The Ethiopian State: From Ascription to Subscription


In a few weeks, the federal agency, in charge of overseeing polls either for legislative councils or referendums will be back in action. It will carry out a referendum, allowing…


If Chinese Generosity Seems Too Good to Be True

Deputy Minister Xu Lyuping of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) arrived in Addis Abeba, just last month, to hold talks with Demeke Mekonnen, deputy prime…


Like Ideologue, Like Party: Need for Nation to Move On

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Good, Bad, Ugly Lessons from Kenya’s Election for Ethiopia

In their journey to democracy, political inclusiveness, equity and social justice, Africans are beset, or so they are told, by the age old instinct of tribalism. They cannot let go.…


That Thin Foggy Red Line Between SOE and Industry

It is not a secret that state-owned enterprises (SOE) are not the cash cows they are portrayed to be by their owners, the state. They are usually beset by extreme…


When the Ministry Wags the Minister

The state of emergency that was declared on an October Sunday was lifted a little more than a week ago – after it was extended by four months – when…


Not Too Soon for Cynical Bird’s-eye View

The idiom that one rotten apple spoils the barrell was given a reality check in an experiment undertaken by sociologist and physician Nicholas A. Christakis. The purpose was to discover…


If Push Comes to Shove, Push

It does not matter who the constituents of a country turn out to be, how liberal or conservative the government is, whether or not it adapts a more authoritarian or…


Time for Ethiopia to Enhance Regional Economic Integration

International trade never used to be an issue, at least, not one borne out of apathy or misrepresentation. Ancient civilisations seldom traded with outsiders, but rarely because they did not…


The Unchecked Industrial Stalemate at MetEC

In the books of the Revolutionary Democrats, under-development, primarily in its economic sense, is the source of internal and external threat to the nation-state. They adopted and have been practising…


The Coupon Economy’s Uncharted Journey

It is a rare event to find a minister being comfortable in his skin, at ease and comfortable in facing members of the private sector on widely varied issues. That…


Seeking No War, Achieving No Peace with Eritrea

Gil Messing, Israel’s politician behind the formation of the Kadima Party, first used the phrase “Seeking no war – achieving no peace” to describe the stalemate his country has with…


Gain Without Giving-In Invites Bigger Chaos

It is not unusual for members of the ruling party to sit with the opposition in the name of dialogue and negotiation every time their rule is challenged. What is…


Achilles Heel of the Latest Budget

Putting the enormous damage inflicted on the country aside, the ruling EPRDF has a history of changing tough challenges into policy opportunities its leaders proudly and often speak of. Guided…


Unstoppable Plunder to the Nation’s Book

In an environment of institutional weakening and increasing impunity by heads of too many federal and regional agencies, it should be refreshing for members of the public to see exceptions…


Costly, Unacceptable, Outrageous but Not Surprising

In the same month, authorities are exciting Ethiopia as a host of a major international conference on information technology, the nation has made a headline across the world for having…




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