Racism Never Starts with Hate but Love


Eight years ago, Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the first African-American president of the United States of America. This happened in a country, where a hundred and fifty years…


Cloudy, Wrong November

What just happened? Donald J. Trump did. It isnt fiction, it isnt a joke; Trump just became the 45thpresident of the United States of America. Of course, as he wasa…


Themes of the Mammoth Election

According to the Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, which almost no one understands, there is always more than one realistic outcome to every given conundrum. The theory explains (please pay…


What in the World is a Video Store?

A while ago, as I was leaving a friend’s house, with two large capacity flash drives in hand, it occurred to me, between the two, I was carrying some thirty…


The Nobel Prize and Bob Dylan

I distinctively remember my school teacher telling a class full of students, including me, that Alfred Nobel created the Nobel Prize because he was so dismayed at people’s use of…


Twenty-First Century Offline Nation

It has been, according to the Bible, seven thousand years – or, according to science, 10,000 years – since the first forms of civilisation. And it has been a few…


Brexit’s Hard-Heartedness

  Why would the UK want to break up with the European Union, when so many other countries in the world would give so much to be a part of…


Crude Jokes for Less Crude Times

A while ago now, I was sitting at home flicking through satellite channels when I settled on CNN, which I have come to prefer to the BBC. The latter is…


Wrong Result at Rights of Way

It was an ordinary summer afternoon; a car was cruising along a highway at a regular speed, when a pedestrian, rushing to cross the lane, almost fatally converged with the…


In for a Bumpy Ride

It is never been clear to me why New Year and Christmas are different holidays. Even in the Gregorian calendar, there is about a week-long discrepancy. If every year counts…


The Economic Trend Is Our Friend

These are days of grave disillusionment with the state of the world. Sinister forces of fanatical, faith-based killings – something that we in the West, at least, thought had largely…


Lies and Misdemeanors

I am going to call my first movie The Hypocrisy. Hypocrisy itself would be a character, and it would go from house to house, city to city, corrupting and annihilating…


New Era of Cooperation Between Italy & Africa

Exactly two years ago, in July 2014, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi jetted off for an official visit to Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. These…


The Hidden Danger of Big Data

In game theory, the “price of anarchy” describes how individuals acting in their own self-interest within a larger system tend to reduce that larger system’s efficiency. It is a ubiquitous…


Democracy Requires Trusted Experts

Last month, I wrote a commentary asking why voters in the United Kingdom supported leaving the European Union, defying the overwhelming weight of expert opinion warning of the major economic…


If Books Could Kill

Ever tried reading in public, like at a café? The experience is something akin to smoking in a lecture class. It is so awkward. People are simply not used to…


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The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


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The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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