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...


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...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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