Changing Regional Dynamics Requires Updating Foreign Policy Matrix


It is common to hear the Revolutionary Democrats praising Ethiopia as an anchor of peace and stability in a region known for hostilities. It is a trademark phrase they use…


Lasting Ease to Logistics Nightmare Through Competitive Market

Poor logistics is a shared nightmare in Ethiopia. There hardly is an issue as delicate across sectors as logistics. Everyone, from businesspeople to diplomats, are heard cursing the sector as…


Illiberal Ruling Party Makes National Consensus Elusive

Pledges of national consensus from the ruling EPRDF have reached an all-time new phase. In his latest address to the Political Parties Consultation Council and a gathering of intellectuals…


Burdensome Regulation Worsens Corruption

Good governance is the new buzz phrase within the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats. The concept has become the lone anchor of their policymaking. To repeat the words of Prime…


Change in Investment Culture Elicits Strategic Positioning

Back in 2011, the late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, made a rather notable remark in the presence of selected and influential businesspeople, gathered at his office, off Lorenzo Liezaz Street.…


Deadly Road Rage Needs Aggressive Traffic Law Enforcement

Monday, February 29, saw the streets of Addis partly deserted. There was an unofficial strike by drivers of minibuses and medium-sized (midi) buses opposing implementation of a law passed five…


Changing Ethio-Eritrea Standoff Seeks New Policy Approach

It has been 16 years since Ethiopia and Eritrea started to live in what could be described as an impasse – a “no war, no peace” situation, in diplomatic parlance.…


Reclaiming Popular Mandate for Legitimacy Crisis in Oromia

Oromia is in disorder. Protests and violence continue to rock a region of 35 million people. It has become impossible to predict the state of affairs there. What started as…


Constitutionalism Flourishes When All Ideas Contend

There is a growing tendency within the rank and file of the ruling party to consider the Constitution as a sacred document not to be debated, argued against and maintain…


Inclusive Urbanisation Sustains Development

It is common to see people arguing that the ruling Revolutionary Democrats are yet to get used to the flashy lights of urban centres. Strictly speaking, this comment is all…


Market-Oriented Service Offer Bridges WTO Accession

The statement that came out of the office of the ruling EPRDF last week was different from the usual ones. An outcome of the permanent monthly meeting of the executive…


Bottom-Up Competiveness Empowers Local Construction Capacity

Except, perhaps, for the brief period of Italian occupation, never in the history of Ethiopia, has there been a government so fond of public investment in construction. The Revolutionary Democrats…


Fiscal Volatility Impedes Economic Stability

There is one macroeconomic contradiction that most Ethiopians witness these days. If taken at its face value, it makes no sense. Whereas the global oil price is declining to a…


Planning Without Accountability Serves Politics Only

The last time Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn appeared in front of the 547 Members of Parliament (MPs), dominantly from his ruling coalition, the agenda on the table was the Second…


Diplomatic Reluctance over Renaissance Dam Risks Historic Gains

History has it that the Nile River, considered the longest river system in the world, has been the major cause of animosity between Ethiopia and Egypt. Sudan, another major regional…


Sustainable Peace Comes with Owning Issues

What happened around Oromia, one of the largest states of Ethiopia, over the past four weeks took everyone by surprise. A student protest that emerged in one of the small…


Editorial

Our subscribers to the print edition are entitled to get a bonus in a f...


Agenda

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


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

Commentary

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


Viewpoint

Our subscribers to the print edition are entitled to get a bonus in a f...


Opinion

Our subscribers to the print edition are entitled to get a bonus in a f...


View From Arada

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






Business Indicators



Editor's Pick
















SUBSCRIBE TO ADDISFORTUNE

MEMBERS' LOGIN

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


ADVERTISEMENT

 

Verbatim, News Analyis, Lifestyle, Radar and...





 
 



//