Aug 1st, 2013
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...
Feb 11th, 2013
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...
Jan 14th, 2013
By Ashenafe Endale, Addis Fortune A two-day protest by residents of Alamata town, 600Km north of Addis Abeba, in the Tigray Regional State, led to the arrest of close to 40 people, who are all currently under custody, in a Maichew town prison, 60Km farther north. Residents, no less than 13, had block...