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Ethiopia says bond will not finance GERD
Saturday, 20 December 2014

Ethiopia says bond will not finance GERD

Ethiopia will not spend a penny of the one billion US dollar it generated through the Euro bond to finance the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic Development ...

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Politics

What does it take to be an Ethiopian ambassador?
Saturday, 22 November 2014

What does it take to be an Ethiopian ambassador?

By Mikias Sebsibe

Five months after the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced the result of the fourth general elections; former President Girma Woldegiorgis appointed 36 ambassadors an...

Business & Economy

Dealing Sugar
Saturday, 20 December 2014

Dealing Sugar

By Mikias Sebsibe

Responding to an anonymous tip via the toll-free 8478, the investigation team at the Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Authority sprang into action earlier this month.

Interview

A glance at Mozambique’s small-holder farming
Saturday, 20 December 2014

A glance at Mozambique’s small-holder farming

Ambassador David Lane is US ambassador to the Romebased UN agencies, World Food Program (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

Lifestyle

The business of renting utensils for digis
Saturday, 06 December 2014

The business of renting utensils for digis

 A few years ago, one of the contemporary reggae artists, Jah Lude, produced his widely successful studio album dubbed Yachin Neger (That Thing) and managed to get an unheralded fame.

Art

Online mediocrity
Saturday, 20 December 2014

Online mediocrity

By Tibebeselassie Tigabu and Bruh Yihunbelay 

“Elections in Ethiopia have always been marked by irregularities...the impartiality of the electoral board and the narrow political space are our major con...

Society

Seeing Ethiopia in the eyes of Mozambique
Saturday, 20 December 2014

Seeing Ethiopia in the eyes of Mozambique

The flight from Addis Ababa to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, which covers a distance of 3,900km, takes approximately five and a half hours.

Entertainment

Eshee Havana: salsa Ethiopian style
Saturday, 20 December 2014

Eshee Havana: salsa Ethiopian style

By Mark Jenkin

Their music has been known to have a whole room of South American ambassadors dancing in delight.

Sports

An athlete-cum-cobbler
Saturday, 20 December 2014

An athlete-cum-cobbler

By Mark Jenkin

Beneath the mountains of Addis Ababa, the elements needed to produce elite athletes are clear to see.

Commentary

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Mending the wall of disconnection

By Nurye Yassin

This week has seen the Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Delegation, the first of its kind comprising more than 70 renowned personalities from all walks of life, visiting Cairo.

Viewpoint

Unite to fight Ebola: Ethiopia showing  the way
Saturday, 20 December 2014

Unite to fight Ebola: Ethiopia showing the way

By Kesete Birhan Admasu  (MD)

Ethiopia bid farewell to 187 health professionals who have volunteered  to work in Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Struggling telecom

Dear Editor,

It was since the beginning of September 2014 that rumors about the coming of Ericsson – the Swedish telecom company – to take part in the Telecom Expansion Project (TEP), which has been la...

Bits & Pieces

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Beyond the complaint…

A few years ago I wrote about the issue of confrontation in our society.