Harmony between Multiple Identities, Only through Efficient State


In our contemporary politics, we have not rigorously understood the role of ethnic and national consciousness. We are locked in a battle with one another because of a misunderstanding. But…


In Trump’s Slur Lies Africa’s Opportunity to Take Reins

If there is news by the Cable News Network (CNN) the media company never fails to miss, it is one of the president that involves United States (US), Donald Trump.…


Scarce Entertainment Avenues, Protection Worthy

Tewodros Kassahun, a.k.a. Teddy Afro, is a fundamental revolutionary. Of course, for some, he can seem a little ingratiating, with one of his most famous sayings, “love will win”. But…


Ceaseless Battle Against Continent’s Scourge

The 30th summit of the African Union opened this Monday, January 29, in Addis Abeba, the capital of Ethiopia. On this occasion, the heads of state and governments of the…


Out with Old Bitterness, In with New ‘Ethiopianity’

A few years ago, I wrote a set of articles on the idea of being Ethiopian, ‘Ethiopianity’ as I call it – the cornerstone of Ethiopian Pride, manifest in the…


The Long Overdue MICE Trap

If one was to have been a tourist visiting Addis Abeba this past week, it was probably the wrong time to do as such. With high price surges, most are…


Latest Central Bank Measures Akin to Economic Suicide

The role of the private sector and financial institutions in economic development has been attracting increasing attention amongst the circles of academicians and policymakers. The two play a tremendous role…


Courses for AAU’s Graduation to New Heights

When a good friend of mine texted me the vacancy for the post of president of Addis Abeba University (AAU) in case I was interested in applying, less than five…


Holiday Specials’ Regressive Bent as Demand Remains Unmet

Irrespective of our situations, holidays usually create a distinctive impression on our lives. And during holidays, TV shows have become one of the most significant ingredients of our holiday entertainment…


Abstention, Better Recourse on Hot Jerusalem Issue

If our oral tradition is to be trusted, one of the earliest diplomatic mission Ethiopia ever embraced dates back millennia. Back then, the queen of Sheba attended a lavish banquet…


Ethiopia Should Worry as Tobacco Industry Gears Up

The government’s decision to exit the tobacco business is a welcome move. A state has, at least, a moral obligation not to manufacture and sell a product that is known…


Better Ways to Development Theory, Practice

The ultimate objective of academia and policy regimes lies in promoting well-being. Hence, devising theoretical and practical tools meant to scale up the well-being of people and communities takes the…


Slavery in Africa, Déjà Vu

What we have heard and witnessed in different news outlets this past couple of months have shocked and left us speechless. It was unreal, especially in the 21st Century where…


To Disavow the Strongman in Us

Citizens are the reflections of their leaders. And the latter’s success is not only measured by outputs but also the country’s condition during one’s tenure in office. The leader’s legacy…


Language Begets Dialogue, Ends Disputes

A branch of science that studies the brain has shown that knowing two languages is a task for Wernicke’s area of the temporal lobe, located in the left hemisphere of…


Content Society Makes for Peaceful Nation

For long, economic literature has taken for granted material prosperity as it pertains to wellbeing. However, practical realities have been contrary to those assertions. In the long term, a significant…


Nations, Nationalities, People’s Everyday

When one evolution gets bedridden, a revolution springs up to take charge of the nation. In the past four decades of its history, Ethiopia saw two epoch-making revolutions. The country…


Rare Gesture Indeed

Having read this publication’s article headlined “Rare Gesture” [Volume 18, Number 919, December 10, 2017], I wonder which Ethiopian would not be happier to see our beautiful cities clean. We…


The Old Guard Comes Out of Neo-liberal Closet

I am somewhat flattered and surprised that a senior member of the TPLF’s leadership has taken the time to respond to my op-ed piece headlined, “The Old Guard Shadows TPLF’s…


TPLF’s Marathon Meeting: An Insider’s Account

The long drawn out meeting of the TPLF in Meqelle had many wondering if it was going to spell lasting disaster for the party’s leadership or even to the party…


Punctuality, an Ethiopian Failing

It has been said that time is money, but its importance varies within every culture. For Ethiopians life moves at a different pace, thus, meetings or invitations are fuzzy. We…


Dishonourable Honouring Institutions

A critical downside to our history of nation formation is the absence of institutional continuity. With every change in regime, there was that inescapable tendency to want to wash away…


Crisis of Self-Defeatist Partisan Politics

Greg Gutfeld, a TV personality, once a host of a show on the Fox news channel, and reputed for his sharp political analysis, recently delineated the extreme practice of partisan…


The Old-Guard Shadows TPLF’s Leadership Meeting Meqelle

The shadow of TPLF’s old-guard has loomed large during a month-long marathon session of the Central Committee meeting that has yet to end. The story of the old-guard and the…


Reflections on State, Religion, Thin Line in Between

The blue book that compiles everything we probably know about our constitution has a bilingual format. All of the 106 articles contained in it are written in Amharic and English,…




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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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