Have you ever felt that you always need to beg and lament to get things done? Whether the thing is your right or a favor you are asking from a person, somehow things don’t get done for you without begging.
Many of us have been touched by the speech made by our newly appointed prime minister, Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in his address to the members of the parliament and to the millions of Ethiopians these represent.
New beginnings are always exciting. Anything new in fact promises a lot of exciting things. I remember back in day as a child, I used to eagerly long for the day my parents would buy me and my sister new clothes and shoes for school.
Two weeks ago, we celebrated girls and women on March 8. Being a woman myself, I usually think about the changing role of women in today’s society and about the not-so-much changing perception that the society has about this changing role.
I once read a book called ‘The lords of poverty’ written by Graham Hancock on the lucrativeness of the aid industry. The book, which was written in 1989, provides a quite detailed picture of how aid money can be used to enrich the rich in the name of the poor.