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Nine parties to “cooperate” for upcoming election
Saturday, 25 October 2014

Nine parties to “cooperate” for upcoming election

Nine opposition parties have formed a platform for cooperation to stand together in the upcoming election and, in the long run, to create a platform where the parties can work together to ensure the existence o...

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Politics

Ethiopian media council for the sake of self-regulation
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ethiopian media council for the sake of self-regulation

By Mikias Sebsibe 

In 2004, Ethiopia’s neighbor to the south, Kenya, established a self-regulatory media council to “regulate the conduct and discipline of the media and the journalists alike.”

Business & Economy

FOOD FOR ‘TAUGHT’
Saturday, 25 October 2014

FOOD FOR ‘TAUGHT’

By Mikias Sebsibe

Unlike the scene at the gates of one of the up-scale elementary school in Addis Ababa where moms and dads are seen drop-off their kids carrying oversized backpacks with a matching lun...

Interview

Creating a world fit for children
Saturday, 25 October 2014

Creating a world fit for children

Benyam Dawit (LLD) is Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of the African Union and a Vice-Chairperson of the United Nation's Committee on the Rights ...

Lifestyle

From open markets to hypermarkets
Saturday, 25 October 2014

From open markets to hypermarkets

Feyine Tolera, a 62-year-old woman who has for long been purchasing goods from the street markets of Addis Ababa, entered one of the city’s biggest supermarkets located on the outskirts of the city.

Art

Third Hub of Africa Fashion Week held
Saturday, 25 October 2014

Third Hub of Africa Fashion Week held

The 3rd edition of the Hub of Africa Fashion Week is underway in Addis Ababa.

Society

DREAMING OF EUROPE
Monday, 27 October 2014

DREAMING OF EUROPE

Yared (not his real name), a thin Ethiopian immigrant with a pale face, has lived in Switzerland for 12 years. He left Ethiopia 13 years ago and his journey to Switzerland was not an easy one.

Entertainment

Addis welcomes German jazz trio CNIRBS at Jazzamaba
Saturday, 25 October 2014

Addis welcomes German jazz trio CNIRBS at Jazzamaba

On Tuesday, one of the city’s hottest places for live music, Jazzamba, hosted CNIRBS, a trio of jazz musicians from Hamburg who are touring Africa.

Sports

Genzebe nominated for top athletics award
Saturday, 25 October 2014

Genzebe nominated for top athletics award

By Mark Jenkin

Genzebe Dibaba is among three women to make the shortlist for the World Athlete of the Year Award given by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Commentary

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Unleashing Africa’s girl power

By Joaquim Chissano

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies have boomed in recent years. But the headline figures often mask longer-term problems – not least, an over-reliance on natural resources and chronic i...

Viewpoint

CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONS
Saturday, 25 October 2014

CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONS

By Gordon Brown

The British social reformer, Eglantyne Jebb, once noted that the only international language that the world understands is the cry of a child.

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, 25 October 2014

ETHIO TELECOM: going from bad to worse

Dear Editor,

The Telecom Expansion Project (TEP), which was considered to be a way out from our day to day connectivity problems that made our lives harder, seems to be on its knees.

Bits & Pieces

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Questionable metamorphosis!

I have been reading an interesting book during the past few days because it could possibly help me answer a lifelong question I have been asking myself.