Manners Maketh Nation


My cousin and I sat and talked about the horrible Meskel’s eve he had. He relayed to me with annoyance how a small incident with an easy fix had escalated…


10 Br Vs Women

As I take the first steps out of my house on my way to work, or to see my family or friends,  I brace myself. I cannot afford to be…


Unit of Success

Most of us think that in order to be successful, we need to be highly educated, own a fancy house, drive a luxurious car, have huge deposits in our bank…


Unhealthy Competition

Are all sorts of competition negative? I would say no, because I have seen competition drive people to strive hard and achieve the best they can, especially in sports. But…


Science Absolves

On August 21, 2017, all the live broadcasts of media the world over and the internet were preoccupied with a single astonishing event up high in the heavens. Some part…


Almost Metaphorical Public Spaces

How often do we ever feel like meeting with people or friends, not inside a restaurant, bar, pub or cafeteria, but at a green open-air public space where we can…


Who is Responsible?

Recently, I met a school principal with whom I started conversing with about the influence of nature and nurture on human behaviour. He shared with me his personal childhood experiences…


Tradition “Shmadition”

Ashenda, also known by the name Shadey in the Agaw society of Amhara region, is a unique traditional festival, mostly yearned by women, which takes place in August to mark…


Worth of Saving, Frugality

Nowadays, it has become common practice for people living in the city, especially the youth, to spend their valuable money prodigally on ephemeral things like fashion shoes, clothes or new…


Social Media’s Ills

Last year, after the inception of the nationwide unrest, which gradually peaked at forcing the Ethiopian government to shut down the Internet and declare a state of emergency, uncomfortable messages…


Khat – The Crisis Booster

Having a daily motivation is not an easy thing to attain unless one had gradually developed a firm resolve in controlling his character. To stay motivated, people use different methods;…


Honouring Thought Provocateurs

Every nation has its heroes and heroines to celebrate, whereby it instils pride and self-respect in the mind of its people. Ethiopians also have national icons that they revere most.…


The Fading Hospitality

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, guests were greeted with a beautiful quote from the Analects of Confucius, the venerable Chinese philosopher, and it said, “Friends have come from afar, how…


Unawakened Women’s Power

One day, I was having a conversation with a young girl who recently took the national exam to join one of the state-owned universities. I asked her what field of…


Money Source of Evil?

Tsegazeab Shishaye is an electrical engineer by profession and is interested in social issues, Ethiopian history, science and ideas that aim at changing the sequel. He can be reached at tsegazeabshishaye@gmail.com.


Failure’s Demon- Procrastination

There is a time when you feel lazy, unable to do what you want to do, and you tell yourself, “Later, I have to do this and that; for now,…




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