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...


Ills of Terror


The most feared destructive weapon was, and of course, still is, the nuclear bomb. After the treaty was signed by Iran and the other superpowers, the world seemed to have reached the breathtaking interval, at least for t...


Trust Matters


The revelation made by the team of experts two weeks ago for high level discussion, has become a headline topic in the Ethiopian political circles. The core issues revolve around the lack of good governance, mismanagemen...


No Game in Fault-finding, without Solutions


As the members of the two Houses met for the opening speech by President Mulatu Teshome (PhD), the previous week, many analysts lost hope in the political spectrum of the coming five years. This came after judging the na...


THE DROUGHT CYCLE:WHAT TO DO WITH IT


The number of people being affected by the drought in Ethiopia is mounting at an alarming pace within a short period of time. A recent report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNO...


DAMMING AMBIGUITY


Last week, Debretsion Gebremichael, Minister of Communication & Information Technology (MoCIT) and coordinator with a Deputy Prime Ministerial Portfolio, told us that the Great Ethiopian Reinassance Dam (GERD) has so...


Politics: The Uncertain Road Ahead


When the news of government sending invitations to members of the opposition parties that are not represented in the parliament for discussion, many found it intriguing and could not believe what was written in the lette...


Proper Coffee


  I would like to start with the obvious. We have been dependent on the export of what is sometimes called the green gold, coffee. Our foreign exchange earnings have for decades depended on it. But there is a...


Gender Parity: A Myth or a Possibility


In the political discourse of our recent history, our leaders make the best out of their opportunity to talk about fair representation of both sexes in legislatures. But we are not sure whether or not these percentage fi...


Meskel with a Tram


The ruling party, EPRDF, has come of age after staying in power for over 24 years. Has it delivered the goods? That seems to be the most expected question at this moment in time. A few years ago, it was hoped that...


The Untimely Death of Seble Teferra


I would like to pay tribute and express my deepest condolences to the members of the families, colleagues and all fans of the actress Seble Teferra, whose budding life was nabbed in a tragic traffic accident, while she w...


Last Year’s Cheers versus Tears


  Yesterday can be referred to as last year. A New Year has dawned. What it may hold for us we can never be certain. Last year had been a honeymoon period for the lucky few and a mournful period for many other...


Athletics: A Jewel under Threat


Ever since the immortal bare-footed marathon runner Abebe Bikila printed Ethiopia’s successful tricolour at the Rome Olympics, long distance race seems to have been inculcated in our athletics culture. Athletes, such a...


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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