Debunking Stereotypes, Embracing Individuality


Stereotypes are one of the things we always think to say are not good or should be avoided. We can, however, not help but use these same stereotypes we disagree…


Respect

Respect – lately, I’ve been thinking about this word. According to most dictionaries, it means having a high opinion, admiration, due regard, courtesy, politeness or honour for someone. Based on…


Rekindling Goodness in the Spirit of New Year

With everything that has happened and with all that is going on around the world, it is hard to believe that a year has already passed since we last heard…


Old Enough, Rich Enough, Pretty Enough?

It baffled me to see that even with grey hair and a cane, the lady in front of me at the supermarket’s counter was being asked for her identification card…


Think For Yourself

Why? Where? When? How? A set of questions a child would ask a parent, or any adult, in order to quench their thirst for knowledge. They do this without fear…


Guardians of Each Other’s Rights

It was a normal Tuesday afternoon and everyone was minding their own business. Suddenly, some guy on the street, simply thinking that he had the right to say whatever he…


Waning Culture of Customer Service

The realisation that as an Ethiopian I come second to any other citizen when it comes to getting the services that I pay for is a bitter pill to swallow.…


From Face-to-Face to Facebook-to-Facebook

It is undeniable that we live in the most exciting of eras when it comes to technology advancements – whether it be the multitude of gadgets coming in waves or…


The Cost, Paradox of Fashion

The 21st century and its ever-changing, yet redundant and contorted, beauty standards are enough to leave any trend-follower in awe. Advertising and marketing strategies, generally portraying women revealing skin –…


Thinkers That Will Define Our Future

Several years ago, it occurred to me that social scientists today are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Max…


Renewable Energy Despite Challenges

There are many developing countries that are currently working on their own renewable energy initiatives. Africa’s heads of state announced last year that they will launch their attempt to increase…


Where Africa Needs to Focus

Africa rightly has big ambitions for the future. Our continent is rich in both natural and human resources. We have a talented and energetic young population which, with the right…


Global South Innovation in Healthcare

Children die from preventable and treatable conditions like diarrhoea and pneumonia every day, with the developing world accounting for the majority of victims. The need to produce innovative and cost-effective…


Banking on the Manufacturing Sector

Dynamics in economics is abundantly visible at the early stages of any developing economy. This is catalysed by individuals with complex and diversified economic behaviour. Policymakers in such countries, including…


A Message of Hope for Africa in Statistics

Vietnamese people today are at roughly the same economic level as Americans in the 1880s, but they have the same life expectancy as Americans had in the 1980s. In health…


Reimagining Quality Assurance

Universities and higher education systems around the world have become fixated on quality over the past two decades. They have tried out any number of initiatives designed to improve quality.…


Editorial

Ethiopia is in the midst of a state of emergency. At a press conference...


Agenda

Holidays are mostly considered by the Banks to be a peak season when it...


Fineline

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a...


Commentary

Over the past decade or so, Ethiopia has been in the limelight of globa...


Viewpoint

Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approx...


Opinion

Karl Marx was not such a naive man, as some would be forgiven to think,...


View From Arada

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