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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.

A message to my Oromo brothers

Rivers may stop flowing and the rain may fail to pour down but our history of love remains forever in our hearts. Oromo people have been our neighbors and our reliable brothers and sisters when crisis arise; however, nowadays, those who do not want peace are trying to take peace away from us.

Connecting inner and outer worlds

The primary role of religion and spirituality is to reconnect, the very meaning of the Latin word religio-meaning ligaments. The Greek word polis – which led to the word politics – simply means city or public forum, where people come together. Why have religion and politics become so antagonistic when they have similar goals?

Justice should not be for sale at a negotiable price

As citizens all of us dream of living in a country where every law abiding citizen enjoys freedom of thought and freedom of deed unequalled of the advantage of this freedom. We have never compared our existing freedom with the curtailed freedom in other countries. Here, we have at least an emerging constitutional freedom of thought, freedom in the choice of business, profession or occupation, freedom to accumulate and own.

Let’s help torture and trauma survivors

Dear Editor, For the past three months, we have been experiencing an unprecedented turn of events in the country. Thousands of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience have been released.

The ball is in our field!

Dear Editor, In the past week or so as I was watching the world cup games, something crossed my mind. Some teams, though they do not have one of the world class footballers, play beautiful game and to my surprise make a clean win.

A runner running mental health issues in Ethiopia?

Dear Editor, Renowned athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Haile Gebreselassie recently condemned the treatment of clergyman Abba Girma, (or if need be the treatment of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church) in his reaction to the video that shows an exorcism involving Getie Wamie – another world renowned athlete who hails from Ethiopia.

A new dawn in Ethiopia

The long awaited election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn is finally over with the election of Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to the chairmanship of the EPRDF party, at the end of the day ushering him as the next Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. 

Some considerations on the subject of constructing a refinery in Ethiopia

Dear Editor, I would like to addresses the views of our company – National Oil Ethiopia PLC (NOC) – on the recent news article published in The Reporter, Vol. XXII No. 1114 on January 13, 2018 web and print versions about a plan to build an oil refinery in Ethiopia by Fairfax Africa Fund, a US-based investment firm. The article further stated that the refinery will be built in Awash town of Ethiopia with a capacity of 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) at a cost of USD four billion.