JusticeforHanna

An Open Letter to H.E. Tedros Adhanom

Your Excellency, Dr. Tedros. I trust and hope this message finds you well among many i am sure. I write this to you as a disheartened citizen who is heartbroken by the manifestation of the latest violence committed against a 16 year old female student – Hana Lalango. As you may well be aware of…

She that Dreams

She that dreams has built a nation Her ideas the pillars and foundation Lodged in the crevice of her imagination She that dreams is the engine of transformation   She that dreams has dared to touch a heart Her words the carriage that draws the cart Enabling others to draw their art She that dreams…

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Involved Fatherhood

As urban living transforms with the demands of modernity, so do cultural norms. And so it is inevitable that gender roles will begin shifting as well. A few weeks back i was thrilled to listen to progressive Ethiopian fathers share their tales of involved fatherhood on the radio. Beyond assuming the role of “provider” to the…

Aster Mamo

Ethiopia’s First Female Deputy PM

Who: Aster Mamo – executive committee member and recently elected Deputy Chairwoman of the Oromia People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). OPDO is one of the four parties that comprise the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). She has also been serving as adviser to the PM and government chief whip. What: After the passing of the late Alemayehu…