BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopia Extends Emergency Law

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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...


New Dam is a Big Win for Ethiopia


In another otherwise difficult year filled with political turmoil, Ethiopia has scored one huge win by inaugurating the Gilgile Gibe III Hydroelectric Dam over the Omo River which almost doubles the country's power gener...


On the Prime Ministers Take on Ethiopianism


I hope a good number of my readers would fill the gap from their memory of man’s conquest of landing on the moon. I am bringing that old memory to draw parallel of expression to write about something. But before that l...


The Oromo Culture is Something to Embrace


UNESCO has finally decided to recognize the rich Oromo Gaada system, which is one of the world’s unique societal organizational systems, and as such a treasure with intangible global heritage value. I cannot and will n...


Fidel Castro- A Friend in Need Passes Away


Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader, passed away at the age of 90 (1926-2016). The sad news of his nocturnal death was made public by his younger brother and now president, Raul Castro. The former leader died la...


Editorial

Two weeks ago, a landslide in the Repi area of Addis Abeba, commonly kn...


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The health sector has always been an issue that has long concerned the...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


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In today's growing market place, many businesses are trying to make pro...


Viewpoint

Uncertainty surrounding one of President Barack Obama’s signature...


Opinion

There are some studies which suggest the primary reason for the creatio...


View From Arada

It has been almost six months since the announcement of the state of em...


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