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Silent Retreat


First and foremost, I would like to apologize for having disappeared in last week’s column and I feel obliged to explain the reason. The adventure streak took me on a…


Art in Addis

Can you imagine a life without music, literature, paintings, theater, and dance? A moment’s thought about this will make anyone realize just how important art is in our lives, even…


Balancing Acts

  I was on my way to work with a mind that was half awake and half in bed the other morning, when a comment from one reader popped in…


Can’t Read Your Mind, Speak Up

Last weekend I ran into a cousin at a wedding who jokingly said “When will those criticisms end?” Though I know that he was teasing and joking about the fact…


Question Authority

Have you noticed how simply asking questions turns some people prickly? Maybe you have faced the same reaction. I have noticed that the negative responses surface when the age gap…


Facing Down Taxi Bullies

Writing after a full mug of coffee and excited about sharing with you certain recent encounters in public transport. Public Transportation, particularly in Addis is quite frustrating for many without…


Feeding Minds With Subliminal Messages

What type of music do you listen to when you are sitting on that lazy chair with a glass of something in your hand after a long work week? Perhaps…


Pissing Culture?

The public restrooms of my city are so unbearable; it is agonizing to pass by them. Let alone use them or even come close to them. I am not sarcastically…


The Will To Aspire for Greatness

I wonder what we aspire to attain in our lives and what we aim to achieve. Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs clearly defines the five different stages of Human psychological…


The Value of Time in the Modern Era

There is something about waiting that is exasperating. Is it in the wait, in the minutes that willfully pass us by? I wonder if it is what we would be…


The Streets Are Our Home

What do we do with the plastic wrapper cozily used to cover our chewing gum or candy until we are ready to masticate or suckle on it? I know that…


Editorial

It was refreshing to see Berhanu Nega (Prof.), leader of an opposition...


Agenda

Ethiopia’s high potential to deliver animal skins to local and intern...


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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A country needs to develop effective methods of evaluating projects and...


Viewpoint

When we take a step back, we can see clearly how to advance. Change age...


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There seems to be an improvement on the macroeconomic side. The Ethiopi...


View From Arada

Following the olive branch afforded opposition parties by the ruling co...






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