Home / Opinion

Opinion

Don’t make Ethiopia’s State of Emergency a new normal

kebour-genna

By Kebour Ghenna “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, …

Read More »

Opinion: What Brexit means for Ethiopia

Ethiopia-HaileMariam-Desalegn-EU

So Brexit has become a reality. What does this mean to Ethiopia? I think it comes with a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges. 1. Economically, it could bring a reduction in cost of pound-denominated debt service. This relates to the historic nose diving of the British pound. But with …

Read More »

Opinion: Should Ethiopia promote or stop Khat production?

Khat-Export-Ethiopia

Khat exports earned Ethiopia millions of dollars helping the country get foreign exchanges. Ethiopia’s revenue generated by Khat exports is rapidly growing from year to year. The UN World Health Organization says the plant causes irritability, insomnia and lethargy. More experienced chewers describe a meditative, almost trance-like state, where one’s …

Read More »