Massive Protest Drains Food Supply

Road closures at entrances to the capital to counteract last week’s riots have had the additional effect of driving food prices higher. The price of cabbage and potatoes have approximately doubled, and other products such as large water jugs and milk have mostly disappeared from store shelves, report HAGOS GEBREAMLAK & MUHABA OUMER, FORTUNE STAFF WRITERS.

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Golden Rule, Antidote to Our Instincts for Violence

It is heartbreaking to witness the distressing developments within the Ethiopian state. Human lives are being cheapened by the day, with communitarian responsibilities being disregarded and a whole nation allowed to live under an atmosphere of fear and anxiety. The past week’s tragic death of the young artist Hachalu Hundessa is yet another terrifying example […]

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Hard to Install Change When Value System Harbours Misconduct

There is only one thing we can do as a society to rid ourselves of corruption – join the fight to combat it ourselves. This does not mean vigilantism but rather the harder and more complex task of bringing about attitudinal change. That is where the emphasis should be and no law or form of […]

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What Internet Shutdowns Say About the State

Wholesale internet shutdowns are a remnant of a relationship of fear that a government has with its people. When the internet is more properly treated as a utility, the government is demonstrating its respect for the people by leaving it on during a crisis, writes Clay Webster (henryclaywebster@gmail.com), who studied energy and environmental policy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and has written about energy, commodity and financial markets for The Motley Fool, Platts and US News & World Report.

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Violence Turns Investments in Regional Towns into Ash

As of Friday, July 3, 87 lives were lost, more than 200 individuals were injured and at least 46 hotels were destroyed across Oromia Regional State in the wake of mass protests that turned violent earlier in the week. As business owners begin to pick up the pieces, many are dealing with the difficult realisation that insurance coverage does not cover political vandalism and are turning to government to make them whole, reports GELILA SAMUEL, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.

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The Motivations Behind Dialogue that Shapes Outcomes

In the realm of public administration, it is the complex relationships within a society that magnify problems such as inefficiency and disparities between individuals and groups. Cultivating systematic approaches to fighting such limitations is beneficial, and one of these is effective dialogue, which opens the door to stimulative interactions in our effort to address problems. […]

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