Alula NereaAlula NereaFebruary 15, 2020


Recently, global hegemonic institutional neo-liberal financial arms (IMF) have pledged around three billion US dollars and vow to do more for the so called “home-grown financial reform”—FX regime and capital account liberalization. To assure this credit wave, there were diplomatic rallies made by different state actors, including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD.), to the Paris Club of creditors.


The past month saw the Sidama referendum and the merger of EPRDF into a single political entity called ‘Prosperity Party.’ Amongst the most common comments regarding the Sidama referendum was that it was an exercise of democracy in which the people finally determined their own administrative fate. Similarly, the formation of Prosperity Party has been commended as an inclusive effort that makes state power accessible to all Ethiopians organized under EPRDF. That too inevitably makes it a democratic move.

Ajay Prasher(PhD)Ajay Prasher(PhD)December 12, 2019

Key to prosperity

Connectivity is the essence of life and integral to our survival and growth. It creates synergy and develops symbiotic relationships. In this competitive age, decision making remains the key for development. Connectivity through digitization has brought in speed, accuracy and adequacy of information to decision makers. It has also enabled people to make the right decisions for creating a sustainable future through innovation.


In Ethiopia, video film production started soon after the collapse of the Dergue regime in 1991. Since then, Ethiopia witnessed the rapid growth of the local film industry when young filmmakers began to produce documentary and fiction films with the help of digital filmmaking technologies. The technological revolution resulted in the rise of audiovisual productions that accelerated quickly. In present day Ethiopia, 100 feature films, from true stories to fictions, are produced every year.

Alice AlbrightAugust 28, 2019


Aichetou, a 14-year-old girl, lives on the outskirts of Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, in Africa’s Sahel region. Every day, she makes a difficult trek through the sand to get to a school with no drinking water or sanitation, where she barely learns, owing to a lack of textbooks and trained teachers. And she is not alone: tens of millions of schoolchildren worldwide face similar circumstances, while 262 million children and youth are not in school at all.

Fikru TsegayeFikru TsegayeAugust 28, 2019


We have shockingly witnessed Ethiopian artists seeking donations and financial support to cover emergencies such as medical or funeral expenses time and again. Most of them are either unable or unprepared to cover such costs which in turn have led many of them to untimely death, and public disgrace. If the art community could plan and negotiate affordable insurance coverage, they can avoid both ill-fated consequences. In a country of rich art collections and profound artists, underwriting suitable insurance for art and artists could indeed be in high demand.

Ajay Prasher(PhD)Ajay Prasher(PhD)August 28, 2019


Residents of Addis Ababa experience the hustle and bustle of their metropolis on daily basis. Its main roads are becoming a popular place for hundreds of small vendors, bravely facing dual challenges: getting hold of the ever-elusive and reluctant customer, and save themselves from the baton-wielding cops, chasing them wildly.

Getachew MelakuGetachew MelakuAugust 28, 2019


If there are sectors that have witnessed significant growth over the past decade, the broadcast industry is at the forefront. A country with only a few state-affiliated broadcasters for long witnessed the proliferation of dozens of radio and television broadcasters in the decade.

Abebe AsamereAbebe AsamereAugust 28, 2019


Despite its low purchasing power, Ethiopia, a country with more than one hundred and five million people, has one of the biggest market potentials in Africa. The consumer, however, is not very well taken care of. As the saying goes, consumption is life. When consumption and the patterns involved are affected, the intricacies of consumer protection come into the picture.

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