Open Letter to Bereket Simon – From Kassahun Addis


Dear Bereket Simon, So now you know! I am not sure if you remember me. But maybe, this story of one of my encounters may jog your memory. It was the first week of July 2007 some days after the boss, I believe, you love more than yourself spoke in the Parliament on a range…

On Flag Issue – by Jawar Mohammad


I have avoided commenting on the flag issue because I thought this is not the time to debate it. Now it has been pushed to the forefront here is my two cent words of advice to avoid turning the flag issue into source for further conflict.

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa


Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said that he had made the decision to facilitate efforts towards political reforms which started with the release of political prisoners. But rather than pursue a reform agenda, the Ethiopian government followed his announcement by declaring…