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...


Adwa – Not Just a Victory


This year's celebration of the victory of the Battle of Adwa was unusually historic and unique. This was not without reason. Putting the general political turmoil currently taking place, here and there, in the country...


RADIO’S WAY OF SERVING


The masthead of this page - the Statue of Emperor Menelik II on horseback - very well depicts the Adwa Victory which was celebrated as the victory of the black race even earning recognition by the State of Carolina in th...


POLITICS OF OIL PRICE


The price of oil globally has been dropping lower and lower, thus causing some chaotic ups and downs in the world of politics. Oil price has been used as a barometer to gauge relations between nations with varying politi...


Addis’ Overwhelming Contradictions


Last week saw the haunting drought and Valentine’s Day bonanza coinciding. Over 10 million people scattered over six regions and a wide area of land are on the brink of death, according to Save the Children. The number...


A Celebration Under Disguise


Celebrating anniversaries has become the order of the day and Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) is no exception to the rule. A major exhibition with graphic displays, mounted from February 2 to February 7, was vis...


Numbers That Mean Nothing


Research relies on numbers. But that does not necessarily mean that everything that adds up to any quantity can be qualified as a reliable number. There are certain abstractions we cannot express in numbers. Some thou...


An Irony of History


African leaders who are currently attending their perennial African Union (AU) conventions in Ethiopia seem deaf to occurrences in the very land where our forebears had signed the charter for establishing the Organizatio...


Informal Economy Here to Stay


In the market economy, the informal sector plays the role of complement. Street vending is what comes into mind. Urbanites take it as a traffic nuisance or roadside rubbish-generating indulgence. However, a closer look a...


In Pursuit of Democracy


The Integrated Master Plan of Addis Abeba and the Special Zones of Oromia has, of late, become a front page topic that has taken toll of over a hundred lives of peaceful protesters. It has become a whistle blower in the...


The Future of Banking


Mobile banking is growing at an accelerated scale thus requiring professional assessment as to which way banks should be going in the not too distant future. Remittance money transfer, current account transactions and ch...


The Drought Factor


We have been talking of drought and shortage of water time and time again, reiterating that the interval of occurrence has grown more and more frequent. Ever since the BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby's film The Hidden Hunger bro...


UNAVOIDABLE TRUTH


There are times when various issues crop up at the same time, cramming the political venue to a scale where it becomes very difficult to discern the implications and establish priorities to solve them. The launching of t...


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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