Behind the Line of Hawassa’s Commotion


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Think Before Giving Advice

I am often surprised at how mechanical being in a relationship with someone is. There are many incidences where parents conjure up a checklist of sorts in our society. It…


Good Rules Not Made to be Broken

It was 10:00PM and the taxi I was riding in was going in the opposite direction on a one-way road. “Are you allowed to go this way?” I asked. Half…


‘Ethiopianism’ Not a Competition

A recent Amharic movie I saw shocked me. The premise of the film was a woman who had chosen to live in Ethiopia after forsaking a life in a Western…


Listen to Heal

At a hospital to have my aching leg checked, the doctor whose office I was in asked how much I had paid for my admission card. I was taken aback…


Society Empowerment

In every industry certain words are consistently employed. For non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on women’s issues, it is “empowerment”. It is echoed in university halls, on the radios and meetings…


Patriarchy Thrives

A handful of means are used to discredit women in the deep-rooted patriarchal system of Ethiopia. All around the world, this system manifests itself in different ways. For the cleansing…


Inexcusable Inefficiencies

I read in a book once that all we can control is how we react to situations. Each day I spend in Ethiopia has become an example of this. Life’s…


Fruits of Happy Workers

In the eighth grade, after we were handed out our exam papers, a classmate of mine with tears in his eyes for receiving an average grade of “B” confided in…


Lazy Labels

We live in a time when not everything is as black and white as we wish it to be. Once, after a few back and forth over the nature of…


Generation that Should Write

Americans may think they have a stronghold over the world, but their global dominance is not as long reaching as they wish it to be. Still, they have been able…


Unsocial Media

It is nerve-wracking to see that Ethiopia is getting more and more media spots by international broadcasters. Such is the nature of the news, the sorts of things of interest…


Understand Thy Neighbour

I have little interest in politics for I am a social worker. I try to have the best interest of the community in mind under any setting of government. Social…


March On

International Women’s Day has been observed in most countries of the world in celebration of women on March 8. Stories were shared on social media, and heartfelt messages were forwarded,…


Nationals to the Rescue

Sitting at a restaurant, in one of the many hotels in Addis Abeba, to pen an article, I overheard a conversation taking place at the next table. It is not…


Not Ethiopian Panther

There is an unanswered question that we regularly have to examine as Ethiopians, a nation with a great past. We seem overshadowed by the heroes of our past, such as…


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The shortage of forex can be felt more severely than before, and even t...


Fineline

The speed at which Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of th...


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A forex crunch has once again afflicted Ethiopia. Given the increase in...


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View From Arada

With the Executive Committee of the EPRDF’s decision to implement the...






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