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

September 21, 2013

In the spirit of our unique experiences, to remind ourselves about our collective achievements during the last Ethiopian year, to remember once more the outstanding lifetime contributions of our lost ones during the year, and to espouse the collective determination of our society to make a continued progress in the New Year, Finfinne Times announces its fifth trial recognitions of Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY).

Reward Opportunities for a Literary Competition on Haroma / Hiddassie / Renaissance (HHR) in Ethiopia and East Africa

January 19, 2013

Interested individuals, groups, or organizations may enter the competition by submitting an essay or a poem of no more than two pages and as short as one paragraph to editor @ finfinnetimes.com . The writing should describe briefly, but as deeply as possible, the individual, group, or organization’s understanding of Haaroma / Hiddassie / Renaissance (HHR) in Ethiopia in particular and East Africa in general. For more detail about this literary competition, please follow the above link.

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

September 12, 2012

In the spirit of our unique experiences, to remind ourselves about our collective achievements during the last Ethiopian year, to remember once more the outstanding lifetime contributions of our lost ones during the year, and to espouse the collective determination of our society to make a continued progress in the New Year, Finfinne Times announces its fourth trial recognitions of Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and a Memoriam.

Reward Opportunities for a Literary Competition on the Haroma / Hiddassie / Renaissance Agenda (HHRA) in Ethiopia and East Africa

May 27, 2012

Interested individuals, groups, or organizations may enter the competition by submitting an essay or a poem of no more than two pages and as short as one paragraph. The writing should describe the individual, group, or organization’s understanding of Haaroma / Hiddassie / Renaissance (HHR) briefly, but as deeply as possible, within the context of this agenda in Ethiopia in particular and East Africa in general.

Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and In Memoriam of an Ethiopian’s Outstanding Lifetime Contributions: Finfinne Times's Third Experiment of Recognition

September 12, 2011

In the spirit of our unique experiences, to remind ourselves about our collective achievements during the last Ethiopian year, to remember once more the outstanding lifetime contributions of our lost ones during the year, and to espouse the collective determination of our society to make a continued progress in the New Year, Finfinne Times announces its third trial recognitions of Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY).

The Haaroma/Hiddassie/Renaissance Agenda (HHRA) in Ethiopia and East Africa: An Opportunity for a Literary Competition

April 10, 2011

Interested individuals, groups, or organizations may enter the competition by submitting an essay or a poem of no more than two pages and as short as one paragraph. The writing should describe the individual, group, or organization’s understanding of Haaroma/Hiddassie/Renaissance (HHR) briefly, but as deeply as possible, within the context of this agenda in Ethiopia in particular and East Africa in general.

Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and In Memoriam of an Ethiopian’s Outstanding Lifetime Contributions: Finfinne Times's Second Experiment of Recognition

September 12, 2010

In the spirit of our unique experiences, to remind ourselves about our collective achievements during the last year, to remember once more the outstanding lifetime contributions of our lost ones during the year, and to espouse the collective determination of our society to make a continued progress in the New Year, Finfinne Times announces its second trial recognitions of Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and a Memoriam of an Ethiopian’s Outstanding Lifetime Contributions (MEOLC.)

A Stunning Progress in the Celebration of Irreecha in 2009

October 10, 2009

Such a stunning progress in celebrating Irreecha only shows the resilience of our society’s shared values of the past and a virtuous direction for the future. As it has been said, the past is the best guide to the future. While the world is celebrating the discovery of Ardi to understand our past better so as to help us see our future better, we should be also pleased in seeing the strengthening of our cultural values, which is bound to help guide our future.

Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and In Memoriam of an Ethiopian’s Outstanding Lifetime Contributions: Finfinne Times's First Experiment of Recognition

September 12, 2009

In the spirit of our unique experiences, to remind ourselves about our collective achievements during the last year, to remember once more the outstanding lifetime contributions of our lost ones during the year, and to espouse the collective determination of our society to make a continued progress in the New Year, Finfinne Times announces its first trial recognitions of Outstanding Ethiopian Accomplishments of the Year (OEAY) and a Memoriam of an Ethiopian’s Outstanding Lifetime Contributions (MEOLC.)

"People Can Lie, Stars Don't Lie"

July 4, 2009

Perhaps, this event may also open a door for more involved research into humanity's common past to draw a picture of the "common global system of ancient knowledge that remains alive today," as put by the announcement noted above. The stars in our sky are likely to be one of the guides in better understanding this common past. Interpreted carefully, the stories told about these stars by people who have studied about them one way or another is probably bound to give us more insights. As Abba Liban Dabassa Guyo once said, people can lie, stars don't lie. It is befitting that this year is recognized as the International Year of Astronomy and that Abba Liban Dabassa Guyo is invited to speak about the Oromo/Borana Calendar of East Africa, perhaps, the oldest knowledge about stars by humanity, during the international year of Astronomy.

