Is Violent Change Inevitable in Ethiopia?

As the Ethiopian government intensifies its violent suppression of the populace in the lead up to the illusion of national elections in May, there are many within the country and the diaspora... Read more »

Religion and money: is Islamic banking the way forward for Ethiopians?

Islam is the world’s second largest religion with more than 1.5 billion followers, making up more than 23% of the world’s population. Of these, 650 million Muslims hover at or below the... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

i Thousands of Ethiopian opposition activists demonstrate in Addis Ababa on June 2, 2013. The demonstrations were organized by the newly formed Blue Party opposition group. AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

i Thousands of Ethiopian opposition activists demonstrate in Addis Ababa on June 2, 2013. The demonstrations were organized by the newly formed Blue Party opposition group. AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Addis millionaire’s club

At first glance, Ethiopia would seem like a tough place for business owners to make it big. The strength of the state stands in contrast to the fledgling private sector, where foreign... Read more »

Children Migration to Addis Compounding Population Boom

In almost all spheres of endeavour, capping the Growth and Transformation Plan first (GTPI) with success stories the country is gearing up to embrace the second Growth and Transformation Plan two (... Read more »

Pay rise in India hits Ethiopia

Gennet Zewide. Picture credit: Ethiopian embassy New Delhi, March 7: Gennet Zewide’s face broke into a smile as she recalled her primary school English teacher from the 1960s in Ethiopia – a... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Politics of Envy and Bad Discipline

Ethiopia: The Politics of Envy and Bad Discipline By Tibebe Abera As our beloved nation is approaching to a democratic election, there are enormous challenges facing all participants including organized political parties... Read more »

Tsgabu Girmay Becomes First Ethiopian Cyclist To Reach Olympics In 44 Years – Tour De Rio

By Dawit Tolesa Born in Mekele, northern Ethiopia on August 25, 1991, Tsgabu Gebremariam Girmay aspired to become a professional football player. He even went as far as representing the football team... Read more »

Positive Messaging Helps Revamp Ethiopia’s Image

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA— Not long ago, media reports about Ethiopia focused on war, poverty, famine and drought. Now, the headlines focus more often on the East African nation’s fast-growing economy. Ministry of... Read more »