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Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement: is it stalling?

Among the major decisions taken by the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in the past one year following the political development and the change in leadership of the ruling front of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was the cessation of hostilities and rear rapprochement with Eritrea.

Tokyo’s little Ethiopia

Ephrem Haile is a familiar name and face in Tokyo and Japan as a whole. Featured on a number of television shows and documentary programs in Japan, Ephrem has really been the face of Ethiopian community in Japan for over a decade.

Plastic pollution: Ethiopia’s reaction  

It is not unusual to come across expressions like somebody or something is “plastic” in modern spoken English to connote an attribute which is highly “unoriginal” or “artificial” or in most cases “fake”.  

Missed opportunities

Earlier this week,28th year anniversary of the down fall of the military regime, thederg, was celebrated, albeit in lower tempo than before.Signifying the rather divergent paths various regional states and the federal government are these days, the celebration of this holiday was as colorful as it was only in Tigray Regional State.

Wheat intricacies

Debebe Assefa is grain trader from Bekoji East Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State. He has been involved in the business of buying different kinds of grains from framers and sells it to other wholesalers. As Arsi is known for its high wheat cultivation and production, Debebe would usually buy wheat from farmers and sell it to factories.

The paradoxical Ethiopian media

If someone said, a couple of years ago, that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding its annual Press Freedom Day celebration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it would perhaps pass as a joke or fake news among the global journalism fraternity.

Ethnic politics: the peril of Ethiopia?

The euphoria that engulfed the country one year ago when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) assumed the hot seat at Arat kilo seems to be receding slowly. Another round of protests is visiting the country and they are erupting here and there.

CFTA: What is in it for Ethiopia?

It would have been a dream come true for the founding fathers of the Organization for African Unity (OAU) had they been alive to witness the birth of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).