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)...


AFRICA A Land of Variations


Africa is the second largest continent in the world and the birthplace of humankind. It is now over 52 years since the Charter for the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was signed by 32 Heads of States in Addis Abeba.


History Vs Reality History Vs Reality


A dark violet glorious plaque, embroidered by golden drapes all round, and a woman in white clothing seated on a stool is seen milking a cow symbolising that the school was like a mother. I am talking about the core emb...


Dreams Gone with the Wind


Those who were brutally killed by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant (ISIL) or drowned at sea from capsized boats were supposed to make it for dear life, aspiring to escape from poverty. But they cou...


TOO BRUTAL TO IGNORE


First of all, I would like to express my deepest condolences to all the people of Ethiopia and families of the victims of the brutal killings in Libya. After watching the atrocious and inhumane crime against my own peopl...


Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics


E thiopia's economy depends on agriculture. Over 80pc of its more than 90 million people very much depend on this sector. Over the last two decades, agricultural production has been on the rise at varying growt...


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