Strong social and institutional capital is imperative to create a self-guiding democratic society. Without them, in my perspective, it is unlikely to achieve consensus among communities even on less controversial issues.
It is famously noted that the African Union (AU) summit is an opportunity for demagogues and dictators of the continent to come together and congratulate each other for surviving yet another year at the helm of pyramids of oppression that subject their people to all forms of political, social, and economic subjugation.
Since the past few years, Ethiopia has been marred by a high number of conflicts. Deadly clashes between ethnic groups, violent religious conflicts, and noxious conflicts among many public university students have become prevalent in the country.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is an emerging international security and human rights norm which seeks to enhance the state’s ability to protect civilians from four mass atrocity crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and war crimes.
Ethiopia has launched its first-ever remote sensing satellite into space on 20 December 2019. The 72kg satellite of Ethiopia was developed in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Space Technology.
The people of Ethiopia and Eritrea have been watching the peace process that is expected to end two decades of a ‘frozen war.’ No doubt the attempts made, especially by Prime Minister Abiy (PhD), are unprecedented and courageous.