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Violence in Ethiopia

For generations Ethiopia has been governed by intolerant repressive dictatorships that have ignored human rights and ruled through fear. The current government came to power in 2018 on the back…

Failing Ethiopia

As a founding member state of the United Nations and a member of the League of Nations, Ethiopia has always been an ardent supporter of multilateralism. It is a staunch…

Epistemic myopia

A COUPLE of months ago, when Covid-19 cases had just started to surface as a significant threat in Pakistan, my timeline on Twitter/Facebook used to have many people asking if…

Tragedy beyond the PIA crash

AT about 2.35 p.m. on May 22, PK8303 passenger Khalid Sherdil, who was sitting in the first row of the PIA A320, messaged someone very close to him in Karachi:…

PIA reforms

No doubt, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was once recognized as the number one airline of the world. Various regional airlines, which received training and infrastructure support by PIA, are now…

Digital Dystopia

Digital dystopia

Naya Pakistan has been a terrible joke played on the general populous. We were promised, among many other promises that remain unfulfilled, a “digital Pakistan”. We were promised transparency and…

Strife In Ethiopia

Strife in Ethiopia

When news broke of an alleged attempt to remove the security detail of Oromo activist and media mogul Jawar Mohammed, hundreds of his supporters flocked to his residence in Addis…

Let PIA go

Once upon a time, there was an airline called Pan Am, pride of the dominant power basking in its post war supremacy. We never missed its logo as we drove…

Conflict In Ethiopia

Conflict in Ethiopia

On April 2 last year, Abiy Ahmed took over the premiership of a country on the brink of a major catastrophe. Three years of incessant protests across the restive regions…