|Undemocratic, unstable, inward looking and insecure Ethiopia
could be a threat to itself as well as to its neighbours by the
mere fact of its inability to carry its own burden.
5 February 2008
Democracy in Ethiopia today must not only reflect the values of
pluralism, it must also be participatory, transparent and
accountable, equitable and based on the rule of law. The public
and its representatives must participate effectively in decision-
making at the institutional levels. The government must be
accountable to the people, and its administration and
governance must be transparent. It must function on the basis
of fair rules and procedures applied equitably throughout society
minimizing arbitrariness of government actions.
2 October 2007
What makes Ethiopians a natural ally in the fight against any form of
religious extremism is their own distinct history and ethno-religious
make up that is strongly founded in centuries old mutual co-existence
and not just their current desire to fit into the template of the new
world order. It is not very uncommon to find in Ethiopia different
members of the core family pursuing different faiths especially among
Christians and Moslems without any problem. That is a kind of legacy
of religious tolerance we legitimately pride ourselves with.
Oromo Movement for Federalism and Ethiopian Unity
11 September 2007
Ethiopia is in fact one of few countries where the major African
linguistic groups (Kushitic, Nilo-Saharan, and Semitic) crisscross. Even
if one takes seriously the conventional divide of Africa in terms of black
Africa versus Arabic North Africa, Ethiopia, given its historic ties with
the Middle East on the one hand and continental Africa on the other,
becomes the place that transcends such distinctions. In other words,
multiple sociocultural and historical heritages make Ethiopia a
genuine microcosm of Africa, hence Addis Ababa's legitimacy as a
Fikru Gebrekidan ( Ph.D )
4 September 2007
The past must be dealt with moral intelligence and we must be
prepared to deploy and construct the present and shape the future. The
19th century burden must be lifted from the backs of our region by
only rejecting it and not defending it. Unity of the region must be a
priority of priorities. The people must be allowed to come together. The
elites must stop using various stratagems to obstruct the crystallisation
of people’s unity in the region. The people’s transactions must be
increased systematically and not discouraged. The architecture of
peace and stability must be built not partially but regionally.....
Prof. Mammo Muchie
29 August 2007
"If one was to define civilization as a high achievement in science and
technology, Ethiopia was not indeed civilized. However, if civilization
meant a high achievement in religious moral, ethics, philosophy in
general, music, culture, literature, arts, architecture, history, warfare
and even politics, then Ethiopia was highly civilized. The concept of
civilization was not then explicitly defined.
Fikre Tolossa, Ph. D.
14 August, 2007
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'To be free is not necessarily to be wise.
Wisdom comes with counsel, with the frank and
free conference of untrammeled men united in
the common interest."
July 7, 1912
" It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the
music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
"Apart from the Kingdom of the Lord there is
not on this earth any nation That is superior to
any other. Should it happen that a strong
Government finds it may with impunity destroy
a weak people, then the hour strikes for that
weak people to appeal to the League of
Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God
and History will remember your judgment."
Emperor Haile selassie I
|"Before plunging into further religious and
historical discussion, it should be noted that
the term Ethiopia, as used historically, need
not refer to Ethiopia as we know it now. The
term Ethiopic arose in Ancient Greece (it
means burnt-faced) and was one of two used
to describe the dark-skinned people of
Guide to Ethiopia
" Yonder lieth a country where in no one is
wronged: a land of righteousness. Depart
thither; and remain there until it pleaseth the
Lord to open the way your way before you."
"..our desire is for a place in the world, not to
disturb the tranquility of other men, but to lay
down our burden and rest our weary lacks
and feet by the banks of the Niger and sing
our songs and chant our hymns to the God of
Madison Square Garden,
New York, 1924
"..Of all countries I visited in Africa, none
remains etched more clearly in my memory
than Ethiopia. A land rich in history and full of
international intrigue, Ethiopia today is the
fulcrum for the balance of power in the Horn
of Africa, and it is here, as much as anywhere
on the continent, that one learns just how
fickle political alliances can be."
"...Ethiopia always has a special place in my
imagination and the prospect of visiting
Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a
trip to France, England and America combined.
I felt I would be visiting my own genesis,
unearthing the roots of what made me an
"Ethiopia was no longer merely the symbol of
a respectable past, but the standard of what
was acceptable for recognition as an
independent nation state in the post-war
world. It was an example to which every
aspiring African politician of post-colonial Africa
The African Experience
|"a disgrace no Israeli can accept"
".."In your place I would get on a bus and go straight to Petah Tikva to
demonstrate against the people who object to enrolling Ethiopian students
in three schools."
President Shimon Peres
27 August, 2009