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No universal Ethiopian hero or history: a rejoinder to Al Mariam

Read more ...By Buri Waddesso

(OPride) – Menelik II, Ethiopia's brutal 19th century king, has made a sudden return to the Ethiopian media spotlight over the last two months. Much has been written, from opposing viewpoints, in connection with a centennial intended to mark the 100th year of his death.

Political layers behind Teddy Afro and #BoycottBedele

Read more ...by Henok G. Gabisa

(OPride) – A recent social media campaign against Ethiopia's Heineken-owned Bedele Brewery, over its planned sponsorship of a yearlong musical tour for controversial Amharic singer Tewdros Kassahun, has forced the premium beer maker to drop the agreement.

Unpacking Amhara's self-denial and the Ethiopian identity

Read more ...(OPride) - Identity has always been at the core of human socio-political evolution. The institution of slavery was based on identity. Imperialism took place at the expense of different identities. Today, democratic governments around the world struggle to address questions of identity.

Toltu Tufa is OPride's Oromo Person of 2013

Read more ...(OPride) – For revitalizing Oromo language learning, for revolutionizing Oromo storytelling and inspiring others to look within themselves for "bold new ways" of telling their story, for awakening the Oromo Diaspora to rally behind Afaan Publications, for being the Oromo story of 2013, Toltu Tufa is OPride's Oromo Person of the Year.

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