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...


The March to Consensus 


EPRDF’s leaders, in what seemed to be unprecedented transparency, told us the facts on the ground, while assessing the achievements and failures of the first Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP I). According to some...


Taints of Crisis


Hunger could be a result of scarcity of food due to lack of adequate production following a season of drought. If this type of shortage persists, it could worsen into famine, involving death of human beings and livestock...


Ethiopia After Obama: What Is Next?


President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia is still reverberating loudly among political observers as can be read and heard through the printed press and electronic media outlets. Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom's (PhD)...


The Corruption Paradox


Countries are poor because governments are corrupt. And, unless they ensure that public resources are not stolen, and that public power is not used for private gain, they will remain poor, right? It certainly is tempt...


OBAMA IN ETHIOPIA – WHAT A VISIT!


United States President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a two-day visit to Addis Abeba, the capital of Ethiopia, and the seat of the African Union (AU). The logical query would be, how can we assess the pre...


An Historic Visit


Ethiopia is the land of Australopithecus afarensis, a.k.a, Dinknesh (or Lucy), the 3.2 million year-old homo sapien, the land of ancient civilization of the Axumite Empire, land of kings and princes who had kept its terr...


The Land of Confusion


A country once synonymous with famine and civil strife, no less long distance runners, has hosted one of the largest international conferences in recent history. Several Heads of States, the United Nations Secretary-Gene...


State Affairs


Last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had a schedule of answering questions raised by Members of Parliament (MPs). He was present there in his positions both as the head of the ruling party and as the leader of...


CONTRADICTIONS OF TRANSFORMATION


Culture and faith are the silent powers of society. The narratives could be different. Representation may be varied. But their roots are so deeply entrenched that one cannot change them by simple actions. A government...


IT IS ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL


This is not about the five academics that were honoured and promoted to the attainment of professorship at the Addis Abeba University (AAU), albeit deservedly, while at least two of their friends were chased away from th...


Africa Means Business


The past few days have gone down as historic in the realisation of the dreams of our forebears, stipulated in the Organisation for African Unity’s (OAU) Charter they had signed in Addis Abeba more than half a century a...


Too Young To Tell History


Naturally, people love travelling, but not without purpose. The bulk of travellers in the so-called first world countries seem to want escape from the boredom of their lives for a while and fly away to far off lands seek...


Industrialisation : Lessons from History


  It is business as usual. The euphoria and high pitched drum-beating of the much talked, but little written about, fifth national election has now subsided. Of course, this is except for some reverberating echoe...


A Tale of Two Elections


The first act of the political edition of the fifth national election has come to a close but it is far from over. The final verdict is yet to be declared by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and that pr...


ELECTION PROMISES Castles in Air?


Today, Ethiopians will go to the polls for the fifth time since the downfall of the military regime. Some 36.8 million people are said to have been registered this year. The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE)...


Editorial

Two weeks ago, a landslide in the Repi area of Addis Abeba, commonly kn...


Agenda

The health sector has always been an issue that has long concerned the...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


Commentary

In today's growing market place, many businesses are trying to make pro...


Viewpoint

Uncertainty surrounding one of President Barack Obama’s signature...


Opinion

There are some studies which suggest the primary reason for the creatio...


View From Arada

It has been almost six months since the announcement of the state of em...


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