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Acquitted corruption suspect secures key position in city administration
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Acquitted corruption suspect secures key position in city administration

The former head of land administration of the Addis Ababa City Administration, Kassim Fitte, who was accused of corruption and abuse of power but was later acquitted of all charges by the Federal High Court has...

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Politics

The endless friction next door
Saturday, 16 August 2014

The endless friction next door

Though triggered by a political dispute, South Sudan’s internal armed conflict has taken on a markedly ethnic dimension, with mainly Dinka members of government forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, a...

Business & Economy

Price control: brewing investment or gambling?
Saturday, 09 August 2014

Price control: brewing investment or gambling?

Finishing up his daily work, Kassahun, a middle-aged man, rushes out to meet his friend Samson, a taxi driver who was parked near Kassahun’s Car Workshop.

Interview

“GTP II is where things will start happening”
Saturday, 16 August 2014

“GTP II is where things will start happening”

Kenichi and Izumi Ohno

These couple, Kenichi Ohno and Izumi Ohno, are professors of economics and have deep experiences in areas of policy formulation dialogues and advising governments in Asia.

Lifestyle

Acacia seeds as a source of protein
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Acacia seeds as a source of protein

By Johanna Rendle-Short

I listened with interest to a recent ABC (Australia Broadcasting Corporation) radio program talk about how Australia’s wattle, the acacia tree, could be used as a source of prot...

Art

‘Triple jeopardy’: the struggle of the little ones
Saturday, 16 August 2014

‘Triple jeopardy’: the struggle of the little ones

Scattered around the infamous currency black market area (the self-proclaimed forex bureaus) of Addis Ababa – areas including Ambassador Theater and Ethiopia Hotel – young men importune passersby, esp...

Society

SAVING THE PARKS
Saturday, 16 August 2014

SAVING THE PARKS

By Henok Reta

By all accounts, the 89 year-old former president Girma Woldegiogis was the face of pro-ecosystem and environmental protection campaign in Ethiopia.

Entertainment

Saturday, 02 August 2014

A blessing or curse to be featured in popular music?

From one of the most-acclaimed top models, Liya Kebede, to the once hottest Germany’s Top Model Sara Nuru, Ethiopian women have been praised for their

Sports

“No star except Ethiopia”
Saturday, 28 June 2014

“No star except Ethiopia”

-   National Team Coach Mariano Barreto

The Ethiopian National Football Team head coach, Mariano Barreto, said that Ethiopia should be considered a star before anyone.

Commentary

Saturday, 16 August 2014

In defense of Ethiopia’s dam and its national interest

By Minas  T.G

PART 3

An estimated 50,000 large dams now exist in the world.  There are 300 major dams – giants – China has 19,000 dams, Brazil, the US (5,500), India, Japan, Russia (516).  They are all ...

Viewpoint

Helping men take responsibility for ending AIDS
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Helping men take responsibility for ending AIDS

By Festus Gontebanye Mogae

Transformative change is afoot among men and boys throughout southern and eastern Africa. Millions have bravely stepped up to protect themselves and their partners from HIV.

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Egyptian experts have confirmed advantages of the GERD. Why haven’t politicians!?

Dear Editor,

Many scholars, experts and professionals as well as politicians agree that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Bits & Pieces

Saturday, 16 August 2014

It’s not just a mugging!

I was mugged a few days ago somewhere near the Bole Medhanialem area. I wouldn’t have been as surprised if the mugging happened on one of the many nights I walk home alone, but it didn’t.