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The unlikely path to the top of the Economic Commission for Africa started under the most unlikely circumstances for Carlos Lopes (PhD). Born in Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau, in a small village…


Exclusive Interview With Mushe Semu: Does Not Look Good

A seasoned politician with several years’ of experience in peaceful political struggle, Mushe Semu has retired from active politics and is now a career banker, working as a branch manager at one of Ethiopia’s private banks. Having contributed in the establishment of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Mushe served under several different roles at the party until his retirement. He served an important role during the preparation of the party’s manifesto, detailing the political and moral ideologies of the party. Fortune talked to Mushe because he is well-read, articulate and up to date with current issues. And also, since his retirement from politics, he represents a relatively independent voice to make sense of the current situations in our country. Mikiyas Tesfaye Fortune Staff Writer talk to Mushe in this Exclusive Interview.


Validation Blames Human Error in HIV Test Kit Evaluation

Procuring medical devices to carry out HIV tests across the country has seen a series of back and forth turns in the process since 2012. On the Ministry of Health’s…


Former Supplier Calls for Justice, Truth

Procuring medical devices to carry out HIV tests across the country has seen a series of back and forth turns in the process since 2012. On the Ministry of Health’s…


CONSTRUCTION OVERHAUL OVERDUE

Abebe Dinku (Prof.) is Construction Materials & Management Chair at the Addis Abeba Institute of Technology’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes…


MEHARI BROTHERS: Music, an Integral Part of Life

They have music and the arts in their genes and their spiritual values as well as family bonds seem to have put them on a solid foundation. They know they…


Aregash Adane: Still Committed to the Struggle

She was a rarity in the early days of the armed struggle. Rare in that she was a woman and a graduate in the field of Sociology, with a degree…


Beker Shalle: ‘Fire Fighter’ Still on Duty

He is usually assigned to putting out fires in institutions where there are challenges. Beker is on the quiet side.He has made optimum use of the past twenty years, both…


Haile Gebresellasie: New Run to Business Race

With humble beginnings at the Police Athletic Club in 1988, this veteran, 43, retired from running after the Great Manchester Run in May 2015, having won two Olympic gold medal,…


Lidetu Ayalew: Adjustment and Change Never Changed.

No one denies that he matters in the country’s contemporary politics. Emotions usually follow the very mention of his name. Lately, it is usually anger and a sense of betrayal…


Abraham Gebremedhin: Melodious Path From Needing to Giving

Born in the capital, around Gofa, next to Qera almost 40 years ago, Abraham Gebremedhin actually never thought he would become a singer. Although he rushed to school every morning…


Dereje Haile: Re branding himself for a second time

Anyone who has had access to ETV’s sole channel, can identify Dereje and Habteb – the pair that defined the essence of comedy in urban Ethiopia, as they followed in…


Fikadu Wari Gerbi: From Producing Talent to Unearthing it

“Music was always in my soul,” Fekadu, creator of Ambassel Records, informs Fortune. Before producing hits by Tilahun Gesesse and Mohammed Ahmed, 55-year-old Fekadu took electronic courses at Tegbare’ed. He…


Henok Temesgen: Jazzy Newyork To Hometown, Addis

  Before working with famous Ethiopian musicians like Aster Awoke, Bizunesh Bekele, Tilahun Gessesse, and Tewodros Kassahun, Henock Temesgen, 54 studied at Howard University and earned a degree in Civil…


Merara Gudina: Activism to Exile, Egypt to Education, Teaching to Politics

As most of the youth of his generation, Merera Gudina (PhD), now in his early 60’s, began his political activism back in 1970’s. He was active in the student movement…


Negaso Gidada: Overwhelmed By Past Reflections

He was the most important person twenty years ago, approving the landmark that signifies a chapter in the Country’s political history. Back from a very private life for almost twenty…




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