What Ails the Media Most?


I am provoked, if not inspired, by your editorial headlined, “What Ails the Media Its Leaders Reluctant to Talk About” [Volume 18, Number 889, May 7, 2017], which narrates about…


Asserions on Forex Provision by the Central Bank Inaccurate, Misleading

Dear editors, Strenuous efforts are underway to augment the nation’s economic development ambition, as pronounced in the Second Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP-II), realising the attainment of a middle income…


Injustice to One Is Injustice to All

Dear editors, Your newspaper has published multiple news stories on the ongoing legal case between Prosper International Plc and Tekleberhan Ambaye Construction Plc (TACON), the most recent story headlined, “Prosper…


Dashen Auction not so Different

Dear Editors, Volume 17, Issue Number 883 of your Newspaper published on Sunday, April 2, 2017 carried a news story under the headline “Dashen Keeps Auction Under Wraps”. The story…


Donkey Meat up for Export

Dear Editors, My name is Dr Bojia, country representative of the Donkey Sanctuary UK operations in Ethiopia. First of all I would like to congratulate you for pioneering to disclose…


Cooperative Agencies Distinct from Cooperative Sector

Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent viewpoint published on February 19, 2017 headlined “Change from Farming to Industry Herculean Task” [Volume 14, Number 877]. The…


NICE Insurance Needs to be More Friendly

National Insurance Company of Ethiopia (NICE) is the first private company, established in 1994, to engage itself in General Insurance. It was locally a moment of truth, at a time…


We Seek Amicable Solution to Our Dispute

In response to your news story headlined, “Factory Owners Skip Town, Investors Cry Foul” [Volume 17, Number 869, December 25, 2016, we hereby would like to use our right of…


Call for Balanced and Factual Reporting

Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent story headlined “Nile’s CEO Departs, profit down” [Vol.17 Number 869, Dec. 25, 2016]. The viewpoints presented in the article…


In Favour for Tariff Reduction, but Not on All Vehicles

Dear editors, While reading your editorial headlined, “Normalizing owning a car in Ethiopia” [Volume 17, Number 866, December 4, 2016] I could not help but wonder why finding better mechanisms…


I Pray That Trump Wins

I would like to respond to your feature entitled: “Clinton-Trump Mud Fight Frazzles Ethiopian-Americans [Volume 17 No. 861].” I saw the social media posts of young Ethiopian American men and…


My Fury over Internet Shutdown

Dear editors, I would like to share my current state of fury hoping the cry of my soul is heard. I also hope to find a compassionate ear among our…


We’re Better off with the Steel Manufacturers

Dear editors, News stories recently published in your weekly covering the nail manufacturing industry are not devoid of inaccuracy, while they are misleading and biased. For far too long, the…


Production Rather Than Blame Game

  Dear editors, We are one of the pioneering steel manufacturing industries in Ethiopia, with an annual production capacity of over 360,000 tns of reinforcement bar and wire rod. We…


No ‘Loan Abuses’ at Zemen Bank

This letter comes as a response to your recent story headlined “Zemen Bank Laying Foundations Amidst Turmoil” [Vol.17 Number,851, August 21,2016]. The viewpoints presented in the article are grossly biased…


More Studies Required Prior Utilization of Biologically Modified Cotton

Dear Editors, It is with excitement that we have read your story headlined “D-Day for Ethiopia’s Textiles Industry” (Volume 17, Number 846, July 17,2016). We are impressed by the effort…


Editorial

It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before th...


Agenda

Two weeks ago, the state celebrated the seventh national Justice Week a...


Fineline

Having their roots deeply entrenched in the leftist...


Commentary

While regulatory interventions and control are necessary to the healthy...


Viewpoint

Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this...


Opinion

Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I...


View From Arada

Referring to the historical and cultural commonness of the people of Et...


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