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Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines - Part III (By Worku Aberra PhD)

Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines Part III By Worku Aberra The EPRDF justifies its privatization decision on efficiency grounds, but in order to eliminate inefficiency, the types and causes of the inefficiency must be understood first....

Torture, state terrorism and Ethiopia's transformation (by Awol K Allo)

Al Jazeera Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed showed remarkable courage in admitting the practise of state sanctioned torture. by Awol K Allo On June 23, a granade exploded during a rally in support of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy...

Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines. Part II (By Worku Aberra (PhD)

Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines Part II By Worku Aberra Will privatization generate revenue for the government? In the very short term, the answer is yes. But in the long run, the payment of dividends to private investors will reduce...

Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines [By Worku Aberra (PhD)]

Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines (Part I) [By Worku Aberra (PhD)] In a stunning announcement, Dr. Abiy Ahmed disclosed on June 5 that the Executive of the EPRDF has decided to privatize some of the largest state-owned enterprises (SOE) in...

Bekele Gerba failed me. (Befkadu Ze Hailu)

I have always had a soft heart to Bekele Gerba. It was not only his charm, I admired his commitment to peaceful struggle. His words, since his previous arrest, were carefully selected to stand for Oromo people without the need of offending...

Ethiopia's Ahmed Has Inspired Calm. but He Must Act Quickly On Promises (By Mohammed Girma)

AllAfrica.com Ethiopia has been rocked by a series of protests over the past four years These rallied against public corruption, the economic marginalisation of some ethnic groups, and youth unemployment. The government responded with a...

Can Abiy Ahmed pull Ethiopia out of political turmoil?

 by Aaron Brooks Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, faces one of the most difficult challenges among East Africa’s leaders. He assumed office in early April, following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, who admitted his failure...

WE NEED FREEDOM MORE THAN FOOD Eskinder Nega, The hero who inspired me - By Abebe Gelaw

Moments before I rose up to condemn the late tyrant Meles Zenawi in front of world leaders exactly six years ago, on May 18,2012, the immeasurable pain and suffering of one man was on my mind. I imagined the excruciating pains Eskinder Nega...