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…


Breaking the Ethiopia-Eritrea Impasse

The ‘No war-No peace’ situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea – pursued as the most preferred survival option by the regime in Asmara – is not tenable anymore. While Ethiopia has…


Forex Crunch: Easier to Address than Policymakers Claim

As in the misguided views that we are only using 10pc of our brain or one can see the Great Wall of China all the way from the moon, Ethiopia’s…


Media Should Rise to the Occasion of a New Era

In a democracy, the media can serve as an independent observer of government and society. Without it, citizens would remain uninformed about policies and government officials’ exercise of power. However,…


Knowledge Assures Gov’t Efficiency

Knowledge is the antidote to perils that arise out of ignorance, which are not the reasons behind poverty. Civilisations may have begun with the proper utilisation and dissemination of knowledge.…


Ambitious PM Focuses Right, Needs Precision to Address Ills

Regarding a great many Ethiopians overseas and here at home, I am glad that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has chosen the path of national unity as a means to…


Lack of Results Wears Off Optimism In Abiy Ahmed

I have a friend whose views often contradict that of mine. It does not matter whether he is right or wrong, or that I am, but I often feel our…


The Clock Ticks Already

Tomorrow, the Downfall of the Dergue, better known as Genibot 20, will be celebrated. It would have been 28 years since members of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)…


Let’s Drive Change

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is a passionate man who believes that we do not have to retreat to advance but advance to advance. It can be used as an…


How Gender Inclusivity Met Financial Sustainability

Enat Bank was concocted by a group of people who had the idea of establishing a women-focused firm. This was not only because they were business women who knew first-hand…


Caravan of Unemployed Graduates Require Institutional Lift

In a country of such economic and demographic make-up such as Ethiopia’s, institutionalising of diverse activities is an essential catalyst to bring about accelerated prosperity and development. It is agreed…


The Famine of Competence in Ethiopia’s Education System

Ethiopia is a remarkably young country and a veritable nation of students with a median age of around 18. Nearly 46 million Ethiopians (43.6pc) are 14 years or younger, and…




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