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...


Perhaps a Mystery, Who Knows!


Last week was one of the most nostalgic weeks I have encountered here in Brussels. The general environmental shifts are enough to provide some insight as to how it feels at this time of the year. The long nights have sta...


Matters Of Interest


As we are all citizens of the world, notwithstanding differences of ideologies or politics, there are certain issues which interest us all as members of humanity. If that concerns some of the super-powers like the Brexit...


Haile Takes Helm of Athletics Federation


You have been elected I am told more challenges lie ahead in you we have hope Nothing to spare or save we know you can do it yes you can without any doubt Well aware of what a global wave of headline news I have on my...


Haile to the Rescue


The Ethiopian squad sent to the Rio 2016 Games was one of the weakest in our many years of Olympic glory. It was full of controversial, scandalous and sad milestones, which have not been addressed even now, several month...


City Hall Was to Lead Reducing Congestion


I write the following article not simply because I am interested in the subject but because it is a topic that needs to be widely discussed and debated. Transport planning is a concern that is universal and that all the...


Little More Than Formalities in Chancellor’s Frosty Visit


In the long history of people to people relations between Ethiopia and Germany, the celebrated Austrian-born film actor, Karlheinz Böhm, famous for his German films, comes to the fore. He established Menschen für Mens...


Merkel Aims to Stem Migration Flows from Africa


These days, when countries host visiting heads of state, it has become almost a fashion to use words that express the long relationships the two nations have had. In many cases, speech writers refer to the archives of th...


BLAK IRRECHA


Some 47km south of Addis Abeba at the bottom of Mt. Ziquala, on top of which one finds a small creator lake, we find Bishoftu town. This little town, being surrounded by lakes, has a long history of its own as one of the...


The Patient Diagnosing the Doctors


When politicians hold power by hook or by crook, history has shown us that they fall prey to losing their sense of acceptable judgment of their own morality, often going beyond their limits to the extent of extending tha...


FROM BAD TO WOREST


In a multiparty democracy system nation, like Ethiopia, it is clearly stipulated in the relevant articles of the Constitution that citizens have the right to choose between alternative parties. Citizens also have the rig...


The 15 Year Performance Assessment


Against the back drop of the horrendous shocking and despicable fire outbreak at Qilinto Prison, where at least 23 people are reported to have died, the Ethiopian 2009 New Year has just set in. The “Listen To Our Voice...


Ethiopian Lives Matter


No man in his right mind would ever make such a brutal decision to use his high profile prerogative as the Prime Minster of a country with a population of over 100 million to ignore his due accountability and reduce hims...


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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