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The Great Run: Image builder and development engine

The first edition of the Great Ethiopian Run was held on November 25, 2001 with ten thousand participants. Comparing it to the celebrated great runs of other countries, the...

Arrests and ‘corruption’: Inside Saudi Arabia’s business affairs

Businessman Mohamed al-Amoudi, the second richest man in Saudi Arabia according to Forbes magazine, was among the elite players recently arrested by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new anti-corruption...

Change of guard

After a marathon session of intraparty debate and criticism and self-criticism processes, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the oldest among the four-party coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic...

Migrant crisis: ‘I was sold three times by slave traders’

Harun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya - and from there to Europe. He eventually made it to...

PM Hailemariam travels to Dilla a year after deadly clash

Amid busy schedule and frequent travel to overseas, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn went to Dilla yesterday to meet residents of the town a year after a deadly clash that...

Former ECX CEO Becomes Head of New Television Station

African Renaissance Television Service (ARTS), a new television station under formation, announced the hiring of Ermias Eshetu, the former CEO of Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, as its new CEO. Ermias tendered...

Evidence that Ethiopia is spying on journalists shows commercial spyware is out of control

THROUGHOUT 2016 AND 2017, individuals in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and numerous other countries began to receive suspicious emails. It wasn’t just common spam. These people were chosen. The...
Do we have the will to remain united? This is the question of the day!

Reform is not enough

Ethiopia is heading towards a massive crisis. We all know. Everyone from Diaspora politicians to ordinary citizens is taking a stab at how 2018 will advance disunity. Naturally EPRDF, together with other...

Ethiopia: We won’t relocate our embassy to Jerusalem

We have no intention to relocate our embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, the ministry’s spokesperson, Meles...
"Angelina has been more of a mother to her than I have ever been. She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her" Her Mother - Mentewab Dawit Lebiso

Ethiopia: vote for foreign adoption ban

In recent years, cases of abuse – or worse, death – of Ethiopian children adopted abroad, have brought great debate at home whether to continue to allow such adoptions. The...

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Ethnic Identity and National Loyalty – Conflicting Direction

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Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

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Hailu Mergia at home: ‘The Lady Is a Tramp – I love that one! My favourite is old jazz.’ Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz for the Guardian

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he...