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...


FOOTBALL UNDER THREAT


Football seems to have surged into the veins of people, irrespective of age, creed or gender. Even elderly ladies have turned out to be staunch supporters of European clubs, like Manchester United or Barcelona. Far fr...


Nothing but the Truth


In this age and era, there is nothing more important than relying on the will of the people before making policy decisions. Free press is vital to realising this goal. In the absence of opposition parties that enlighten...


Nation Responds by Rail


In a landlocked with rugged terrain country like ours, rail transport is almost a life line for multiple reasons. History has it that Emperor Menelik II, in partnership with the French company, Chemin de Fer, coordinatin...


Evaluating Hunger in Its Right Perspective


Developing countries worry about the right type of food to eat or not to eat. They protect themselves from obesity. For them people of a country going hungry or sleeping rough is something hard to believe. We argue about...


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