Ethiopia Reflects On Its Founding Father's Triumphant, Bloody Legacy

Ethiopia Reflects On Its Founding Father’s Triumphant, Bloody Legacy

Menelik II fought off Italians bent on taking his empire, but also oppressed and enslaved ethnic and religious minorities. The victims’ descendants are wary of attempts to make him a unifying figure.... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s under-15 side set for history in Eritrea

BBC Sport – Ethiopia’s under-15 side are set to be the first team from the country to play in Eritrea since a war between the two nations began in 1998. The team... Read more »
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“ITALY’S TERRIBLE DEFEAT” The New York Times – March 4, 1896

  On March 4, 1896, the New York Times had this headline about the Battle of Adwa.“ITALY’S TERRIBLE DEFEAT” The New York Times March 4, 1896. Below is an excerpt from The... Read more »
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Ethiopia appoints first female president in its modern history in latest reform

Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s Parliament on Thursday approved the East African country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, a veteran of the United Nations and the diplomatic corps. The position... Read more »
Ethiopia: KNITTING BACK TOGETHER OUR UNREACHABLE SHARED HISTORY

Ethiopia: KNITTING BACK TOGETHER OUR UNREACHABLE SHARED HISTORY

By Teshome Abebe* It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of... Read more »