Category: Opinion

Political reform in Ethiopia eludes people of Gambella

When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Gambella by the end of May 2018, he noticed how far the region was lagging behind in its overall development compared to most regions of the country. He later brought these concerns before the parliament,…
The intellectual project of Global Ethiopia (part two)

Locating Ethiopia Even though Ethiopia is widely mentioned in great Classical mythologies, maps, art, sculptures, poetry, war narratives, it has always been difficult to establish the country or its people in concise geographical and historical contexts on the basis of…
The Case for a National Council of Oromia

 ( This is the second part of the article, “Ethiopianism,” The “Neo-Official-Nationalism,” and the “Oromia First!” Trend, published on July 30.) In the past, on another platform (at OSA Conference, July 2016, Washington DC), I put forward three scenarios for…
On Transitional Government and Ethnic Federalism

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit to the Ethiopian diaspora in the US has offered the occasion to raise two crucial issues that have been the object of intense discussions among many students of Ethiopian politics and political activists since his…
The intellectual project of Global Ethiopia

The idea of global Ethiopia is an architectural narrative scheme to unpack Ethiopia and the global intellectual and cultural movement it has inspired. Through systematic exploration of ancient mythologies, historical records, biblical verses and contemporary events, the various strands of…