Celebrity billionaire and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, continues to lead Republican primary polls in the race for the White House. The real estate mogul from New York has managed to stay atop in the Republican camp, and is now stacking up well against Hillary Clinton in the latest CNN national poll.
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.
President Barack Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia, where he headed to after spending two days in his fatherland Kenya. However, activists questioned Washington’s commitment to supporting rights & rule of law in Africa.
Just a few years ago, you would not have seen a single skateboard on the streets of Addis. But things are different now. What once turned heads is now becoming a more common sight. Nine years ago, Addisu Hailemichael had his first encounter with a skateboard. Today, he is one of the people responsible for the growing popularity of skateboarding amongst the city’s youth.
Ethiopian missions overseas are temporarily waiving the late fee for Ethiopian Origin ID cardholders who have failed to renew their cards on time, according to announcements by the embassies. Ethiopia does not allow dual citizenship and the Ethiopian Origin ID card, more commonly known as the Yellow Card, is designed to give foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin certain rights and privileges.
The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is preparing to hold its fifth annual cultural festival in Washington D.C, this coming Sunday July 26. The event is scheduled to start at noon. The festival will take place at the Multisport Facility in Georgetown University.