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...


Going Underground


From cobblestone roads to rapid tarmac highways, light train railways or ceramic sidewalks, the EPRDF led ruling government has been spending billions of birr to ease the acute scarcity of urban transport services amidst...


The Importance of Planning


Every desire and ambitious dream depend upon reliable planning. At a national level, these separate plans need to be coordinated. Even unexpected natural hazards, like sudden volcanic eruptions or floods, require the nec...


Wedlock, Ethiopian Style


Most wedding invitations start with a religious quote taken directly from the Bible or Quran. Doing so not only comments on the bride and groom’s religion, but shows that their upcoming marriage has received the blessi...


Ethiopia and the Olympics


Ethiopia’s first appearance at the Olympics takes us back 60 years, when the renowned cyclist, Geremew Demboba, received the full support, blessing and financial assistance of His Majesty Haile Selassie I. Aviation was...


Gonder Peaceful Protest in Allegiance to Similar in Oromia Region


Tourism has been a growing industry in Ethiopia and a vital source of foreign currency of late. Among the attractions of historical significance in the country, the Fasilidus Castles in the old capital of the Kingdom hav...


Editorial

Last week Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Abeba, was in attendance for the...


Agenda

Despite widespread concerns over foreign exchange crunch in the economy...


Fineline

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


Commentary

With recent events in the country such as mild earthquakes, the need to...


Viewpoint

Though Ethiopia is the first African country to make modern laws, inclu...


Opinion

In the 16th Century, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published a...


View From Arada

A mountain of garbage that had accumulated in "koshe" gave way to a lan...


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