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Nobel Winner Abiy Says ‘Hell’ of War Fueled Desire for Peace
December 13, 2019
The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighboring country. ... read more »
Supporters Ramp up Pressure on African Union to Reinstate Ambassador
October 31, 2019
The African Union President's Office spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo has maintained that Ambassador Chihombori-Quao didn't lose her job because of France or her fiery speeches about the scramble for Africa. "To say that the termination is due to [those opinions] is plainly false," Kalondo said. However, no specific reason has been provided for the Ambassador's termination. ... read more »
Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize
October 17, 2019
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. ... read more »
Opportunities Abound in Ethiopia for African Americans
June 20, 2019
The government of Ethiopia is rolling out the welcome mat to African Americans to explore the business opportunities and tourist destinations throughout the historic nation. During a visit to Los Angeles on June 14, Ethiopian Ambassador Fitsum Arega outlined the many prospects for investors, companies and entrepreneurs to benefit by engaging with the country, which is experiencing an economic upswing under the administration of Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. ... read more »
Not Yet Uhuru, Freedom Interrupted: African Liberation Delayed But Not Defeated
May 30, 2019
And on this day of memory and marking, May 25th, set aside in 1963 at Addis Ababa by the Organization of African Unity as African Liberation Day, we remember first and pay rightful homage to our ancestors. For they are the way-openers, the path-finders, the original freedom fighters, the layers of the foundations on which we strive to build in good and righteous ways. It is they who lifted up the light that lasts, the spiritual and moral visions and values by which we understand and assert ourselves at our best in the world. And in rightful homage to them, we in the Maatian ethical tradition, as written in the Husia, humbly ask of them every day “Ancestors, give us your hand, for we are bearers of dignity and divinity who came into being through you.” ... read more »
Me Too Movement Reaches Into African Halls of Power
May 31, 2018
The women, who work at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, appealed to Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chair, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, the AU chair, in a signed letter obtained by the paper. ... read more »
At African Confab, a Call for Justice for Children
May 9, 2018
Children are very much on the political and public agenda in Africa today. The African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfilment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is somber and sobering. ... read more »
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