Ethiopia was colonised!

We kept the imperialists at bay, but it wasn’t enough. By Mastewal Taddese Like many African countries that were colonised by the British, Ethiopia’s educational system strongly privileges the English language. I learnt this first hand going through school in the capital Addis Ababa. Along with my classmates across the vast country, I was taught in my … Continue reading Ethiopia was colonised!

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ባለፈው ክፍል “ባርነትን ሳያውቁ ነፃነትን የሚናፍቁ ህዝቦች” በሚል ርዕስ ባቀረብኩት ፅሁፍ አብዛኞቹ የአፍሪካ ሀገራት አስተሳሰብ ባርነት (Conceptual Colonization) ስር እንዳሉ ለማሳየት ሞክሬያለሁ። የኢትዮጲያ የከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማት የጥናትና ምርምር ሥራና አሰራርን እንደመነሻ በመውሰድ በሀገሪቱ ያለውን የሥነ-ዕውቀት ቀውስ (Epistemological Crisis) ለማሳየት እሞክራለሁ። በዋናነት በማህበራዊ ሣይንስ ዘርፍ የከፍተኛ ት/ት ተቋማት መምህራንና ተመራማሪዎች፣ እንዲሁም የሁለተኛ ድግሪ ተማሪዎች የሚሰሯቸው ጥናታዊ … Continue reading ልዩነት እና ተመሣሣይነት| ፍቅር ጥናት ምርምር በአስተርጓሚ

Empire state of mind – why do so many people think colonialism was a good thing?

A poll has shown that 43% of people think we should be proud of the British empire, apparently untroubled by its history of massacres, concentration camps and deliberate famines. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Name: The empire. Age: More than 400 years old. Appearance: Pink. Ooh, what’s up? … Continue reading Empire state of mind – why do so many people think colonialism was a good thing?

Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.

Pre-colonialAfricawas neither an educationally nor a technologically unsophisticated continent. Whileeducationwas an integral part of the culture, issues oflanguageidentification and standardisation which are subject to contentious debate today were insignificant. Children learned community knowledge and history by asking questions instead of being taught in a hegemonic alienlanguage. This article argues that education and development should take … Continue reading Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.

Scramble of Africa: PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO PROTECTION OF THE NATIVES,…(Article 6)

All the Powers exercising sovereign rights or influence in the a foresaid territories shall, without distinction of creed or nation, protect and favour all religious, scientific or charitable institutions and undertakings #which_aim_at_instructing_the_natives_and_bringing_home_to_them_the_blessings_of_civilization. ***** DONE at Berlin, the 26th day of February, 1885 ******

We need to escape enslavement to the past by using that past to open up the future!

The discourse of African philosophy is indirectly and historically linked to the demise of European hegemony (colonialism and neocolonialism) and is aimed at fulfilling/completing this demise. It is a reflective and critical effort to rethink the indigenized African situation beyond the confines of Eurocentric concepts and categories. Serequeberhan (1994)

Slavery vs Colonization: The Argument of Who had it Worst?

1) Slavery is worst, you are stripped over everything and given freedom over nothing. You are forced to view yourself as they see you, a captive without dignity. 2) Colonization is worst because you may not always be aware that you are being brainwashed, conditioned and rebuilt to fit someone elses purposes. #IfasehunReincarnated Such a … Continue reading Slavery vs Colonization: The Argument of Who had it Worst?

በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ት/ት በምናባዊ አለም የተፃፈን_ድርሰት_እንደ_ማንበብ! ዕውቀት_የቢሆን_አለም_ዕውቀት ነው።

በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ት/ት በምናባዊ_አለም_የተፃፈን_ድርሰት_እንደ_ማንበብ! ዕውቀት_የቢሆን_አለም_ዕውቀት ነው። ************************** አሁን እንደው… በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ውስጥ፤ የምናስተምረውም ሆነ የምንማረውን ነገር ከነባራዊ እውነታው ጋር የተያያዘ ነው። በተፈጥሮ ሳይንስ እና ቴክኖሎጂ ዘርፎች ችግሩ የከፋ ላይሆን ይችላል፤ በማህበራዊ ሳይንስ ዘርፎች ግን፣ እንኳን ከነባራዊው እውነታው ጋር ማያያዝ ቀርቶ፣ ፈረንጅ የፃፈውን ከማነብነብ ባለፈ፣ ስለነገሩ ጭብጥ እና ግንዛቤ ያለን አይመስለኝም። ለምን? አሁን የምናውቀውን የአወቅንበት መንገድ … Continue reading በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ት/ት በምናባዊ አለም የተፃፈን_ድርሰት_እንደ_ማንበብ! ዕውቀት_የቢሆን_አለም_ዕውቀት ነው።

በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ት/ት በምናባዊ አለም የተፃፈን_ድርሰት_እንደ_ማንበብ! ዕውቀት_የቢሆን_አለም_ዕውቀት ነው።

በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ት/ት በምናባዊ_አለም_የተፃፈን_ድርሰት_እንደ_ማንበብ! ዕውቀት_የቢሆን_አለም_ዕውቀት ነው። ************************** አሁን እንደው… በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ውስጥ፤ የምናስተምረውም ሆነ የምንማረውን ነገር ከነባራዊ እውነታው ጋር የተያያዘ ነው። በተፈጥሮ ሳይንስ እና ቴክኖሎጂ ዘርፎች ችግሩ የከፋ ላይሆን ይችላል፤ በማህበራዊ ሳይንስ ዘርፎች ግን፣ እንኳን ከነባራዊው እውነታው ጋር ማያያዝ ቀርቶ፣ ፈረንጅ የፃፈውን ከማነብነብ ባለፈ፣ ስለነገሩ ጭብጥ እና ግንዛቤ ያለን አይመስለኝም። ለምን? አሁን የምናውቀውን የአወቅንበት መንገድ … Continue reading በኢትዮጲያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ት/ት በምናባዊ አለም የተፃፈን_ድርሰት_እንደ_ማንበብ! ዕውቀት_የቢሆን_አለም_ዕውቀት ነው።