There is a Price to Pay for Delaying Opening Up


Economists, as well as multilateral institutions, have urged the need to take stringent measures to address the weaknesses of the financial sector – itself a contributor to the worsening macroeconomic…


Prime Minister Abiy Needs to Walk the Talk

Inaugural speeches are just that – a declaration of faith or pronouncement of vision. They are meant to rekindle hope among leaders` support base and reassurance to the camp that…


Abiy Ahmed Deserves a Chance

Hailemariam Desalegn occupies a rare spot in Ethiopia`s political history. He marks one of the few instances of a person that entered leadership as peacefully as he will exit it…


Neglect on the Macroeconomic Front Should Be Worrisome

Under normal circumstances, headline inflation as high as 15.6pc, as was recorded last month, would have been fodder for discussion. It is not a macroeconomic component as abstract as a…


Gentlemen, It`s All About Accountability

The sad affair of law enforcement in Ethiopia found itself back in the spotlight, more intensely than usual, after an incident on March 10, 2018, in the town of Moyale,…


Institutionalisation of Power, the Way Forward

There was little doubt that the Minister of Defense Siraj Fegessa’s briefing to members of the media last Wednesday would not be a running list of the successes of the…


Tourism on the Rocks, Dress-up Won’t Save It

Amongst the candidates for the coolest places to visit this year, in a travel feature published in Forbes magazine, were Medellin and Brazzaville. While the former is an infamous Colombian…


Emergency Decree, Necessary But Not Sufficient

When the elections of 2015 passed far-smoothly than anyone might have expected, with the incumbent EPRDF and its regional allies having won every seat in parliament, it was testing to…


Gov’t Determines to Carry Burden Solo, Given Private Sector Could Help

Embracing the concept of a developmental state, the ruling EPRDF has sought to source its legitimacy from economic development. And at the end of the 2000s, there were enough roads,…


Gov’t Can’t Whack-a-mole, Must Instead Take Proactive Measures

Globalisation has complicated economics. In strategising, authorities have had to look very carefully at the economic outlooks of trading partners to measure just what could work, and could not. For…


Ethiopia’s Higher Education Needs to Learn, Unlearn, Relearn

Ethiopia’s higher learning institutions have not had that long a history, at least not one as some of the universities in Europe boast. Even some of the oldest in Addis…


Gov`t Aims at Wrong Targets in What Ails the Economy

For the Revolutionary Democrats, focused, consistent, predictable and thoughtful policymaking is not their forte. Evidently, they do have a lot of kneejerk responses to the many issues that ail the…


Intercountry Adoption Ban, Unadaptable to Best Interest Principle

For years, the Central American nation of Guatemala was one of the most popular countries of origin for intercountry adoption. It sent as many as 4,000 children for adoption in…


No Miracle Cure for the Ailing Economy, Only Bitter Pills

The world economy does not have a cold anymore, mostly attributed to the United States (US) that is not sneezing. The same can be said of the economies of China…


Culture of Unaccountability Leads to Decay of Rule of Law

Four of the chairpersons of the member parties that make up the coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) sat side by side to announce what was unthinkable few months…


In Better Quality Products Lies Robust Manufacturing Sector

Just shy of half a decade since the Second World War that ended with a decisive mushroom cloud over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan was in tatters when…


Editorial

Economists, as well as multilateral institutions, have urged the need t...


Agenda

For a country accommodating more than a hundred million peoples, provid...


Fineline

It has been two weeks since Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was co...


Commentary

Refreshingly original, both in form and substance, the emphatic inaugur...


Viewpoint

Ethiopia is at a turning point. With the new Prime Minister in place, t...


Opinion

One of the macroeconomic headaches of Ethiopia is a low domestic revenu...


View From Arada

Development projects are scarce measured on the damage they cause to th...






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