Dec 2, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Rise and debacle of Kinijit, critical appraisal (Part One)

By Bekele Habte, December 2, 2007

In this rather short article, I would first try to briefly assess the main reasons that are tearing apart Kinijit currently and pinpoint the way out of such debacle. I shall start from the very formation of CUD and end up by predicting where Kinijit will be heading to as a result of the leadership’s recent bitter division which came to the open after the US and Europe tour. In this first part of the article, I will look at whether the clumsily-assembled coalition of the four parties was a viable option than a complete merge, to what extent the power sharing among the parties during the merge was equitable and prudent, and the wisdom of electing inexperienced and relatively unknown people to the highest office of Kinijit.

Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

A Travel Diary: Observation of Addis Ababa’s Facelift

By Addisu T November 2007 This is my third travel to Ethiopia in the last 6 years. Like most Ethiopians do, I go home to visit families and friends. My last trip in November/ 07 was a bit different and impressive than the previous two. It is this pleasant surprise that triggered me to write […]

Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00 am

An Indian Fable to Portray Ethiopian Current Experience

Adapted by Gemoraw Kassa November 2007, Addis Ababa Some literatures of the Far East oriented historians, sociologists and linguists tell about the close relations of Indians and Ethiopians more specifically in terms of spiced traditional foods, dressings and related vocabularies. Kemis and netela (an Ethiopian woman’s ordinary dress and scarf respectively), for instance, are Indian […]

Oct 22, 2007 at 12:00 am

A few points on Professor Mesfin’s interview with VOA

By Bekele Habte, October 22, 2007

While my previous article was based on Professor Mesfin’s interview with the DW Radio, this second part focuses on his must listen interview with the VOA. In his VOA interview, the highly esteemed professor went further and opened up his heart to pour out his disappointment that he had been holding back for the last 3 years. In a paradoxical way,

Oct 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

A few points on Professor Mesfin’s interview with the DW Radio

By Bekele Habte, October 18, 2007

Though regrettably a little bit late, Professor Mesfin’s interview with the DW Radio regarding the crisis within Kinijit leadership is very informative and a must listen for any body who is determined to get to the root cause of the problem. In hindsight, for the good of the Ethiopian people, the struggle and Kinijit party, it could have been much better had

Aug 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

Kinijit Leaders Proposed US and Europe Tour: Critical Appraisal

By Bekele Habte
August 24, 2007

First thing first: like many concerned Ethiopians at home and abroad, I am very pleased to see the Kinijit leaders who were unjustly locked behind bars, on politically motivated charges, are free from TPLF’s dungeons. I am hopeful that they are enjoying their newly found ‘freedom’ with their family, loved ones and Kinijit members and supporters.

Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Breaking the cycle of injustice & violence

By Yared HM | June 27, 2007

W hen I started writing this article few days ago the heading I chose was “Justice: Rest in Peace, c1974″. But before I let it out of my hands I was taken by a roller coaster ride of changing world. When I returned to it, it was already out dated and I had to re-write it again. Though the content remained the same, I have to change the angel I wanted to address the cycle of injustice and violence. It is my honestly reflection of justice and fairness in my own community and country. Obviously, some would disagree and others agree to keep the debate going for few days.

Jun 2, 2007 at 12:00 am

Facts or Fiction

Ato Gemoraw Kasa

A response to Ato Zenebe Tasew a.k.a Ato Tezera Asegu, former Special Secretary of Ato Dawit Yohannes. By Girma, London | June 02, 2007 I have read Ato Tezera’s article entitled DISTINCTION BETWEEN CIVIL SERVICE AND POLITICAL SERVICE posted on Ethiolion website with dismay and felt like replying. Though Ato Tezera’s article is difficult to […]

Mar 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Diaspora Politicians: Proper Reflection and Critical Appraisal

By Estegenet Hailu | March 29, 2007

Almost every Ethiopian living outside the country is always consumed by anger and frustration when he or she observes the situation back home. Given the opportunity, all would like to play some part in alleviating the dire conditions the country finds itself in. This may range from being actively involved in the political struggle to bring about a democratic government to the most trivial one of giving the occasional helping hand to family members and acquaintances back home.

Mar 16, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Role of the Diaspora Politicians as Organisers of Defeat

Reply to Asefa Tola’s article on “The Role of Diaspora on Ethiopian Politics.”

By Y.H/Meskel | March 16, 2007

I read with great interest a thought provoking article by Asefa Tola on “The Role of Diaspora on Ethiopian Politics” which was originally posted on Honestly, it is a well thought out article but needs further elaboration to make a clear distinction between the Diaspora politicians and Diaspora Ethiopians. In my view it is too soft if the article is addressing the Diaspora politicians. In his quest to strike a balance, the author must have laboured so hard to find some positive contributions of the Diaspora but failed to highlight the role that Diaspora has played in organising defeat. In this article an attempt has been made to highlight few of these defeats.

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