State of Emergency: Shortcut to Quashing Discontent


Last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn instructed the law enforcement and security forces to be vigilant and take any action necessary to ensure national security in the face of violent…


Sustainable Institutions Critical for Empowering Women

Enat Bank was established in 2013, with the conviction that an expanded opportunity for women to access banking for savings, access to loans and related services is a key tool…


The Return of Fiscal Policy

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, monetary policy has borne much of the burden of sustaining aggregate demand, boosting growth and preventing deflation in developed economies. Fiscal policy, for…


Wetlands Conservation Key for Env’tal Safeguarding

At a glance, wetlands – large expanses of swamps – seem like a public nuisance, a waste of space; occupying prime land that could otherwise be turned into sprawling shopping…


The Return of Fiscal Policy

As the only game in town when it came to economic stimulus, central banks were driven to adopt increasingly unconventional monetary policies. They began by cutting interest rates to zero,…


Who Pays for Peace in Africa?

The question on who should pay for peace and security operations in Africa has kept policymakers, and the international peace and security community, in Africa busy for some time –…


EPRDF Ignores Calls for Change at its Peril

The roots of the current crisis go back to the elections of May 2015, where the Revolutionary Democrats made it abundantly clear that they would settle for no less than…


Diagnosing Tax Dodging

One of the biggest agendas worldwide, featuring in numerous international summits, is the prevention of aggressive tax avoidance. Though, developing countries are being excluded from the decision-making process. Meetings were…


Opening a New Chapter on EU Development Policy

This is a decisive moment for Europe and for our region, which calls for innovation, new thinking, and vision. We need to foster internal growth and the wellbeing of our…


Turkish Delight in Post-Failed Coup Unity

On the night of July 15, a clandestine faction within Turkish forces, which actually belong to the Fetullah Gulen Terrorist Organisation (FETO), attempted to stage a coup in Turkey. Thanks…


Cities for Migrants

In many countries, particularly in Europe, immigration is increasingly framed as a security issue. Mainstream politicians, bowing to pressure from fear-mongering populists, are calling for tighter restrictions, and some countries…


Discourse on Social Media

Social Media; what an apt name. Social, as in by society; not just for the people, but by the people – a kind reminder of its instinctual willingness to adapt…


Making Ethiopia’s Economy Equitable

Most Ethiopians are not sharing in this acclaimed progressing economy. While the top almost 0.1pc of income recipients – which includes most of the highest-ranking corporate executives – reap almost…


The Future is Made of Different Stuff

The impact of technology, more than any other sector, affects the financial sector tremendously. Previous business trends and achievements, one may argue, are dinosaurs in light of the current emerging…


Yes Its Bad, Out of Pace

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games closed with a spectacular ceremony in front of thousands of athletes and spectators, and millions across the world glued to their TV sets, computers and…


Diaspora: One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Treasure

What is a diaspora, anyway? Here in Ethiopia, we use the word to describe a person who has returned to his or her homeland after several years elsewhere. A diaspora…


Editorial

It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before th...


Agenda

Two weeks ago, the state celebrated the seventh national Justice Week a...


Fineline

Having their roots deeply entrenched in the leftist...


Commentary

While regulatory interventions and control are necessary to the healthy...


Viewpoint

Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this...


Opinion

Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I...


View From Arada

Referring to the historical and cultural commonness of the people of Et...


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