Amarigna

We MUST Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

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Prize

I am calling for a truce in the war of words among Ethiopian scholars, intellectuals and others over history, historicity and historicism. I am also calling for an end to the histrionics surrounding the war of words.

Truth be told, it is the people, not I, who are calling for a truce.

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The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

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World Bank

By Prof. Al Mariam

The World Bank of Liars

I have been wrangling with the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies in Ethiopia for the past few years.

I have been trying to keep them honest. I once offered a deal to The World Bank: If they stopped lying by statistics (statislies) about economic “growth” and “development” in Ethiopia, I will stop telling the truth about their malfeasance and wicked deeds in Ethiopia.

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Dare to Dream With Me About the New Ethiopia in 2017

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Dream

By Porf. Al Mariam

“Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,… [and] see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”

Author’s Note: I get to celebrate New Year twice every year. The first on September 11, the Ethiopian New Year. The second on January 1.

In this first commentary for 2017, I aim to challenge all Ethiopians to rise up, lock arms and march together as ONE people to meet their destiny.

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Ethiopia 2016 in Review: The Year of Perseverance!

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The Year of Perseverance

By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: In July 2016, I completed my tenth year of uninterrupted Monday Commentaries (and sometimes up to 4 commentaries) a week. Some have amiably characterized my commentaries as “Monday Sermons”.

My first commentary (in the form a speech), “Awakening Giant”, appeared on July 4, 2006, the 230th anniversary of the American Declaration Independence.

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