Transacting in the Shade

Wide Spread Contraband Trade Cripples Ethiopia Contraband , part of the shadow economy, is still a threat to Ethiopia’s economy. But even more, it has recently started to affect the well-being of the nation. The recent violence in the states of …

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Eritrea Hopes to Rise

Before the 1880s, Eritrea was part of Ethiopia. It was the advent of colonial rule that created a historic divide between them. Global developments after the second World War and diplomatic efforts by Emperor Haileselassie helped the reunion of the …

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State Capture

The Rise of A Shadow Government State capture refers to systematic high level political corruption that establishes a hidden political regime at odds with the constitutional purpose of the state, by capturing politicians and parties, journalists and the media, the police …

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Abiy Ahmed's First Three Months

For most of the past two years, Abiy Ahmed was best known for being one of the major driving forces behind the economic revolution and reforms in the state of Oromia. But for the last 90 days, his actions as …

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Transacting in the Shade

Eritrea Hopes to Rise

State Capture

Abiy Ahmed's First Three Months

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Transacting in the Shade

Transacting in the Shade

Wide Spread Contraband Trade Cripples Ethiopia Contraband , part of the shadow economy, is still a threat to Ethiopia’s economy. But even more, it has recently started to affect... Read more

Eritrea Hopes to Rise

Eritrea Hopes to Rise

Before the 1880s, Eritrea was part of Ethiopia. It was the advent of colonial rule that created a historic divide between them. Global developments after the second World War and... Read more

State Capture

State Capture

The Rise of A Shadow Government State capture refers to systematic high level political corruption that establishes a hidden political regime at odds with the constitutional pur... Read more

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Nowhere to Run

Nowhere to Run

Eritrean Refugees Left Out in the Cold Migration is still as a big concern in Eritrea. Youths, frustrated by the policies of the government, cross the border in droves, searching for a... Read more

Zuriel Oduwole

Zuriel Oduwole

High Hopes Zuriel Oduwole, the 16-year old documentary film maker and girls’ education activist, recently made a trip to Ethiopia to premiere her new documentary, “Follow the Ball for ... Read more

Piassa

Piassa

The Fate of Arada Hangs in the Balance Piassa, at the heart of Addis Ababa is representative of the city’s old face. It was long known for being the go to place for commerce, and leisu... Read more

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The Renaissance of Traditio…

The Renaissance of Traditional Dance?

In Ethiopia, traditional dances used to celebrate festivals, weddings, and occasions of every kind. With more than 80 traditional dances fro... Read more

Jember A New Hero for A New…

Jember A New Hero for A New Generation

Since the launch of various cinematic universes from different comic book companies, demand has been created for stories from all over the w... Read more

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At The Helm of the National Theatre Nebiyou Baye Dreams Big

The government recently appointed Nebiyou Baye as the new director of the National Theatre of Ethiopia. Although he worked in films as an ac... Read more

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Asmara Golden History, Grapples with Modern Struggles

Asmara Golden History, Grapples with Modern Struggles

Home to just over half a million people, Asmara has been the capital city of Eritrea since the early 19th century. Although its evolution dates back centuries, many parts of the city were built during the Itali... Read more

A Trip to Eritrea

A Trip to Eritrea

Asmara Keren And Massawa Through Ethiopian Eyes Although optimism about the future of Eritrea was high in the 1990s, Eritrea now exists in isolation; the lives of ordinary Eritreans is tough and many cities re... Read more

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A Trip to Eritrea

A Trip to Eritrea

Asmara Keren And Massawa Through Ethiopian Eyes Although optimism about the future of Eritrea was high in the 1990s, Eritrea now exists in isolation; the lives of ordinary Er... Read more

No End in Sight

No End in Sight

Hardships of National Service Recruits in Eritrea Eritrea has long had a policy of national service, which conscripts the country’s youth into positions in its army and civil... Read more

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Top 10 Micro Finance Institutions Based on Capital (as of March 2018)

In Ethiopia, micro finance institutions (MFIs), which were mostly founded with the aim of fighting poverty, play a big role in addressing the needs of people who are considered ‘high-risk’... 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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