Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen on Current Issues Solomon Tekalgn of Tsenat Radio in an exclusive interview asked the Deputy Prime Minister on last year's performance of the government and what to expect for the coming new year. Solomon asked the DPM how the drought is affecting the country and the lifting of the emergency decree. The prime minister said despite the challenges the country faced, the country's future is bright and the government is more than ready to solve all issues. Interview:
Arena party should lead or get out of the way Haile Tessema 09-08-17 - In a democracy, the
opposition party has a very significant role to play as a representative of its constituency or the people at large by endeavoring to safeguard their political and socioeconomic interests.Unfortunately, opposition
parties in Ethiopia haven't been...
"ከፍታውን" ማሳነስ ለምን? ዘአማን በላይ 09-08-17... (Response to Ben and Zeru Hagos Commentary on "Ethiopia Leap/ከፍታ")
Why call Ethiopia an 'African Tiger'? Bereket
Gebru 09-08-17 - It has been a while since Ethiopia earned the "African tiger" reference which came from the famous "Asian tigers". The term the Asian Tigers refers to the countries South Korea, Taiwan,
Hong Kong and Singapore...
Yesteryear Giving Way for New Year! Amen
Teferi 09-07-17 - Ethiopia had, for many years, failed to accommodate its diversity -religious, lingual, cultural. Hence,the political as well as economic dominance that had come along with its failure to accommodate difference has given birth to the...
Of 'LOVE & HATE'
Zenawi Zerihun, PhD Mekelle University 09-07-17 -
A friend once told me what a young boy said when crossing what is known as the Nations and Nationalities Square in Addis. The boy overhears people inside the taxi mentioning the name of the square and he said ...
Ethiopia bets its future on a growing textile and garment sector ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia, east Africa's largest economy and most populous at 100 million people, is pursuing an ambitious industrialization development strategy.
One of the main parts of Ethiopia's industrialization drive is the textile and garment sector, which the government hopes will substantially boost export revenue...
Ingredient Spotlight: Teff, Ethiopia's Favorite Ancient Super Grain Have you heard of the Ethiopian superfood called "teff" before? This special little gluten-free ancient grain has been touted by experts as the "next quinoa", so expect to begin seeing a lot of it in the future, even though it's been harvested for thousands of years...
Even poorest can be shielded from drought, say UN chiefs in Ethiopia In Ethiopia's Tigray region, irrigation schemes, fruit nurseries and health centres are boosting productivity, incomes and nutrition, helping communities better withstand external shocks like droughts, the U.N. agencies said. Models used by the U.N. agencies in Ethiopia will be replicated and scaled up around the world, said David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme, which distributes emergency food aid to 3.3 million people in Somali Region.
"We need to save lives while investing to support (a) sustainable, resilient environment for communities across the globe so they prosper and succeed," he said.
New Year: New hope to the youth Fekadu
Wubete 09-05-17 - New Year's Day (in Amharic Enkutatash) is a season of hope, brightness and festivity.It is dearly needed and best cherished time on which home sick individuals crave to reunite with their friends and relatives. The following famous song and folk lore of Ethiopians best depicts the turning up of New Year...
Reminiscing the last ten years Bereket
Gebru 09-04-17 - Over the past ten years, Ethiopia has geared up its economic engine full throttle to be on a path closer to becoming a middle income country in the coming decade.
creation in Ethiopia Bereket
Gebru 09-04-17 -It has now been a decade since Ethiopia kicked off its millennium. During that time, it has registered impressive economic growth. For much of this time, the country enjoyed double digit economic growth rates that are backed by concrete improvements in all ...
The adverse impacts of hyper urbanization and industrialization on Mekelle and its environs Tesfai Hailu, Sept.
2017 - As the biblical wise man put it centuries ago, "Where
there is no vision, a people perish" (Proverbs 29: 18), which is strikingly apparent in Mekelle's urban development and industrialization. Indeed, for policy and decision makers, it appears that development is constrained to building and factory construction with little regard for their social, environmental and health impacts which will be tackled here under.
Press briefing by H.E. Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN on the Programme of Work of the #UNSC under the Ethiopian Presidency in September.
Ethiopia collects public funds for mega dam construction Ethiopia has collected $460 million from the public for the construction of a 6,450 megawatts hydro dam on Blue Nile River.Named Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), located in western Ethiopia, 40 kilometers from Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, it is the largest hydro project in Africa.
On Meles Zenawi's Passing; The Light Dimmed But Was Not Extinguished The Strathink Editorial Team 08-31-17 -
Five years ago this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, departed this earth leaving behind a shocked and grieving nation, his three precious children and his beloved wife.It is said that every man dies. Not every man truly lives...
Reportage from Raya Birra Premises.. Tamrat Yemane Reports on the latest technology Raya Birra is using to improve its quality and unseen damage to the environment Reportage:
Unlocking Africa's Potential Through
Tourism:The Role of Online Travel Josephine Wawira 08-31-17 - The services sector, in
particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy
through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow the sector, that accounts for approximately 7.8% of the African GDP.