​የአቡነ ቴውፍሎስና የቄስ ጉዲና ግድያ መቼ እና በነማንስ ተፈፀመ?

በተለያየ እምነት ውስጥ ያሉ ነገር ግን ለእምነታቸውና ለእውነት ሲሉ በግፍ የተገደሉ ሁለት ታላላቅ ኢትዮጲውያን አባቶች፡፡  አቡነ ቴውፍሎስ በኢትዮጲያ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ጳጳስ ፤ቄስ ጉዲና ቱምሳ ደግሞ የኢትዮጲያ ወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን መካነ እየሱስ ጠቅላይ ፀኃፊ ነበሩ፡፡ ሁለቱም የእምነት አባቶች ለቤተክርስቲያናቸው ብሎም ለእምነት ነፃነት በነበራቸው ጠንካራ አቋም ከደርግ ጋር ሲጋጩ በዚህም ምክንያት  ሲታሰሩ እና ሲፈቱ ቆይተዋል፡፡ ይህ…

Teedy’s prison term reduced

The six year sentence ruled on Teddy Afro for the alleged crime he committed is reduce to two years on appeal. In consideration of the time he already served, he could be free very shortly. Despite holding the guilty verdict, the judge Dagne Melaku reduced the sentence from six years to two on grounds that…

The Ethiopian Millennium: A Blessing in Disguise

“A thousand years from now, when the Ethiopians gather to celebrate the fourth millennium they shall say the eve of the third millennium was the beginning of the Ethiopian renaissance.” This is an extract from Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s speech addressed on the eve of the Ethiopian millennium at the big 10 mil. Dollar concert hall…

Literary treatment of “Esat Woy Abeba”

One of the poetry masterpieces that are remarkable in Ethiopian literature is poet-laureate Tsegaye Gebremedhin’s “Esat Woy Abeba”, meaning “Fire or Flower”.  This anthology in which great poetry pieces are included is considered classical by literature professionals. For the acumen and literary quality of the poems, an Ethiopian poetry style called “ye Tegaye Bet” (Tsegaye’s…

sisyphus-typical example of the modern man

The Greek mythical character – Sisyphus – had been condemned by the gods to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back to the bottom. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than “futile and hopeless labour”. According to the myth,…

sufism in the ethiopian context

Sufism, which is a mystic tradition of Islam encompassing a diverse range of beliefs and practices, is most often known to be practiced in the Middle East. The celebrated exponents of Sufism have usually emerged from Iran, Iraq, India, and other countries of the Middle and Far East.Sufism, which basically has a direct link to…