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A $10 Billion Economic Reform PackageIf former Minister of Finance Sufian Ahmed had said the foreign exchange shortage is structural and will remain with Ethiopia for decades to come, that is precisely what Eyob Tekaleign (PhD), state minister for…

Housing Corp Set to Build Apartments for 2b Br

Ethiopian Unveils App to Uplift Transit Passenger Experience

Police Apprehendes Vegetable, Fruit Trucks Suspected of Alleged Illegal Trade

From an Activist State to Economic Liberalism. Welcome!

Housing Corp Set to Build Apartments for 2b Br

The Federal Housing Corporation is gearing up to construct four mixed-use apartment buildings in the capital for an estimated two billion Birr investment. Three of the apartment buildings will each have 10 st…

From an Activist State to Economic Liberalism. Welcome!

The administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has begun rolling out a transitional economic reform programme its authors have dubbed the Homegrown Economic Reform Agenda. Last week, in the presence…

Constitutional Tailor Would Prefer Constitutional Court

Hardly anyone matches the intellectual repository and experience of constitution making in Ethiopia as Fasil Nahum (PhD). He was involved in the drafting of three constitutions since the Imperial days but under…

Addis Abeba branch of the Amahara Democratic Party (ADP)…

The rank and file officials assigned to the Addis Abeba City Administration, representing the ruling coalition, are the most illustrative of the sort of chaos in which the EPRDF finds itself, gossip observed. Go…

On the morning of September 11, 2019, the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, Ali Abasora, in his mid-30s, was at a kiosk under Yenegew Tesfa Consumers Cooperative Union located in Wereda 03 of Kirkos District. Lo…

Lifestyle Change Fosters Flat-pack Furniture Business

Electric Billing Gets Worse Before it Gets Better

Intl Price Cut, Illicit Trade Cripple Coffee Exports

From an Activist State to Economic Liberalism. Welcome!

The administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has begun rolling out a transitional economic reform programme its authors have dubbed the Homegrown Economic Reform Agenda. Last week, in the presence of the Prime Minister, State Minister…

It is in tradition to reflect on passing years and contemplate what the years ahead would bring individuals and society. Especially those at the helm of power know that one of the burdens of…

One of the best decisions I ever made about my life is not to evaluate myself on a yearly basis. I have discovered that when I giv…

I sometimes struggle with how to respond to people who believe it is their right to mistreat and di…

Our pampered human culture today is obsessively focused on material accumulation and fake egotistica…

Africa has a huge infrastructure gap that reached 45.5 billion dollars in 2018. Between 2018 and 2040, this infrastructure investment gap is expected to stand at 1.6 trillion dollars. Developing infrastructure in the reg…

The forex crunch. At this point, it has almost become an aftertho…

As patriotic as Ethiopians may be, they are given…

If former Minister of Finance Sufian Ahmed had said the foreign exchange shortage is structural and will remain with Ethiopia for decades to come, that is precisely what Eyob Tekaleign (PhD), state minister for Finance, would want to see changed. The…

On the morning of September 11, 2019, the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, Ali Abasora, in his mid-30s, was at a kiosk under Yenegew Tesfa Consumers Cooperative Union located in Wereda 03 of Kirkos District. Located around Agona Cinema on Sierra Leone Street, the kiosk was serving six people who lined up to buy cooking oil. …

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On the morning of September 11, 2019, the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, Ali Abasora, in his mid-30s, was at a kiosk under Yenegew Tesfa Consumers Cooperative Union located in Wereda 03 of Kirkos District. Located around Agona Cinema on Sierra Leo…

Lifestyle Change Fosters Flat-pack Furniture Business

Hana Tadele, a housewife and a mother of two children, lives in an apartment next to Hilton Hotel on Menelik II Avenue. Owned by the Federal Housing Corporation, the apartment has 82 housing units including Hanas. Due to the small sizes of the rooms, her f…

