A SPRING IN THE HORN: MASS PROTEST AND TRANSITIONS IN SUDAN AND ETHIOPIA

Rashid Abdi, For Addis Standard Two mass protest movements have, in quick succession, forced regime changes in Sudan and Ethiopia, two of the Horn of Africa’s quintessential “hard” states. A deep-seated disillusion with the security and developmental states drives the new “revolutionary” mood. What is less clear is where all the ferment and the popular…

ETHIOPIA ALLOWS TAX FREE IMPORTS OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION, IRRIGATION AND ANIMAL FEED TECHNOLOGIES

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) approved the imports of agricultural mechanization, irrigation and animal feed technologies, and equipment to be tax-free. The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) initiated the tax reform policy by conducting a cost-benefit analysis and identified and listed the equipment to be imported…

How Amharic unites – and divides – Ethiopia

The emperors made us speak one language to bring us together. It failed, but it also succeeded. This is the fifth article in the seven-part series Living In Translation about language and identity. They are guest edited by Nanjala Nyabola and will be published across this week. See all the articles published so far here.  Like most African…

Fake News Killing Turtles

For the last three months, Tortoises have been sold for 60,000 birr to 400,000 birr at local markets. Rumors have spread, falsely claiming that their shells consist of mercury and that this could block phone and Internet networks. What are commonly named leopard tortoises are being sold in Debre Birhan, Gonder, Addis Ababa, Awash and…

Ethiopia Restricts the Use of Expensive Cars by Government Officials

Following the issuance of a directive by the Ethiopian government to introduce cost-cutting measures at government agencies, the Office of the Prime Minister early August came up with another directive restricting the use of high-powered vehicles by high-level Ethiopian officials, including ministers. A letter issued two weeks ago and signed by Alemayehu Tegenu, state minister…

10 LESSONS FROM EINSTEIN

1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” 2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” 3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” 4. The Imagination is…

45 USES FOR LEMONS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1….

THIS DIVORCED MAN WROTE SOME BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE ADVICE EVERY MAN SHOULD READ

A newly-divorced man revealed on Facebook the advice he wished he’d known before tying the knot. Gerald Rogers, who works as a motivational speaker in Utah, wrote down 20 tips for men on how to save a marriage. Here’s the text in full. “Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce…

DETOXIFY YOUR BODY IMMEDIATELY IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THESE 9 WARNING SIGNS

Toxic agents are everywhere in our world.  The food we eat, the air we breathe, the household cleaners we spray, and the electronics we use on a daily basis. However, toxic free radicals are formed in the body too.  Stress hormones, emotional disturbances, anxiety and negative emotions all create free radicals as well.  Living without…

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