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ኢየሱስ ወርቅ ዛፉ ሕወሃት የሚኩራራበትን ሥርዓት ችግሮች — ከሙያ ዕጥረት፡ማስመሰል እስከ ጉበኝነት ባለሥልጣኖቹን አስታወሱ!

7 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


Extremism and the struggle for unity & democracy in Ethiopia

12 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Worku Aberra*

Extremist ethnic nationalism has harmed the struggle for peace, justice, equality, and democracy in Ethiopia. The reason is that extremism fosters conflict, undermines unity, and engenders authoritarianism.

For the purposes of this commentary we can distinguish between two types of ethnic nationalism that we find in Ethiopia today: extremist and moderate. Extremist ethnic nationalism can be defined as the exclusively ethnic perception, interpretation, and formulation of Ethiopia’s problems and their resolutions. Moderate nationalism, by contrast, recognizes that the fundamental problems of poverty, illiteracy, and disease are universal problems that all Ethiopians face and searches for a common solution. Moderate nationalism is collaborative; extremist nationalism, adversarial. Moderates want respect for their culture, language, and history, within a united Ethiopia. Extremists insist independence is the only way to achieve respect. Moderates emphasize the similarities between the various cultures; extremists exaggerate the differences. Moderates pursue equality; extremists covet domination.
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Review of human rights records of 42 states begins next week in Geneva, Ethiopia’s included (Part I)

21 Jan

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

In 2014, 42 United Nations member states would undergo what is formally known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of their human rights records. The first of the three such sessions during 2014 takes place from January 27 to February 7, under the overseer of the United Nations Human rights Council in Geneva.
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Crystal gazing 2013: The relations between Ethiopia and UK in perspective

23 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

2013 seems hardly a promising year, at least, not for everyone. I know it from the experience of my country that it is not, as bad policies have piled up to roil governance. While it still is too early to be conclusive, not Brazil, not China nor India have also fluttered any positive signals about 2013.
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