Lalibela
Lalibela

Did The Imam Reach Lalibela?

Last week’s article, on ‘Enbaqom of Debra Libanos, was inspired by an important literary event in Ethiopian studies: the publication by Tsehai Publishers in Hollywood, California, of Paul Stenhouse’s English translation of the FUTUH AL-HABASHA, or 16th. century “Conquest of Abyssinia”. This interesting work was written in Arabic by a Yemeni scholar, Shihab ad-din Ahmed […]

UEDF and Andinnet
UEDF and Andinnet

UEDF and Andinnet

The previous July, UEDF was formed with EPRP and AEUP as the principal organizers, and several Ethiopians, reportedly 1000 or more in the conference hall at the time and hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia, had pinned their hopes of seeing an effectively united political opposition in UEDF. Sadly, though, that did not happen. This is […]

Elections
Elections

Party Leaders Discuss Recent Electoral Issues

Ethiopia’s prime minister and opposition leaders met on Friday to discuss for the first time a disputed election that has dragged out for more than two months and left more than 36 people dead. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and leaders of opposition parties hoped to ease tensions and end the deadlock over who won the […]