NEBE’s Allocation of Parliamentary Seats to Regional States: Evidence-based?

As a background to the upcoming election, the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has announced a revised version of the allocation of parliamentary seats to regional states.  Details of this announcement was reported in today’s issue of the Reporter News Paper. In the past, I have made repeated pleas Read more…

የኢዜማ የመሬት ወረራ ጥናት ተዓማኒነት

[originally published by Reporter Amharic, Ethiopian Weekly Newspaper, 23 September 2020] ኢዜማዎች በቅርቡ የአዲስ አበባ መሬት ወረራን በተመለከተ አደረግን ያሉትን ባለ 13 ገጽ የጥናት ጽሑፍ ይፋ ማድረጋቸው ይታወሳል። ከሁሉ በፊት በጥናት ላይ ለተመሠረተው የውሳኔ ሐሳብም ሆነ ትችት ለማቅረብ ጥረት በማድረጋቸው፣ ኢዜማዎች ምሥጋና ይገባቸዋል። ሊበረታታ የሚገባ ባህል ነው።  እንኳንስ በተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ ደረጃ መንግሥትም ቢሆን በመረጃ ላይ የተመሠረተ ውሳኔ Read more…

Natti Dhaga’ama, Natti Dhaga’ama!

(Yaadannoo Sabboontota Qabsoo Bilisumaa Oromo tiif wareegaman, This poem is adapted from Martyred Poems: I Feel, I Feel – Martyred Soldiers Pain – Poem by Seema Jayaraman) Hirribni dur du’eeImimaan ni gu’ee Yeroo giittii sana,            Tasa yoon gadooduu,          Kufee gangaladhu! Caala natti ulfaatee,             Waarroon gabruma,            Tokkumaan Read more…