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Narrating the Ethio-Cuba relations in the age of two successive developmentalisms in Ethiopia

Friendship Square and Cuba camp in Addis Ababa: Narrating the Ethio-Cuba relations in the age of two successive developmentalisms in Ethiopia

by Yonas Ashine

(in English)

 

The production of urban spaces in Addis Ababa has been highly influenced by Ethiopia’s international diplomatic relations. This paper explores change and continuity of the production of urban spaces taking two selected sites: Ethio-Cuba Friendship square and former Cuba camp as case study, with parallel dynamism of the foreign policy direction of the country toward the Republic of Cuba since 1970s.

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Orders, blessings and curses in Kambaata

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

CFEE Seminar on Contemporary Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa (2015-2016)

6ème séance / 6th session: “Eat me, ground!” – Orders, blessings and curses in Kambaata, par/by Yvonne Treis (CNRS-LLACAN)

In partnership with the Department of Linguistics and Philology of Addis Ababa University.

Jeudi 3 mars 2016 (14h-16h) / Thursday March 3rd 2016 (2-4 PM). Lieu / Venue : ILS Conference Room (Rm. 418), Sidist Kilo Campus, Addis Ababa University.

“Eat me, ground!” – Orders, blessings and curses in Kambaata, par/by Yvonne Treis (CNRS-LLACAN)

Kambaata is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in the Southern Region of Ethiopia. After a short introduction into the sociolinguistic situation and a brief overview of the major grammatical characteristics of the language, this seminar aims to give a comprehensive account of the grammar (part 1), the lexicon (part 2) and the context of use (part 3) of orders, blessings and curses. In part 1 (grammar), we take a look at the morphology of the dedicated verb forms used in directives. It is illustrated by which means orders can be mitigated and how they can be turned into harsh commands and threats. In addition to imperative-jussive verb forms, which are also found in related Highland East Cushitic languages, Kambaata has recently grammaticalised a full paradigm of preventive verbs, which serve to encode warnings (‘Take care, don’t [verb]!’) and threats (‘Don’t dare to [verb]!’). Part 2 is concerned with the lexicon of directives. The semantic field of ‘take’- and ’give’-requests is laid out, and invariable (ideophonic) command forms from child-directed and animal-directed speech are discussed. In the third part of the seminar, the linguistic data is embedded in its cultural context. We follow up on the question which interlocutors are addressed by which types of directives in which situations. A small case study of masaala-blessings (blessings at the Meskel holidays) concludes the seminar.

The speaker

Yvonne Treis is a research fellow of the research centre LLACAN (Language, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noire) of the CNRS in France. She works on the description of the Cushitic language Kambaata and the Omotic language Baskeet. Besides her work on morphology and syntax, she is especially interested in ethnolinguistic topics (e.g. language taboo, ceremonial language) and phenomena of language contact.

Modérateurs / Moderators : Chloé Darmon (CFEE) and Mulugeta Tarekegn  (Department of Linguistics and Philology).

Photo: Sign on the road from Duuraame to Wetaa: Hambarrichchut gujjuanne godabaanne. Oddinsose! Kambaati meenti geezimma Tophphe ‘Mount Hambarrichcho is our back and our belly. Let us dress her!  Author: Cooperative of the Kambaata women, Ethiopia (2007)

Migrant Girls in Bangladesh and Ethiopia

SÉMINAIRE/ SEMINAR

CFEE Seminar on Contemporary Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa (2015-2016)

1ère séance / 1st session : Time to look at girls: Migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, par/by Katarzyna E. GRABSKA et/and Marina de REGT

Projection du documentaire / Screening of the documentary Time to look at girls: Migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia” (2015, 31 mn), réalisé par / directed by Marco Speroni, produit sous la direction scientifique de / produced and researched by Katarzyna E. GRABSKA, Nicoletta DEL FRANCO, et/and Marina de REGT.

Suivie par un échange avec / Followed by a discussion with Katarzyna E. GRABSKA et/and Marina de REGT

Mardi 20 octobre 2015 (17h-18h15) / Tuesday, October 20th 2015 (5 – 6:15 pm). Lieu / Venue : Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe (CFEE) / Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

The increasing number of girls who move to cities is a momentous global change. Why are adolescent girls migrating and what happens to them? How are their families and close ones affected? What are the constraints and opportunities linked to migration for adolescent girls?

