Battle between Transient Desires, Long Fulfilling Relationships


As exhausting as wedding ceremonies can sometimes be, with all the gymnastics couples have to pass through for society to recognise them as married individuals, it is always exciting to…


Offense for an Offense Makes Us All More Angry

Gone are the days when people shared their minds in a respectful manner. Civility has been chucked out of the window and replaced by an endless array of insult-trading and…


The Horror at Ethiopian Construction Sites

It is not uncommon to witness a horrific and fatal accident around construction sites in Ethiopia. There was one on Monday in Bole District. It could only have been demoralising…


Emotional Public, Ineffective Gov’t: Bad Combination

I was at the Department of Immigration & Nationality Affairs to renew my passport early Monday morning when I found myself in the middle of an emotional rally. It was an…


Diverse but Not Unequal

I am as intimidated as I am excited for the gatherings with family and friends during the holidays. Excited because it is an opportunity to see friends and family I have…


Measure of Gender Parity Needs to Rise Above Statistics

Nothing breaks my heart more than the victimisation of innocent young women. Cases of rape have become all too common. For this, we have the lack of a robust justice…


Identity Politics: the Genie Outside the Bottle

A consistent socio-political ill that has taxed Sub-Saharan Africa is tribalism. It remains the most fatal problem there is, doing far more harm than good. It has continued to incite civil…


Local Languages: Important Devices for Communication

I was about to catch a flight when I met an Ethiopian father traveling with his three young boys. The boys were giving the father a hard time, and I and…


Lest We Get the Government We Deserve

I was at the Young African Leaders Initiative, a program sponsored by the United States Department of State and launched by former President Barack Obama, when I heared about the unrest…


To Encourage Innovation, Innovators Require Protection

Over the weekend, I came across a well-argued dissertation on the patent right controversy of teff, the Ethiopian staple cereal, on an academic website. The paper was written by a…


Emotional Intelligence, Illusive Attribute of Leaders

I was quite stricken by the sudden death of Simegnew Bekele, chief engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The nation was overtaken first by surprise, then by disbelief and then…


The Many Unsung Heroes

Any curious observer can easily identify that our country is infatuated with its past leaders. What we have gained in the ongoing socio-political transformation may be lost, since this generation…


Millennials Kill the Purpose in Life

Laziness and lack of realistic ambitions seem to be rampant among millennials. They have unrealistic goals and poor workplace culture. They spend much of their time on social media or…


Society: An End to the Individual

In our personal and professional lives, it has become the norm to imitate others whom we believe are doing things better than us. They can be colleagues, friends, family or…


Institutionalised Power: Idea whose Time has Come

In any country in the middle of a democratisation process, strengthening institutions and the courts by making them autonomous is necessary for accountability to prevail. Ethiopia has never had autonomous…


Abiy: Light at End of the Tunnel

Judging from the fast pace of reforms taking place, I pity those that argued, given Ethiopia’s politics, that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) would not be able to change the…




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


Agenda

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


Fineline

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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Every year on October 10, many people around the world mark the World D...


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We have become accustomed to spending a great deal of money on products...


View From Arada

Addis Abeba’s Light Railway has been pitched as one of the ways to ad...






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