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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.

Public uncompromising on nation’s survival!

The news emerging from some parts of Ethiopia is stocking apprehension over the country’s political future. The actions of a handful of narcissistic and myopic compatriots are fueling conflicts and tension.

The sins of political duplicity

Decades have elapsed since the art of sowing ethnic, religious and other divisions among Ethiopians while claiming to champion their interest has been a hallmark of the elites of the country.