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…


Civility Can be Profitable

An occasional outburst of righteousness from our leaders is not enough to make citizens uphold moral values. It requires discipline and consistency to reinforce the right principles and traditions. Respecting…


Multiplier Effects of Personal Integrity that Ethiopia Needs

Last week, I was in Bale Goba and Robe, two of the most stunning destinations in Ethiopia, for charity work as well as some quality time for myself. From the…


Judicial System on Slippery Slope

As a lawyer and an advocate for universal human rights, I am happy to see political leaders and journalists get released from prison, or have their charges dropped. It is…


Riches Can Come If We Stay Put Too

A while ago on a rather long stopover flight in Dubai, I met a young high school graduate. He was Ethiopian and an athlete that was flying back to his…


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

With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


Agenda

The new electricity tariffs that became effective on December 1, 2018,...


Fineline

Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between E...


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Ethiopia’s economy is at a crossroads. The same old advice will not s...


Viewpoint

A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros...


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The future is bleak. Millennials and younger generations who will inher...


View From Arada

There is heated debate on the propriety, decency and morality of breast...




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