Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?

By Alem Mamo Conceivably, if there is a single most important question that requires in depth interrogation in the present political atmosphere of Ethiopia it is this one: was/is there ethnic conflict in Ethiopia? Though it seems straightforward enough, it is an enormous research question that necessitates proper scrutiny and systemic analysis. Moreover, to provide an … Continue reading Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?

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የኦሮሚያ-ሶማሌ ግጭት “በኪራይ ሰብሳቢዎች” እየተሾፈረ ነው!

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ በሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት በመገኘት በተለያዩ ጉዳዮች ላይ የመንግሥታቸውን አቋም የተመለከተ ማብራሪያ አቅርበዋል፤ ከሕዝብ ተወካዮች ለቀረቡ ጥያቄዎችም ምላሽ ሰጥተዋል። በማብራሪያቸው የተለያዩ ፖለቲካዊ፣ ምጣኔ ሃብታዊ እንዲሁም ማኅበራዊ ጉዳዮችን ዳስሰዋል። ቀጣዮቹ ነጥቦች በማብራሪያቸው የተነሱ ዐብይ ፍሬ ነገሮችን ይዘረዝራሉ። 1.የባለስልጣናቱ የመልቀቅ ጥያቄ የአቶ አባዱላ ገመዳ እና የአቶ በረከት ስምዖን የመልቀቂያ ጥያቄዎች መገጣጠም ምንም ግንኙነት … Continue reading የኦሮሚያ-ሶማሌ ግጭት “በኪራይ ሰብሳቢዎች” እየተሾፈረ ነው!

The Problem of ‘Rent Seeking Behavior’ In Ethiopia

By Habtamu Alebachew The Ethiopian government has identified "anti rent seeking behavior" recently and tabled it as a national agenda for political, economic, development, ethical and policy discourse. One could safely justify the agenda for its timeliness and relevance to structural changes on the ground. However, one could equally make out conceptual and practical limitations … Continue reading The Problem of ‘Rent Seeking Behavior’ In Ethiopia

The questions of ‘Rent Seeking Behavior’

By Habtamu Alebachew In present Ethiopia, which one of us, (individuals, groups, political parties, government officials, local populations, the society, etc), is precisely a rent seeker or rent collector and corrupt? Still, this is a gross question having to be broken down into hypothetical or actual case studies. Let us take the following examples: A. … Continue reading The questions of ‘Rent Seeking Behavior’