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Greater than the Sum

Group work is not something that would cheer many of us Ethiopian students, I remember back as a student abroad. Sadly, that also included myself.

Reduce the number of people!

‘Today, I am going home by “Limo”’, we would say on days we would be taking a taxi to go home from school, back in high school. “Limo” is short for limousine, and is the term we would use to refer to the blue minibus taxis in Addis.

Silence is not gold!

Shyness and timidity are confused with politeness and well-manner in the Ethiopian culture. ‘Look at her, she is so quiet, polite and won’t dare look into people’s eyes when spoken to!’ people would say to encourage the shy girl who rarely speaks, or speaks only when spoken to.

The cost of transparency

One of the perks of the digital age is that one gets to stay at home or wherever they should be and browse the web to get all the information they need to make their purchase decisions.

More on Corona

So Meskel is finally going to be celebrate as usual this year. This time, the number of participants are going to be limited due to the Corona virus.

New Year resolution

I aspired to be inspired by inspirational people in the Ethiopian year 2012. That was my goal for the year, and even wrote a blog about it.

State of emergency

The lifting of the state of emergency declared with the advent of the Corona virus in the country is something that I did not expect to come soon, to tell the truth.

Indicators that matter

Those of you whose jobs relate to monitoring and evaluating programs and projects understand that indicators are everything when it comes to assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and projects and their implementation.

Living with COVID-19

It has now been more than five months since COVID-19 has officially began spreading in this country.

Rethinking priorities

Let me say something about the documentary that featured our Prime Minister as host and was transmitted in nearly all local TV channels in the past few days.