“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…

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…