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Urgent call for Ethiopian professionals

From the Petition Coordinating Committee The Committee calls on academics, scholars, scientists, and professionals of Ethiopian origin to sign the petition posted on to express their solidarity with peaceful demonstrators and protestors in Ethiopia. The purpose of the petition is also to bring our Ethiopian compatriots’ demand for peace, justice, and respect for human […]

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Can an individual contribute to the current resurgence of nationalism in Ethiopia?

By Kersye Merfo First of all, spelling out why the current protest has been necessitated is a confirmation of the ever-enduring sense of Ethiopian identity. Secondly, let us agree that three words summarise the issues: Ethiopian nationalist resurgence. Adding my voice to that of all Ethiopians, I will focus here on the first point, and […]

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Ethiopia Linked to Panama Papers Offshore Companies

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today released a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions, from Nevada to Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. Among the secret accounts include at least two companies in Ethiopia. One company listed is Poly Ethiopia Petroleum Company […]

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Prominent Ethiopian scholar Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw passed away

Ethiopians in the Washington DC Metro Area are shocked to learned about the passing of Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw this week. Dr Maigenet and her husband Prof. Getachew Metaferia are prominent members of the Ethiopian community and strong advocates of human rights for all Ethiopians. The Ethiopian Review team extends their heartfelt condolences to Prof. Getachew […]

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Understanding the current protests in Ethiopia: A rejoinder – Prof. Minga Negash

On February 23, 2016 in a televised interview Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn announced that the three month long public uprising is accompanied by an armed insurrection. Ironically what the Prime Minister described is the same route that put his regime to power 25 years ago. The Government unsays what it says almost every week […]

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Ethiopia at the Eleventh Hour of Peaceful Change – Messay Kebede

Logically, one would hope that the Oromo uprising and the undeniable general discontent and frustration in the country call for a serious movement toward a reformist dissent within the TPLF and perhaps the army. In whichever way the present situation is analyzed, it cannot avoid the conclusion that the path so far followed is an […]

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Oromo Protesters Burned Down Properties. Should we Condemn or Condone It? – Prof. Seid Hassan

By Seid Hassan | Murray State University In addition to the senseless killings of protesters by the ruling party against the Oromos, the latest video clips and news reports also indicate that the same protests in Oromia region have led to the burning/destruction of properties, foundations, etc. There is an ongoing and raging debate among […]

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