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Dissecting Sahle-work’s remarks

Kicking off the new Parliamentary Year and making history along the way in becoming the first Female President to address the Joint Session of the two Houses, President Sahle-work Zewde has presented the government’s agenda for the coming year.

Navigating uncharted water: the Nile hype  

True to the national narrative on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Egyptian media has always been instrumental in pushing Egypt’s real or assumed concerns over the dam’s impact on the nation and its future.

A dawn of hope for resuscitated CSOs

It would not be an overstatement to say that prior to the year 2005, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were relatively vibrant and thriving throughout Ethiopia. According to reports, CSOs operating in the country between 1991 and 2005 were in a much better position in terms of finance and human resources.

Ethiopia on its toes: A year of political upheaval

Two days ago, Ethiopians bid farewell to another year (according to Ethiopian calendar). It was not an easy year to say the least. The past one year,by most accounts, was full of political drama (with far reaching consequences) and gut-wrenching human tragedy.

New Education Roadmap: Salvation?

Although the history of modern education in Ethiopia can be traced back to the 1940s, the concept of formal and organized education is not new to the country on account of widespread church education offered to religious scholars and leaders which spans over many centuries in Ethiopia.

Sudan in Transition

Since he came into power last year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed did not have it easy with regard to the managing the geopolitical situation in the Horn of Africa. Contrary to the level of support and acceptance he gained in the global arena, the 42-years old PM and his regional policy are yet to find their bearing with regard to this restive region; this of course is with the exception of Eritrea where the PM took credit for bringing Eritrea back from the metaphorical “cold”.

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”.