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Greatness unachievable by disparaging past, painting bleak picture of future!

Some 44 years after his ouster by the military junta otherwise known as Derg a statue of Emperor Haile-Selassie I, the late Ethiopian ruler who is regarded as the father of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), was colorfully unveiled last Sunday at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) during the 32nd AU Heads of State and government Summit.

Unheeding history thwarts a nation’s vision!

As the 200th birthday of Emperor Tewodros II, who is credited with laying the foundation for modern-day Ethiopia and installing a central government after ending the decentralized Zemene Mesafint (Era of the Princes), is marked this week it’s imperative to ponder on some issues of critical importance in the context of the current political reality in Ethiopia.

Backing up calls for peace with action!

Though pretty much that can be said about peace has been said ever since Ethiopia has been in the throes of political turmoil over the past three years, words have not been suited to action to date.