Beware of Ethiopia’s Angry Pessimists


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Stay Woke

The rate of change in Ethiopia is disorienting. It was just two weeks ago that the Executive Committee of the EPRDF shocked us with two major announcements that contradict what…


Desperate Times Call for Austerity

Poverty is a tough cookie to crack. This has been evident across the world and over the centuries. Creating wealth takes careful deliberation and hard work. Otherwise, it either will…


ABCs of Quality Education

It is not yet 100 percent, but Ethiopia has come a long way to realising universal access to education. On the quality side much has been documented, commented and joked…


The Proverbial Rabbit: Sufficient Tax Revenue

The Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) is a government body tasked with achieving the impossible. It is expected to collect a relatively large sum of tax revenues from an…


An Ungrateful Sector

The Ministry of Trade has made public its third-quarter report on the export earnings of Ethiopia, and it is not good news. For the past two years, the nation has…


Least of Ethiopia’s Worries

In the Southern town of Hawassa, during one of his public addresses, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) spoke of amending the constitution to limit the number of terms an individual…


Unsportsmanlike

The trending topic of the past week was a football match between Welwalo Adigrat and Mekelakeya where a referee was beaten up by players. People forgot the most distressing part.…


Need to Leverage Honeymoon Phase

If there is one thing evident in most of Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) public speeches in regions of the country, it is that he is rarely specific. His promises usually fall…


Larger than Life Public Servants

It may be within the same party, but that there has been a peaceful transition of power has fascinated many in the local and international communities. And it should. Hailemariam…


Uncanny Resemblance

All countries are different, and a one size fits all approach is likely to fail to achieve its target. Policymaking should at all times take into consideration natural resources, nature…


The Pusher Formal Sector

One of the macroeconomic headaches of Ethiopia is a low domestic revenue. It has sunk the nation into debt stress and strained the adequate allocation of resources into critical parts…


Misunderstood Media

The problem with Ethiopia is that too many people believe there exists a secret society which not only exists but is behind the world order, moving pieces around to its…


In Defense of Liberal Order

It was only last month since former State Secretary of the United States, Rex Tillerson, visited Ethiopia. For his arrival coincided with the decision of Hailemariam Deselagn to resign from…


Don’t Just Make a Living

It is nice that Ethiopia has a Ministry of Science & Technology, for most of the technology or science in the country is imported. The governmental body is understandably on…


Preventive Checks

Even in the late 18th century, humankind was wary of population growth. Englishman Thomas R. Malthus, in his 1798 book ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population’, argues that humanity…


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The shortage of forex can be felt more severely than before, and even t...


Fineline

The speed at which Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of th...


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A forex crunch has once again afflicted Ethiopia. Given the increase in...


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View From Arada

With the Executive Committee of the EPRDF’s decision to implement the...






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