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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.

Breaking the taboo

Dear Editor, The right to freedom of expression in the form of art or any other medium of transmission on one’s own choice is so fundamental that it has been duly guaranteed under Art. 29 Sub-Art. (2) of the F.D.R.E’s Constitution of 1995.

Educational cannot wait

The agony of the recent conflict in Oromia and the Somali regional states is still painful. It is estimated that around half a million people displaced from the Somali region, which could be the worst of its kind in the history of Ethiopia.

Right of reply

Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent news item published on November 11, 2017 headlined “Disgruntled employees accuse embassy of ill treatment” [Volume XXII, Number 1105].