Ethiopian Treasures

Pictures of Yeha Temple, Aksum Stelae, Lalibela Church, Gonder Castle, Debra Damo Monastery, Mekele Castle, Harar City Wall, Blue Nile Falls and Felasha Village. Ethiopia is a land of plenty with a long and noble history giving rise to ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity. It is the only African country never to have been colonised. It has more than 80 unique rich ethnic, cultural and linguistic groups.

Ethiopia is renowned for its distinctive Christian tradition and association with the Ark of the Covenant. It offers the most dramatic scenery of unsurpassed grandeur (i.e. Simien Mountains National Park), unique rock-hewn churches, the spectacular Blue Nile Falls, the Great Rift Valley, the Danakil Depression, imperial castles, monuments of an ancient civilisation linked with the legend of the Queen of Sheba.

Ethiopian Treasures' overall aim is to provide readers the many varied aspects of Ethiopia. It will, I hope, be a great help to school/college students and travellers, and by using this site readers can either begin to learn and discover Ethiopia, or enhance their knowledge of it.

Ethiopian Treasures also provides current Ethiopian Political Opinion & Analysis.

Opinion & Analysis

Injudicious Politics, Ethnic conflicts and the Breakdown of Law and Order in Ethiopia

Since Abiy Ahmed took the premiership in 2018, he is persistently preaching populist, antagonistic and injudicious politics against ethnic groups who advocate for self-determination and federal system. Prime Minister Abiy has rejected self-rule and federalism and he has been pressing ahead with his Medemer policy against the wishes of many ethnic groups. The Medemer policy is not designed to unite ethnic groups equally but to revive unitary and dictatorial government of repression and racial segregation. Abiy Ahmed and Amhara elites have ulterior political and personal motives to undermine and deny ethnic groupsí self-determination which is guaranteed by the Ethiopia constitution. Their hostility stance to self-determination and federal system has animated Oromo nationalism and Amhara extremism against non-Oromo and non-Amhara ethnic groups.

When ethnic violence, killing and ethnic cleansing started by Amhara and Oromo extremists against Tigrayeans, Gedeo, Kemant and other ethnic groups in Amhara and Oromia regions, Abiy Ahmed government and his Prosperity Party (PP) have been silent to condemn the atrocities, enforce the rule of law and protect citizens. Kemant, Gedeo, Tigrayeans and Oromo Christians owned businesses and properties have been attacked and burnt to the ground. Innocent and defenceless Tigrayeans, Amharas, Gedeos, Somalis, Oromos, Kemant and other ethnic groups have been seriously injured or murdered because of their ethnicity and religion. Most Tigrayeans have abandoned their livelihoods in Gonder to flee to Tigray. Read more ...

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