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The horticultural sector, among which the cut flower export sector is the major one, has fetched some USD 245 million in 2014. This stands at a stark contrast to the coffee sector, which brought in less than USD 800 million dollars in the same period, since the total land covered by the former is only 1,500 hectares as opposed to 500,000 hectares of land covered by coffee. It was exactly this high-value nature that drove the government to support sector in every aspect. Nevertheless, it looks like those days have gone. The sector these days is aching out for each hectare of land and the problems get worse when it comes to expansion projects. On the other hand, the sector players are also concerned about the quality of support that is given to them from their lead agency, write Asrat Seyoum and Birhanu Fikade

They say population is a blessing as well as a curse; well in recent time Ethiopia looks to be feeling the pressure of population explosion approaching the big 100 million. Public services like electricity and water are at the forefront of this population pressure narrative Ethiopia. Although, Ethiopians are quite familiar with power rationing, last week the Addis Ababa City Administration announced its plan to ration water, writes Yonas Abiye

With the ongoing construction boom in the country, various high-rise corporate headquarters and condominiums are step by step popping up in the city. The industry and the construction boom has attracted the likes of Nigerian business tycoon, Aliko Dangote, and Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire, Sheik Mohammed Al Amoudi. The years 2012 and 2015 brought the giants Derba Cement Factory and Dangote Cement  

In today’s complex and globalized security environment, it goes without saying that African countries face various security challenges. From Boko Haram to ISIL and Al-Shabaab, Africa faces insurmountable challenges that obstruct the efforts made to maintain peace and security on the continent. In that regard, last week the 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa gathered leaders for two days to deliberate  

The Ethiopian justice system has been one of the most struggling government institutions for decades. Cognizant of these challenges, the Government of Ethiopia has tried its hand on a number of reform programs and measures directed to this sector. It appears that once again the government is on a reform weave and the latest on the reform agenda is the reestablishment of the Office of the Attorney General. However, many in the legal community and the public look to be pessimistic from the outset, writes Solomon Goshu. 

Suddenly, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-led government has found itself in the middle of a chaotic period. By the party’s own admission public disapproval of the current political order has hit an all time low in the past decade or so. Public uproar, political unrest and threats and actual organized strikes appear to be on the rise. 

By Heirete Yibaleh

Throughout human history, it has been established that the fruit of power is in the hands of the beholder. The types of power people have might be different but the outcome and decision to do good or bad lies in the hands of the one who possesses it. Whether it is knowledge, authority, money or talent all of them can be thrown in both directions. Power in the hands of the likes of Adolf Hitler resulted in the holocaust