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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.


Behind the Line of Hawassa’s Commotion

The city of Hawassa was festive two weeks ago. Grown-up men with cowboy hats and long sticks rode their motorcycles around town decorated in traditional Sothern clothes. The energy ofFichee-Chembelala,…


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…




Editorial

Political transformation is unavoidably rocky, if not delicate. It invo...


Agenda

Oil transporters are up in arms over tariffs set by the Ministry of Tra...


Fineline

The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia has recently made available its fourth-qu...


Viewpoint

One hundred years ago today, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11...


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The Addis Abeba Transport Authority and Ride, a popular and an up-and-c...


View From Arada

The private sector is more efficient and customer-oriented than governm...






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