In his Ethiopian New Year address to the nation on the eve of September 11, 2018, Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed(PhD) stressed the need to be imbued with a new and transformed mindset as we re…

At the beginning of classes every autumn, I tease my students with the following question: Is it bet…

An estimated 5,000 foreign officials and business delegates from 36 countries were in Beijing attend…

It is usually three or four guests sitting beside a talk show host throwing them light, formulaic questions and an open microphone for them to ramble on and on for a long time. That is the usual forma…

Stephen Covey, in his widely read book The Seven Habits of Highly effective People, talks about how successful leaders s…

In February 2013, blaring headlines proclaimed Ethiopia launches Africas first unified utility billing system….

Meaza Ashenafi (left), the President of the Federal Supreme Court, and Birhanu Tsegaye, the Federal Attorney General, stand outside Millenni…

Constitutional Tailor Would Prefer Constitutional CourtHardly anyone matches the intellectual repository and experience of constitution making in Ethiopia as Fasil Nahum (PhD). He was involved in the drafting of three constitutions since the Imperial days but under radically different regimes. Never entangling himself in party membership, he always cher…

Hardly anyone matches the intellectual repository and experience of constitution making in Ethiopia as Fasil Nahum (PhD). He was involved in the drafting of three constitutions since the Imperial days but under radically different regimes. Never entangling himself in party membership, he always cher…

Fortune: The outlook for the global economy brings growth down by 0.3 percentage points, while the outlook for Africa is up by 0.3 percentage points. What is missing here? It is not so much missing. Africas growth is not correlated with what goes on glob…

There is something eerie about the meeting that started late last week by members of the EPRDF Executive Committee. Not only was it the first to be held since the multiple political assassinations her…

The coalition under the EPRDF as it has been known for the past three decades is over…

On Monday, July 22, 2019, the legislative body of the Amhara Regional State is to convene. Its legisl…

Ethiopias envoy to Kenya, Meles Alem, was on the defensive last week, denying earlier reports by Kenyan media that the relationship between the two neighbour…

Human beings are both capable of building as well as destroying. At the scale of a society, this particular feature is best summed up with walls and bridges. Piling stone after stone, some build walls thinking they will feel safe and uni…

As the teacher calls on the raised hand in an Addis Abeba University classroom, the frustrated student begins, Chewing khat is my culture, and you shouldnt prohibit me from using it! As students berated each other back and forth about khat, the teacher ended the…

Expected federal government revenue in Birr from excise taxes on locally manufactured tobacco & tobacco products in the 2019/20 fiscal year…

With an attempt to expand my horizon and also spend some quality time with my friend, I made my way up to one of the most historical cities in Ethiopia, Gonder. The first thing I noticed when I got there was the pure love the people of Gonder have…

The Ethiopian year is almost over and the New Year is around the corner. Ethiopias 2012 is almost here with all the hopes of prosperity and happiness. The New Year, be…

Just last week, I went to the immigration bureau, because I had to get my passport renewed. Given the fact that I have heard horror stories about this particular office,…

We dont want to be part of an election where EPRDF will be the only winner.

Girma Bekele, vice chairman of the Joint Council of Political Parties, as quoted by Addis Admas, the…

I dont think the credibility and success of an election depends on the Electoral Board only.

Solyana Shimelis, communication advisor of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, in an interview…

We had many bad values, if they can be called values.

Yeraswork Admassie (PhD), Executive Director of the think tank, Forum for Social Studies, in an inte…

The Constitution should not be amended by the current EPRDF parliament.

Chane Kebede (PhD), Vice Chairman of Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice, in an interview with Ad…

Aregash Adane former TPLF official and member of parliament, now a member of the leadership team of…

Beyene Petros (Prof.), chairman of  Ethiopian Social Democratic Party, told the Ethiopian Press Age…

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) took selfies, shook hands with admirers and had his hands kissed by an adoring fan on his way out of the Sheraton Addis Hotel, after addressing the international media corps at a gala dinner called for the awarding of…