Individual Personal Integrity for Social Cohesion


In trying to write about personal integrity, I risk revealing my fragility. Let it be! After listening to Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, on…


Social Services Against Social Orders

Sociological research findings, since the industrial revolution, have been showing that there are prevailing ‘inequalities’ among the urban population. Because of ostensibly new complications in urban social life, people of…


Little Things, Huge Impacts

It is always striking to observe that seemingly very little things often bring about irreversible and immensely large effects. Mathematicians have a fancy and poetic term for outcomes, which are…


EPRDF Must Listen Before It’s Too Late

An urgent and concrete measure is badly needed and should be deployed before it is too late and before the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has become history. Blatant…


Think Tanks a Must for Ethiopia

Think tanks, the “bridge between knowledge and power” as defined by the United Nations (UN), are instrumental in public policy formulations and analysis. Think tanks have a unique role in…


Create Wealth, Money Should Follow

The difference between money and wealth, though fundamental, is not so obvious that the former is viewed as equivalent to or even more preferred to the latter. When people work…


Low Hanging Fruit Awaits

Addis Ababa is believed to be home to 4.6 million residents. The growth of capital cities of the National Regional States such as Bahir Dar, Hawassa, Adama and Mekelle is…


E-Marketing: Inescapable Part of the Economy

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with an average growth rate of 7pc to 11pc. It is also the second most populous country in Africa next…


Institutionalisation Transforms Family Businesses

A friend of mine who was recently hired as a general manager of a family-owned company told me last week that he proposed a new career structural adjustment, a new…


Is Corporate Social Responsibility Real Carrot or Veiled Stick?

When companies publicise various social works and engagements, one wonders that they have had corporate social responsibilities. Such kinds of commitments are ‘soft’ so that they effectively lack enforcement. These…


Huge Cattle Heads Less Dairy Production

Dairy production is not something new to Ethiopia. It is a tradition. Milk has been produced and consumed throughout the country for centuries. Depending on the situations in geography, climate,…


Independent Examination System to Improve Quality, Image

The national examinations for grade 10 and 12 which have been conducted for the last two weeks and the subsequent shut down of the Internet compelled me to think about…


Mind the Politics of Numbers

It was almost a year ago, on a Saturday afternoon in Addis Abeba. I was sitting alone in a café sipping my favourite hot drink. Seated next to me were…


Can We Afford the Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia?

I was just here for a working visit in Ethiopia when I heard that the government has shutdown the Internet. Whooooaaah!!! Can they do that? I asked my friends who…


What Miracle Can Nudges Do that Carrots and Sticks Cannot?

Having ruled the country for more than a quarter of a century now, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has faced unprecedented and staggering internal and external challenges that…


Misleading Reportings, Misrepresenting Facts in the Fine Line

I consider myself one of the most loyal readers of your newspaper. I read your paper not only because reading papers was part of my job description until very recently,…


Editorial

In the books of the Revolutionary Democrats, under-development, primari...


Agenda

Today, Ethiopia is the fifth largest coffee producer next to Brazil, Vi...


Fineline

There is a growing anxiety at the top tier of the A...


Commentary

Drought has remained a major challenge not only to Ethiopia but also ma...


Viewpoint

In trying to write about personal integrity, I risk revealing my fragil...


Opinion

The word bootleg used to have a more direct meaning. It used to refer t...


View From Arada

The previous week was attention captivating. Emperor Haile Selassie and...


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