Yared, Ethiopia, 1400s Public domain image

YARED (SAINT), 505-571 AD of Axum, Ethiopia 

CONTRIBUTED BY: CHARLES L. CHAVIS Composer, scholar, and pioneer of musical notation, Saint Yared was born in Axum, Ethiopia on April 25, 505 AD.  Little is known regarding his family background but scholars suggest he was…

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Ethiopian Groundhog Year 2010

By Alemayehu G, Mariam Groundhog Year in Prison Nation In December 2008, I wrote a weekly column entitled “Groundhog Year in Prison Nation” summarizing some of my weekly columns for that year.…

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Ethiopia: “So What!”

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam “So what! Soo what!! Sooo whaaat!!!” was the repetitive mantra of dictator Meles Zenawi recently in response to pesky questions lobbed at him in parliament about his…

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Ethiopia: The Anuak’s Forgotten Genocide

Originally appeared in the Huffington Post on  12/11/2010   By Prof Alemayehu G, Mariam A Conversation With Obang Metho[1] Note: A report by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program on the Anuak…

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The 2005 election in retrospect

By Maru Gubena (Ph.D.) | December 4, 2010 Five year ago, though there were feelings of uncertainty and fearfulness about the future direction of Ethiopia itself, as well as its politics –…

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Ethopia's legend Haile Gebrselassie runs with the men's pack during the New York City Marathon Gebrselassie dropped out at mile 16 with a right knee injury

Haile Gebrselassie calls time on stellar athletics career

AFP NOVEMBER 8, 2010 HAILE Gebrselassie, who called time on a storied distance running career overnight, is guaranteed an exalted position in athletics’ hall of fame as well as in the hearts…

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Ethiopia: Feed Them and Bleed Them

By Alemayehu G Mariam   Western Donors as Accessories to “Democricide” in Ethiopia The helping hand that feeds Ethiopians is the same hand that helps bleed Ethiopia. Every year, the U.S., U.K,…

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