on “economic development” driven by debt and foreign exploitation has created a...
by Ethiopians4cm
02 Sep 2019, 14:51
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Ethiopia at the Breaking Point
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Ethiopia at the Breaking Point

What started off with ethnic politics has slowly crept into every facet of our nation. “Ethnic federalism” was a veiled attempt to divide and annihilate Ethiopia, a plan drawn up by outside forces who realized a long time ago that the only way to destroy our homeland was by turning Ethiopia’s childr...
by Ethiopians4cm
30 Aug 2019, 13:37
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Crisis in Ethiopia: When the Poor are Treated as Props and Foreign Investors are Valued as gods
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Crisis in Ethiopia: When the Poor are Treated as Props and Foreign Investors are Valued as gods

It’s worse than voodoo economics. At least in America, supply-siders made a pretense of society benefiting by derivative and stuck to their talking point that money would trickle down to the proletariat from the overflow of riches given to the plutocracy. In Ethiopia, the government and the benighte...
by Ethiopians4cm
27 Aug 2019, 12:49
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Spotlighting Excellence: Rahwity Haile; a Voice of Reason Amid a Cacophony of Antagonism
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Spotlighting Excellence: Rahwity Haile; a Voice of Reason Amid a Cacophony of Antagonism

In a time where more and more people are running to their tribal corners and standing up for justice through the narrow prism of intolerance, it is refreshing to hear a voice who speaks of unity and inclusion. Sure there are others who have slicker productions and expensive studios, but one who spea...
by Ethiopians4cm
26 Aug 2019, 15:46
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: Crisis in Ethiopia: a Police State that Terrorizes the People They Are Supposed to Protect
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Crisis in Ethiopia: a Police State that Terrorizes the People They Are Supposed to Protect

A most shocking video has emerged from Addis Abeba this morning that is jarring to watch. After two police officers arrest a man and put shackles on him, one of uniformed goons starts to violently beat the man. Amid a sea of onlookers, a brave Ethiopian woman ran to the defense of the man who was vi...