Diaspota.ET -- SHOW
[ 2 ] postmodern ethiopians
capital newspaper online
* Ethio Music samples
... Ethiopian Diaspora in Ethiopia? Returnees. (*)
The History of Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees in America, 1900-2000 (Hardcover) by Solomon Addis Getahun 978-1593321512 # 342 pages # Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing (December 2006)
Ethiopia asks diaspora to work at home (BBC)
Far-Flung Ethiopian Emigres Begin to Rediscover Their Home as the Business Climate Blossoms (Washington Post)
images : pages?
2005 * After so many years of webbing I cannot change the nature of my webpages -- they are what they were from the start; notes, thoughts, points I make for myself for classes and productions. Do they have an independent existence? Maybe, somewhere in the future... And my writing interests, of course. Anatoly
Ethiopians & Rastafari
Aster Sellassie, Millennium Ed.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Ethiopian Anuak Worship (mp3 -- winap)
Ethiopains & Rastafari (Esther's new book)
news amharic *
2007-2008 : web.sellassie.net -- "Promised Land = Cyber Space" [webmaster's notebooks, i.e. blogs] "Ethiopian Millennium Year"
... not exile, but diaspora! New directory -- diaspora.ethio [ concept show for Lul ]
The Ethiopian Diaspora Should Vote in the Upcoming Elections 2005: What do you think?
Forging Synergy within the Ethiopian Diaspora [Addis Tribune] Sioum Gebeyehou
http://www.angelfire.com/ak/sellassie/diaspora/title.html -- our old directory "Diaspora" [not updated]
EthioAdvocacy.com Little Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Americans Council P.O. Box 30132 Bethesda MD 20824 Tel/Fax: 262-436-7178 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.eacouncil.org
INFORMATION BOOKLET FOR ETHIOPIANS & FOREIGN NATIONALS OF ETHIOPIAN ORIGIN LIVING ABROAD
* The CyberEthiopia initiative: July 2004 Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Twenty years on, why are things so bad in Ethiopia? [World News July 02, 2005]
Despite the billions of pounds in aid pumped into Ethiopia since the 1984 “Band Aid” famine, life for Mrs Gemecho and millions of other Ethiopian peasants has indeed worsened. Ethiopia, the third-poorest country in the world, is one of the clearest examples in Africa today of how aid has failed to pull the country out of poverty.
Handouts of Western grain may have prevented the swollen bellies and deaths of the past, but average incomes have fallen from about $120 a year to about $100. Life expectancy rates, and virtually every other measure of poverty, have all gone in the wrong direction.
some (new) links:
from Tsehai Publishers and Distributors, Elias Wondimu
Futuh Al-Habasha (The Conquest of Abyssinia)
the classic Ethiopian novel Fikir Eske Mekabir (Love Unto the Grave), by the country’s beloved novelist and statesman Addis Alemayehu
the International Journal of Ethiopian Studies (IJES)
* -- Orthdox Church
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
African Diaspora *
... Is any "Africa" out there? Humanity's Ghetto...
20 century : Future was our promised land.
Now it's behind us.
Visions of the Ethiopian Diaspora: Out of Africa, In America 2003
From: "Anatoly Antohin"
Reply-To: EthioFo...@ethiolist.com To: EthioFo...@ethiolist.com (EthioForum Mailing List) Subject: Ato Kebede Desta Dies in Woyane Jail - What is the fate of Dr Taye? Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 18:29:45 -0700 Unmediated list requires self-moderation on the part of participants. I came to EthioForum to learn. I see so many people who want to teach and even preach. I'm grateful for the experience I had, many pages of my websites are due to inspiration or disagreement with the voices on this list, but the growth is everything. This time is a crossroads for Ethiopia and I thought the electronic Ethiopians will play their historical role, because Ethiopia needs public forum, not a chat room. If people on this forum believe in Ethiopia's future, they should know that Ethiopia's troubles won't end tomorrow. Whatever we didn't do today somebody has to do it after us. If it will take another generation to put it right, let it be. When I said -- historical moment -- I mean that the thousands lost lives must have place in nation's history and must make a difference. I can't continue reading the posts as if nothing happened -- the same personal attacks, name calling, inflated egos. To all you claiming to be proud Ethiopians, let Ethiopia be proud of you. What is America with its 200 years of state history? Do you know why US is a super-power today? Because of the choices made by the Americans. Because they did what was good for Americans. I wish Ethiopia could take care of her problems before going into the obvious critique of Eritrea and Eritreans. Thousands are lost over this issue and nevertheless we see the debates over Oromo non-Ethiopian identity. That much for lessons of history. That much for personal choices. If French can be French and Europeans at the same time, why Oromo can't be Oromo and Ethiopians? Look at Eritreans -- they are not Ethiopians, not Africans, not Arabs, the list of what they are not is long. Since I didn't know who shall I address my letter, I