In the World of Hedge Funds, Retain Capital Controls


A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros, the most famous hedge fund manager, kicked off a firestorm on social media. Soros, also the founder of…


What We Can Do for Our Country

It is perhaps a debatable issue for some, but the sense of patriotism and societal ties that used to exist three decades ago were stronger than is the case today.…


Ethio-Eritrea Rapprochement’s Sketchy Beginnings, Commendable Outcomes

If some people came to us with something ambitious we feel is next to impossible to achieve, we do not encourage them but nudge them to wake up from their…


Proper Administration of Aid Prevents from Asking for More

Nothing comes free in this world, not even aid. There are implied preconditions behind every largesse by one country to another. But international aid persists, either by governmental or non-profit…


Political Undercurrent for Eritrea’s Disenfranchisement

Politics is complicated, and geopolitics even more so. Every nation has an agenda in relation to its own sovereign interests, and more often than not in the grand game of…


Medical Mistakes, Avoidable with Employment of Technology

It is not uncommon to hear of blunders within hospitals in Ethiopia. Admitted patients are sometimes misdiagnosed or given improper treatment. Sometimes medical mistakes could be committed as well. References…


The Healthy Part of Ethiopia’s Tax Regime

It is fortunate that not all goods and services are subject to the payment of a value-added tax (VAT). It is calculated on the value added to the product at…


Through the Political Turmoil, Let’s Not Forget the Economy

It would be an understatement to say that Ethiopia’s economic and political situation has gotten worse over the years. But the latter has been far worse than the former. There…


Institutional Ethics Paves the Path towards Professionalism

As a university teacher, it is not hard to come by students and, even teachers, that do not abide by the principles and ethics of the higher learning institutions they…


The Case for US Preferential Dev’t Assistance to Ethiopia

Preferential treatment in foreign aid is common. Favoured developing countries get more financial aid, preferential trade agreements and loan guarantees so they can borrow from international capital markets at lower…


Walkability Can Alleviate Capital’s Traffic Worries

Walkability is not a hot topic in car-choked African megacities. However, the ever-rising dependence on cars that continues to turn cities like Addis Abeba into gridlocked nightmares could be spurring…


No Shortcuts to Progress, Just the Long, Arduous Path

No state can be peaceful and prosperous unless what constitutes it is progressive and stable. Ethiopia is no different. Its subsequent leaders’ ultimate goal was to transform it into a…


Toward the Foundations of Democracy, then Elections

Ethiopia is an extremely diverse but intertwined nation. We think we have only two choices: either to stress unity at the expense of diversity or concentrate on diversity by neglecting…


Responsible Citizenship, Indispensable to Social Media Age

When the first telephone was installed in Emperor Menelik II’s palace in 1889, it caused such a cultural shock in the city that eight prominent members of the clergy were…


Ethiopia’s Soil Can Boost Forex Revenue

A retired African businessman planning to spend the remaining days of his life travelling the planet approached a consultant seeking advice on how he could manage his plan without the gruesome…


The Microeconomics of Ethiopia’s Underdevelopment

Since April 2018, a new optimism is visible in urban Ethiopia. Local intelligentsia and alike have warmly welcomed the change in the national leadership. Ethiopian press seems to be enjoying…


Door of Freedom Should be Wide Open, Not Wildly Open

One of the remarkable features of the period before the 2005 election in Ethiopia was the unprecedented degree of freedom for the press, the flow of opinions and speech that…


Societal Ills Necessitate that All of Us Pitch In

Ethiopia remains a source of hope for other African countries that were colonised by Europeans and still feel effects of it today. However, for all the positive programs and initiatives…


The Prevalence of Moral, Legal Culpability in Ethiopia

Not long ago, I came across something that should have been strange but all too common in Ethiopia. Around the main square of a town outside Addis Abeba at midday,…


Law Enforcement Needs to Revolutionise, Take Responsibility

The dilemma of policing lies in the fact that both vigilance and approachability are necessary. But vigilance could be seen as being overly aggressive. This can deepen mistrust and make…


Corruption’s Cultural Facet Deserves Attention

If we are to be effective at reducing corruption, we ought to do more than combating it in the literal sense of the word. It is not that laws and…


Together, We Will Silence the Guns

One hundred years ago today, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns in Europe fell silent. That most dreadful of wars, the First…


Female Representation: Exception that Shoule be Norm

The United States mid-term elections saw the greatest proportion of women become legislators in the nation’s history. This is in keeping with a growing trend around the world, including Ethiopia.…


Me’demer: More Sophisticated than It Seems

The past few months have been full of wonders in the Ethiopian political arena. After a young, inspired and awe-inspiring Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), took the leadership, tremendous political…


Gov’t, Parties, Voters Can Make 2020 Successful

It is never too soon to speak about elections. Although there are many indicators that Ethiopia should not have one before a settlement is reached between major parties over the…




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


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


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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...


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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...


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




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