OP-ED: BETWEEN REFORM AND REVOLUTION STANDS SLOGAN: ETHIOPIA’S HARD CHOICE

Addis Abeba, March 05/2018 – In a duel between revolution and reform, slogans play a referee’s role. Once chiseled on the tongues of a people on the move, slogans reduce complex issues into simple catch phrases that animate and captivate the street. “Land to the tiller!” chanted the 1960s/1970s Ethiopian youth. And those calling for expropriating…

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Turning Point in the movement of the Oromo Elite struggle

The dynamism of a change movement depends on the nature of the change. The birth of change can emanate from uni-polarity, duality, integration or transcendence. A change that emanates from uni-polarity fails when it reaches its level of extremity. A change that emanates from duality fails when the other opposite succeeds. A change that emanates…

ANALYSIS: LAKE TANA: HOW AN INVASIVE WEED IS THREATENING ITS SURVIVAL

Yihun D. (PhD) and Wondwossen T. (PhD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 23/2017 – Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the second largest in Africa. In recognition of the lake’s rich biodiversity and significant cultural heritage, UNESCO added the lake to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves in June 2015. Lake Tana covers an…

Las Vegas massacre: It could have been even worse

Editor’s note: Cedric L. Alexander is a CNN law enforcement analyst and deputy mayor of Rochester, New York. The views expressed here are solely those of the author. (CNN) At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fireon a country music festival in Las Vegas. The crime instantly entered the…

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