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Trudeau’s stand in Ethiopia

Canada and Ethiopia have had a long and rich relationship founded on the ideals and principles of charity, immigration, shared interest in the ideals of multiculturalism, peaceful co-existence and an international view of the world. Canada to Ethiopia has been a society worth of emulation. It remains an admired nation.

The Horn between a rock and a hard place

In what could be considered as an unforeseen incident, the United States assassinated General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of Iranian Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations.

Waste management; Problem can’t be discarded easily

It seems that the current buzz around climate change is unstoppable. The world ecosystem is crumbling and the environment destroyed. Many places have recently been wrecked by volcanic eruptions, forest fires, floods, earthquakes, drought and other environmental disasters. Climate change may seem a far off concept for developing countries like Ethiopia, but it is not.

Qatar GCC blockade: Blessing in disguise?

It has been years now since the Saudi Arabia led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) imposed a blockade on Qatar—another gulf nation—resulting in the closure of the only border the smaller state has with the latter. Even Saudi Arabia once reportedly expressed intentions to dig waterways by this border effectively making Qatar an island.

Hate speech: the Achilles heel of Ethiopia

The recent events that have been taking place in Ethiopia shine a bright light on hate speech. The role of hate speech has, for some time, been hugely ignored in its contribution to the recent ethnic clashes that took place in different parts of the country.

Rebirth of the ruling party

As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Chairman of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), is pushing for the merger of the Front and its affiliates into a single party; the quest on the legality of the prospective party and the controversy surrounding it are still far from over.

The tragedy that left Adama in shock

"I don't know if I can ever stand on my own feet,” Wegayehu Bizuwork cried as he attempted to make sense of the sudden loss of his youngest son in Adama. “I should be anticipating his high school graduation, not his funeral,” he explained as family members and friends streamed past him weeping and screaming the name of the 16-year-old inside his residence.