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...


Japanese Exhibition a Must Visit


Dear editors, On Friday, December 12, 2014, some 109 Japanese martial arts weapons and clothes were displayed in the Exhibition Hall of the National Museum, in a timeline from the eighth century to modern Japan. It is...


Nothing but the Facts on Website Dispute with Bostex


Dear editors, In reading over the story headlined, “Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Face Insurmountable Odds” (Volume 15, Number 762, December 7, 2014), I come to believe that I have to set some erroneous facts straight.


Funding Cultural Centre, Monument Not Similar


  Dear editors, We read the story headlined, “Dilla Intends to Use World Bank Money to Erect Monument” (Volume 15, Number 762, December 7, 2014). We appreciate the fact that you have reflected the views an...


Telecom Struggles In Spite of Investment


Dear editors, Since the beginning of September 2014 rumors were heard about the coming of Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, to take part in the Telecom Expansion Project (TEP), which lagged behind schedule, since the ve...


Editorial

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


Commentary

With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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