Hey Donald, Diversity is Beautiful



In the roughly translated words of Leopold Sedar Senghor, a Senegalese poet, cultural theorist and founding president of the West African nation, “Racists are people who have mistaken their anger.” I am sure these wo...


Body Language More Telling Than Words


Sometimes, reality becomes somewhat of a relative truth and I am only just starting to realise that as I grow older. I do not mean this simply based on the fact that our realities depend on our different backgrounds and...


Educating a Different Generation, Differently!


I, personally, have always despised History lessons. Maybe despised is a strong word, but I felt so strongly about it in school it was probably closer to hating History, if this word could better express my feelings on t...


Hail Individuality


Let’s say you are trying to buy a sweater, a dress, a suit, bags, shoes or even get yourself a haircut; before trying it for yourself, would you want to see it on some else first? I know I would. Though sometimes we...


Equals


What are the positions that women hold in our society as a whole? What places do women have within the social construct of our homes? Do we know? Would we like to know? These are a few questions that have been going t...


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 with to make sense of the world we live in. Why? Because...


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 this definition, this...


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 the usual enkwan aderessatchew songs on the radio and saw herds o...


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 to confirm she was old enough to purchase a bottle of wine. I d...


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 of being reprimanded, laughed at, ignored or scrutinised. What...


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 liked, threw nasty words in my direction. As if 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. The clerk barely looking up from the desk to give me a rude answer...


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 numerous apps sprouting up left and right. We are sim...


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 - ev...


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 Weber, and Émile Durkheim. One t...


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 their green power ge...


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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