Monthly Archives: July 1991

Whither Ethiopia: Thoughts on Fundamentals for Change

By Samuel W. Yohannes Power and Legitimacy One of the main issues that were never addressed properly is the legitimacy of government power in Ethiopia. This article attempts to clear the confusions that have arisen around this fundamental issue throughout our history, and explore means for instituting a legitimate power in Ethiopia. God: The Basis […]

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Ethiopian Prospect: A Possible Blueprint for the Future

By Getachew Mekasha These are extraordinary times for Ethiopia, and times like these need to be approached in an extraordinary way. The unceremonious departure of Mengistu Haile Mariam from Addis Ababa, while a welcome event in itself, raises all sorts of questions about the future of Ethiopia which need to be addressed with utmost urgency. […]

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Ethiopia: Beyond Fear and Loathing?

In less than a month Mengistu HaileMariam and his Derg have been swept from the Ethiopian political landscape. Victory for the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Revolutionary Front (EPDRF) came quickly and Addis Ababa was captured with minimum resistance. The political implications of this victory however remain unclear. Historic ethnic antagonisms and rivalries continue to inspire an […]

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