The Real Ombudsman for Public’s Interest


It should be alarming that rights groups still identify Ethiopia as a country where little freedom is afforded to the media. In last year’s world ranking by Reporters without Borders,…


New PM has Yet to Prove Himself

It does not take an analyst to tell that weak leadership and corruption in government have hampered the economic, political and social development of Ethiopia. Lack of an efficient national…


Millennials’ Unhealthy Ambitions

Millennials do not look up to those that came before them, but horizontally, to their peers that have more time for TV than work. Measuring up oneself in such a…


Thankfully Cheap, Unfortunately Insecure Housing

The unaffordability of even low-end apartments in the outskirts of Addis Abeba has long become a headache for many. Proprietorship of these apartments is not easy either. Among the most…


Shallow Ethiopian Hospitality

I am no exception to the fact that those who spend a great deal of time with non-nationals in Addis Abeba are likely to be harassed by complete strangers. Some…


Trap of Double Standard in Fight for Gender Equality

Despite what many may assume, gender equality is not solely about creating advantages for women. As a woman and an advocate for the equal distribution of rights, I have long…


Tale of the Lame Tourism

No one would have the audacity to leave the Simien Mountains without exploring the gigantic mountains and the incredible landscape of the Great Rift Valley. Last week, in my volunteer…


Confessions of “EPRDF Generation”

Our society is struggling with a deeply rooted dilemma of lingo-cultural and national identity. As we enter the new transitional phase, we need a fresh set of codified morals to…


Unreality, Heart of Political, Social Delusion

I am not a fan of radio programmes. Although sometimes I get exposed to it for my family listens to the radio once in a while, which is when I recently…


Payoff Courtesy of Fair Wage

Existing on a meagre salary – easier said than done – can be a never-ending trauma. In a country such as Ethiopia, where there is no minimum wage, surviving requires…


Migration, Africa’s Political Trauma

The African Union’s 30th Ordinary Session themed “Winning the Fight against Corruption: a Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation” has concluded with a number of momentous decisions having been made. Heads of state discussed ending hunger, liberalising the African skies and realising free movement of people and goods across borders. There was though little attention given to the many that flee their countries either in search of a better life or in fear of persecution or political unrests.


Profession that Needs Medication

Often times judgment is easy and rampant. However, one cannot ignore professional malpractices that are costing the country resources and, most importantly, valuable human life. The medical profession, which was…




Editorial

Economists, as well as multilateral institutions, have urged the need t...


Agenda

For a country accommodating more than a hundred million peoples, provid...


Fineline

It has been two weeks since Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was co...


Commentary

Refreshingly original, both in form and substance, the emphatic inaugur...


Viewpoint

Ethiopia is at a turning point. With the new Prime Minister in place, t...


Opinion

One of the macroeconomic headaches of Ethiopia is a low domestic revenu...


View From Arada

Development projects are scarce measured on the damage they cause to th...






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