thought that it's better just to write an article about Ethiopian politics for Ethiopia section at Suite101, where I am an editor. My readership is wide in demographics and appreciate their desire to know more about Ethiopia. So many on EthioForum have all the answers. We can only wonder why Ethiopia goes from one trouble to another. Ethiopian opposition resembles Ethiopian government. Both have no ideas or long-term plans for the country. It's a reactive methodology, when something has to take place in order for them to react. There are no visions for Ethiopia in both camps. As reactive behavior goes, it's always about what went wrong, but never a plan what should be done. Since no one takes active role, the course of Ethiopian history is rather predictable, it repeats the path of other nations which behaved the same way. It's an intellectual anarchy, when Ethiopians have learned the political correctness of postmodern democracy without experiencing democracy. It's politically embarrassing to recall the traditional forms of Orthodoxy or monarchy. But every time I see this abbreviation "TPLF" I wonder why 50 years since the classic "1984" was written we still don't understand the double speak. There is not even one letter about Ethiopia in this party title! Who is representing Ethiopia? All the parties are about different ethnic agendas. And don't we know by now that "People" means that people will be killed -- that is what "front" stands for -- the war. Liberation? They mean there will be no liberties. George Orwell gave rather simple formula to understand their non-Ethiopian language. When they say peace, it means war. When they say bright future, it means darkness. Aren't you disturbed to see this word "heroic" Ethiopian armforces? Do you know why they put this word "heroic" in every sentence? Because it is the cheapest way to cover the tragedy -- lost lives. Because only heroism can save Ethiopia from stupidity of its leadership. Why should Ethiopians be proud and poor? Could they be proud of their prosperity? It is shameful to be rich in our politically correct world. Seems to me that Ethiopians are ready to get into discussion of meaning "Shabia" instead on identifying this party on the basis of their ideology, which is socialist at best. They can call themselves the way they want, I don't have to accept their definitions. National-socialism is a socialism and Issayas is Eritrean only to enforce his socialist models. That's why he can throw away so many lives of actual Eritreans. EPLF and TPLF unity was based on their convictions and they hadn't change. In Sweden they can afford socialism, for Ethiopia socialism is a prescription to stay poor. In fact, as long as Ethiopia and Eritrea stay poor, the parties in Addis and Asmara will stay in power. This war serves them right, the moment Ethiopia will have middle class there will real alternative power structure. Both governments will prolong this conflict as long as they possibly can, because what is good for Ethiopians and Eritreans are bad for them. In how many words can we express the simple fact that they are NOT REPRESENTATIVE (elected) governments? How many other history lesson do we need to understand that someone born in Ethiopia is not necessarily to serve Ethiopia's interests above his own? The diaspora itself is a proof that personal interests are more powerful than interests of the country. Why should it different for people in Addis? They are in Menelik palace because it is more beneficial for them at the moment than to move to Washington D.C. How much do they have Ethiopia in their hearts? What is out there I missed in TPLF documents, which can tell me that their party was originated for the benefit of Ethiopia? If they indeed fight for Ethiopia, why doesn't TPLF make itself all-inclusive ETHIOPIAN organization? Maybe I'm in minority but the war made me more critical of Meles, not less. I was supportive till the lessons of 1998-99, I wanted to believe that the civil war is over. The years of the great war didn't turn Stalin into nationalist, he sent the war heroes into labor camps and died a communist. The new jail sentences in Addis to opposition is an indication that the government is not about to become Ethiopian for all Ethiopians. There is no amnesty for prisoners, which traditionally is done at the time of war. There are no changes made since May 1998, when Meles should re-evaluate his policies. If this event is not big enough to change the political direction of the government, I don't know what other catastrophe Ethiopia has to live through to have any hope for changes? We live in the times without any shame. I don't expect Meles will resign or offer some apology to Ethiopia. Let Eritreans ask for accountability from Issayas, Ethiopians should ask it from their leaders. As long as it's not a demand of the nation, the country lives under a colonial government of foreigners. As you thought that the elite regime of governing is gone in 1974? It is more alive than ever. For centuries Ethiopia lived in isolation, because Ethiopia had life of its own. Till now, when Ethiopians ashamed to be Ethiopians. Even at the times of war.
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