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...


Sustainable Institutions Critical for Empowering Women


Enat Bank was established in 2013, with the conviction that an expanded opportunity for women to access banking for savings, access to loans and related services is a key tool to women’s empowerment through employment...


The Return of Fiscal Policy


Since the global financial crisis of 2008, monetary policy has borne much of the burden of sustaining aggregate demand, boosting growth and preventing deflation in developed economies. Fiscal policy, for its part, was co...


Wetlands Conservation Key for Env’tal Safeguarding


At a glance, wetlands – large expanses of swamps – seem like a public nuisance, a waste of space; occupying prime land that could otherwise be turned into sprawling shopping malls, hotels or theme parks. Indeed, s...


The Return of Fiscal Policy


As the only game in town when it came to economic stimulus, central banks were driven to adopt increasingly unconventional monetary policies. They began by cutting interest rates to zero, and later introduced forward gui...


Who Pays for Peace in Africa?


The question on who should pay for peace and security operations in Africa has kept policymakers, and the international peace and security community, in Africa busy for some time - it still does. In January 2016, the...


EPRDF Ignores Calls for Change at its Peril


The roots of the current crisis go back to the elections of May 2015, where the Revolutionary Democrats made it abundantly clear that they would settle for no less than 100pc of legislative seats across the country. W...


Diagnosing Tax Dodging


One of the biggest agendas worldwide, featuring in numerous international summits, is the prevention of aggressive tax avoidance. Though, developing countries are being excluded from the decision-making process. Meeti...


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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