Developmental State Under the Radar

Is it the Right Model for Ethiopia? When Ethiopia adopted the developmental state as its growth model almost two decades ago, many did not expect the East African nation would reap massive economic gains. However, the country was able to register …

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A Peek to Ethiopia's Landmark Project

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Eight years ago, when Ethiopia announced its bold decision to build the biggest possible dam on the Nile River, to which it contributes 86Pct of the water volume, with financing from domestic resources, the issue grabbed global …

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Africa Falling into Chinese "Debt-Trap"

China’s rapidly rising economic and commercial relations with Africa have received much global attention in recent years. Over the last twenty years, China has climbed from being a relatively small investor in Africa to becoming its largest economic partner. Most …

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Struggling to Find a Foothold

The Fight to Develop Commercial Farming Commercial farming, which dates back to the imperial era in Ethiopia, has gone through many ups and downs. Even though the government gave local and foreign commercial producers the green light to start producing around …

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Developmental State Under the Radar

A Peek to Ethiopia's Landmark Project

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Developmental State Under the Radar

Developmental State Under the Radar

Is it the Right Model for Ethiopia? When Ethiopia adopted the developmental state as its growth model almost two decades ago, many did not expect the East African nation would r... Read more

A Peek to Ethiopia's Landmark Project

A Peek to Ethiopia's Landmark Project

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Eight years ago, when Ethiopia announced its bold decision to build the biggest possible dam on the Nile River, to which it contributes 86Pct of ... Read more

Africa Falling into Chinese "Debt-Trap"

Africa Falling into Chinese "Debt-Trap"

China’s rapidly rising economic and commercial relations with Africa have received much global attention in recent years. Over the last twenty years, China has climbed from being... Read more

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Domestic Violence No End in Sight?

Domestic Violence No End in Sight?

Domestic violence is a global pandemic and a form of human rights violation. One in three women experiences violence from an intimate partner worldwide. This is more common in developin... Read more

Safety in Jeopardy

Safety in Jeopardy

Crime in the City Goes Through the Roof Addis Ababa, home to over four million people, hosts more than 100 diplomatic and international organization missions. The City’s full to burst ... Read more

Dodging Human Trafficking

Dodging Human Trafficking

Illegal migration has recently become a huge talking point on the world stage. From nationalist leaders railing against illegal migrants, to news reports of people dying while trying to... Read more

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Hager Fikir

Hager Fikir

Antique Theatre House, Desperate for Change Established in 1935, Hager Fikir Theatre is the oldest indigenous theatre in Africa. Known for ... Read more

Modern Cinema Peaks up in A…

Modern Cinema Peaks up in Addis

Recently, an increasing number of cinemas with modern visual and sound system are opening their doors in Addis Ababa. Since last year, Centu... Read more

Music Albums on the Rise

Music Albums on the Rise

With the advancement of technologies which pave the way for increasing copyright infringements, the number of album released by singers has ... Read more

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Secondhand Clothing Market Booms

Secondhand Clothing Market Booms

With the growth of the informal market, retailers who sell used clothes are rising in number. A glimpse of this is displayed at the biggest used clothing market in Asko near Atena Tera, in Addis Ababa. The seco... Read more

Harnessing Ethiopia's Rice Potential

Harnessing Ethiopia's Rice Potential

Rice has already become a major staple food in many parts of Ethiopia. This is because of the population growth and urbanization. However, the local rice production does not meet the growing demand due to low y... Read more

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Gains, Pitfalls of Raising Excise Tax

Gains, Pitfalls  of Raising  Excise Tax

Excise tax contribution to the total tax revenues has been decreasing in the past decade, but this will be reversed very soon. The government is planning to increase excise ta... Read more

Harnessing Ethiopia's Rice Potential

Harnessing Ethiopia's Rice Potential

Rice has already become a major staple food in many parts of Ethiopia. This is because of the population growth and urbanization. However, the local rice production does not m... Read more

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Top 10 Biggest Economies in Africa

Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) constitutes four percent of the USD89 trillion global GDP in the past year, up from 2.1Pct in 2016. The GDP expansion is largely supported by... Read more

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The White-Box of Ethiopian Agriculture

The agricultural sector remains our Achilles heel, nonetheless, we remain convinced that agricultural-based development remains the only source of hope ...

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For Whoever Has, to Him Shall be Given …

As the Ethiopian government seeks to transform the economy into one that’s rooted in manufacturing, the simplicity for local investors to access finance...

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Ethiopia, Eritrea Should Reunite

Tamrat Layne, 63, was Prime Minister of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia, serving from June 1991 to October 1995. He became a member of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (EPRP) Read more

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At The Helm of the National Theatre Nebiyou Baye D

The government recently appointed Nebiyou Baye as the new director of the National Theatre of Ethiopia. Although he worked in films as an actor and writer on top of lecturing Read more

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The Sacking Hiring of Coaches In the Ethiopian Pre

It is common to see the firing and appointment of many coaches in the Ethiopian Premier League, in which 16 clubs are participating currently. Even in the 2017/18 season, 12 Read more

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The Irony Behind Wheat Scarcity

Why Ethiopia imports huge amounts of wheat while endowed with vast suitable land for farming  In recent years, wheat shortages have been getting more and more severe in urban areas like Read more

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The Riddles of Urban Safety Net

For a long time, rural poverty has been a big concern in Ethiopia. Compared to rural standards, the urban population, which was estimated at over 20 million last year, might Read more

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Standing on the Front Lines of History

The national Archives Strive to Safeguard Treasures, Make History Approachable Much has been made of the looting of treasures from African countries. Recently, the argument over the ownership of relics taken Read more

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“Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in

Mavericks at Work explores some of the most successful, innovative businesses in the US, presenting the reader with the goals, strategies and methods that have made companies powerhouses in their Read more

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What Africa Can Learn from East Asia’s Development

While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region – Sub-Saharan Read more

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Violent Lotteries

Since the National Lottery Administration began its operation by issuing the first lottery named Regular lottery on September 8, 1961, it has introduced and sold a variety of lotteries to Read more

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