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...


Nib Insurance Shines without Doubt


Dear editors, We have read the story headlined, “Nib Insurance Makes Profit, Leaves Doubt” [Volume 15, Number 759, November 19, 2014]. And we have found the news article to be full of negatively charged statements...


Gov’t Ought to Recognise Outstanding Entrepreneurs, Managers


Dear editors, I am writing this in response to the story headlined, “A NICE Send Off for Insurance Guru” (Volume 15, Number 755, October 19, 2014), which reported on the imminent retirement of Habtemariam Shumgiza...


Gov’t Slow to Adjust National Oil Prices as Global Prices Decline


Dear editors, Your editorial headlined, “The Administration Ought to Walk Its Talk” [Volume 14, Number 758, November 9, 2014] attempts to analyse an important issue which, unfortunately, is long overdue. The price...


Gov’t, IMF Wrong on Debt Assessment


Dear editors, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a statement on October 3, 2014. In its statement, one of its recommendations to government is to consolidate the debts of state-owned enterprises (SOE) with g...


Cotton Rises Despite Doomsayers Pronouncements


Dear Editors, We are writing this in response to the story headlined, “Cotton Collapse” (Volume 15, Number 748, August 31, 2014). We believe that the flaws of the story remind one of the famous Ethiopian saying, ...


More to Habitat Real Estate Case than Official Assertion


Dear editor, We refer to the letter from Berhane Abate, managing director of Habitat-New Flower Homes Plc, headlined, “No Seed of Truth in Habitat Real Estate Case” (Volume 15, Number 738, June  8, 2014). We are...


Telecom Billing Problem Calls for Urgent Action


Dear editor, My encounter about Internet charging forced me to write this. It feels like accounts are not being charged with this latest happening. Many of my friends tell me the “nice” experience they are faci...


Greedy Competition Hurts the Whole


Dear editor, I am engaged in the business environment. My message relates to the improper competition I see in the business environment. Though I do not know whether it is a conscious decision or not, I see very big b...


No Seed of Truth in Habitat Real State Case


Dear editor, This is written in response to a story headlined, “Diaspora Homebuyers’ Hopes Dashed” (Volume 15, Number 730, April 27, 2014). We believe that the story is full of misinformation that it reminds us...


Editorial

Last week Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Abeba, was in attendance for the...


Agenda

Despite widespread concerns over foreign exchange crunch in the economy...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


Commentary

With recent events in the country such as mild earthquakes, the need to...


Viewpoint

Though Ethiopia is the first African country to make modern laws, inclu...


Opinion

In the 16th Century, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published a...


View From Arada

A mountain of garbage that had accumulated in "koshe" gave way to a lan...


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