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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…


Unburdening the Facebook Generation

Once again, young people have been on the short end of the political stick. The outcome of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum is but another reminder of the yawning generational…


Is Freedom Real?

Thucydides – whose name I wouldn’t try to pronounce in front a self-respecting crowd – was a revered Greek historian who once said that the great secret to happiness was…


Al-Shabaab’s Capability Waning

A string of military and tactical reverses by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab over the past month could indicate signs of its declining capability and loss of common support, according to…


Time Bomb of Debt

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) recognise the distinct advocate’s role of the World Bank and its will to help as rapidly as possible. However, effective payments tend to lag far behind the…


The Future of Computing

Ever since the American computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term “Artificial Intelligence” in 1955, the public has imagined a future of sentient computers and robots that think and act…


Leaving High Office Isn’t Enough

In every country and every continent, the quality and contribution of leadership in government is critical. It is Presidents and Prime Ministers who have the responsibility of assessing the risks,…


Do Elections in Africa Favour Leadership Changes?

When voters go the polls the world over, they supposedly do so because they have a chance to choose, among competing candidates, the leaders that govern them for four-to-five years.…


Libraries: A New Frontier for Ethiopia

The role that libraries in Africa could play in reducing poverty has not been sufficiently recognised and hence the necessary policy development and investment in the library network have not…




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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...


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The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and...


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


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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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