Zamzam Abdullah’s beheading: Saudi Arabia won’t clean up its act and Ethiopia couldn’t care less

By Zecharias Zelalem ||| Hooded and hands bound together, the condemned awaits his/her long anticipated execution. By this time, all legal avenues of overturning the execution have been exhausted and appeal after appeal have only served to delay the fateful day. But it finally dawns on that day and the condemned concedes that his/her fate is sealed.… Read More Zamzam Abdullah’s beheading: Saudi Arabia won’t clean up its act and Ethiopia couldn’t care less

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A RUEFUL MARCH 8th

By Zecharias Zelalem ||| March 8 is upon us, and with it another day to reflect on the role women have or may not have in our respective societies. For Ethiopians, it has long been lauded as a day where we celebrate critical advances made in the endless fight to achieve gender equality, while unfortunately it is also a time where we lament the many impossible to ignore shortcomings that have our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters languishing in ordeals brought upon by chauvinist thinking and patriarchal norms from centuries aback.… Read More A RUEFUL MARCH 8th