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...


Ethio-Eritrean Relations Revisited


Ato Abay Tsehaye, one of the senior special advisors to the Prime Minister, allegedly posed an unguarded warning to the Oromia officials and their hierarchy a few months ago. He has been discrete so far about the alleged...


Hardships of Living in Addis


The 130-year-old Ethiopian capital seems to be nursing many ailments, turning into deathly dangers hovering over the heads of its dwellers. The city is in grave danger, waiting for the slightest reason to explode. Whatev...


Was Dam Agenda Behind Netanyahu’s East African Trip?


The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s east African visit is said to be the first high official setting Prime Minister visit paid to these four upper Nile countries in recent times. The visit comes at a time w...


The Hana Mariam Clash and its Impacts


At the southern tip of the capital, bordering the Oromia zone - in an area referred to as “Hanamariam” - a clash between security forces and law enforcement officers was reported by state media. What stood out in the...


Editorial

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


Commentary

With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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