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ECADF Ethiopian News Opinions section features latest opinions, commentary, op-ed articles and analysis on current Ethiopian affairs.

Ethiopia: TPLF’s ‘shum-shir’ – old wine in old wineskin

TPLF meeting

The past two years have been tough times for everyone in Ethiopia, including TPLF. Never before has TPLF faced as widespread and sustained popular uprising.

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Ethiopia-win-et: Deconstructing the T-TPLF’s Ethnic Federalism (Part I)

Meles Zenawi's Ethnic Federalism

The vast majority of Ethiopia’s intellectuals have chosen to bite their tongues, turn a blind and mute their lips to the suffering of their less fortunate brothers and sisters in Ethiopia.

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TPLF latest Love-Hate and War-Peace drama to preserve ethnic apartheid

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How many times and ways Ethiopians have to tell Woyane apologists ‘ውሸት ሰለቸን’…‘ወያኔ አይገዛንም?

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“Beggar Continent, No More!”, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana has a relatively high degree of transparency and accountability.  In 2012, The World Bank issued a 417-page comprehensive review of corruption in Ethiopia in a volume entitled, “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia.”

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The Economist’s Boutique Article on Protests in Ethiopia

State of emergency declared after 11 months of protests

To boil down Ethiopia’s past to feudalism is similar to saying anyone who celebrates George Washington or Thomas Jefferson is also celebrating slavery.

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Third time’s the charm? Intellectuals and Ethiopia’s Plight

Intellectuals and Ethiopia’s Plight

There is no shortage of such intellectuals in Ethiopia. For example, Tsehafi Taezaz Aklilu Habte-Wold (1912 – 1974) is one of such intellectuals who have made considerable contributions to Ethiopia.

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Ethnic federalism and conflict in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's ethnic-based federalism

Allegations of purely self-interested resource management seem to have been unjustly directed at the population of Amhara.

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Ethiopia at crossroads: Uniting or Disintegrating?

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent

This story demonstrates the current Ethiopian political crises. Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the coalition of unequal.

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Was/is there ethnic conflict/ violence in Ethiopia?

Was/is there ethnic conflict/ violence in Ethiopia?

The most potent ingredient in a politically motivated ethnic violence is the construction and promotion of hateful narratives against an ethnic group or more than one ethnic group.

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ET-HIOPIA-WIN-ET: Gedu Andargachew in His Own Words

Young man in Gondar with Ethiopian flag

Even today those living near Oromo border – Gojjam, Wello, Shoa – cooperate on many different social and economic issues. They have strong desire to [work together] and great love is seen among them.

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ET-HIOPIA-WIN-ET: Lemma Megerssa in His Own Words

Lemma Megerssa in His Own Words

Ethiopians are like sergena teff (applause) that is gathered together. Milled together. Eaten together (applause)… EthiopiaWINet is an addiction [deep passion].

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Eritrea Foiling Wars by Other Means

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent

The Tigrayan Minority apartheid regime is crumbling, falling- apart and is at the precipice of total annihilation.

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War Ravaged Africa and the Myth of Africa Rising

Africa map with countries/states

"The war is headed to Africa”, Senator Lindsay Graham said. "It's beginning to morph. As we suppress the enemy in the Mideast, they're going to move, they're not going to quit."

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Ethiopia: Strategic Advocacy, Human Rights is Everyone’s Business

Western diplomats and intelligence services are scrambling to assess a series of alarming protests in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian-Americans in the Diaspora must identify credible Ethiopians and empower them to meet with and speak with Pentagon and National Security officials on behalf of the Ethiopian people.

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Africa: Freeing Africa’s Internet

Restricts access to information for the Ethiopian people

At the moment, however, few of Africa's leaders are listening. Leaders in nine of the 18 African countries that held elections in 2016 placed some level of restriction on the Internet to limit dissent.

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism Using the Irresistible Power of EthiopiaWINet (Ethiopian-ness – Part III)

Irresistible Power of EthiopiaWINet

I believe in “Ethiopian exceptionalism”. By this phrase, I simply aim to convey the idea that Ethiopia has certain unique and positive qualities that make it different (but in no way better or superior to any others).

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Oromo-Amhara Accord: Hope for Ethiopia’s Future

Members of the Oromo, Ogaden and Amhara community

When these two major ethnic groups hammer out the terms of their peaceful co-existence, Ethiopia will finally gain a more solid lease on life, a more stable polity and the best antidote against a possible balkanization of the region.

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TO THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE: RISE UP! WOYANE IS ON ITS LAST LEGS!

Protests also spread to Debark and Sanja in Gondar.

Recently, the Woyane regime instigated and organized the massacre of innocent Amharas in Chora district of Illubabor in order to divert the Oromo uprising from the increasingly national character that it has been assuming.

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism: Defeating EthiopiawiNOT With Ethiopian-ness ‘Ethiopiawinet’ (Part II)

TPLF Internal Colonialism

My ancestors did not stand aside as Oromo, Amhara, Tigre, Gurage… when Mussolini sprayed them with mustard gas from the air and rained artillery rounds on them to colonize Ethiopia.

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism Through Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian-ness) (Part I)

Lemma Megerssa, the extraordinary president of Oromiya

Lemma and others like him from across Ethiopia have now taken the baton, including those languishing in T-TPLF prisons. It is their race to win or lose Ethiopia.

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