Consumers: Ultimate Losers of Poor Work Culture


We have become accustomed to spending a great deal of money on products and services that do not satisfy us and we have become numb to it. I find myself…


Success: In the Eye of the Beholder

Now that the Ethiopian New Year has, come and gone, it makes me wonder how many of us will re-evaluate our lives, what choices we have made and how we…


Employers: Key to Employee Productivity

Traditional practices in the workplace are changing with unprecedented advances. It is becoming less and less about being physically present at a workstation and yet being expected to generate substantial…


Democratic Travel

Although there are various incidents of Ethiopians making dangerous treks overseas, we are not known to travel abroad for leisure. Young Ethiopians with an interest in travelling through legal means…


Glass Ceiling that Remains

Like the previous year, at the end of this Ethiopian year, movements advocating for equal gender rights have taken to social media to share experiences and stories of sisterhood, positive…


It Takes a Village

I was sitting in a cafe across from a couple when I noticed a little girl of about five years old began to explore her environment, as all curious little…


Alcoholics Exist, They Just Function Well

A friend confided in me about his brother’s continued struggle with khat and cigarette addictions. That confession brought to my mind all the people in our lives we feel are…


The Noise

I have been watching social media lately, and like many others I have found it hard to miss videos of commentators based overseas. Through hours of live footage, these highly…


Askew Identity

The Ethiopian identity is built upon what is said to belong to us or has been stolen, things we have yet to reclaim. But when the premise of our identity…


Half the Sky Women Carry

After hours of watching successive programs on the national television, I was left to wonder where all the women in Ethiopia have gone. From analysis to opinions to news presenting,…


The Perceptive Among Us

There are a group of young Ethiopians leading a progressive front. Even though it is hard to put labels on them, as they vehemently refuse to be labelled, they exist…


The Hollow Art Diary

I have been listening to a lot of old-school Ethiopian music by the likes of Alemayehu Eshete, Muluken Melese and Asnakech Worku, whose works are readily available today. Then, I…


Women Can Do

The effort to make Ethiopia democratic and just to all is clouded with our inability to hold reasoned arguments with those that espouse differing views, writes Hanna Haile (hannahaile212@gmail.com), an Ethiopian writer, researcher and social worker.


Digital Connections

For the first time, I was able to install a personal WiFi network, giving me unlimited access to the internet. The connection I have most likely is not the fastest,…


Our State

Under the night sky in Addis Abeba, a well dressed Ethiopian woman requests the party organiser to play something more “Ethiopian,” despite distinct traditional instruments playing over electronic music. We…


The Troll in Us

The effort to make Ethiopia democratic and just to all is clouded with our inability to hold reasoned arguments with those that espouse differing views, writes Hanna Haile (hannahaile212@gmail.com), an Ethiopian writer, researcher and social worker.




Editorial

Many that followed Ethiopia’s politics for the past six months would...


Agenda

In a bid to boost the engagement of non-resident Ethiopians and increas...


Fineline

To the fury of British diplomats in Addis Abeba and...


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last week attended the inauguration of...


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Every year on October 10, many people around the world mark the World D...


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We have become accustomed to spending a great deal of money on products...


View From Arada

Addis Abeba’s Light Railway has been pitched as one of the ways to ad...






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