1 Assab in Context On July 9, 2018, in a fast-moving process that transformed the geo-strategic situation in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship . By this agreement, the two countries committed “to forge intimate political, economic, social
The Ethiopian Homily on the Ark of the Covenant, Amsalu Tefera offers an
editio princeps of the Ethiopic text of
Dǝrsanä Ṣǝyon together with an annotated English translation. This homily, most likely composed in the fifteenth century, links the term Zion with the Ark of the Covenant and recounts at length its wanderings from Sinai to Ethiopia. As a Christian document, many of the events are interpreted as symbolic of Mary and the heavenly New Jerusalem.
First edited by the author for his 2011 doctoral dissertation, the critical text and apparatus present a complete collation of the ten known witnesses to this homily. Detailed notes are supplied on significant and difficult terms in the translation.
This article introduces various collections of Islamic manuscripts contained in Ethiopian governmental archives, libraries and museums as well as a number of private collections. Until the past decade, the Ethiopian state demonstrated a lack of political will to collect and
1 Introduction Ethiopian citizens in the Diaspora may participate in the politics of their country of origin in various different capacities, such as by participating in voting, financing political parties, shaping political ideologies, offering civic education, standing as candidates for office
1 Introduction The career of Ethiopian intellectual Käbbädä Mikael (c. 1914–1998) stretched over decades in which Ethiopia’s symbolic geographies shifted and were the object of intense debates. Before the Italian occupation (1936–1941), the Ethiopian educated intelligentsia drew confidence from
In Ethiopia, the majority of those who live below the poverty line cannot usually afford legal fees in respect of court representation. This makes justice a luxurious commodity which is available to the rich minority, to the exclusion of the poor majority. This creates a
Critical examination of the actual status of developmental state ideology in Ethiopia is a very difficult analytical endeavor. This is partly because, as it is discussed below, the ideals of developmental state ideology has been a very recent phenomenon in the Ethiopian
Background: Ethiopian Pentecostalism and the Chacha
In order to bear out the theoretical reflections in detail, I will apply them to a specific example from Ethiopian Pentecostal history. This, in turn, necessitates a brief introduction to Ethiopian Pentecostalism. 12 Ethiopia is a
As far as legal pluralism is concerned, the Ethiopian situation is not different from that of many African countries. The major difference is that Ethiopia imported foreign (European) laws voluntarily, while other states on the continent were coerced through colonization to