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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…


Care Mentally

Standing in a queue for the taxi, I noticed an older woman begging for money. It would not be as shocking if she did not have a young teenage boy…


Cycle of Guilt

I hear myself say the most ridiculous things at times. It is almost like I cannot grasp the moment these words escape my mouth. It feels as if I am…


Parental Guidance Beyond Pleasantries

Hanna Haile (hannahaile212@gmail.com) is an Ethiopian writer, researcher and social worker who uses her writing to promote social and gender equality, identity and women’s rights. She is one of the organisers of Poetic Saturday at Fendika Cultural Centre where she performs spoken word poetry every first Saturday of the month.


Tourism to Tread Responsibly

Each year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Ethiopia, which has been branded the Land of Origins, for the various attractions in our country. The hope is that this…


Love Bugs

As many singles in the city are tying the knot, it has left me to wonder why many have opted for the married life. I believe love to be such…


Adapt to Adopt

I got a text last Friday from one of my closest friends. “Did you hear that adoption by non-nationals has been banned in Ethiopia?” Coming from a friend who had…


Build Inward, Not Just Upward

I once walked into this restaurant that uniquely incorporated the Ethiopian tradition with that of the West. It was a beautiful place. I wanted to dine there even though the…


Strength in Vulnerability

It is almost 8pm. A little boy comes close to the car and asks for money. He does not look like the street kids that are usually roaming the main…


Survivor’s Guide to Education System

I took my exam like all the other hopeful Ethiopians eager to join higher learning institutions. I went to one of Ethiopia’s finest universities, Addis Abeba University (AAU). My four…


Big Fat Ethiopian Weddings

It is almost that time of the year again. The fasting season of the religion with the most significant share of the Ethiopian population will soon wrap up. Perhaps more…


In the Now

Do people make the culture, or is it the other way around? What it means to be Ethiopian is continuously changing. In light of the many unrests in Ethiopia, I…




Editorial

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


Agenda

Ethiopia’s vulnerable children face a murky future. According to a 20...


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Lack of proper medication and diagnosis by doctors has eroded the trust...


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


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