The Haaroma/Hiddassie/Renaissance Agenda (HHRA) in Ethiopia and East Africa: An Opportunity for a Literary Competition

February 20, 2009

Interested individuals, groups, or organizations may enter the competition by submitting an essay or a poem of no more than two pages and as short as one paragraph. The writing should describe the individual, group, or organization’s understanding of Haaroma/Hiddassie/Renaissance (HHR) briefly, but as deeply as possible, within the context of this agenda in Ethiopia in particular and East Africa in general.

2008 Irreecha Celebration Marks another Milestone on Haaromsa/Hiddasie/Renaissance in Ethiopia

November 15, 2008

While we enliven those who have joined and are joining our society's renaissance that has been set in motion by a historical phenomenon, we are reminded about the immense sacrifices our society has paid and continues to pay as we speak to carry on this visionary undertaking of our time. The celebration of Irreecha by millions, at least in its symbolic values, stands as the forerunner of this visionary undertaking of the Ethiopian society's renaissance. The harmony it bestows upon our society can only be gained through the knowledge, understanding, and sharing of its messages. It has already set a stage for a cultural revival that, once understood, can be cultivated, developed, and enhanced. This stage is a test of the commitment of the proponents of the Ethiopian Renaissance in its meaningful sense.

First Annual Waaqeffannaa Conference Held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

August 9, 2008

Rooted in an African faith tradition, Waaqeffannaa conferences are bound to be a medium of great deliberations that will go back far into humanity's past to understand its future better.

Arga-Dhagetti over Inexorable

May 18, 2008

By way of summary, as new evidences emerge and the existing stories converge regarding this subject, the best thing we ought to be doing at this time is to put them in perspective to minimize confusions and misinterpretations. The concept of arga-dhagetti overrides that of inexorability in this perspective.

The Black Goat and The White Dove

November 12, 2007

While both The Black Goat and The White Dove evidently symbolize humanity’s experiences, the latter is widely known whereas the former is known little. But what they have come to stand for, peace and reconciliation, have become nearly universal.

Whose New Year, Whose Millennium?

September 12, 2007

On the eve of the beginning of Ethiopia’s third millennium according to official count, local and international media are raising various questions about it. Most, if not all, seem to lump two things together and discuss about them as if they were one, or originated from the same foundation.

A Hope for Africa, a Contribution to the World

August 19, 2007

What this seems to lead to is the fact that the balanced nature concept still prevalent in the Horn of Africa region, the information from the Gnostic gospel texts, the Gaia concept in ancient Greece, and the Native American Mother Nature philosophy aren’t totally unrelated subjects. What makes this even more interesting is the observation made back in 2002 by Jean Doresse, the famous French Egyptologist, that he couldn’t understand the Plato’s dialogues until he visited Ethiopia. That is because he was able to discern in the veins of Ethiopians Plato’s dialogue in ancient Greece. In the Bhagavad Gita, a classic of Indian spirituality, Mr. Eknath Easwaran, also discusses about the concept of the balanced universe.

Uma and the Father God

May 5, 2007

Close observation of what these scientists said shows that both of them are reading from the same scripture but give it different interpretations. It may not be unfair to assume that the starting points of “physical evidence” for Dr. Dawkins and “material signs” for Dr. Collins point to the same scripture. If that is the case, their differences in interpretation may be more of subjective reflections of each one’s understanding of the scripture than an objective reality of nature.

Daaniyaa

April 24, 2007

In its recent issue, Burqaa Magazine reported that a new religious book has been published and released in Finfinne (Addis Ababa), Ethiopia’s capital. This book is reported to be the book of Waqeffanna (Oromo religion). It may be the first of its kind from the African continent, and most probably with the oldest concepts in wisdom traditions. According to the description in Burqa, the book has 468 pages and uses its own calendar, which stands at 6400. There is another number, 07911, which the reporter indicates to be in the book. We can only speculate if this is meant to be September 11, 2007, which coincides with Ethiopia’s new millennium. There are evidences that suggest that Ethiopia’s New Year is based on Cushitic calendar. If the speculation about the number is right, there is reason to think that this Ethiopian new millennium celebration will open a new door for Ethiopia, Africa, and the world at large.







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