Fear Not but Policy Monotony


Almost all of us are global traders in the twenty-first century. It is estimated that around 90pc of the information collected by either local or global companies today is about…


National Reconciliation, Easier Said than Done

It has been long since “national reconciliation” has been suggested as a prescription for Ethiopia’s political problems. Arguably, no political force has taken it as seriously as it should. It…


Self-Expression Applies to Hotels Too

Hotels, restaurants, and lounges are key components of the Addis Abeba hospitality scene. Distinguishing the differences between establishments is becoming harder though. Walk into any hotel that is nearing completion…


Fight to Prevent Perpetual Food Crises in Eastern Africa Continues

Leading global and regional institutions have just released the 2018 Global Report on Food Crises. The Report raised concerns over the deepening food insecurity situations across many parts of the…


Learning the Lessons – Addressing Inequality

Ethiopia is at a turning point. With the new Prime Minister in place, the ruling party can open up, engage in genuine political competition and set a new track for…


Man Behind the Abiy Wave

The dust cleared and the protracted wait to learn who the new Prime Minister ended last month. Following years of political turmoil and an unprecedented resignation by former Prime Minister…


Ethiopia at the Edge: What Next?

After over 30 years of hands-on management of various horrific outcomes of conflict-induced displacement, in various parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, I find myself confronted by the…


My Two Cents on New PM

After the government declared victory – by 99.6pc of the vote – in the last general election, the former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, introduced his new cabinet to the parliament.…


AU: From Rubber Stamp to Agent of Change

The African Union has recently been finding itself in the news. First there was the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which would in time see the…


Too Soon for Free Market Economy

Ethiopia has had successive governments that were on either aisle of the free or controlled market economy. Haile Selassie I’s regime envisioned one where the private sector would be the…


Undutiful Public Media Feeds Social Media

The discontent towards social media is growing. As early as last week, roundtable discussions were being held on TV, on one of the state-run channels, about the negative impacts of…


Profound Headaches of the Population Explosion

A United Nations report of 2017 predicted that the world’s population would hit a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050. It is also forecasted that over half of the expected growth…


GDP: Inadequate Measure of Economic Health

Analysts may find it ironic that the current political crisis arrived after a decade of spectacular economic growth. The country was able to score the much-discussed double-digit gross domestic product…


Ultimate Challenges of the Incoming Prime Minister

It has been weeks since that fateful announcement by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of his decision to vacate his post. The media frenzy was at first focused on him, which…


Ethiopian’s Conspicuous Flaw

From the expansion project of Bole International Airport to the various purchases of aeroplanes, Ethiopian Airlines, a.k.a. Ethiopian, has been the talk of the town for long. Its ambitiousness has…


Migration Betrays Full Picture of Economy

Last Tuesday, at lunchtime, I heard two elderly women chitchatting rather casually about one of the critical problems that are currently affecting our nation. They conversed about human capital migration,…




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Currently, Ethiopia has a state of affairs where the centre is struggli...


Agenda

The incidence of abuse against migrant workers has raised concerns abou...


Fineline

On Saturday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) inaugu...


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Despite being a continent with abundant energy resources, a great chunk...


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When the first telephone was installed in Emperor Menelik II’s palace...


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The City Administration of Addis Abeba will open over 161,000 jobs oppo...


View From Arada

Asmera and Addis Abeba are two cities with similar beginnings and influ...






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