Combating illegal drug use to save the youth

Mitiku* sits cross-legged in ruin of demolished houses located in the city center around Arat Kilo. He stares at pedestrians passing through the road in front of him. He is looking for his customers to come early this time. The place is known as “Eri-Bekentu” that denotes where gang violence is pervasive. As a result…

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National football side remain 151st in August world FIFA Rankings

ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian national football side remained 151st position in August FIFA world rankings that was announced on Thursday. In July the national side had the same 151st position. But in May and April the Ethiopian standing were 146th and145th, in the order of that This was another big blow in the span…

Diaspora’s role goes beyond remittance

Realizing their remarkable potential contribution in the development process of the nation, the Ethiopian government has encourage the Diasporas community to increase their active involvement in the affairs of their country. The Ethiopian Diasporas who left their country for political, social and economic reasons spread across the globe. Even though they are preoccupied with their…

Perspectives on peace, order measures

More recently Ethiopian Somali State was in chaos and civilian causalities as well as property damages were widely reported on various media outlets. But, experts have their say on the legal grounds for the measures taken to restore peace and order apart from upholding human rights in this State. Now, there is comparable stability in…

I Don’t Care

I know people talk too much But I won’t let my heart touched Cause I DON’T CARE They think they know me Better than I know myself And I DON’T CARE Sometimes they laugh at me Without any good reason But I DON’T CARE Sometimes they call me loser Cause I’m not like them In…

Djibouti Faces Dark Days to Come

– Eritrean Ports, Assab-Addis oil pipeline threaten Djibouti’s Ethiopian trade lifeline. By Thomas C. Mountain 16 Aug 2018 – Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea…

Ethiopia is withdrawing troops from Eritrea border

THE BEGINNING OF THE END Ethiopian troops are withdrawing from Shiraro front (map) near Badme Eritrean border, according to an unnamed source in Ethiopia. Ural-43206, Russian made 4×4 light cargo military trucks and public transport buses (pictured) were used to transfer the Ethiopian troops. The public buses that picked up the troops from Shiraro front…

Urgent need for enforcing the Rule of Law

Ethiopia has one of the most complete legal systems in Africa and despite the constant influence from the executive bodies the institutions of justice have always been in place. Although the laws provide for a rule of law, almost all of the pervious regimes were in most cases not strictly bound by the rule of…

Caring for peace like an egg at hand

Thought is controversial. But, when it comes to the state of peace, it has to come to a single point that it is the basis for everything. No peace means, our daily routines are under threat. In a state of peace, people hope for bright future. They can express their concern freely. Peace means dignity,…

Reconciling unity and diversity

The centralized forms of government adopted in the past could not accommodate Ethiopia’s diversity and hence led to extended armed struggles and conflicts. Being diversified enough, the country then adopted a multi-national federal system with the view to create one political and economic community while at the same time respecting diversity. The multi-national (ethnic based)…

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