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One of the most frequently posed questions to Guy Ryder, director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is how he treads the delicate balance between governments, employers and trade…


African Nations Have No Policy Space Issues with WTO

The outgoing chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy, was in Addis Abeba last week, where he spoke to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his senior ministers in…


Safety Talk-Why City Roads Went Unsafe

If there is one thing typical of Addis Abeba, the capital ofEthiopia, in the last eight years, it is the booming infrastructure sector. Constituting the core of the boom is…


NOTEWORTHY STAND-EPRDF Stays Firm on Code of Conduct

The challenge of being an incumbent multiplies when elections approach, and the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)  seems to understand these challenges very well, with the Addis Ababa and…


Election Politics-Where Political Opposition Goes Minimalist

As the election for the Addis Abeba City Council fast approaches, political parties seem to have started their preparation for the rather eventful process. It all started with the National…


THE CAPITALIST:ALL ABOUT COMPUTATION, NOT OBJECTIVES

After completing the auditing of their books of accounts for the last operational year, most private banks are announcing lofty profits and awarding their shareholders with high Earnings per Share…


DEVELOPMENT LESS CIVIL, POLITICAL RIGHTS

The new Country Director of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Ethiopia, Melaine Robinson, is passionate to talk about development. Married and a mother of one, Melaine has over 11 years of experience in working for the government of the United Kingdom (UK). Her hands-on experience on climate change, energy, and international development would certainly provide her with sufficient experience to capitalise on, while presiding over one of the largest Official Development Assistance (ODA) portfolios that UK has around the world.


Interview-SUSPICIOUS RECOGNITION What the World Bank Thinks AboutEthiopia

Thinking beyond dogmas is typical of Guang Z. Chen, the resident country director of the World Bank Group (WBG) in Ethiopia. An educational background that took him between the two poles of the existing world, his country of origin, China, and the global superpower, United States, might have contributed to his ability to easily and smoothly sail through the overlapping waters.


Editorial

It is not unusual for members of the ruling party to sit with the oppos...


Agenda

Although the fall armyworm pest set foot for the first time in Ethiopia...


Fineline

Enforcing discipline with the state to shape up in...


Commentary

Unlike the East Asian experience, which was industrialisation without e...


Viewpoint

Addis Ababa is believed to be home to 4.6 million residents. The growth...


Opinion

What we do not do with our mobile phones! We text, we call, e-mail, Goo...


View From Arada

The country has reached the state of emergency because of the negligenc...


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