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Opinion – EPRDF does not represent and speak for all Ethiopians and it is not accidental

  Mohamed Olad, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 12/2018 – Though Ethiopia’s ruling coalition EPRDF’s latest efforts to expand the current political space can be seen as commendable, as the largest political Front in the nation, it failed to[...]
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Opinion: ‘Peace’ of the tormentor and resistance toward freedom

Alem Mamo, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 11/2018 – Fostering peace is much more abstruse than waging war or employing violence to address social woes. The multi-dimensional disposition of peace necessitates a wide-ranging approach that addresses all the underlying[...]
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Opinion – The Lemma Megerssa Moment and the Oromo Dilemma: Between resistance and governing

Tsegaye R Ararssa, for Addis Standard Introduction Addis Abeba, Janurary 10/2018 – One of the most emphatic achievements of the #OromoProtests is Lemma Megerssa himself. The Lemma Megerssa moment is produced by the resurgent Oromo resistance that was rekindled in[...]
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Opinion: Deracializing (Not decolonizing) Ethiopian Studies

  Berihun Adugna Gebeye, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 27/2017 – I am writing this contribution to further engage and provoke discussion on ‘decolonizing’ Ethiopian studies initiated by Hewan Semon. While I agree with some of Hewan’s concerns,[...]
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Opinion: A fresh start to up the ante: The Decolonizing debate and Ethiopia’s Place in Western imagination of the “Other”

  Kindeneh Endeg, (PhD),  for Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, December 19/2017 – I have followed Hewan’s call for the need to decolonize Ethiopian studies and the follow up discussions it generated with interest. The reactions to Hewan’s call are a[...]
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Opinion: Questions, concerns and a critique on the decolonization of Ethiopian knowledge

  Abadir Ibrahim, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 12/2017 – In an opinion piece published on a previous issue of Addis Standard, Hewan Semon proposed a conversation on the decolonization of Ethiopian studies. As much as I would have[...]
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Opinion: On decolonizing Ethiopian studies: Decolonize the decolonizers First

  Abinet Asfaw, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 08/2017 – I would like to make a simple critique of Hewan Solomon’s article “Decolonizing Ethiopian Studies”. I find the article vacuous and symptomatic of what it seeks to[...]
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Opinion: On decolonizing Ethiopian studies: Methodological nationalism as bad as Eurocentrism

Hailegabriel G. Feyissa, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 04/2017 –  I am writing this short essay in response to Hewan Semon’s rather interesting and thought-provoking opinion piece ‘Decolonizing Ethiopian Studies’. I am jumping on her offer for[...]
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Opinion: Decolonizing Ethiopian studies

  Hewan Semon, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 30/2017 – I wrote this article as a way to initiate a conversation on the issues of decolonizing education pertaining directly to the field of Ethiopian Studies. The main purpose of[...]
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Opinion: Land governance is key to Africa’s transformation

Dr Abdalla Hamdok, ECA   Addis Abeba, November 15/2017 – The Africa Land Policy Center (formerly the Land Policy Initiative) in collaboration with partner organizations will hold an International Conference on November 14-17, 2017 in Addis Abeba. In line with the[...]
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