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MoT slams Sugar Corporation over sugar shortage
Saturday, 31 January 2015

MoT slams Sugar Corporation over sugar shortage

Half year’s export fetch over USD 1.9 bln

In a rare culture of open criticism and debate among two or more branches of the executive body of government, the Ministry of Trade (MoT)

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Politics

Peaceful political rallies: a right besieged by hurdles
Saturday, 31 January 2015

Peaceful political rallies: a right besieged by hurdles

Back in 2005, the Ethiopian political landscape experienced a one-of-its-kind political phenomenon. On the first weekend of the month of May, back-to-back rallies were held at Meskel Square - a vast, ...

Business & Economy

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Experts rank Ethiopia's coffee among best

Ethiopia's coffee has been ranked as the best in the world by an international group of coffee connoisseurs. Not surprisingly, coffee is a top export for the country. But at home it is a source of pri...

Interview

A voice from Mali
Saturday, 31 January 2015

A voice from Mali

The humble and renowned musician Habib Koité is at the center of Malian musical culture. Born and raised in Senegal and currently based in Mali, Koité is among the league of West African singers who a...

Lifestyle

A tradition in the making
Saturday, 31 January 2015

A tradition in the making

One of the world's major diplomatic cities, Addis Ababa, this week is hosting the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Tight security, road...

Art

Trail running: the emergence of a sports tourism in Ethiopia
Saturday, 31 January 2015

Trail running: the emergence of a sports tourism in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country endowed with age-old tourism sites reflecting historical, religious, and cultural values.

Society

Azarias Reda, GOP’s Chief Data Officer, On Forbes 30 Under 30
Saturday, 24 January 2015

Azarias Reda, GOP’s Chief Data Officer, On Forbes 30 Under 30

Ethio-American Azarias Reda, Chief Data Officer for the Republican party, has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of thirty promising young leaders below the age of thirty in Law & Policy. 

Entertainment

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Fikir Eske Mekabir translated into Norwegian language

Fikir Eske Mekabir, one of the masterpieces of Ethiopian literature has been translated into Norwegian language by Reidulf K. Molvaer (PhD), a scholar who spent 14 years in Ethiopia since the 1990’s. ...

Sports

Afcon 2015heads into knockout stage
Saturday, 31 January 2015

Afcon 2015heads into knockout stage

At least one of the leading contenders for the Africa Cup of Nations title will be eliminated at the weekend when Algeria meet the Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals.

Commentary

Harnessing disruption for sustainability
Saturday, 31 January 2015

Harnessing disruption for sustainability

By Simon Zadek

After decades of reluctance on the part of world leaders, a rapid, smooth, and purposeful transition toward sustainable development seems unlikely.

Viewpoint

Hate speech and freedom of speech
Saturday, 31 January 2015

Hate speech and freedom of speech

By Mesued mustefa

In my article entitled “France and Nigeria: worlds apart” I wrote about the hypocrisy and double standards of the international media and world leaders regarding how terrorism is view...

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, 31 January 2015

British MPs wrong to visit Ethiopia on behalf of a suspected terrorist

Dear Editor,

As the African leaders gather in Addis Ababa to discuss security among other issues, it was reported in The Independent, a leading British national newspaper on January 15, “a delegation o...

Bits & Pieces

Saturday, 31 January 2015

That is not what I ordered

Have you ever been in a restaurant or a café and had to eat or drink something you did not order? Well I have done that just to cover up the mistake that the waitress made in getting my order wrong.