Why did Margaret Thatcher demanded UK to find ways to ‘destabilize’ Ethiopian regime in power during 1984 famine?

 Thatcher decided it was wrong to ‘jog along’ with the Mengistu government, whose human rights abuses greatly exacerbated the famine death toll Margaret Thatcher demanded that Britain find ways to “destabilise” the regime which presided over Ethiopia’s disastrous 1984 famine after concluding that British aid was wrongly supporting its “particularly cruel” government, according to previously…

Portraits of How Axum Obelisks Were Erected

The builders of the obelisks were not Christians but people who had same faith or similar to that of Ancient Egypt. These objects have no affiliation with Christianity and indeed pre-date Christianity. They erected such objects because they believed their soul and spirit will reach the Heavens to their God (sky/sun). The priest and the…

The Intricately Carved Tiya Megaliths of Ethiopia

By M R Reese The Tiya stones are part of an archaeological site located in central Ethiopia, in an area known as the Gurage Zone. The 46 large, decorated Tiya megaliths have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the construction of such megaliths is an ancient tradition in Ethiopia, the Tiya stones are…

አእምሮ – The First Newspaper in Ethiopia in Amharic

አእምሮ አእምሮ Newspaper was established during Emperor Menelik’s time. The first ever issue was distributed in and around 1889 and was written in the Amharic language. The newspaper was weekly and the first ever issue had 24 copies. It was the fisrt modern newspaper in Africa by African language.  After Amharic, the second earliest modern…