Year: 2013

  • Culture and Economy: what accounts for the success of Japanese Companies

      ‘What lies at the core of any economic action or system is a shared cultural understanding which provides stability and meanings to people’s actions’ Taye Negussie (PhD) Up until the 1980s, the dominant intellectual view in the development discourse was that culture and economy were two distinct and autonomous entities having little in common. Subsequently, certain economic management models…

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  • Africa

    Kaizen and revolutionary principle: A marriage of opposing world views?

    The government in Ethiopia is keenly introducing a concept that has little to no resemblance with its revolutionary principles By Taye Negussie (PhD), Tsedale Lemma and Emnet Assefa Since Oct. 2009, shortly after the introduction of a nationwide Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), an idea introduced to bring radical changes among state institutions but, in the process, virtually stalled them for…

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  • Africa

    Ethiopia to commence one window electric billing system for multiple services

    Emnet Assefa Addis Ababa- Ministry of communications and Information Technology announced here today it will commence a one-window electronic billing system as of Feb. 2013. The service called ‘Lehulu’ (loosely translated ‘for all’) will enable customers to make their electric, water and landline telephone bill payments at a single paying centre.   The ministry, in collaboration with Kifiya Financial Technology…

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  • Africa

    Addis hosting African Leadership for Child Survival conference

    Africa has shown an impressive decline in child mortality rates, but still loses a million children a year Emnet Assefa African Leadership for Child Survival, an initiative to reduce child mortality rate in the continent, has opened its continental conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this morning at the African Union Commission (AUC). The conference that will last for the next…

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  • Ethiopia’s mediocre service providing industry

    Dear Editor, The article on the poor quality of service in Addis is right on. (Inside Ethiopia’s service providing sector, Dec. 2012).  As an expat recently arrived here I went to a local restaurant. After waiting for 15 minutes while the service staff ignored me I left.  Finally I figured out what to do. When you go into a restaurant…

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  • Recipe

    Ethiopian Shiro speared recipe

    By Ashley Beck (courtesy of Marcus Samuelson) Shiro is an essential part of the Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. A favorite during Lent and Ramadan, it’s often prepared with minced onions and garlic, and some regions even add ground ginger, chopped tomatoes and chili peppers to the smooth, chickpea flour-based mixture. Served with injera or honey bread, it’s predominantly a vegan…

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  • Art Review

    Selam Festival : Getting bigger and stronger

    What started off as a simple music concert is getting bigger and more global. The organizers must be credited Zela Gayle In December last year, the third edition of a yearly concert, Salem Festival 2012, saw an astounding line up of international artists such as reggae legend Alpha Blondy of Ivory Coast, combined with local big names as Mahmoud Ahmed…

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  • Africa

    Supermodel Anna Getaneh: Gracing a runway for charity

    Ethiopian former supermodel successfully runs an African prominent runway  for a charity cause    Zela Gayle Acclaimed Ethiopian Supermodel, Anna Getaneh, was born in Sweden to Ethiopian diplomatic parents and had built her career modelling for several renowned fashion designers during the 1990’s. Within the last two decades, Anna Getaneh has grown form a mere supermodel whose appearances graced world class…

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  • Of Cardiovascular disease – a leading killer

    Ashenafi Zedebub As research papers indicated, cardiovascular disease became the single largest cause of death in the year 2004 when it was estimated that it had caused some 17 million deaths in our world. Sadly enough, the figure will continue to grow. Countries of low- and middle- income class are said to be seeing an alarming and accelerating increase in…

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  • Africa

    A ‘devilish’ tactic for the ‘Devil’s Resistance Army’

    Dealing with one of Africa’s cancerous rebel army should involve smart military and diplomatic tactics Hallelujah Lulie, Special to Addis Standard   In a recent speech, General Carter F. Ham, head of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said that the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group known for its brutal attacks against civilians in east and central African region,…

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