Ethiopian Judicial System Must Win Over Public Trust, Confidence


It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before the courts to claim their rights through them, despite the fact that article 37 of the Ethiopian…


What Ails the Media Its Leaders Reluctant to Talk About

Next month will mark the 25th year since Ethiopia made a significant stride in the spirit of freedom of expression and that of the press. For the first time in…


State Grip on the Fuel Market Behind Perpetual Inefficiencies

There are few countries left in today’s world with regimes that are terrified of popular uprisings due to shortages of supplies on essential commodities such as cereals and fuel, if…


Closure of Slaughterhouse Shows Secularism Under Assault

Ethiopia`s Parliament, the highest legislative body in the land, has had an unusual meeting with members of the public, including media leaders, late last week, where the Speaker, Abadula Gemeda,…


Regions Seek to Promote Industrialization, to the Wrong End

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the federal and the Amhara Regional State observed groundbreaking ceremonies for the launching of a number of industries…


Fiscal, Monetary Policies Mismatch to Blame for Forex Woes

Last week, Ethiopia got a vindication of a sort of its gains over the years in its pursuit of economic growth. A London-based magazine, “World Finance”, has joined the foray…


What Have the EPRDFites Got to Fear, But Fear?

In the 18th Century Great Britain, one that was on the brink of losing its treasured colonies, William Pitt was in the mood of negotiating with the revolutionaries now popularly…


Extended State of Emergency’s Flip-side Tale

It has come far from a surprise. The officialdom has been hyping the public up, hoping to make the inevitable decision to extend the state of emergency declared in October…


Impunity Continues Unchecked in a Climate of Deadly Unaccountability

Two weeks ago, a landslide in the Repi area of Addis Abeba, commonly known as Qoshe, dominated the headlines in the country and abroad. A mammoth garbage collapsed in the…


Devoid of Innovations, Housing Projects Continue to Lag

Last week Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Abeba, was in attendance for the inauguration of the uncompleted condominiums in Aqaqi-Qality and Lideta districts, meant for the use of people with…


Booting Natives from the Financial Sector Unwise, Shortsighted Move

Native Ethiopians with foreign nationalities are being kicked out from the banking industry, unceremoniously. Banks have been forced to sell shares held by foreign nationals they had as shareholders following…


Local Insurance Companies Need to Reboot

It is that time of the year when insurance companies are releasing their annual reports at their annual shareholders meetings, making their profits and losses known to the public at…


Construction Regulations, Quality Control Falling Through the Cracks

To the shock of many people a building around Summit in the Bole District has recently collapsed. It was a three-storey building, which had been under construction for almost a…


Shrouded in Secrecy, Replacing State Monopoly with Private No Panacea

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is in talks with a Hong Kong registered Chinese company to divest a reported 40pc of the state-owned Ethiopian Shipping…


Understanding the Limits of State Power Helps in Dialogue

Mending fences with foes and friends is never easy in politics. It means that the parties involved had reached an understanding and decided to start with a clean slate or…


No Accountability as Gov’t Agencies Mismanage Funds

  Last year in May the Auditor General stood before Parliament and gave a report on the Pharmaceutical Fund Supply Agency (PFSA), a federal agency. The findings stated that the…




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