Equality Starts at Home


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Harassment: Consequence of Social Imperfections

It is right to be considerate and modest in our dealings with the people we encounter daily. Yet let us face it, sometimes this is easier said than done, especially…


Corruption Breaks the Backs of the Most Vulnerable

Abuse of power, incompetence and corruption can never be permanent, but it leaves permanent scars on a nation and its people. And without accountability and checks and balances in government,…


Customers: Not Always Dealt with as Kings

Like many Ethiopians, I have tremendous admiration and respect for the national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines. It practices high standards of safety and imparts integrity, skill and commitment to most…


Policing Needs to Catch Up with Criminals’ Creativity

Crime is becoming more sophisticated by the day, and weak policing, security infrastructure and minimum sentences have been some of the encouraging factors. It is sad to hear from friends…


Society’s Perceptions Define No One, Personal Ones Do

It is great that there are many people thrilled to see women and men work together to lead the country into a better future. It is hard to describe how…


A Friend that Provokes is A Friend Indeed

There are matters of social life that we have to accommodate between our professional and “me” times. No matter how many other priorities I have, finding people that inspire and…


Traffic Accidents, Not at All Accidental

Witnessing traffic accidents on a daily or weekly basis is infuriating. They have become so rampant that the public has come to associate them with luck, something the fortunate escape,…


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…




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