Ethiopia Breaks Down Walls, World Should Take Cue


Much like the rest of the world, the history of Ethiopia is not monolithic. There have been times of great civilisational achievements, as well as moments of extreme poverty and…



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Disapora, Ethiopia Synergy Requires Greasing

I was stoked about Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) visit to the United States. It was the realisation of an improbable event that the Ethiopian immigrant community would have thought…


Diaspora Ought to Play Part in Ethiopia’s Transformation

For over half a century, the Ethiopian diaspora community have, from time to time, come together to help the motherland by all means possible. The first occasion I recall was…


Let Us Stand Tall in Face of Adversity

The tragic passing of Simegnew Bekele, chief engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), has left many heartbroken and shell shocked. Such an incident having taken place in one…


Without Constructive Dialogue History Will Repeat Itself

I am getting the feeling of déjà vu these days. Politics in Ethiopia today resembles the Ethiopia of the mid-1970s. Then as now, the country was going through rapid changes. Admittedly,…


Ethio-Eritrea Thaw: PM’s Greatest Achievement

Four months back, I wrote that the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) deserves credit for understanding the public’s sentiment and choosing a leader amongst the reformist Team Lemma. That…


What a Transparent, Competent Regulator Can Do

Ethiopia is faced with the challenges of low standards of living, low productivity, massive unemployment and underemployment, food insecurity and income inequality.  One would think then that the government is…


The Right Road to Successful Privatisation

The Executive Committee of the EPRDF has taken a bold step to privatise some of its most profitable enterprises: Ethiopian Airlines, Ethio-telecom, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services…


Conundrum of Half-baked Rights, Development in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has gone through multiple regimes in its long history. Some of these are remembered for their military accomplishments and others for the modest but flawed economic developments they were…


Mere Information Overflow Fails to Inform

The present world is both simple and complex. It is simple because advanced communication technologies provide us with plenty of important ideas and information. It is complex because the astonishing…


Democracy: Unborn Dream Left to Us by History

One of the prominent historians of Ethiopia, Bahru Zewde (PhD) in his book, “Society and State in Ethiopian History” calls Emperor Tewodros II the “first dreamer.” He holds that the…


Abiy is the Will, but the Way Remains Unclear

There is no better word than “regeneration” to articulate what is being observed for the first time in the 27-year old stay of the ruling coalition as the incumbent. It…


Berbera Port Agreement: Somaliland’s Boon

The 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights & Duties of States affirms that recognition of a state is unconditional and irrevocable. Somaliland, however, has been lobbying the international community to…


Civic Engagement Can’t be Overrated

We should be grateful for the rally that took place to support Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) on June 23 in Addis Abeba. It ought to matter little which side…


Ruling Coalition Undergoes Reformation, Opposition Should Too

There is an adage in Ethiopia that politics and electricity should be kept far away. This is a consequence of decades of political monopoly by single parties and lack of…


Reform Isn’t for the Feeble-minded

It is not business as usual in Ethiopia these days. Things are changing in a fast and furious way. There is a sense of euphoria taking over a large portion…


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Last Wednesday, Addis Standard, an English online magazine, shared a re...


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Ethiopia's banking sector is criticized for its traditional system and...


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During one of his North American tours, Prime Minis...


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Investment in the continent’s internet infrastructure will change how...


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Much like the rest of the world, the history of Ethiopia is not monolit...


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Ethiopia is undergoing rebranding of its politics. In just a few months...


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Despite the lack of good governance, low standard of living, poor infra...






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