Tradition “Shmadition”


Ashenda, also known by the name Shadey in the Agaw society of Amhara region, is a unique traditional festival, mostly yearned by women, which takes place in August to mark…


Language – Society’s Glue

I had not seen my childhood friend in a long time when I ran into him not long ago. Enjoying a beer together, we nostalgically chatted the whole time about…


Worth of Saving, Frugality

Nowadays, it has become common practice for people living in the city, especially the youth, to spend their valuable money prodigally on ephemeral things like fashion shoes, clothes or new…


Social Media’s Ills

Last year, after the inception of the nationwide unrest, which gradually peaked at forcing the Ethiopian government to shut down the Internet and declare a state of emergency, uncomfortable messages…


Khat – The Crisis Booster

Having a daily motivation is not an easy thing to attain unless one had gradually developed a firm resolve in controlling his character. To stay motivated, people use different methods;…


Honouring Thought Provocateurs

Every nation has its heroes and heroines to celebrate, whereby it instils pride and self-respect in the mind of its people. Ethiopians also have national icons that they revere most.…


The Fading Hospitality

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, guests were greeted with a beautiful quote from the Analects of Confucius, the venerable Chinese philosopher, and it said, “Friends have come from afar, how…


Unawakened Women’s Power

One day, I was having a conversation with a young girl who recently took the national exam to join one of the state-owned universities. I asked her what field of…


Rumours, Lies, Social Media

In modern times, with the abundance of information pouring in from every direction and propagated by everyone, it has become nearly impossible for one to know which one is genuine…


Money Source of Evil?

Tsegazeab Shishaye is an electrical engineer by profession and is interested in social issues, Ethiopian history, science and ideas that aim at changing the sequel. He can be reached at tsegazeabshishaye@gmail.com.


Failure’s Demon- Procrastination

There is a time when you feel lazy, unable to do what you want to do, and you tell yourself, “Later, I have to do this and that; for now,…


Ill Affection Towards Meat

Most of the time, at the weekends, I would like to stay asleep till nine or ten o’clock. One day, that was not the case. My phone was ringing loudly,…


Living With the Culture of “NO”

It saddens me to say and most of all realise over this short life that we live in a culture of ”NO”. I understand that women might disagree, especially when…


What Would You Do?

It is common to praise the benefits of water for the sustenance of our lives here on Earth. Space studies put forth the different features of the other planets in…


Youth & Competence

Ethiopia is seeing a soaring rise in the number of its educated youth that it had not witnessed 20 years ago. Without having to look into the actual numbers, though…


Cyber Addiction

The use of technology has become an integral part of our existence on earth whereby we are becoming more and more dependent on technology on a daily basis. Think about…




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


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


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