Rain, the Rains, the Right Rains at the Right Time



In Ethiopia, rainfall is never taken for granted because it is under-stood in precise relation to the food chain. Successful (or failed) harvesting of specific crops, depends on rainfall in just the right amount, beginni...


A Nation Family in Mourning


Some first learned of the atrocity via social media. Others went online and saw images purported to be those of the gruesome massacre of Ethiopians in Libya by the Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant (ISIL) aka Islami...


Earth, Wind, Fire – Ethiopia Exploits Renewable Energy Resources


One of the strategies being used to blaze the trail to a Green Economy, is Ethiopia’s pace-setting strides in exploiting its various renewable energy resources, with interested development partners contributing to secu...


Battle of the Beers


It is written that man shall not live by bread alone but bread and a beverage, well, that could be a pleasant meal for a hungry person; for lovers of beer, that would be the beverage of choice. Water of course would be t...


The Overlapping Arms of Democracy


Two companies that are as familiar to Fortune as they are to the courthouse and to the Government are Access Real Estate and Holland Car Plc. Though these two do not have a business relationship, they have in common, muc...


Tax Fraud by Foreign Companies in Ethiopia


This outgoing Ethiopian year presented scandals beyond belief and also hard news to Fortune readers related to court cases of tax fraud, acts of corruption, money laundering, engagement in areas not allowed for foreign i...


Five Things You Should Know about Ethiopia’s Budget Bill before Parliament


It is the first in a decade to have a year-on-year increase of 25pc; No budget has ever seen a consolidated budgets deficit (52.1b Br) equivalent to this year’s; This is the fourth time that the consolidated budget...


Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the Parliament


Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the Parliament Powerful   What Happened:   Abadula Gemeda, speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives, was on the spotlight in the past year for the very legislatur...


Azeb Mesfin, MP and Widow of Meles Zenawi


Azeb Mesfin, MP and Widow of Meles Zenawi Sorrowful What Happened:   Azeb Mesfin, a Member of Parliament (MP) and widow of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, was in the spotlight throughout the year in re...


Ermyas T. Amelga, Businessman


Ermyas T. Amelga, Businessman Overambitious What Happened:   Ermyas T. Amelga, the business mogul behind many creative business enterprises, including Access Capital Services and Access Real Estate, joined t...


Eyob Mekonnen, Singer


Eyob Mekonnen, Singer Memorable   What Happened:   Eyob Mekonnen, a renowned reggae singer, joined the annual spotlight with his death that sent shocks to his fans and the music industry in general.


Haile Gebreselassie, Long Distance Runner and Businessman


Haile Gebreselassie, Long Distance Runner and Businessman Ambitious What Happened:   The long distance legend, Haile Gebreselassie, joined the spotlight after he announced that he is interested to compete fo...


Junedin Sado, former minister of Civil Service


Junedin Sado, former minister of Civil Service Hapless What Happened: Junedin Sado, the former minister of Civil Service (MoCS), joined the spotlight with his unfortunate conflict with the movers and shakers of the...


Mohammed Aman, Middle Distance Runner


Mohammed Aman, Middle Distance Runner Exceptional What Happened:   Mohammed Aman, a middle distance runner, joined the spotlight for his exceptional talent in winning multiple 800m titles in different races.


Kassim Fite, former deputy head of Land Administration & Development,Addis Ababa


Kassim Fite, former deputy head of Land Administration & Development,Addis Ababa Inopportune What Happened:   Kassim Fite, the former deputy head of Land Administration & Development, joined the spot...


Minyahil Teshome, Footballer


Minyahil Teshome, Footballer Unlucky What Happened:   Minayahil Teshome, a football player who is a member of the Ethiopian National Football Team, joined the spotlight after he became the reason for the tea...


Editorial

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...


Viewpoint

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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