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...


Limits to Ethiopian Sport Journalism


Sports, in general, and football, in particular, have held prime places in the newspapers and radio airtime in the Ethiopian media for over half a century. If we follow the present trend and its growth pace, we can see t...


Journey to a Hydro-dollar Nation


Five years have passed since the groundbreaking ceremonious launching of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was carried out by the late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi. Located in the arid zone of Benshangul Gumuz S...


Closer Walk to Terrorism


Since the November 2015 Paris terrorist attack, major cities in Europe have been on high alert. Nobody knew what could come next, where and when. Of late, the narrative quite often heard and suspected was the linkage...


APOLOGY TOO LATE TO HEAL


Last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the biannual performance report of his government to the Federal Parliament, which, of course, is part of his duty. As usual, regardless of the natural unfavourabl...


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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