On the trail of the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia's Lake Tana

On the trail of the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana

The African bush and world-renowned religious sites are meant to be two separate holiday options. Stories about examining ancient Christian scrolls and searching for the tell-tale bubbles of an irate hippo coming... Read more »
The Quandary of Ethiopia's Bicephalic Government

The Quandary of Ethiopia’s Bicephalic Government

Prod Mesay Kebede By Messay Kebede In posted interviews and write-ups as well as in informal discussions, the debate is raging between supporters and detractors of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Among the... Read more »
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In Ethiopia's bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

The new railway station in the city of Adama in central Ethiopia.Photograph: Charlie Rosser By Tom Gardner The Guardian They promised us we would get jobs there,” says Tadele, nodding at the... Read more »
Ethiopia's new premier reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Ethiopia’s new premier reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the members of parliament inside the House of Peoples’ Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s... Read more »
Memorandum No. 1: To PM Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia's Cheetahs/Abo Shemanes (Youth)

Memorandum No. 1: To PM Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia’s Cheetahs/Abo Shemanes (Youth)

Al Mariam Author’s note: In my last “commentary” (My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed), I promised to focus my future observations on issues and topics that will serve to promote... Read more »
Ethiopia's PM seeks end to violence that displaced nearly a million

Ethiopia’s PM seeks end to violence that displaced nearly a million

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed travelled on Saturday to a region where clashes have displaced nearly a million people, his first trip since being sworn in as premier... Read more »
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Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed’s first speech – Opinion

Scam!Scam! Scam! Many are making a big fuss about Abiye, but as far as I can see it is much ado about nothing, since he will be serving the interest of Woyane... Read more »
Ethiopia's ruling coalition names Abiy Ahmed as new chairman, set to be PM

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition names Abiy Ahmed as new chairman, set to be PM

Abiy Ahmed By Elias Meseret | AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s ruling coalition late Tuesday named a chairman set to become the country’s new prime minister amid the latest state of emergency in... Read more »
Ethiopia's Netsanet Gudeta shatters women's record at world half marathon

Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta shatters women’s record at world half marathon

Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta crosses the finish line with a world-record time at the world half marathon championships in Valencia, Spain on Saturday. (@angprobinsyano6/Twitter) Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta smashed the women’s only race world... Read more »