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“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do…

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Reversal Of Fortune

“Courage in a vilified enemy is a despicable discovery.” By David Mitchel Events are happening so fast for those who choose stagnation. But change is governed by its own dynamic laws and no human force can stop it. In reverse chronological order the following events unfolded recently: PDFJ thugs were found guilty by a jury…

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How About Now?

The seed that was planted last year in Addis has germinated and has started growing. It is growing healthy and robust. If I were the farmer or the Gardner I will be a satisfied person. That is my answer to my question. Will this satisfy the curious reader? I don’t know. But again I shall…

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The Fish That Divided The People: A Novelette

“Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique” a proverb. I do not know now, but in my time and hundreds of years back, fish was not part of the highlanders’ diet. The whole eastern part of the…

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An Almost Forgotten Article

This article was the only article that I wrote in 2004 but was not posted on Awate.com because it violated a tenet: multiple posting. I had posted it on Gebeel and Dekebat websites and I just remembered it when I read Semere Tesfai’s recent posting. Here it is being reposted as is without any modification…

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Discriminate barbarity and the era of Exodus: Part 3 of 3

(Discriminate barbarity: Part 1 and Part 2) As the strugglers grew in numbers their task also grew in quantity, quality and complexities, needing new approaches and new strategies. As a Gardner knows the plant he tends, those who started the struggle thought they knew the struggle no matter how the circumstances changed. Before, when they…

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If You Shall Do Wicked Things, Don't Brag…

12 Dec 2002 Awate Team No comments

Arabic saying: إذا ابتليتم فاستتروا  fe'iza abteleytum, fe'estetiru. (If you shall do wicked things, don't brag about it.) In Alamin Mohammed Said's The…

A Crisis of a Ruling Regime or An…

20 Mar 2015 Awate Team Comments (98)

(This document was sent to awate.com by Tesfai Sherif and is being republished for the third time in 14 years.…

The Birth Of Despotism

23 Dec 2003 Aklilu Zere No comments

I believe it was a telltale sign for what was to become an everyday act of terror and cruelty. If…

Power To The Spirit Of Adi Keih

18 Mar 2015 Awate Team Comments (111)

Food. Clothing. Shelter. These are basic economic needs of human beings. Land. Labor. Capital. These are basic factors of production.…

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