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Ethiopia’s Soil Can Boost Forex Revenue

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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…


The Hidden Symptoms of Authoritarian Tendencies

It is a fair statement to say that the road to democracy and a genuinely fair and free election in Ethiopia is still a long way away, since the necessary…


Education Roadmap Needs to Recognise Economic Predicaments

A new 12-year-long education roadmap has been tabled for discussion by the Ministry of Education. The 101-page document discusses access and quality to primary and higher education as well as policies,…


The Right Nationalism Can Save the Federation

The very first book at the top of my bookshelf is “Life in the United Kingdom.” As most Ethiopians living in the United Kingdom would know, this book is written…


With Wide Access to the Internet Comes Responsibility

In 1981, there were 213 computers connected and able to communicate with each other, or on the internet. This was in line with the modest growth the technology would exhibit…




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