Our Tragedy Must Unite Us—(Professor Tecola W Hagos)

Our Tragedy Must Unite Us—(Professor Tecola W Hagos)

My heart-felt condolences to all the innocent victims of brutality and savagery foremost in Libya and in South Afri[...]

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Police violence on protesters in Addis Ababa (Reuters)

ADDIS ABABA - Demonstrators hurled stones and police fired teargas as emotions ran high at a mass rally in Ethiopia[...]

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Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon for second time-(Boston Globe)

Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon for second time-(Boston Globe)

Boston Marathon men’s victory in three years, outkicking countryman Yemane Tsegay Monday to win by 31 seconds in [...]

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South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation” turns dark as immigrant attacks rise

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When he heard angry screams and the hammering of hatchets on the door of his shack last we[...]

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Editor’s Note: It is most gratifying to read the exchange of profound ideas (discourse) by the most distinguished Ethiopianist Professor Liben Gebre Ethiopia (known to the rest of the World as Professor Donald Levine of Chicago University) and Professor Tecola W Hagos, an Ethiopian patriot, on extremely important and sensitive subject of the origin and evolution of the Ethiopian State over thousands of years ago, as the only unconquered Nation/State in the world, except for a fleeting stint by Italy 1936-41 where the Italians barely occupied the main roads leading to the Capital City, but the rest of Ethiopia remaining still free in the hands of the hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian Patriotic fighters. This discourse covers also several issues of the reading of history and the understanding of Ethiopian social norms and life. What is remarkable and a great lesson to all is the respectful and polite exchange of ideas by two individuals whose common love

In honoring Liben for his dedication and insightful books and academic articles on Ethiopia and its people, we made available here one of the most intriguing discourses Liben had with Ethiopian scholars. This is a Celebration of the life of Liben, a true “Son” of Ethiopia. Tragically, the great Ethiopianist Liben Gebre Ethiopia passed away two weeks ago on April 4, 2015. We will continue to Celebrate the life of Liben year-round by posting essays and articles about Ethiopia’s distinguished “Son” Liben Gebre for Ethiopia had created a bond stronger than steel-wires.

Minister Redwan Hussien blames the opposition Semayawi Party

Government communications minister Redwan Hussien blames the opposition Semayawi Party for the public protest seen on Wednesday April 22, 2015 in Addis Ababa. The public protest, which erupted out of the government-controlled rally, blames ISIS killings of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on the ruling party for the high unemployment and stifling political repression.

Police in Addis Ababa forcibly dispersed thousands of protesters

Police in Addis Ababa forcibly dispersed thousands of protesters who came out to the streets to protest the Killing of Ethiopians by ISIS in Libya.

U.S. outraged over IS atrocity against Christians in Libya

Tripoli (AFP) – The United States condemned the “brutal mass murder” of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showing their execution.

The 29-minute IS video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions as “followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church”.

Xenophobia spreads to Johannesburg BBC

Foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted overnight in eastern Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the looters, while about 200 foreign nationals reportedly took refuge at a police station.
The attack came hours after thousands took part in a rally against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban.
Anti-foreigner violence in recent weeks has killed at least five people.

Donald Levine, sociologist and former dean of the College, 1931-2015

Donald Levine, sociologist and former dean of the College, 1931-2015

Levine, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology, died on April 4 after a long illness. He was 83.
As a young scholar, Levine spent several years doing fieldwork in Ethiopia, which resulted in his first book, Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture. In 2004, Andreas Eshete, the president of Addis Ababa University, called Wax and Gold “an Ethiopian classic.”
Levine remained interested in Ethiopia throughout his life and served as an advisor on Ethiopia to the U.S. Senate, Department of State and other federal agencies.

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population Is Foreign Born

9 Percent Are Immigrants; and While Most Are from the Caribbean, Africans Drive Recent Growth, Rapid growth in the black immigrant population is expected to continue. The Census Bureau projects that by 2060, 16.5% of U.S. blacks will be immigrants.

Ethiopian Wins Airline of the Year Award in China

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row at MICE Magazine’s 8th Annual Industry Golden Chair Awards held in Beijing,

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan pick two firms for Nile dam study

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have picked two firms to carry out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile, an Egyptian official said.

The leaders of the three countries signed a co-operation deal in Khartoum in March that paved the way for a joint approach to regional water supplies.

Cairo and Addis Ababa had previously been locked in a bitter war of words over Ethiopia’s $4 billion project

Few escape routes for refugees and migrants trapped in Yemen

LONDON, 8 April 2015 (IRIN) – As the Saudi-led aerial bombardment of Yemen intensifies and a full-scale civil war appears increasingly inevitable, there are few immediate escape routes for well over a million African migrants and refugees in the country.

Ports are closed and air traffic is largely restricted to evacuation flights for nationals of western or Asian countries. A few hundred foreign nationals have been allowed to cross a land border into Oman.

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