The wave of nationalism currently sweeping through Ethiopia is a testament to the fact that the unshakeable patriotism of its people can never be eroded by radical ethno-centrism or of other centrifugal forces.
The civil war presently raging in northern Ethiopia must come to an immediate stop before it lands the country in the rank of failed states like Syria, Libya and Yemen. In a country that has been beset with a set of interminable problems internecine strife cannot be a solution.
The ignorant and irresponsible comments U.S. President Donald Trump last week in which he said Egypt will end up blowing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is entirely unacceptable by any standard. It’s not only Ethiopians who find his comments abhorrent; all Africans share the same sentiment.
Peace is a valuable commodity vital to the continued viability of Ethiopia as a nation. Accordingly, each and every Ethiopian must contribute his/her share to the prevalence of stability throughout the territory of the nation.
As Ethiopians celebrated the advent of 2013 on September 11 the messages conveyed by different sections of the public underscored the importance of averting a recurrence of the ills of the past during the New Year.