Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and In Memoriam: Finfinne Times's Fifth Experiment of Recognition

September 21, 2013

In its first, second, third, and fourth experiments of recognizing Outstanding Ethiopian Accomlishments of the Year (OEAY) and an Ethiopian's Outstanding Lifetime Contributions, Finfinne Times announced its recognitions for 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Ethiopian Calendar (2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, and 2011/2012) in various areas of achievements. The background to this exercise was laid out in a narrative that preceded the announcement of Finfinne Times's very first recognitions .

As for the 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 E.C. exercises, both the recognitions and remembrances for this year are made based on the data that was available to Finfinne Times at the time of publication. Therefore, by no means would Finfinne Times claim to have exhaustive data and by extension the recognition and remembrance in all categories to be exhaustive. This is exactly the reason why all are considered this year as well another experiment for a future more involved exercise.

Finfinne Times hereby invites our esteemed readers to submit for consideration their choices of outstanding accomplishments and contributions each year any time before September August 31, 2013. Submission alone will not guarantee Finfinne Times' recognitions of very high standard. Please include significant justifications for your entries.

Ethiopian Outstanding Accomplishments of the Year (EOAY)


Edward Ullendorff Medal award by the Council of the British Academy to Professor Getachew Haile


Various performances in the U.S. and other places by pianist Girma Yifrashewa. This is one of the rare inspiring stories of formal training and accomplishment in musical art in Ethiopian musicians' mix of tradition with scientific musical instruments


Ethiopian Airlines' continued growth and profitability.


Continued projections by various organizations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), that indicate that Ethiopia is projected to have one of the fastest growing economies in the world.


We wish to see more activities in 2005 E.C.


We wish to see more activities in 2005 E.C.

Ethiopian Renaissance

The continued effort to study Oromo faith traditions and culture and stunning progresses in the celebrations of Irrecha


We wish to see more activities in 2005 E.C.


We wish to see more activities in 2005 E.C.


We wish to see more breakthroughs in 2005 E.C.


Formation of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) and its public pronouncement to commit to Ethiopia's unity and regional stability. Whether the political trajectory taken by this organization would take it far enough or not, it has broken out of a major Oromo political movement from its political malaise, which practically made it ineffective for a long time due to the lack of a clear vision about this political movement's goal with respect of the stability of Ethiopia in particular and east Africa in general.

Public Service

We wish to see more outstanding public services in 2005 E.C.

Science and Technology

We wish to see more breakthroughs in 2005 E.C.


Ethiopian Nationa Soccer Club's progress and achievements to reach the African nations playoffs for World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

In Memoriam

We have no entry for this year

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