Archives for August, 2016

Might Is Not Right

By Daniel Teferra (PhD)* “Might Is Not Right. Right Is Might.” These powerful words are engraved on the statue of Abraham Lincoln, standing on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, overlooking the State Capitol. Contrary to this noble ideal, a State Department official at a Congressional Hearing in 1991 said, “Peace finally came to...

The Gondar Uprising in Ethiopia

By Daniel Teferra (PhD)* The current regime abolished the old provincial system with stroke of the pen and created ethnic territories instead. Consequently, Gondar, Wallo, Gojjam and Shoa were merged into a single territory called Amhara. However, the Amhara are not a homogeneous group. They identify themselves by region, not ethnic group. The Oromo provinces...