Time Management’s Crucial Role in Development



Explaining the slight change of angle of the magnetic field by scientists could be a far fetched abstraction to the ordinary Ethiopian who are 85pc agrarian. But we can explain about time management in at least some rela...


A Dream Close to Realization


Ethiopia had been described as a source for water for the African continent. The 12 river basins are attributable to this standing belief. All except the Awash River happen to be flowing out of the country’s geography.


Ethiopia’s Population Growth-It’s Consequence


The population of Ethiopia is growing and close to reaching the 100 million mark. My own contemporaries have become grandparents like myself. I have four adult children. Three of them have children of their own. I have s...


To Share is Powerful


Since the ruling party has entered into talks with opposition leaders it seemed either the end of the road or the start of something new for the country. If there could not be some kind of undertaking of political commit...


Where do we go from here?


Many of the articles stipulated in the state of emergency have been banned a little earlier than its six-month duration period. The executing official Siraj Fegessa, minister of defense has spelled out article after arti...


Tonnes of Garbage to Clean Up


Many had lived in the area filled with trash and had made their save havens under the trash building some shelters where they unfortunately died under during the disaster of the land fill slide. The sad incident has made...


The Battle Won, But the Journey Continues


There is a rich collective history of Ethiopia and one stands out particularly. It was the 19th century African history of defeating white colonizers supremacy. This was not an ordinary battle or civil strife. Men and...


Football, the Best Politics


As the world celebrates the 121th anniversary of Ethiopia's victory at the Battle of Adwa over the Italian colonizers, historians such as Professor Ayele Bekeri of the Meqele University tell of the impact of that triumph...


Pankhurst’s Passing and the Media in Ethiopia


The passing of Professor Richard Pankhurst reminds me of my decades-long acquaintanceship with the historian. I was his student and I have studied and used his book “The Economic History of Ethiopia 1800-1935,” a pro...


The Heartbeat of Transportation Systems


Let me raise a few points based on my specialization in the field of public transport, the reason of my coming to Belgium in the first place. Elderly Ethiopians may recall the name “Belgik” as the name of a gun. But...


Traffic as a Metaphor for Orderly Society


There are over 1.2 million private and company vehicles operating on the streets of Brussels and the surrounding suburban towns. The main transporters serving the public at large are trams or light trains like the one in...


Parties Need to Talk


Whether it be due to the pressures from the cumulative effect of the combined pressure of the Oromia and Amhara Regional peaceful protests or the threat expected from the newly elected America president and improbable do...


The Unsaid at the Premier’s Address


Watching the Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegne's address last week, it was not about what he said but what he failed to say that I found striking. While he asserted that peace and tranquility are back under normal...


Sour Note of Corruption


Ever since Former Prime Minister Tamrat Layne was unceremoniously deposed from his post for alleged abuse of his executive powers, metaphorically speaking, he was one sugar that has gone sour. Bribery, in its legendar...


Memories of Home at Christmas


My adolescent experience of celebrating Christmas mirrors the experience I see in European countries. I remember how children would march in military fashion, parading in military style and led by a musical band. That wa...


Miruts Yifter: Tribute to a Legend


Miruts Yisfter's death inside a Canadian hospital became public last Friday. There were rumours of his passing in social media even before that. But his passing was confirmed at last by his doctor. Friends and family m...


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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