Shift in Policy Gear Imperative to Inclusive Growth


Anyone who may have been present at the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) Conference hall on the morning of April 29, 2014, could have felt the tension filling the sphere.…


Cyclical Migrant Crises Beg for Foreign Policy Revision

Many people see industriousness in the personality of Tedros Adhanom (PhD), minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), well known for his adoption of social media. An EPRDFite with immense experience in…


It Is Painful, but Ethiopians Will Thrive

These are trying times for Ethiopia, with tragedies befallen on many Ethiopians over the past consecutive weeks, due to the inhumane brutality faced by fellow citizens in South Africa, Yemen…


Patronage Become Threat to Forex Allocation

Foreign currency shortage is a problem that the ruling EPRDFites admit as one of the challenging economic tasks they face, day in and day out. Some of them, such as…


Private Sector, Key to Transformative Logistics Change

Scarcity has become a typical trait of Ethiopia’s consumables sector. Consumers lining up at the gates of consumer associations, even under a scorching sun, are becoming the emblems of the…


Natural Gas Finding May Embolden Risk of Resource Curse

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn appeared unusually firm in his latest media briefing. His stance was clearer while he tried to justify the conflict between his administration and what he called…


Opportunism Engulfs Addis Abeba, While Mayor Diriba Kuma Sails Alone

It is unfortunate that Addis Abeba is often dubbed as the political capital of Africa. Not that the name is not suitable for it, but that it often fails to…


Draining Out Inefficiency Takes More Than Words

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was unusually bold in criticising the bigwigs of the construction sector. In a meeting that saw over 4,000 people, Hailemariam daringly stated that the sector was…


Protecting Vested Interests Fuels Moral Hazard

The decision to give exceptional guarantee to Ermias T. Amelga was unlike the ruling elite. This is a government that shows little sympathy to private businesspeople. Even if the official…


Better for Tertiary Education Policy to Focus on Quality

It seems that the Revolutionary Democrats are lumbering for yet another big investment push in the education sector. Their recent announcement of a plan to build 11 new public universities…


Credible Elections Result from Vibrant Policy Debates

Democratic deficit is a typical trait of the nation’s political economy under the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats. It is a subject the ruling elite, by far gutsy in talking…


Gov’t Needs Clear Policy on Integration with Djibouti

Considering their long overdue advocacy of progressive integration, therefore, one would question where the commitment of the Revolutionary Democrats for a fast-track economic and political integration with Djibouti comes from. This surprising move, declared by Prime Minister Hailemariam, might indicate that the leadership is, slowly but surely, moving away from its established policy lines of progressive regional integration. Of course, this may also be a special treatment bestowed to Djibouti. Both ways, Hailemariam’s administration is vividly standing at a crossroads.


Ethiopian Cities Ought to Grow Smart

It has been almost ten years since the ruling Revolutionary Democrats put in place their flagship urban development policy. The time was closely synchronised with the highly contested election of…


Troubles of Technical Education Require Political Courage to Correct

There almost is no issue as contentious as education in the Ethiopian policy circle. It remains to be a battlefront between the ruling Revolutionary Democrats and their opponents. A curious…


Decisive Moment for Electoral Board to Display Impartiality

The institutional history of Ethiopia is strongly linked to the monarchical era. Modern institutional structures of the state took their root during the Imperial era. It is in the 43…


Global Exposure Without Macro Adjustment Risky

Globalisation is taking things in a rather different direction. It has brought unprecedented changes in the way states interact. It is no more possible to sail through the waters as…


Editorial

The honeymoon appears to have come to an end. Members of the public are...


Agenda

The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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I love and respect Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). I want him to succ...


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Back in the middle of June, when all the jubilation and hope was in ful...


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The rallies of the past weeks are healthy manifestations of citizens’...






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