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Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa: from Glory to Misery, and Hope?

22 June, 2018

By Kidane Alemayehu Abstract During most of the first millennium A.D., the Horn of Africa constituted a region that was a superpower in the affairs of northeastern Africa as well as southern Arabia. Its influence and, at times, its authority extended from Egypt to the Indian Ocean and across the Red Sea all the way to Mecca. The capital for its overseas territory in south Arabia was Sanaa in Yemen. It was a major partner with the other superpowers of the time:...


PM Abiy Ahmed with freed Ethiopian prisoners in Egypt

Memorandum No. 10: Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s “Sea…

18 June, 2018

By Prof. Al Mariam Author’s Note: There are two commentaries in this Memorandum. The first is a “short” (at least that is what I call it) topical commentary on the recent activities of the leadership of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Tigray region. The second is my usual memorandum to PM Abiy Ahmed commending him for his extraordinary work searching and rescuing Ethiopians from jails and prisons in various countries.


“Blessed are the peacemakers.”

Memorandum No. 9: PM Abiy Ahmed, “Blessed are th…

11 June, 2018

By Prof. Al Mariam The Good Book says, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” It is a maxim that aims to guide those who seek to deliver the message of peace and reconciliation to humanity. It is a message that teaches true peace is found between individuals or nations by restoring broken relationships in a reconciliation process. Today, PM Abiy told the people of Egypt, “What I want to tell the people of Egypt is that we Ethiopians know the value of spirit of...




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