How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

Aljazeera A decade of development in Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, is at risk if the country continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media, the UN has warned. Ethiopia is now in its eighth month of emergency rule, which was imposed in October last year to crush its biggest protests…

Ge’ez and Early Islam

By NANCY JOSEPH PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER It’s an important language for the study of late ancient Christianity and early Islam. It’s the language of some of the earliest Judeo-Christian writings.  Its vocabulary can be found throughout the Quran.  Yet the classical language Ge’ez is little known beyond the Horn of Africa and taught at just two…

Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

The disciplining of a professor raises an old philosophical question The conundrum of whether Christians and Muslims revere the same God By Erasmus, Economist EVERY so often a question that seems purely abstract and philosophical passes into the realm of hard reality where people’s lives and destinies are determined. One such conundrum is whether or not Christians…

“We Can’t Protest So We Pray”

“We Can’t Protest So We Pray”: Anguish in Amhara During Ethiopia’s State of Emergency By James Jeffrey, IPS Woman and child outside a Gonder church with crosses marked in ash on their foreheads. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPS BAHIR DAR, Apr 17 2017 (IPS) – As dawn breaks in Bahir Dar, men prepare boats beside Lake Tana to…

Ethiopia park tries to relocate settlers to protect wolves

Michael Atsbeha | AP SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Ethiopia — Thousands of Ethiopian wolves once roamed much of this country’s mountainous north but their number has fallen dramatically as farmers encroach on their habitat and introduce domestic dogs that carry rabies. Only 120 wolves are estimated to remain in this national park and they are…

የእስራኤል አምላክ የኢትዮጵያም አምላክ ነውን?

By TEDDY GIRUM ክርስትያኖች ስለኢትዮጵያ ሲነሳ ሁሌ እነደ ዳዊት የሚደግሙት አነድ ጥቅስ አለ። “ኢትዮጵያ እጆችዋን ወደ እግዚአብሔር ትዘረጋለች” በርግጥ የእስራኤል አምላክ ለኢትዮጵያም አምላክ ነዉ? መፅሃፍ ቅዱስ ስለኢትዮጵያና ኢትዮጵያዉያን ምን አንደሚል በጥልቀት ለማጥናት ሞከረኩ። ግኝቴ ግን እጅግ አስደንጋጭ ነበር። (መጽሐፈ ዜና መዋዕል. 14:13) አሳም ከእርሱም ጋር ያለው ሕዝብ እስከ ጌራራ ድረስ አሳደዱአቸው፤ ኢትዮጵያውያንም ፈጽመው እስኪጠፉ ድረስ ወደቁ፥…

African Pentecostalism Has Given Birth To A New Breed Of Mentally Lazy Christians Who See God As A Rewarder Of Mediocrity

By Kay Musonda, Modern Ghana ”Africa is currently experiencing another form of slavery through Pentecostalism. We are now mentally lazy and our ability to reason scientifically has been incapacitated. The African pastor won’t talk about Usain Bolt or Serena Williams. The African Pastor won’t talk about Steve Jobs or the young people in Silicon Valley reshaping…