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...


Opening a New Chapter on EU Development Policy


This is a decisive moment for Europe and for our region, which calls for innovation, new thinking, and vision. We need to foster internal growth and the wellbeing of our citizens. And we have to cooperate with our neighb...


Turkish Delight in Post-Failed Coup Unity


On the night of July 15, a clandestine faction within Turkish forces, which actually belong to the Fetullah Gulen Terrorist Organisation (FETO), attempted to stage a coup in Turkey. Thanks to the leadership of President...


Cities for Migrants


In many countries, particularly in Europe, immigration is increasingly framed as a security issue. Mainstream politicians, bowing to pressure from fear-mongering populists, are calling for tighter restrictions, and some...


Discourse on Social Media


Social Media; what an apt name. Social, as in by society; not just for the people, but by the people - a kind reminder of its instinctual willingness to adapt to democracy. It is media not only created by those seemingly...


Making Ethiopia’s Economy Equitable


Most Ethiopians are not sharing in this acclaimed progressing economy. While the top almost 0.1pc of income recipients - which includes most of the highest-ranking corporate executives - reap almost all the income gains,...


The Future is Made of Different Stuff


The impact of technology, more than any other sector, affects the financial sector tremendously. Previous business trends and achievements, one may argue, are dinosaurs in light of the current emerging markets. This i...


Yes Its Bad, Out of Pace


The Rio 2016 Olympic Games closed with a spectacular ceremony in front of thousands of athletes and spectators, and millions across the world glued to their TV sets, computers and mobile devices. But the overwhelming fee...


Diaspora: One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Treasure


What is a diaspora, anyway? Here in Ethiopia, we use the word to describe a person who has returned to his or her homeland after several years elsewhere. A diaspora is usually mentioned in discussions that include words...


Adaptation Key in the Evolving Jobs Market


Research has shown that young people get their ideas and views on the job market from a wide range of influences. These include their peer group, family and friends, and the media. You will know through experience that w...


Why Do We Want to Say No to Peaceful Demonstrations?


The right to hold peaceful demonstrations and public political meetings is a fundamental democratic right enshrined in international human rights’ law. In present-day Ethiopia too, this right has been entrenched both u...


Why Don’t We Trust Our Leaders?


In developed democracies today, political leadership is increasingly up for grabs. Voters, clearly tired of the status quo, want change at the top, leaving even major parties’ establishments struggling to install leade...


Editorial

Last week Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Abeba, was in attendance for the...


Agenda

Despite widespread concerns over foreign exchange crunch in the economy...


Fineline

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


Commentary

With recent events in the country such as mild earthquakes, the need to...


Viewpoint

Though Ethiopia is the first African country to make modern laws, inclu...


Opinion

In the 16th Century, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published a...


View From Arada

A mountain of garbage that had accumulated in "koshe" gave way to a lan...


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