Fiscal Federalism: Elusive Concept Far from Reality

It was in 1995 that Ethiopia adopted federalism. The constitution also gives ultimate power to regions which formed the country. Although regions seem autonomous and independent, they have been losing economic power and have been surviving on subsidies from the …

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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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Fiscal Federalism: Elusive Concept Far from Reality

Fiscal Federalism: Elusive Concept Far from Reality

It was in 1995 that Ethiopia adopted federalism. The constitution also gives ultimate power to regions which formed the country. Although regions seem autonomous and independent,... Read more

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

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Joro Shanko: Visually Impaired Bonesetter with Healing Hands

Joro Shanko: Visually Impaired Bonesetter with Healing Hands

The use of traditional bonesetters to treat musculoskeletal injuries is common in Ethiopia. Joro Shanko, who lost her sight while in grade five, is the most sought after by many in this... Read more

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

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Asgegnew Ashko: Star Born A…

Asgegnew Ashko: Star Born Amidst Challenges

Born in Gamo Gofa in the southern part of Ethiopia, Asgegnew Ashko accidentally became a singer while presenting a poem in an event held in ... Read more

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

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Aksum: Ethiopia's 1700-year-old World Heritage at a Brink of Perish

Aksum: Ethiopia's 1700-year-old World Heritage at a Brink of Perish

Situated 1043km away from the capital in the state of Tigray, Aksum is home to some of the most valuable heritages of Ethiopia. The Obelisks, tombs and churches found in the town as well as the welcoming people... Read more

Navigating the Debates on Land Holding Systems

Navigating the Debates on Land Holding Systems

Ethiopia is one of the few countries in Africa that has not made significant changes in its basic land policy since the radical land reform of 1975. Exceptions to this have been occasional land redistributions ... Read more

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Vehicles Remain Unaffordable

Vehicles Remain Unaffordable

Buying a car continues to be a daunting task in Ethiopia. Because of its unaffordability, many are forced to become commuters. Although there is hope that it would decline soo... Read more

Taxi-Hailing Taking Root in Addis

Taxi-Hailing Taking Root in Addis

Taxi-hailing services that use online-enabled platforms to connect passengers and drivers are becoming common in Addis Ababa. With the help of apps, these service providers ar... Read more

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Top 10 African Countries with Highest Number of Internet Users (June 2019)

 In Africa, the number of internet users grew by 116 times since 2000. Currently, more people in Africa use the internet than in Latin America, North America, or the Middle... 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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