Rehabilitation rubbish dump avalanche survivors (FekaduWubete)

People had been wailing inconsolably, biting their nails and gnawing their teeth due to the accident that occurred at 7:30 PM, Saturday March 11, 2017. The accident was caused by the avalanche of a rubbish dump. It claimed the lives of scores of people in an area usually called Qoshe, Kolfe-Keranyo Sub-City of Addis Ababa (Qoshe is an Amharic term its literal meaning equivalent to a heap of rubbish). The nation had been gripped with…

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Emblem of Unity (Desta Hailu)

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam GERD is one example of how collaboration and unity between people can bring national success to a country. The project is almost reaching its 6th year anniversary since it was launched for the benefit of the riparian countries through fair utilization. This power generating dam is about to celebrate its 6th year anniversary since our great leader Ato Meles Zenawi launched the project on April 23, 2011. It is recently…

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Strengthening Diplomatic Ties (Desta Hailu)

FDRE Prime minister Ato Hailemariam Desalegn went to Uganda and held a meeting that focused on peace, security, trade and investment between the two countries. At their meeting, they have agreed to start the work on the construction of a road that would connect the northeastern Uganda city ‘Karamodja’ to South Ethiopia through north Kenya. Side by side to this, South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mardiat reached agreement on various political, social and econoDesta Hailu…

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Exploiting Water Resources (Desta Hailu)

So far, Ethiopia is not a country that is mentioned in the same breath with countries that are endowed with natural resources. As the development the country is recording is based not on natural resource, but focuses on developing the agriculture sector, the country’s growth was rapidly growing even when the world’s economy was in crisis and when the price of goods took a hit in the international market. Some say that our country’s growth…

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Major state of emergency restrictions lifted

Major state of emergency restrictions lifted (Bereket Gebru) The state of emergency declared in Ethiopia following the deadly unrest in some parts of the country has succeeded in ensuring relative peace in the country. With the end of the term of the state of emergency up on us, though, the government has lifted some state of emergency restrictions. The new directive explaining the lifted restrictions and those that have been sustained is called directive 3/2009….

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The pink to my blue

The pink to my blue (Bereket Gebru) After taking training in conflict management a few weeks back, I have still hangover on the idea that conflicts are inevitable. They are a product of opposing interests and irreconcilable differences. These natural phenomena can bring about an opportunity and they are not always negative in nature. Turning them into an opportunity, however, depends on how we handle them.   Having read the article by Ismail Mohammed Abdi…

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Economic integration heading to reality in the Horn

Economic integration heading to reality in the Horn (Gemechu Tussa) It is known that Ethiopia, sharing borders with Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, is a landlocked country striving to emerge as one of the fastest emerging economies worldwide. Recognition of the need to mutually develop with neighboring countries, it has been struggling for the past twenty five years to bring economic cooperation and integration among the people in the Horn Region.   …

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ኢትዮጵያ ስምምነቱን ብትፈርም ምን ትጠቀማለች፣ ምን ታጣለች?

በአዕምሯአዊ ንብረት ስምምነት ህግ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ የአዕምሮ ውጤቶች ጥበቃ የሚያገኙበትን ሥርዓት ለመቀየስና ማህበራዊና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ተጠቃሚ ለመሆን ጥረቶች ሲደረጉ ቆይተዋል፡፡ ለዚህም በተለያዩ ጊዜያት የተፈረሙ ዓለም አቀፍ ስምምነቶች እንደ አብነት ይጠቀሳሉ፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ በአዕምሯአዊ ንብረት መብት ጥበቃ መስክ በህግና በተቋም ግንባታ በብሄራዊ ደረጃ አስፈላጊ ቅድመ ሁኔታ አሟልታ መገኘቷ በዓለም አቀፍ ስምምነቶችን በመፈረም ለመቀላቀል ምቹ ሁኔታ እንደፈጠረላት ይጠቀሳል፡፡ የዓለም አቀፍ የአዕምሯዊ ንብረት ድርጅት ማቋቋሚያና ድርጅቱ ከሚያስተዳድራቸው ስምምነቶች መካከል የማራካሽና የፓሪስ ኢንዱስትሪያዊ ንብረት እንዲሁም የማድሪድ ዓለም አቀፍ የንግድ ምልክት…

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Concerns on sensationalizing Oromo-Somali border issues

Concerns on sensationalizing Oromo-Somali border issues (Tesfaye Lemma) Sometimes we encounter with equivocal portrayals in the media irrespective of the very moral and legal objectives of the media. In the same token, Journalistic professionalism has been fading away from time to time. This is true in most media, including the well known international ones. Some media houses wrote “conflict resolution” as one of their editorial values, but failed to give it a priority rather they…

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Finalizing GERD & attracting power investment

Finalizing GERD & attracting power investment (Fekadu W.) On March 08, 2017 COMESA reported that, Genale Dawa III Dam is near to completion which will enhance Ethiopia’s energy capacity. It said the Dam is targeting to generate more than 250MW. The project, built on the Genale Dawa River at a cost of USD 451mn, will raise the country’s electricity installed generating capacity to 4, 541MW. Dr. Sileshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity Ministry…

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