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Mexico and Ethiopia: Building upon 70 years of friendship

This year, Mexico and Ethiopia celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. I visit Addis Ababa this week to reassert the long-standing friendship between our two nations, and to open new opportunities to further enhance our political, economic and social links.

Here to protect and serve

As it is well-known, the Addis Ababa Police Commission has been and still is diligent in executing its responsibilities of protecting the peace and security of our rapidly progressing city. At this particular time our police force is working around the clock to fully discharge its duties and responsibilities in line with the unfolding nation-wide reform process and the spirit of public service.

Letter to the Editor

In your English weekly newspaper, The Reporter, published on the 2nd of February, 2019, you misquoted and erroneously covered the news of Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Workneh Gebeyehu’s (PhD) report to the House of People’s Representatives.

Hilton Addis: renovation or distortion?

I was at the Hilton Hotel in Addis this week and was flabbergasted by what I saw. Saddened, my patriotic soul urged me to share what I witnessed with readers. Over the years, many things have changed but not to the better and I have always ignored it trying to convince myself that it’s okay, telling myself ‘The place needs renovation’. But now, I couldn’t take it anymore, cheat myself as usual.

The move by FHC is the wrong one

I am writing this letter from Fassilo Woodworks with regards to the recent rent revision made by the Federal Housing Corporation (FHC) and how the revision impacts Fassilo and other similar companies.

Kindergarten? School? Where is the boundary?

Back home the child is burdened with a lot of responsibilities immediately after he/she joins kindergarten. Every activity they are doing is more of close to the role of school. There is no clear boundary between school and kindergarten.

A city worthy of its name

One month has passed since my arrival in Addis Ababa. Before I arrived, I did not know that Addis Ababa is blessed with so many flowers. This is a new discovery of mine. Irises bloom in early June in Japan, while here I can see them blooming now. 

When in Africa, do as the Chinese do - in China

For 99.9 percent of foreigners working (studying) and living in China, this singular opportunity can only be realized under the complete control of the Chinese government. Unlike many countries in Africa, you cannot just drift into China, pay a visa on arrival and then hustle your way through an ethnic-based network of informal support.