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Fuel distribution quandary hits nation
Saturday, 13 December 2014

Fuel distribution quandary hits nation

A day after the Ministry of Trade (MoT) declared a slight reduction in fuel retail price, fuel shortage has hit the nation including Addis Ababa and other major cities.

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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

Land-lease conundrum
Saturday, 13 December 2014

Land-lease conundrum

It was on the turn of the Ethiopian Millennium that for the first time one square meter of a plot of land in the heart of Addis Ababa was offered a whopping 22,000 birr (USD 1100 at 20 birr/dollar exc...

Interview

“WTO would not force Ethiopia to totally open its banking and telecom”
Saturday, 13 December 2014

“WTO would not force Ethiopia to totally open its banking and telecom”

Arancha Gonzalez, executive director of ITC

Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, has been serving as Executive Director of the International Trade Cent...

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

Pasta: from colonial legacy to major national food
Saturday, 13 December 2014

Pasta: from colonial legacy to major national food

It is thirty minutes after noon on any single day. That is the usual lunch hour and  individuals from a wide range of professions including mid-level bureaucrats with

Society

Cities unworthy of the name
Saturday, 13 December 2014

Cities unworthy of the name

The melodic prayer (Azan) coming from one of the mosques in Hirna gives a delightfully soothing feeling. This familiar prayer sound for the city of Hirna does not affect the city dwellers who can be s...

Entertainment

Rebuni receives awards at film festival
Saturday, 29 November 2014

Rebuni receives awards at film festival

By Meheret Selassie Mokonnen

Renowned for awarding the best Ethiopian filmmakers every year, the Ethiopian International Film Festival (ETHIOIFF) ended on November 24.

Sports

Devon Wukro Running Project
Saturday, 13 December 2014

Devon Wukro Running Project

By Mark Jenkin

An athletics journey that started with a four-hour walk, now sees Abreha Milaw running marathons in a little over two hours.

Commentary

Saturday, 13 December 2014

The myth of net-zero emissions

By Lili Fuhr and Niclas Hällström

The emissions from burning coal, oil, and gas are heating up our planet at such a rapid rate that increasingly volatile and dangerous climate conditions seem almost in...

Viewpoint

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Stocktaking telecom evolution in Ethiopia

By Antonio Blanca

Telecom is an important sector to facilitate economic growth in any country. It has been over a century since the world realized this important reality.

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, 06 December 2014

Re-action!

I once had an interesting conversation with a brilliant African professor who believes that Africans need to be shocked by their own images.