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Getachew T. Alemu, (@NapsterE), For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, March 18/2020 – The world is shocked with the spread of a new strain of Coronavirus, now called COVID-19, which is categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic. The virus is spreading so fast that countries are …

Asress Adimi Gikay (PhD), For Addis Standard  The Poor and Mark Zuckerberg Addis Abeba, November 07/2019 – Libra, which is Mark Zuckerberg’s foray into the burgeoning cryptocurrency market, seeks to empower the so-called ‘unbanked’, identifying over a billion of them around the world (14 Million only in the US). Libra …

Getachew T. Alemu , for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 22/2019 – I am sitting at the waiting area of an airport in one of the regional state capitals, waiting to board my flight to Addis Abeba. This and other airports remain flagship achievements of Ethiopia’s fast-paced economic growth, which, …