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…


Is Freedom Deserved?

There was a popular post circulating on social media two weeks ago. It suggested that it was becoming safer for Ethiopians to walk around in Asmara, capital of Eritrea, than…


Tragedy of Communication Breakdown

Ethiopia is undergoing rebranding of its politics. In just a few months, there has been a such a turnaround that no analyst could have been able to predict it. Week…


Collective Good: Fruit of Individual Success

It is not hard to explain why Ethiopia’s economy remains uncompetitive. It is because businesses are not allowed to compete. When they do, it is with local firms that seldom…


Principles Matter

Sajid Javid, home secretary of the United Kingdom, made the news last week when he dropped Britain’s blanket opposition to the death penalty. The UK has a long-standing rule that…


Opposition Parties Ought to Find their Footing

It has been said that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) cannot solely democratise Ethiopia, and neither can the EPRDF. Analysts have prescribed that “stakeholders” must play a part too. Stakeholders…


Bumpy Road to Democratic Culture

One has to be a cynic to miss the ray of hope that signaled a democratic Ethiopia immediately after the election of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), the closure of…


Nationalism Can Help Us Find the Light

The past weekend heralded yet another instance of mass flag-waving. Thousands of residents of Bahir Dar, mostly youth, came out to rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD)…




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Many that followed Ethiopia’s politics for the past six months would...


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In a bid to boost the engagement of non-resident Ethiopians and increas...


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To the fury of British diplomats in Addis Abeba and...


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last week attended the inauguration of...


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