University technology program launched to give peace a chance
News / The Diaspora / The World

University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Computer science and engineering students at Drexel University will have a new opportunity to use their skills for good with the launch of a technology program for promoting world peace. The Young Engineers Program, a partnership between the private university in Philadelphia and PeaceTech Lab in Washington, D.C., will give computer science and engineering students and researchers at Drexel a chance to focus on conflict zones around the world.

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New platform to help Republicans on the road to the White House
News / The Diaspora

New platform to help Republicans on the road to the White House

A Virginia-based technology startup Republic Computer Science has launched a new software platform to help Republican campaigns improve ground game ahead of 2016 elections. The new campaign management platform called Republic VX, aims to help Republican campaigns to effectively manage their volunteer, staff and voter-contact efforts.

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Ethiopian adoptees to author book for the adoption community
News / The Diaspora

Ethiopian adoptees to author book for the adoption community

Ethiopian adoptees from around the world will soon share their personal stories in a new book titled, Lions Roaring, Far From Home. The book editors, who concluded accepting story submissions two weeks ago, hope to publish 15 – 20 essays and to make the book available by 2016. There are tens of thousands of Ethiopian adoptees around the world, including more than 14,000 in the US alone. Continue reading

Diaspora politics: What does it yield?
Opinion / The Diaspora / The Homeland

Diaspora politics: What does it yield?

The idea of transnational politics is ever more important for every nation in this time of information age and globalization. Diaspora’s role however, has had a recorded history of fueling and prolonging conflicts in many countries. But with the right strategy, Ethiopians overseas can become transnational activists whose contribution can transform the nation’s political landscape to the better.

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