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Stability

Stable. Safe. Secure. The code words people use for saying that they want a normal, risk (hassle, problem, uncertainty) free life — a life that is within their comfort zone. For the majority, instability — whether personal, political or economic — implies constant struggle, unexpected change, unpredictability, and is considered a risk that must be avoided. The need for stability arises from the need to achieve personal or national security…

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“Anything For Obama!”

The Ethiopian government has decided to free five of the nine bloggers and journalists imprisoned over a year ago, according to Fana Broadcast, the state’s semi-autonomous media. Reeyot Alemu, another journalist who was imprisoned four years ago, and a number of Oromo students, jailed around the same time as the bloggers, have also been released. The government’s decision to free some of the bloggers, journalists and student protestors might appear…

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Your Star

Your dream is the twinkling star Born on that same beautiful day you were born It is the light that shines when you are feeling down It is the glimmer of hope that emerges when you are thinking alone  Your dream is your star And your heart is the sky Never let go your dream  Hold on to your star as you say bye to grim Your star only dies…

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The Lobster Dance

A little girl and her father were invited to a Lobster Dinner Party at his friend’s house in a small town where they once lived. The little girl was naturally curious and she would ask her father all kinds of questions — some amusing and some pretty annoying. The father would always try his best to answer her questions because he would do anything for her. On their way to…

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ፀሐይ ትወጣለች ይህም ያልፍና!

ልብ የሚያደማ ሐዘን የወንድም አንገት ሲቀላ በአረመኔ ሰው ቢላ! እጅግ የሚያስመርር ሰቀቀን እህት እንደወጣች ስትቀር ሳያልፍላት በባዕድ ምድር! ህዝብ ሲቆጣ፣ ሲያለቅስ ስሜቱ ፈንቅሎ እየወጣ እንባ አባሽ መሪ ግን አጣ! ለነገሩ የሚገርፍ፣ የሚከርችም የህዝብን ድምፅ የሚያፍን እንዴት ብሎ እንባ አባሽ ይሁን?! በብዕር የታገለውን፣ በሽብር ስም ወህኒ ቤት ውስጥ ያጎረ መንግስት ለዙማና ኣይሲስ ከየት ሊያመጣ ስሜት?! ልብ የሚያቆስል ግፍ በሀገር ውስጥ፣ ከሀገር ውጭ የወጣት ተስፋ ሲቀጭ፤ በንዴት የሚያንሰፈስፍ የህይወት ፈተና ፀሐይ ትወጣለች…

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Ethiophobia, Afrophobia In South Africa

According to this BBC report, “kwerekwere” is a derogatory word in South Africa for African immigrants. In contrast, this article on Quartz says, white immigrants are treated differently, often referred to as “expats” or simply categorized as “tourists”. Therefore, Afrophobia (as opposed to xenophobia) has become the preferred term to describe the ongoing attacks on foreigners in South Africa since the main targets are African immigrants. I include Ethiophobia because some of the latest…

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The Search…

The search for… adventure sense of belongingness or home: A driving factor for youth to wander circle the earth and still wonder why home is never going to be here or there and come to the same old conclusion that home is where your heart is. The search for… happiness the need to be fully alive and to find meaning in life beyond surviving beyond repeating one robotic existence after…

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ፌስቡከኛ ፍቅር

ፍቅርም ዘምኖ ቋንቋው ፌስቡከኛ ከዓለም መንኖ የሳይበር ደንበኛ በፎቶ መማረክ add፣ add መደራረግ በlike ወይም በpoke ዒላማን መፈለግ ሲጀመር መግባባት “ቶሎ ነይ”፣ “ቶሎ ና” ያለምንም ትዕግስት ልብ ይሰክርና በinbox መሳሳብ በቃላት ትውውቅ መመሰጥ በሐሳብ ጭራሽ መነፋፈቅ በemoticon መግለጽ ውስጣዊ ስሜትን በዓለም ላይ ማመጽ አምልኮ ሳይበርን ልዑሉ፣ ልዕልቷ  ፌዝቡክ ላይ ይነግሡና ውበቱ፣ ውበቷ መለኪያ ያጣና   የperfect ማንነት ይፈበረክና ድንቅ የሆነ ሰው ባምሮ ይሳልና ፆታ ወንድ ወይም ሴት እኔነት ተጋኖ መጋለብ…

The Prophet Speaks

I walk on eggshells to say hello to dust and bones at the bottom of the hellfire I listen to an Afro funk because I am spiritually drunk and my tastes are eclectic the walls of the prisons scream “too many prisoners!” as the children (in schools) recite “Our fair nation, an exotic bloom!” Where is a sound heart? I see a burning fire a magician and a liar in…