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...


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 support, can be a powerful motor for pro...


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 solutions...


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 Ethio...


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 terms, Vietnam has stolen a march of 100 years. Th...


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. They have looked for structu...


Can Somliland Afford to Shun Its SMEs?


In Somaliland, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is the biggest income and employment generator. It hosts thousands of people and is the largest business sector. SMEs that trade in clothes, food, agricultural...


Ideological Risks in Somaliland’s Education


Education is a continuous and interconnected chain of service extending from primary, intermediate to tertiary education levels. If it is not well-guarded from predators, it is susceptible to infiltration and exploitatio...


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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