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One of the most frequently posed questions to Guy Ryder, director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is how he treads the delicate balance between governments, employers and trade unions. As the 57-y...


African Nations Have No Policy Space Issues with WTO


The outgoing chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy, was in Addis Abeba last week, where he spoke to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his senior ministers in trade, on Ethiopia’s prospect of jo...


Safety Talk-Why City Roads Went Unsafe


If there is one thing typical of Addis Abeba, the capital ofEthiopia, in the last eight years, it is the booming infrastructure sector. Constituting the core of the boom is the expansion in road networks. Despite the inc...


NOTEWORTHY STAND-EPRDF Stays Firm on Code of Conduct


The challenge of being an incumbent multiplies when elections approach, and the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)  seems to understand these challenges very well, with the Addis Ababa and Dire Da...


Election Politics-Where Political Opposition Goes Minimalist


As the election for the Addis Abeba City Council fast approaches, political parties seem to have started their preparation for the rather eventful process. It all started with the National Electoral Board (NEB) announcin...


THE CAPITALIST:ALL ABOUT COMPUTATION, NOT OBJECTIVES


After completing the auditing of their books of accounts for the last operational year, most private banks are announcing lofty profits and awarding their shareholders with high Earnings per Share (EPS). Yet, a debate ha...


DEVELOPMENT LESS CIVIL, POLITICAL RIGHTS


The new Country Director of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Ethiopia, Melaine Robinson, is passionate to talk about development. Married and a mother of one, Melaine has over 11 years of experience...


Interview-SUSPICIOUS RECOGNITION What the World Bank Thinks AboutEthiopia


Thinking beyond dogmas is typical of Guang Z. Chen, the resident country director of the World Bank Group (WBG) in Ethiopia. An educational background that took him between the two poles of the existing world, his countr...


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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