BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopia Extends Emergency Law

The End of AIDS



The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016, and a similar number around the world currently live with the HIV virus. Some 1.2 million people died of AIDS last year, and another 1.8 million we...


Eritrea and the Reluctantly Extended Arms Embargo


In May 2009, IGAD enacted sanctions against Eritrea – encouraging the United Nations Security Council to adopt UN Security Council Resolution 1907 on 23 December 2009. IGAD or The Intergovernmental Authority on Develop...


Underage Drinking a Recurring Problem in Ethiopia


The Ethiopian beer market is experiencing its biggest growth and transformation to date. Among its 90 million-plus population, it is estimated that an average of eight litres of beer is consumed each year. Just two decad...


The Modus Operandi of Ethiopia’s Regional Diplomacy


Observers, commentators, and peoples of the region alike frequently misunderstand Ethiopia’s regional diplomacy and its peacekeeping activities. They often tend to think that the reality is hidden, and take an inverted...


Plurality within Reform


It is only fitting that media is focusing on the preeminent national agenda of deep reform, set by the incumbent long before the Ireccha flare-ups that spread like a prairie fire across the wider parts of Oromia. Much...


Making Diplomacy Effective in Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy


Diplomacy in Ethiopia is dominated by higher government officials (the prime minister and the foreign minister) sometimes called summit diplomacy. However, given the increasing importance of Ethiopia at the international...


Trump is What Democracy Should not Produce


November 9, 2016,the day Americans exercised their much cherished democratic right of electing their president, should normally have been a day of much joy and elation. However, with the election of  Donald Trump to the...


New Cabinet Must be Ultimate Decision Unit


Prime Minister Hailemariam has brought new faces and academically well-grounded individuals into his Cabinet in response to recent public grievance. Will they be up to the expectations of the people and be able to hel...


Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy is Tied to its Economics


Foreign policy is a move from domestic politics to international politics and is also called inside-out approach. Ethiopia’s foreign policy adopted from the inside-out perspective is how international system and domest...


Risk Beyond Insurer’s Appetite


Risk appetite should not blind us without companies risk map and seated by the gear shift of the institute boards. Amount and type of risk that an organisation is willing to pursue or retain is an obvious risk appetite.


How to Build Common Identity in a Fractured Nation


President Mulatu Teshome recently highlighted the need to build an ethical and civic minded generation. The fact is, building engaged citizens is more important than producing ethnically divided society. Civic mindedn...


Making “Made in Africa” Last


Next time you're shopping for a pair of jeans in an American mall, check the label. If it was made in, say, Lesotho – a tiny mountainous country surrounded by South Africa, with a population of around two million – y...


Pitfalls of the New “State of Emergency”


I have been following very closely the recently declared “state of emergency,” officially announced in the statement of the Prime Minister. For me, the announcement was reminiscent of a proclamation read by the repre...


Ethiopia’s Democratic Deficit


Political culture is the code of acceptable ideas, values and orientations about a political system that is shared by most members of a given community - political community (polity). It is a set of attitudes and practic...


New Challenges Require New Approaches


Ongoing protests are a concern for any country. Recent events in a number of towns in both the Oromia and Amhara regions have not only led to the tragic loss of life, but have also brought with them the lingering uncerta...


State of Emergency: Shortcut to Quashing Discontent


Last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn instructed the law enforcement and security forces to be vigilant and take any action necessary to ensure national security in the face of violent mass protests throughout t...


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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