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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,…


Nation in the State

The rationale behind the nation’s adaption of federal, unitary or hybrid political structures, one way or the other, is to sustain territorial integrity and national unity. The pre-1991 Ethiopian state…


Yet Another Victim of Mismanagement

The history of football in Ethiopia somehow manifests the embodiment of the country’s victory against the colonial power. The defeat of the Italians at Adwa in 1896 convinced Europe of…


Public Sector’s Unprofessionalism Unfrotunate to Economy

Unprofessionalism is nowhere as pronounced in the public sector than at district offices that provide essential services to local and foreign businesses. Be it the procedures to start a business,…


Nomenclature of Public’s Assets

Axum, an ancient jewel in the Ethiopian history, is also a sign and a seal on our national identity. Every time I travel there, I end up staying a few…


Dark Side of Ethnic Politics in Ethiopia

I was driving in the Southern part of Ethiopia with a European colleague when, amid our endless talks, he asked about my wife. I took my wallet out and handed…


By, to the Ethiopian Community

The United States (US) promotes family unity and allows citizens to petition for certain relatives to come and live permanently in the country. And to bring one’s parents to the…


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Agenda

The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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The rallies of the past weeks are healthy manifestations of citizens’...






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