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Almeda textile set to expand five-fold
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Almeda textile set to expand five-fold

-   German machinery giants to supply local markets

A group of seventeen high-level machinery manufacturers spent four days in town looking for local agents and customers.

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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

IMF vs. Government
Saturday, 11 October 2014

IMF vs. Government

The issue of fiscal consolidation

It has been one of those weeks. Ethiopian monetary and fiscal authorities are kept on their toes 'defending' the outcome of their policies and what they have 

in-store ...

Interview

The making of a media council
Saturday, 18 October 2014

The making of a media council

Negeri Lencho (PhD) is a lecturer at the Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Journalism. Owing to his long years of teaching and research in the field that had earned him an assistant professorship...

Lifestyle

A NEW DAY begins in Addis Ababa
Saturday, 11 October 2014

A NEW DAY begins in Addis Ababa

By Mark Jenkin

To walk the streets of Addis Ababa at 6am gives a sense of a city coming to life. Before another hectic day has properly started in this emerging metropolis, there is relative calm.

Art

The remaking of old sounds
Saturday, 18 October 2014

The remaking of old sounds

A while ago in the breezy outdoor garden of Ghion Hotel, as part of Selam Festival, a member of rock fusion band Jano, called Dibekulu, performed a song entitled ‘Yematbela Wof.’ 

Society

I BET I CAN  Thoughts about appearance and reality
Saturday, 18 October 2014

I BET I CAN Thoughts about appearance and reality

By Daniel Dormeyer

“I bet I can” are the four words that changed the life of a person called Karlheinz Böhm. That person would then become “Father Karl” for Ethiopia.

Entertainment

Tribute to the king of sax
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Tribute to the king of sax

With a memorable stage performance, attired with a lion’s mane as headgear, Getachew Mekuria plays Shillela with his saxophone while telling the unique story of the patriots and reminding everyone the...

Sports

Kenenisa claims fourth in Chicago Marathon
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kenenisa claims fourth in Chicago Marathon

By Mark Jenkin

Kenenisa Bekele had to settle for fourth place in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Having won his marathon debut in Paris in April, one of Ethiopia's greatest track runners was competing ...

Commentary

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The question of academic autonomy in developmental states

By Ayenachew Aseffa

In Ethiopia, as everywhere else in the world, the autonomy of higher education institutions has been a subject of debate for a long time.

Viewpoint

Dirty development money
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Dirty development money

By Bjørn Lomborg

One of the biggest problems affecting the world’s poor is one that few have ever heard about: illicit financial flows.

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Our rights should be respected

Dear Editor, 

The Ethiopian World Federation Inc. (EWFInc.) was founded by Melaku Bayen, in 1937, In New York City on the instruction of Emperor Haileselassie I, after a meeting with a delegation from ...

Bits & Pieces

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Practical justice?

I don’t think that it’s willingly, but because it just so happens to be getting a lot of media coverage I have been up to date about the Oscar Pistorius trials in South Africa.