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Language is about as real as it gets. All we really have is communication, the means by which we express ourselves. It is not the real us that shows who…


Such Sketchy Ancestors We Possess

The political storm that hit the United States, and the world at large, has never really subsided, although it has been two weeks since it struck. On August 12, 2017,…


Cult of Teddy Afro

I am not a huge fan of Ethiopian music. There are songs I like, tunes or melodies I may find myself dancing or strutting to, but no one would catch…


Youthfication of Addis

The concept of a country, as an entity composed of several states or cities or regions, is complicated. For that matter, so is the concept of a continent, as a…


Blessings from an Emperor

On the day Emperor Haile Selassie visited Jamaica, a powerful storm broke out. The country, prior to the Emperor’s arrival, had been ravaged by famine and starvation. There had been…


Hustling, Bustling Just to Get to Work

When Einstein claimed that space and time are similar, though he meant it literally, at least from a theoretical point of view, he did not expect economists to agree with…


Battleground of the East, West

Africa is fast becoming a populous continent with a large economy. More people than ever have disposable incomes – nowhere as much as Africans would like to have, but enough…


Land of the Bootleggers

The word bootleg used to have a more direct meaning. It used to refer to 19th-century smugglers who hid illegally acquired liquor in their high boots when they had to…


To Graduate, Not to Graduate

There are three traditionally crucial stages of a person’s life. There is birth. Though it is optional, marriage is another important part of a person’s social life. And, surely, death…


The Ever-Tense Middle East

The Middle East is a tough cookie to swallow. Of all the different multi-ethnic regions in the world, the most complicated and unstable territory lies situated between Europe and Asia.…


Ethio telecom, Its Excesses

What we do not do with our mobile phones! We text, we call, e-mail, Google, YouTube, trade and so much more. We are hooked so much so that we wonder…


Climate Change for Dummies

The days seem to be changing. It is raining when it should not, and warming up faster than it should. Evenings are rarely cold anymore. Dawn has become too hot.…


Internet Disconnection Threatens Life

The Internet, the 20th-century invention that has businesses, states and societies craving for it. It was invented as early as the late 1960s for military purposes. And if those very…


A Saviour for the Flagging Film Industry

Asked for advice to young struggling filmmakers, the great German master Werner Herzog would reply, “… so long as you are able-bodied head out to where the real world is…


Appetite for Political Engagement

In the recent French presidential election, where Emmanuel Macron was declared the winner, there was much talk of voting being a civic duty. Now, this must, to some of us…


Power: The Bare Essential

Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I noticed a sign written in Amharic right above one of the numerous mirrors. Roughly translated into English, it…




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


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Oil transporters are up in arms over tariffs set by the Ministry of Tra...


Fineline

The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia has recently made available its fourth-qu...


Viewpoint

One hundred years ago today, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11...


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The Addis Abeba Transport Authority and Ride, a popular and an up-and-c...


View From Arada

The private sector is more efficient and customer-oriented than governm...






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