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Left: the Welayita people traditional dance; right: Sidama girls celebrating Chembelala, the Sidama people’s new year festival Belachew Mekuria (PhD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 28/2018 – In post-cold war East Africa, two contradictory yet concurrent events – integration and disintegration of states – are in the making. While …

“To this end, it is worth mentioning a peace and reconciliation conference which was held in Hawassa city yesterday between the two communities as a step in the right direction.”  Ambaye Ogato (PhD), For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, November 19/2019 – It has now become evident that the country has …

Kebadu Mekonnen, (PhD), For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, September 05/2018 – We live in and through a story whether we know it or not. If it is in someone else’s story, we probably get a marginal part and that may not be to our liking. Or perhaps we might not …