Injustice to One Is Injustice to All



Dear editors, Your newspaper has published multiple news stories on the ongoing legal case between Prosper International Plc and Tekleberhan Ambaye Construction Plc (TACON), the most recent story headlined, “Prosper...


Dashen Auction not so Different


Dear Editors, Volume 17, Issue Number 883 of your Newspaper published on Sunday, April 2, 2017 carried a news story under the headline “Dashen Keeps Auction Under Wraps”. The story reports on the bid opening follo...


Donkey Meat up for Export


Dear Editors, My name is Dr Bojia, country representative of the Donkey Sanctuary UK operations in Ethiopia. First of all I would like to congratulate you for pioneering to disclose the Donkey Abattoir issue to the ge...


Cooperative Agencies Distinct from Cooperative Sector


Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent viewpoint published on February 19, 2017 headlined “Change from Farming to Industry Herculean Task” [Volume 14, Number 877]. The viewpoint presented in...


NICE Insurance Needs to be More Friendly


National Insurance Company of Ethiopia (NICE) is the first private company, established in 1994, to engage itself in General Insurance. It was locally a moment of truth, at a time when few entrepreneurs dared to invest t...


We Seek Amicable Solution to Our Dispute


In response to your news story headlined, "Factory Owners Skip Town, Investors Cry Foul" [Volume 17, Number 869, December 25, 2016, we hereby would like to use our right of reply against the news. The shareholders...


Call for Balanced and Factual Reporting


Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent story headlined “Nile’s CEO Departs, profit down” [Vol.17 Number 869, Dec. 25, 2016]. The viewpoints presented in the article are grossly biased and m...


In Favour for Tariff Reduction, but Not on All Vehicles


Dear editors, While reading your editorial headlined, “Normalizing owning a car in Ethiopia” [Volume 17, Number 866, December 4, 2016] I could not help but wonder why finding better mechanisms to make new vehicles...


I Pray That Trump Wins


I would like to respond to your feature entitled: "Clinton-Trump Mud Fight Frazzles Ethiopian-Americans [Volume 17 No. 861]." I saw the social media posts of young Ethiopian American men and women who were saying that th...


My Fury over Internet Shutdown


Dear editors, I would like to share my current state of fury hoping the cry of my soul is heard. I also hope to find a compassionate ear among our leaders who should be sensitive to the principles of "causes and conse...


We’re Better off with the Steel Manufacturers


Dear editors, News stories recently published in your weekly covering the nail manufacturing industry are not devoid of inaccuracy, while they are misleading and biased. For far too long, the business of importing...


Production Rather Than Blame Game


  Dear editors, We are one of the pioneering steel manufacturing industries in Ethiopia, with an annual production capacity of over 360,000 tns of reinforcement bar and wire rod. We are in the industry after i...


No ‘Loan Abuses’ at Zemen Bank


This letter comes as a response to your recent story headlined “Zemen Bank Laying Foundations Amidst Turmoil” [Vol.17 Number,851, August 21,2016]. The viewpoints presented in the article are grossly biased and misinf...


More Studies Required Prior Utilization of Biologically Modified Cotton


Dear Editors, It is with excitement that we have read your story headlined "D-Day for Ethiopia's Textiles Industry" (Volume 17, Number 846, July 17,2016). We are impressed by the effort you made to incorporate a...


The Murder of Ethiopians an Attack on Human Values


Dear Editors, The atrocious murder of Ethiopians by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ in Libya is an outrage and an offense against Islam and all the civilised values for which Muslims stand. As an Ethiopian Muslim, I a...


Despite Talks, Foreigners Unwelcome in Ethiopia


Dear Editors, I am writing this because I would like to comment on the large advertisement of the country, currently incentivised by the Ethiopian government, in order to encourage foreign investors and tourists to co...


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Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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