A joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

BY KEBOUR GHENNA – Modern day Ethiopia is characterized by ethnic groups concerned about the protection of their rights and interests. This concern is motivated by an actual or perceived inequality of treatment and allegations of both de jure and de facto discrimination. Ethiopia is tearing itself apart over whatContinue Reading

BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – Unlike other coffee producing African countries, such as Uganda, and Burundi, more than half of Ethiopia’s coffee production is consumed locally. No matter how poor a family is coffee will be served at least once in a day in most of Ethiopia’s rural community.

By Tesfu Telahoun Abebe – Old style colonialism went something like this: European covets a territory and makes acquaintances with the indigenous people, lubricating contacts by presenting manufactured trinkets like mirrors, spinning tops and beads. He gathers information on the local customs, tribal structures, long standing enmities among the region’sContinue Reading

By Tesfu Telahoun Abebe – One of the defining cultural aspects which distinguish Ethiopia from most other nations is its Coptic-Julian calendar. A solar calendar having 12 months of 30 days and a thirteenth month of 5/6 days, it differs by invariably adding a leap day every four years.

By Tesfu Telahoun Abebe – Third world economies frequently operate on what seems like a parallel level to established and emerging markets. This situation is frequently cited as being a major determining factor for why so few developing countries gain acceptance to the WTO.