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Three for One: The many faces of Abiy Ahmed – Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Nobel Peace Laureate

Introduction ●The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill ●All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time [italics mine].This, and …

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The ‘decline’ of collective intelligence among Ethiopian political elites: A historical perspective

“Heaven and earth are such an immense realm that it can only begrasped by the collective intelligence of all intelligent beings.” —– The Faust-Legend and Goethe’s ‘Faust’ H. B. Cotterill Introduction In this paper, I will attempt to analyze some aspects of problematical down-ward trend of collective intelligence among Ethiopia’s political leaders and elites. The …

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‘The Cult of Victimization’ in Ethiopian Ethnic Politics: the subjection of Amharas to triple-victimhood

Introduction Point of Departure             Death toll in western Ethiopia ‘massacre’ reaches 207: Red Cross (25 Dec 2020)[1] At the time of writing this short article on Victim Play in the new Ethiopian politics, again some 200 plus of the Amhara and other minority groups had been slaughtered in the Benishangul region, merely several hours …

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The banality of Evil? How TPLF has evolved into a nefarious and villainous death machine

Introduction As a young boy growing in the Mengstu’s era (The Derg), I was continually mesmerized or absorbed by the thoughts of evil in relation to atrocious and cruel acts committed against young people who were accused of anti Derg operation. Many intellectual elites were eliminated during this period. In the name of justice, revolution …

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Genocide and War in Ethiopia: How to Extinguish the Fire

The fabric that has bonded the colorful and historic diversity of Ethiopia is under enormous stress. Ethiopia is on the verge of breaking up. The crimes against humanity and the genocide that have been going on amidst the silence of the international community cannot be forgiven or forgotten. No matter what the government of Prime …

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