I reflect on this in the formation of the Ethiopian state. To lazy thinkers, "ignorance is bliss." Yet to a tenacious thinker, with gumption, courage, and passion for life, "The truth will set you free." At a fundamental level, not even the political ideological level, this is the key difference in culture between the people … Continue reading Is ignorance really bliss?
The ideologies within the Horn of Africa's Ethiopia and Eritrean states differ greatly. One group values statehood over nations, the others seenations and statehood as equal. John Young states that the core difference in ideology between the EPLF and the TPLF was the idea of nationhood. The Isias led government puts the states’ identity first … Continue reading Time to question, what makes up a state?
What does this mean for the nations of Ethiopia? Apr 2, 2021 https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/04/sudan-takes-center-stage-us-regional-strategy Review of the above article As I read this article, the prospect of a protracted Iraq or Yemen war is the only thing that looms over my mind. I am no expert on the geopolitics of the region, the USA, the Mediterranean … Continue reading “Sudan takes center stage in US regional strategy”
Response to the 2nd half of the discussion “Is Ethiopia hurtling towards all-out ethnic conflict?” | The Stream 29/03/2020 At 11:55 you hear the OLA leader Jaal Maroo openly say he wants independent investigation into the #Amhara killings in #Oromia.My question to the audience, if the OLA were responsible, why would they ask for independent investigations?My … Continue reading Is Ethiopia hurtling towards all-out ethnic conflict?”