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Atelier / Workshop: The African Standby Force in 2015 / La force africaine en attente en 2015

ATELIER / WORKSHOP

La force africaine en attente en 2015 : une opérationnalisation et des questions / The African Standby Force in 2015: an operationnalisation and some questions

Par / by Jérémy Révillon

En 2002, l’Union africaine a lancé la mise en œuvre d’un ambitieux programme dans le domaine de la paix et de la sécurité : l’Architecture africaine de paix et sécurité. L’idée d’une Force africaine en attente est née, et devait être opérationnelle au 30 juin 2010. A cette date, l’Union africaine prévoyait de disposer de capacités à gérer des opérations de paix complexes, et les communautés économiques régionales africaines devaient être capables de déployer à bref délai des soldats au sein de ces opérations. De nombreux retards ont été pris, toutefois. Une nouvelle feuille de route couvre aujourd’hui la période décembre 2010-décembre 2015. Son objectif : la mise en place complète des brigades régionales africaines en attente. Ce sont ces enjeux qui ont été évoqués par Jérémy Révillon (doctorant en histoire à l’Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour / Les Afriques dans le Monde) durant un atelier organisé à la Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe du CFEE, ce 27 avril 2015, en présence d’acteurs de la paix et de la sécurité basés à Addis-Abeba, dans le cadre du programme Paix et sécurité du CFEE.

In 2002, the African Union (AU) has launched the implementation of an ambitious program in the realm of peace and security. The project of an African Standby Force has emerged, and was initially planned to be effective by 30 June 2010. At this date, it was expected that the AU have at hand the capabilities to manage complex peace operations, and that the Regional Economic Communities could deploy rapidly troops within such peace missions. The project has experienced many delays, though.  A new roadmap has now been running from December 2010 till December 2015. Its objective: the complete operationalisation of the regional brigades composing the African Standby Force. These are the issues that have been raised by Jérémy Révillon (PhD candidate in  history at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour / Les Afriques dans le Monde) in his lecture during the workshop organised at the Berhanu Abebe Library of the CFEE, this 27 April 2015, in presence of actors of peace and security based in Addis Ababa, in the framework of the CFEE research program “Peace and security”.

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Imag(in)ing the SPLM/A (1983-1989)

SÉMINAIRE/ SEMINAR

CFEE Seminar on Contemporary Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa (2014-2015)

7e séance / 7th session : Imag(in)ing the SPLM/A (1983-1989), par / by Sebabatso MANOELI

Cette séance est organisée en partenariat avec le Centre d’études africaines et orientales de l’Université d’Addis-Abeba / This session is organised in partnership with the Center for African and Oriental Studies of Addis Ababa University.

Jeudi 16 avril 2015 (14h) / Thursday, April 16th 2015 (2:00 pm). Lieu / Venue : Addis Ababa University, Sidist Kilo Campus, College of Social Science Building, Room 114, NCR.

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A. Wion & L. Bruxelles, médaillés de bronze du CNRS / CNRS bronze medals

RÉCOMPENSE / AWARD

Le Centre français des études éthiopiennes est doublement en fête : l‘historienne Anaïs Wion (CNRS), chercheure au CFEE, et l’archéologue géomorphologue Laurent Bruxelles (INRAP, TRACES, UMR 5608), membre de deux projets de recherche archéologique soutenus par le CFEE en Éthiopie, ont été récompensés par la médaille de bronze du CNRS 2015.

The French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) is celebrating two distinctions: historian Anaïs Wion (CNRS), researcher at CFEE, and archaeologist-geomorphologist Laurent Bruxelles (INRAP, TRACES, UMR 5608), a member of two archaeological missions supported by CFEE in Ethiopia, have been awarded with the 2015 CNRS bronze medal.

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La mission archéologique de Lalibela récompensée / The archaeological mission in Lalibela awarded

RÉCOMPENSE / AWARD

Marie-Laure Derat et Claire Bosc-Tiessé (CNRS, IMAF, UMR 8171), qui dirigent depuis 2009 une mission d’archéologie historique sur le site médiéval de Lalibela (Éthiopie) dont le CFEE est partie prenante, se sont vues récompensées par le 3e Prix Clio de la recherche archéologique 2014 le 15 janvier 2015.

Marie Laure Derat and Claire Bosc-Tiessé (CNRS, IMAF, UMR 8171), who lead an archaological and historical mission on the medieval site of Lalibela (Ethiopia) since 2009, in partnership with the CFEE, have been awarded by the 3rd Prix Clio de la recherche archéologique 2014 on January 15th 2015.

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African troop contributors to peace operations

NOS ACTIVITÉS – NOTE DE RECHERCHE / OUR ACTIVITIES – RESEARCH NOTE

The political challenges faced by African troop contributing countries in peace operations

By David Ambrosetti (CFEE)

Account of a lecture given on January 5th 2015, Mekelle University (Addi Haqi Campus), Moot Court, School of Law.

(In English)

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