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Ethiopian delegation to participate at Canada-Africa business summit
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Ethiopian delegation to participate at Canada-Africa business summit

An Ethiopian delegation led by Tedros Adhanom (PhD), minister of Foreign Affairs, will partake at the first annual Canada-Africa Business Summit to be held next month in Toronto, Canada.

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Politics

Parliament plurality at stake
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Parliament plurality at stake

The political landscape of Ethiopia, most importantly the one after the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took power overthrowing the military regime that reigned for over 17 y...

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

Ex-diplomat taking over Ethiopia's tourism
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Ex-diplomat taking over Ethiopia's tourism

Solomon Tadesse is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO. Most of his life, Solomon lived in the US. During the time of the emperor and later the Derg, he associated h...

Lifestyle

Professional circus skills for disadvantaged children
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Professional circus skills for disadvantaged children

Started six months ago in a hall in Haya Hulet, the Gamo Circus School is already doing amazing things.

Art

THE DILEMMA OF PUBLIC SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday, 30 August 2014

THE DILEMMA OF PUBLIC SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY

  In archiving Ethiopia’s four decades of history through images, the horrible narratives of the Great Ethiopian famine in 1984 dominates the rest to the level of becoming the identity of the nation fo...

Society

Ethiopian woman farmer to deliver keynote address at World Food Prize
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Ethiopian woman farmer to deliver keynote address at World Food Prize

By Seble Teweldebirhan

Like most rural women,  Birtukan comes from a small farm. Winner of the Female Food Heroes from the Amhara Regional State, Birtukan Tegegn was born in 1978 in a small village cal...

Entertainment

Busy Signal blasts Addis
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Busy Signal blasts Addis

With popular songs like Night Shift, One More Night, and Come Over (Missing you), Glendale Goshia Gordon, stage name Busy Signal, has won the hearts of many fans in Ethiopia to a level where a bar aro...

Sports

Barreto downplays criticism of national team’s friendly games in Brazil
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Barreto downplays criticism of national team’s friendly games in Brazil

23 men playing facing Algeria to be announced on Monday

Coach Mariano Barreto defended the criticism made on his trip to Brazil to play friendly games against Brazilian clubs who were considered by cri...

Commentary

Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Middle East crack-up

By Shlomo Avineri

The horror stories emerging from northern Iraq, as well as the continuing slaughter in Syria’s civil war, point to a tectonic shift in the Middle East. Almost 100 years after World Wa...

Viewpoint

The greater depression
Saturday, 30 August 2014

The greater depression

By J. Bradford DeLong

First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the downturn of 2008-2009. Finally, in mid-2009, it was dubbed the “Great Recession.”...

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, 30 August 2014

Driving in Addis

Have you noticed that a lot of cars on the streets of Addis Ababa carry the scars of some sort of accident? I kept noticing this so much that during the past week I made it a point to try and come up ...