In 178 pages of a remarkable storytelling, Rebecca Haile - an Ethiopian-American who grew up in the US since age 11 - offers a vivid and engaging narration of a trip she makes back to Ethiopia in 2001 after an absence of almost 25 years. These 25 years cover one of the most brutal periods Ethiopians have ever witnessed and, therefore, provide a unique backdrop to millions of stories yet to be told; Rebeccas' promising to be among the first and most interesting ones. Read Book review by MediaET.



Abay Crielo, an Ethiopian in the UK writes on Ethiopia's longing for an outlet to the Sea taking Bolivia's case as a parallel. Article here. Dec 10, 06.



"...More to the point, Meles has always cared more about Eritrea than about Tigray or Ethiopia and Ethiopian causes and in reality, if not in rhetoric, he still does today", writes Professor Negussay Ayele, a long time contributor to Ethiopians.com. Article here. March 20, 2007.

 


"Regardless of political twists and turns in which his footprints were visible and consequential on occasions, unfailing constants in Professor Mesfin Weldemariam’s life are his exemplary teaching, his continued research and his prolific writings and his establishment of EHRCO", writes Professor Negussay Ayele paying tribute to the man who has come to symbolize the struggle of Ethiopia's people against successive repressive regimes such as the current Meles regime. Article Here. Sep 6, 06. Pagume 1, 98.

 


Elaini Negussay in an article entitled "The poverty pandemic, foreign debt, and public health activism as a means of poverty alleviation in Ethiopia and elsewhere," powerfully argues for debt cancellation and land tenure reform as some of the steps to poverty reduction. Here.

Dr. Solomon Terfa, associate professor of political science and international relations - and a new contributor to MediaETHIOPIA - comments on the winners and losers of the US-UK war in Iraq. He suggests that Mr. Kofi Annan should have resigned - at the outset of the war- to save his and his office's integrity. Here. 

"Hoping to feed 100 million Ethiopians by the year 2015 by relying solely on rain fed agriculture is sheer madness," says, Ato Tadesse H/Selassie of Berta Construction, one of the most respected Engineers in Ethiopia today. Read about his proposals on diverting Blaten and Dijo rivers to Ziway, Beshlo to Wuchale and Kessem and Kebena to an artificial lake near Metehara. Here.  

Ethiopia and the US will celebrate 100 years of formal diplomatic relationships in 2003. Professor Negussay Ayele of UCLA writes about the beginnings of this long relationship. Here. [12/27/02]. 

MediaETHIOPIA's regular contributor, Professor Negussay Ayele writes about the 'possibilities and probabilities of confederation' in Northeast Africa in the recent 'Horn of Africa' Conference held in Tampa. Here.

Abba Tesfamaraim Baraki of the Irob community writes about the insecurity and the continued uncertainty in the Irob heartland as the UNMEE pushes for border demarcation by May 2003. Article here. 

Professor Negussay Ayele writes about Ethiopia's and hence Black Christians' 1000 year old presence at the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Read the story of faith and perseverance of Ethiopian monks and nuns.  Here.

Abay B. Qeneni continues to build his case for modalities for a peaceful and productive co-existence between Amharic and Oromifa speaking Ethiopians. He outlines 6 points.  
Part I  | Part II  | Part III  |  Part IV

Professor Negussay Ayele writes about Ethiopia's and hence Black Christians' 1000 year old presence at the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Read the story of faith and perseverance of Ethiopian monks and nuns.  Here.

An American group attempts to realize the century-old dreams of Menelik and Ethiopian-Italian engineer Signor Castanio of building an all-weather bridge across the Abay river between Wollega and Gojam. Read about the work of "Bridges to Prosperity" and the story of how Wollega Oromos and Gojames of the Guder/Chara area await its completion and to "...marry our best (Oromo) women to the hard working men of Gojam." Here.

Ephrem Yeman Berhan, J.S.D comments on the recent border ruling outlining why it is flawed and how Ethiopia's interest were never defended in the deliberations.  Article here. 

Professor Negussay writes about the UN's historical involvement in settling Ethiopia's boundary over the years and forwards a framework that is fair to both parties and that can guarantee peace and stability in the region.   Click here.

In an exclusive article for MediaETHIOPIA, Professor Negussay of UCLA explains in detail the factors that led to the crisis Ethiopia and Eritrea are facing today and, going forward, the fate of their intertwined leadership. Read his latest article: Sow the wind; reap the whirlwind here.

Wendy Belcehr's Interview with Professor Mesfin W/Mariam, Ethiopia's premier Human Rights activist recently released from prison on bail. Click here.

Tesfay Atsbeha and Kahsay Berhe write about TPLF's problem. [New]

Our Guest Writer Prof. Messay Kebede writes on ethnic politics and the recent cracks in the ranks of Mr. Meles' party - the TPLF. [New]

Alemayehu Geda, PhD comments on Ethiopia’s Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy. [New]

Zemedu Worku, PhD, former dean of Alemaya University and currently at FAO discusses if "Sustainable Food Security is Possible in Ethiopia" [New]

The Zalambessa-Irob Community Comments on recent Split of TPLF

Mehret Ayenew, of AAU on social ills and urban problems in Addis Ababa Read his paper in PDF Format. Word Format.

The Rise of Ethiopian Nihilism and the Plight of Addis Ababa University - Mesay Kebede

The Zalambessa-Irob Community Comments on recent Split of TPLF [New Article - April 2001]

Commentary on the 12/12/00 Algiers Peace Deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea - Professor Negussay Ayele. [New Article]

The view from the Zalambessa-Irob Community 

Weighing-in on Technicalities of the Peace Agreement. Weighing-in on Technicalities of the Peace Agreement. - Negussay Ayele. [6/17/00]

Continuing to raise fundamental and Historical questions about the rights of Ethiopia with regard to its access to the sea. Continuing to raise fundamental and Historical questions about the rights of Ethiopia with regard to its access to the sea. - Negussay Ayele. [9/26/00]

Taking discussions heretofore to logical conclusion by focusing on Asseb and its symbolism. - Negussay Ayele. [10/1/00]