Political Trust: Key for Overall Well-Being


Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this question, and their answer would probably be something like ‘yes and no’ or ‘well, it depends’. Perhaps trying to…


What Deters the Passion for Science

On a beautiful Sunday morning, I had nothing to do other than hovering around the local bookshops in Addis Abeba. I was just hoping to find one or two of…


Improved Services Essential for Better Industrialization

These days various issues overwhelm a typical Ethiopian. From the release of an album by a popular Ethiopian pop musician – often considered as the voice of dissent against the…


China’s Not-So-Cruel

Later this month, Chinese President Xi Jinping will host a summit for many of the leaders of the 65 countries engaged in his “one belt, one road” (OBOR) initiative, a…


Lessons from the Anti-Globalists

Advocates of globalization should keep the champagne on ice: protectionists and advocates of “illiberal democracy” are on the rise in many other countries. And the fact that an open bigot…


Women in the Green Economy

In Ghana, a group of enterprising women and young people is building bicycles out of an unlikely material: bamboo. Ten farmers grow the bamboo, and 25 builders craft it into…


Uniting Against Malaria

As African women leading influential and impact-driven organizations – the Ecobank Foundation and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) – we are passionate about building a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable…


The Saga on Donkey Slaughter House Demonstrates Case for Public Hearing

We should debate the case of the ‘donkey slaughterhouse’ in the town of Bishoftu (Debrezeit) and its implications for future projects. It is a serious case, and we can learn…


Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and girls. Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) alone causes severe pain, bleeding, and lesions in more than 16 million women and girls in Sub-Saharan…


Steadfast Unity of Purpose Imperative for the EPRDF Leadership

Depending on our vantage point, the last seven months have been full of actions – or inaction – for the ruling EPRDF coalition in general and its chairperson and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in particular, writes this author, whose identity Fortune withheld upon request.


Managing Drought, Ethiopia Serves as a Model for its Neighbours

The Horn of Africa is suffering its worst drought in decades, with devastating humanitarian consequences. Two districts in South Sudan are officially in famine. Areas of Somalia and Yemen are…


Tana Forum Should Focus on What Matters to Ordinary Africans

Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), was instructional and sincere in his advice to sitting African heads of state and governments, whom he had addressed as…


I Remain Optimistic We Can Achieve Human Progress for Everyone

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has released the Human Development Report for 2016, entitled “Human Development for Every One”. The report comes at a momentous time when the world…


Illiberal Stagnation

A quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the dispute is more transparently about geopolitical…


Emergency Law in Ethiopia: Why Do We Need to Extend It Any Further?

Ethiopia is a party to a number of international and regional human rights’ treaties signed and ratified on several occasions. In fact, any human rights’ treaty ratified by the country…


Napping for Good beneath the Heap of Dirt

The landslide of the mountainous rubbish dump, the most devastating incident of its kind, happened in Addis Abeba, Kolfe Keranio District on Saturday, March 11 2017 at about 8.00pm local…


Editorial

It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before th...


Agenda

Two weeks ago, the state celebrated the seventh national Justice Week a...


Fineline

Having their roots deeply entrenched in the leftist...


Commentary

While regulatory interventions and control are necessary to the healthy...


Viewpoint

Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this...


Opinion

Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I...


View From Arada

Referring to the historical and cultural commonness of the people of Et...


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