Giving Lip Service to Good Governance No More Sustainable


The table of the Revolutionary Democrats seems to be full of issues that need their attention. If one is to go by appearances, it is easy to see that this…


Letting Politics Distort Economic Plans, Disastrous

If there is one thing that worries the echelons of power within the tiers of the EPRDF, it is the task of putting together a working plan for the next…


Abandoning Fiscal Discipline Imposes Huge Cost on Economy

Fiscal ambition is nothing new for the Ethiopian finance ministry, located off King George VI Street. The ministry, the authority over fiscal policy, led by Sufian Ahmed, has ever been…


Employee Alternatives in Pension Planning Key to Security

The state under the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats has developed a thirst for resources, seemingly increasing with each day. It has grown to a force trying to squeeze every…


Transition to Performance-based Budgeting Essential to Fiscal Accountability

Incessant animosity defines the relationship between the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) and the executive branch of the government, now under the watchful eyes of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.…


Definitive Time for Global Leaders to Recognise Development Challenges, Act

The high echelons of the Ethiopian power circle are very busy these days. As they ensured their stay on the throne for the next five years, although many formalities relating…


A Call for Reform of the Existing Electoral System Timely

Last week has brought yet another sweeping election win for the ruling EPRDFites. The preliminary results the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), the ultimate decision maker on the issue…


Imperfect Elections, Yet the Nation Has to Move On

It is high time for the Ethiopian political space. The fifth national elections is unfolding as a series of preparatory events is leaving the final judgment call to the voting…


Commitment to Transparency without Strong Civil Society, a Pipe Dream

Transparency rarely transpires with the ruling Revolutionary Democrats. It is a theme where their parlance differs widely from both the common man’s and the intellectual’s. If one is to go…


Shift in Policy Gear Imperative to Inclusive Growth

Anyone who may have been present at the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) Conference hall on the morning of April 29, 2014, could have felt the tension filling the sphere.…


Cyclical Migrant Crises Beg for Foreign Policy Revision

Many people see industriousness in the personality of Tedros Adhanom (PhD), minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), well known for his adoption of social media. An EPRDFite with immense experience in…


It Is Painful, but Ethiopians Will Thrive

These are trying times for Ethiopia, with tragedies befallen on many Ethiopians over the past consecutive weeks, due to the inhumane brutality faced by fellow citizens in South Africa, Yemen…


Patronage Become Threat to Forex Allocation

Foreign currency shortage is a problem that the ruling EPRDFites admit as one of the challenging economic tasks they face, day in and day out. Some of them, such as…


Private Sector, Key to Transformative Logistics Change

Scarcity has become a typical trait of Ethiopia’s consumables sector. Consumers lining up at the gates of consumer associations, even under a scorching sun, are becoming the emblems of the…


Natural Gas Finding May Embolden Risk of Resource Curse

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn appeared unusually firm in his latest media briefing. His stance was clearer while he tried to justify the conflict between his administration and what he called…


Opportunism Engulfs Addis Abeba, While Mayor Diriba Kuma Sails Alone

It is unfortunate that Addis Abeba is often dubbed as the political capital of Africa. Not that the name is not suitable for it, but that it often fails to…


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