The Pastor as Sexual Object

Contending Modernities Photo Credit: Dr Chris Okafor. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/drchrisokafor At the core of my ongoing study of Pentecostal pastors and changing forms of authority in Africa are two related premises. First, due to a variety of factors, partly socio-economic, but also cultural as well as political, the landscape of authority across a majority of African states…

Why UK kill A Women’s Aid Program In Ethiopia?

By Paul Schemm ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The headline in Britain’s Daily Mail couldn’t have been more triumphant: “Aid: Now they’re listening,” it shouted in huge letters. The conservative paper was celebrating the withdrawal of British funding for an aid project in Ethiopia it has dubbed “the Ethiopian Spice Girls.” These “girls” are a five-member all-female band…

OMN – imperceptibly trafficking ‘Oromo issues’ might have applied same on Ethiopian forced migrants drowned in the Mediterranean

By Biraanu Gammachu On 9th April 2016, Reuters reported, more than five hundred migrants; 15 from Ethiopian, 190 from Somalia, 80 from Egypt and 85 from Sudan have drowned as an overcrowded Ship ferrying them left Alexandria, Egypt heading to Greek capsized in Mediterranean ocean. Same year in similar incident tens and hundreds of migrants…

Why Did Gondar Revolt?

William Davison | The Guardian From uneven development to authoritarian government, the morass of issues facing the city of Gondar offer a snapshot of Ethiopia’s wider problems A coach torched by anti-government protesters in Gondar, Ethiopia.  William Davison in Gondar In Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of…

Where is Ethiopian Jailed Journalist?

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Human rights groups are asking Ethiopia’s government to immediately disclose the whereabouts of a popular local journalist who has been behind bars since October 2014. The Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia and Defenders on Wednesday called it “unacceptable” that the government was unwilling or unable to provide Temesgen Desalegn’s relatives…

Stunning photos of Ethiopia’s vanishing tribes

By Matt Khoury, for CNNPhotos: ‘Odyssey’ by Louisa Seton Mursi women – The scarification on shoulder of the woman standing on the right is prominent. Denoting beauty, the process involves cutting the skin with a razor and applying ash from fires to infect the wound. The scar tissue then causes the skin to protrude. (CNN)Kenyan-raised,…