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Ethiopia and the Arab overture – conclusion

By Tesfu Telahoun Abebe – I would like to start off the third and final installment of ‘Ethiopia and the Arab Overture’ by momentarily digressing to momentous events occurring across our western borders. I applaud and salute the great people of Sudan on finally achieving a golden opportunity to reverse the ravages of over three […]

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“Just do it … go and eat me, no excuses”

Melakou Tegegn, Kampala- Uganda– As a famous Amharic saying has it, “Aya jibo satamehagn bilagn”; ostensibly the lamb said to this to the hyena who was saying all and sundry but dying to eat the lamb. In 1964, the Johnson administration in the US fabricated a story that goes in the history of falsified incidents […]

Will Ethiopia’s PM Abiy tame the Janjaweed?
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Will Ethiopia’s PM Abiy tame the Janjaweed?

Melakou Tegegn, Kampala– The Janjaweed is a militia force set up by Bashir in the late 1990s to terrorize the population of Southern Sudan from supporting the SPLA. They committed untold crimes against the civilian population ostensibly for harbouring the forces of SPLA, a liberation movement at the time.