Journalists without Standards


For a long time, the well-known state-run national TV broadcaster, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), now called ETV 57, has been fodder for mockery. In its news reporting and coverage, the…


Substance Addictions Add to Socio-economic Woes

Substance abuse is becoming normalised in Ethiopia. The issue has been a major concern for the country at large. Hospitals have begun equipping themselves with wards that attend to patients…


What Bad Teachers Have Done

A poor education system remains a stubborn fact in Ethiopia. Universities and colleges are producing inefficient graduates who are hard-pressed to practice what they have been thought. The gap between…


Shamelessness Hurts the Environment

As I was walking along the street with my father last Sunday afternoon, we came across a rather well-off neighbour of ours. He was just a few blocks away from…


High Population Growth Cheats Development Targets

Africa’s rising population growth has been a vital topic for some time now, and Ethiopia is at the centre of it. Over the past decade, it has been booming, putting…


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.


Editorial

It was refreshing to see Berhanu Nega (Prof.), leader of an opposition...


Agenda

Ethiopia’s high potential to deliver animal skins to local and intern...


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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A country needs to develop effective methods of evaluating projects and...


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When we take a step back, we can see clearly how to advance. Change age...


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There seems to be an improvement on the macroeconomic side. The Ethiopi...


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Following the olive branch afforded opposition parties by the ruling co...






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