Institute of Development and Education for Africa (IDEA), Inc. is
proud to announce the launching of Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia’s new book. For
contents of the book, please click on the following link: www.africanidea.org/Ghelawdewos_Araia_New_Book.html
subscribers (including students) interested in purchasing the book should
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Purchase one book & get the second one for Free
October 3, 2011
The Institute of Development and Education for Africa (IDEA), Inc. once again is launching Cultures That We Must Preserve and Reject (Tigrigna and Amharic), authored by Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia. Subscribers interested in buying the book must indicate their selection (Amharic or Tigrigna) and if they decide to purchase the book, they will get Advice to the Son & In Memory to the Father by Belaten Geta Herouy Wolde Selassie for free.
Subscribers must send a check in the amount of $18.00 (this includes shipping and handling), payable to Ghelawdewos Araia, to 1199 Whitney Avenue Suite 523, Hamden, CT 06517
For further information, please call (203) 789-1990 or email
A New Organization: A Gift for Ethiopia from Ethiopians
Araia August 21, 2012
Araia & Teodros Kiros
Proposed Federal Gov’t Budget Embraces Macroeconomic Loopholes; Risky!
Both proponents and critics of the Revolutionary Democrats concur that ambition is their defining character. They have carried it through two decades of leading this rather volatile nation. It has existed in the highs and lows of their time in power, as if it is the oxygen of their administration.
Ethiopia: Genomics and African Queens
21 June 2012 AllAfrica.com
Researchers have started to unveil the genetic heritage of Ethiopian populations, who are among the most diverse in the world, and lie at the gateway from Africa. They found that the genomes of some Ethiopian populations bear striking similarities to those of populations in Israel and Syria, a potential genetic legacy of the Queen of Sheba and her companions.
The team detected mixing between some Ethiopians and non-African populations dating to approximately 3,000 years ago. The origin and date of this genomic admixture, along with previous linguistic studies, is consistent with the legend of the Queen of Sheba, who according to the Ethiopian Kebra Nagast book had a child with King Solomon from Israel and is mentioned in both the Bible and the
What Language Should Ethiopians Speak?
Ghelawdewos Araia June 4, 2012
This essay attempts to resolve the age-old controversy of the use of one language in Ethiopia as a lingua franca or a working language, and will discuss the anatomy of language, not only in its narrow definition related to the mechanical facilitation of communication but also in its broader conception of expressing and embodying culture in the micro and macro senses.The power of emotive language could be gained via indigenous languages only. I have had the opportunity to experience the power of language,
Fisseha Abraha, the Family man from the North
By Teodros Kiros
Few are genuinely brave. Brave are those who are made out of moral discipline
and still disposition. Such rare individuals blend in one whole -compassion
Such was Fisseha Abraha, the gallant man from the north. A brother to Seeye
Abraha, an Ethiopian hero, Fisseha has paid heavy price for speaking power to
truth and was imprisoned in Ethiopian dungeon on false charges. Those days in
prison have cost him his health. It is said that while in prison he was confined with six hundred others whose sweats were literally dropping on his
body against which he attempted to protect himself by covering himself with
plastic bags to no avail.
the Nkrumah Statue Stand and Let Other Statues Flank and Accompany It
Africa: Kenya - Impunity & Elections, 1
"Public support for the ICC remains high. A majority of the respondents - 64 per cent - are happy that the ICC is pursuing the six suspects. ... the perception that the government is unlikely to conduct genuine investigations, or prosecute powerful individuals, has sustained high support for the ICC as the justice mechanism of last resort." - Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation (KNDR) Monitoring Project, January 2012
Opening a very complex year of legal and political developments in Kenya, the International Criminal Court today issued pre-trial indictments against four prominent Kenyan political figures, including rival presidential candidates William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta, for crimes during the post-electin violence in late 2007 and 2008 (see http://www.icc-cpi.int /direct URL http://tinyurl.com/7ysluo5) Charges were also issued against Cabinet Secretary Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua Arap Sang. Charges were not filed against two other suspects, Postal Corporation chief Hussein Ali and suspended government minister Henry
Interview on contemporary Ethiopia January 17, 2012
Ethioobserver has conducted a comprehensive interview on major issues and current affairs pertaining to Ethiopia with Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia, and while we are pleased to present a discussion forum to our subscribers, we also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the interviewee for his cooperation and his time.
Ethioobserver : What is your advise to Meles Zenawi and the EPRDF regarding the overall governance and politics in Ethiopia?
Dr. Ghelawdewos: My advice could be two-penny worth, but it is at least clear and simple. Meles and the EPRDF should completely change (if they could) their exclusive domination of state power and accommodate opposition parties like Forum;
Ethiopia Sale of State Assets Would Raise $7.6 Billion
January 11, 2012, 10:11 AM EST
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s government would raise 132 billion birr ($7.6 billion) if it sold the country’s five biggest state-owned companies to private investors, Access Capital SC said.