Teddy Afro: ‘Because of our government, our country is divided’

The Guardian The musician’s latest album, with songs hailing Ethiopia’s glorious past, is the fastest-selling record in the country’s history. But his political views have made him enemies at home  Teddy Afro … somewhat unintentionally, a flag-waver for the Ethiopian opposition. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP Tewodros Kassahun’s manager meets me on a quiet suburban road inside…

WHY IS EPRDF APPEASING THE OROMO EXTREMIST ELITES?

By Yared Gizaw The Oromo extremist elites have repeatedly told us that their vision for Ethiopia is as follows: Option 1: Recreate/restructure Ethiopia under the domination of Oromos’ in which: – Oromo language and culture to be dominant with “Wake Fatah” as dominant religion. – New name and flag for Ethiopia – Addis Ababa (Finfine) the…

Which countries will have the largest economies by 2100?

Which countries will have the largest economies by 2100?    Robert Parker, CEO at Holborn Assets (1999-present) Answered Apr 29 This is the political map of Europe in 1800 and the world map And here is Europe in 1919: and the world map: Something changed in 100 years? Well, the entire world was changed. A…

Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates

By Politico   Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates | Stephen Voss/REDUX Some billionaires are satisfied with buying themselves an island. Bill Gates got a United Nations health agency in Geneva. Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just…

What is China’s belt and road initiative?

The many motivations behind Xi Jinping’s key foreign policy The Economist explains By J.P. | The Economist OVER the weekend Xi Jinping welcomed 28 heads of state and government to Beijing for a coming-out party, which continues today, to celebrate the “belt and road” initiative, his most ambitious foreign policy. Launched in 2013 as “one belt,…

Ethiopia’s Star Singer Teddy Afro Makes Plea for Openness

NYT ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae…