ethio telecom’s Faulty Choice Theory


There are many infuriating intrusions of privacy that living in our fair nation entails. A person associating higher value to himself would certainly have frequent exasperation. From a taxi assistant…


Living with China Inc.

My discussion with a high-level diplomat last week made me question the world order in which we are living. In the middle of our discussion, which was largely about Ethiopia’s growth experience and its role in African politics, the diplomat reminded me of the tough time our fair nation faced with the fall of the socialist military regime, the Dergue. He told me about the debt hangover our nation faced and the tiresome negotiations to restructure the debt of the nation.


New Faces of State Failure

As compared to the popular concept of market failure, wherein markets fail to function according to the basic rules of supply and demand, state failure is a relatively new phenomenon.


No Shortcuts to Success

One day last week, I had a discussion with a colleague about my generation. The point of the discussion was the gap between ambition and readiness to do what it…


Gender Equality: Still More Rhetoric than Reality

Life gets boring when rhetoric differs from reality. Gender equality is one of the concepts in which our actions fall short of our policies and rhetoric. A recent World Health…


Tests of Time

I have lately been planning to make a stride in my career path. I believe the step would make my days more orderly and productive. While trying to do this,…


Economic Growth, Ethiopian Style

With the commodities slump dominating the headlines, many investors may have failed to notice that a previously unloved, non-resource country in the heart of Africa has been one of the…


Ubuntu in African Development

Africa is uniquely poised to exploit a demographic dividend, arising from a huge component of youth in its population. This is in stark contrast to ageing economies in Asia, Europe…


Macro Adjustment: Now or Never

As author John Steinbeck reminds us in his masterpiece, East of Eden, human nature is such that we forget quickly, but it should not and does not have to be…


Economics of Low Oil Price

Oil prices recently hit 27.56 dollars a barrel, their lowest level since 2003. The result is that it is now cheaper to buy a litre of gasoline in your local…


Ending Inequality is Imperative

Welcome to the world’s inequality countdown. In 2010, some 388 people owned as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Jump to 2014 and that 388 is…


Payment Plan for Universal Education

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the international community adopted in September, 2015, include a commitment to provide every child with access to free primary and secondary education by 2030.…


Reconstructing Disability’s Status Quo

On January 23 each year, Berkeley, California, and the International Disability Movement commemorate their monumental hero and pioneer, Edward Verne Roberts, known worldwide as, Ed Roberts. The day is dubbed…


Return of Capital Fundamentalism

The idea that public investment in infrastructure – roads, dams, power plants, and so forth – is an indispensable driver of economic growth has always held powerful sway over the…


Cancer: Africa’s Silent Killer

When one walks through cancer wards of public sector hospitals in Africa, the scenes are reminiscent of the battle to get AIDS treatment underway in the early 2000s. But now,…


Technology: A Third Force

For centuries, we have tried to understand how our “animal nature” shapes our behaviour. Are we preordained by our genes to be who we are? Or are we products of…


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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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