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...


Impacts of UK’s Decision


The unexpected, perhaps shocking decision by referendum of the British people to leave the European Union raises more pertinent questions than ever before. And this is not without reason. The United Kingdom (UK) governme...


No Use in War Mongering


Barely a year has passed since the “democratically inclusive and fair” general election, and the EPRDF-led government is seen harassing, torturing and imprisoning alleged “terrorist elements” - a move that has gi...


Scramble for Youth


There was a time when European countries came down to Africa to quench their greed in the form of power and resources. This quest for more land and slaves at the beginning of the 19th Century was referred to as the 'scra...


Basic Elements in Politics of Survival


Two points I want to get across to readers right at the outset are interdependence and the concept of reproduction be it among flora and fauna or ecology in general. Communication is an inclusive concept which include...


Ginbot 20: Marks Some Progress, Deeper Problems


As the head of the ruling party, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made the Silver Jublee felicitation speech to a crowd of attendees at the Addis Abeba Stadium last Saturday, May 29, 2016. The choice of the setting to...


ERITREA: Cost of Independence


Given the 15 years of United Nations sanctions and Eritrea being one of the largest sources of migrating people in the world, I wonder if there is a good cause to celebrate that country's 25th anniversary of independence...


Woldemeskel Kostre : Veteran as Tall as Ethiopian Athletics


One of the most solemn and serene farewell ceremonies has been accorded to veteran athletics coach, Woldemeskel Kostre (PhD). His funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, where hundreds of t...


Football’s Ups, Downs


Last week was the moment that seized the excitement of fans and spectators alike, both at home and overseas. The first Femail coach and manager of Dire Dawa Football Team, Meseret Menu, proved her prominent status on the...


Regime of Fear, Silence


The world over, last week, Press Freedom Day was celebrated, marking the right to free expression as stipulated in the constitutions of countries where citizens exercise democracy. These days, the right to express and sh...


Different Faces of Easter


I wish my readers a blissful Easter. The last time I wrote about Brussels, the capital of Belgium, and seat of the European Union, the terrorists had exploded a bomb at the gateway of the international airport and in...


Origin of Coffee No Joke


The satirical joke published last week and reverberated by one of the radio anchors in Ethiopia is not only counterproductive but intentional malicious misinformation that has to be watched carefully. It goes back a long...


Underneath the Water Scarcity Reality


Any plausible government worth its political policy of developmental democracy should concentrate its priorities on the construction of roads and other economic infrastructure. But any mode of government, anywhere in the...


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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