Addis Abeba

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Jan 27th, 2014
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By Merkeb Negash, opinion This is to respond to Tagel Gethahun’s viewpoint headlined, “EPRDF: The Best Answer to the Democratic Question” (Volume 14, Number 715, January 12, 2014). I will try to briefly elucidate the paradoxes and fallacies in Tagel’s assumptions and his premi...
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Aug 1st, 2013
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Teshome Abebe I had the opportunity to visit Addis Abeba for about five weeks between June 21st and July 27. What follows is a report to those who read my occasional essays on Ethiopian affairs. In writing this essay, I make no charges that can’t be substantiated, no opinions are expressed that may b...
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Mar 11th, 2013
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By Tagel Getahun,Addis Fortune column No one can argue that a democratic environment existed in Addis Abeba before 2005. Yet, the city was burdened with the misjudgment of its political culture. Every outcome of this misjudgment, either negative or positive, was the result of the clash of democratic ...
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Mar 11th, 2013
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Addis Fortune column Late night knocks on the doors of households, bearing bad news, are becoming common. Crying voices and tragedy fill the air. All are filled with sorrow and incapable of comforting one another. It would seem that the capital of Ethiopia is being rocked with manslaughter. It is not...
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Feb 26th, 2013
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By Girma Feyissa, Addis Fortune opinion The total area of pavements in this vibrant and rapidly expanding capital of ours is a little over 660sqkm. This is despite asphalted roads covering a total of 5,000sqkm, according to the Addis Abeba City Roads Authority (AACRA). For an estimated population of ...
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Feb 26th, 2013
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By Getachew T. Alemu, Addis Fortune column Our fair city is hosting yet another round of elections. It will be for the purpose of selecting the party that will be responsible for overseeing its future. But, one should not make any further assumptions about the upcoming vote, for it falls short of pre...
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Feb 25th, 2013
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By Girma Feyissa, Addis Fortune Opinion The total area of pavements in this vibrant and rapidly expanding capital of ours is a little over 660sqkm. This is despite asphalted roads covering a total of 5,000sqkm, according to the Addis Abeba City Roads Authority (AACRA). For an estimated population of ...
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Feb 19th, 2013
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By Manaye Ewunetu, Addis Fortune column In recent years, East African countries that form the Horn of Africa have generally been experiencing unprecedented economic growth. Whilst Ethiopia is no exception, the impact of the recent global economic downturn has affected the region, but possibly to a le...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) column Last week, Bofta Yimam, a reporter for the United States’ Fox 13 News, caught some attention in the Ethiopian media. She is an American journalist of Ethiopian origin and winner of the Regional Emmy Award for excellent reporting, for 2013. O...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune column A five-minute walk from Ehel Berenda, the central wholesale grain market of the city, leads to Woreda 8, Addis Ketema’s inner-city neighbourhood. Small scale businesses like kiosks, hair salons and video rentals abound in the narrow stone paved streets in...