Why does the West contradict itself in responding to the Al-Burhan and Al-Sisi coups?

Muhannad Al-Arabi November 2021 There is a clear contradiction between the way that the West in general, and America in particular, has responded to the coup in Sudan led by Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the 2013 coup in Egypt led by Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Some commentators suggest a number of reasons for this, including the fact that Sudan has […]

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The New York Times portrayal of the WHO chief as an innocent victim of circumstances should not be Overlooked

MAY 17, 2021 The New York Times OpEd Columnist, Nicholas Kristof’s attempt to portray WHO chief Tedros Adhanom (Ph.D.) as an innocent victim of circumstances is misleading and disingenuous, said Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Fitsum Arega. Kristof appears to be driven by sentiment more than facts, or perhaps by willful ignorance of the circumstances […]

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ABYSSINIA: THE POWDER BARREL(When History Repeat Itself). Part I

BARON ROMAN PROCHÁZKA The author of this book was-a lawyer in Addis Ababa up to 1934, pleading before the mixed international I coulis and the consular tribunals of the European states. His disclosures concerning the internal administration of Abyssinia and the possibilities of war furnish Africa fund of fact partly taken from official sources, What the author […]

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Analysis: Biden’s call to Ethiopia’s Abiy sparks debate on US policy shift

Monday’s call was the first between the two and was requested by the US President, the White House said Joyce Karam, jan 12, 2022 President Joe Biden’s first call to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has prompted a debate about whether the US could be shifting towards the conflict in the East African country. Mr […]

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Ethiopia Conflict Dynamics Shift as New U.S. Envoy Takes Over

 by Michelle Gavin News coming out of Addis Ababa suggests that the conflict in Ethiopia is entering a new phase. For over a year, momentum seemed to be forever driving toward worsening violence between the federal government, its allies, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), as well as a deepening rift between the Ethiopian government […]

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Why Is the US Politicizing Ethiopia’s Reported Drone Capabilities?

By Andrew Korybko— American political analyst All states have the sovereign right to ensure their national security interests, especially in the domestic dimension, through whichever means they deem necessary so long as their moves are responsible and don’t contribute to regional instability. Ethiopia is no different, which is why it’s concerning that the US has suddenly […]

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“Unite Now or Perish” – Why Pan-Africanism Matters Now More Than Ever

The grip of neocolonialism on Africa’s economic sovereignty is getting tighter every year. African leaders are under the shackles of neocolonialism to the extent that they seek to please neocolonial masters more than their people. This is what Kwame Nkrumah always warned about – that Africa needed to unshackle itself from the forces of Western capitalism. […]

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Meet Rebecca Lee Crumpler: The First African-American Female Physician

 When African-Americans faced racial discrimination and prejudice that prevented them from pursuing specific career paths, Rebecca Lee Crumpler changed the face of medicine and became the first African-American woman in the United States to obtain a medical degree. Rebecca Lee Crumpler (nee. Davis) was born in Delaware on the 8th of February, 1831, to Matilda […]

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China in Ethiopian Cinema and culture

China aims to strengthen cultural relations with Ethiopia. In 2013, a Chinese delegate met with Mulugeta Seid, Ethiopian vice minister of culture, in hopes of establishing a cultural center in Addis Ababa (Jemal 2013, 01).  Seid lauded China’s use of culture for economic purposes, including job creation” (Jemal 2013, 01). China’s cultural influence in Ethiopia is […]

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China’s New Image in Ethiopian and African Cinema

Abstract China has forged substantial political and economic relations across Africa since the turn of the new millennium. This essay scrutinises the cultural representations of these relations from the perspectives of popular, locally produced cinemas in both the Chinese and Ethiopian contexts. We argue that cultural readings of the power relations between China and Africa […]

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