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The Moral Imperative to Stand by Eritreans

The lifting of the sanctions against Eritrea by the United Nations Security Council was seen as a reward for rapprochements with neighbouring countries and a vindication of the allegations of…


Truth Sets Us Free

Clichés may be, well, clichés, but not without reason. The saying that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” has become more famous than the philosopher,…


Disruption is Never Painless

The Addis Abeba Transport Authority and Ride, a popular and an up-and-coming taxi-hailing service, have recently found themselves in hot water. Some considered the taxi-hailing service costly, while others have…


Ethiopia Can’t be Choosy, for Now

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), soon after his swearing in as the nation’s premier, made state visits to Middle Eastern and African countries. If Ethiopia had not been dependent on…


The Happy and the Rich

Ethiopians are not a happy lot, at least compared to other countries in the world, according to the 2018 World Happiness Report published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions…


Not Everyone, Everything Can Produce Food

The 2018 Africa’s Pulse report, the World Bank Group’s bi-annual publication on the macroeconomic situation of the sub-Saharan African region, estimates economic growth will reach 2.7pc this year. The authors…


Consumers: Ultimate Losers of Poor Work Culture

We have become accustomed to spending a great deal of money on products and services that do not satisfy us and we have become numb to it. I find myself…


The Lack of Adults in Ethiopia’s Politics

Ethiopia is the land of young people. And they need jobs, lots of them. Providing them with employment opportunities ensures that they are content and can enable them to spend…


A State Divided

Like most nations across the world seem to be these days, Ethiopia is divided. The likes of the United States or the United Kingdom, however, could cushion the impact from…


Friends Can’t Effectively Check Friends

Just six months ago, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was considered the pride of the nation. It was a symbol of what Ethiopians could accomplish if only they put their…


A Foundational Right

Back in the middle of June, when all the jubilation and hope was in full gear, Fitsum Arega, chief of staff at the Prime Minister’s Office, tweeted that access to…


Artificially, Slightly Improving Macroeconomy

There seems to be an improvement on the macroeconomic side. The Ethiopian New Year was not greeted with the same rise in costs that the previous two holidays suffered from.…


Ethiopia Hits Puberty

The Ethiopian New Year will be celebrated in a few days, and the nation will exit one of the most unique years in the its existence. The rate of significant…


Why Ethio telecom Matters Most

The decision by EPRDF’s Executive Committee to partially privatise major enterprises has largely been met positively. There were protestations that privatisation would create an oligarchy, but those voices seem to…


The Bread Issue

The World Economic Forum, in its Global Competitiveness Index, ranks countries by their government’s efficiency in spending. The result is not what many would expect. It is not the United…




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