Where Africa Needs to Focus



Africa rightly has big ambitions for the future. Our continent is rich in both natural and human resources. We have a talented and energetic young population which, with the right support, can be a powerful motor for pro...


Global South Innovation in Healthcare


Children die from preventable and treatable conditions like diarrhoea and pneumonia every day, with the developing world accounting for the majority of victims. The need to produce innovative and cost-effective solutions...


Banking on the Manufacturing Sector


Dynamics in economics is abundantly visible at the early stages of any developing economy. This is catalysed by individuals with complex and diversified economic behaviour. Policymakers in such countries, including Ethio...


A Message of Hope for Africa in Statistics


Vietnamese people today are at roughly the same economic level as Americans in the 1880s, but they have the same life expectancy as Americans had in the 1980s. In health terms, Vietnam has stolen a march of 100 years. Th...


Reimagining Quality Assurance


Universities and higher education systems around the world have become fixated on quality over the past two decades. They have tried out any number of initiatives designed to improve quality. They have looked for structu...


Can Somliland Afford to Shun Its SMEs?


In Somaliland, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is the biggest income and employment generator. It hosts thousands of people and is the largest business sector. SMEs that trade in clothes, food, agricultural...


Ideological Risks in Somaliland’s Education


Education is a continuous and interconnected chain of service extending from primary, intermediate to tertiary education levels. If it is not well-guarded from predators, it is susceptible to infiltration and exploitatio...


Freedom from Fossil Fuels, Imperative for Life


Ethiopia has just been hit by a wave of deadly flash floods and landslides. This is the second in just six weeks and the death toll has already climbed to 50. Over a thousand cattle have drowned. Roads have been damaged...


Renewal of Hope in Ethiopia’s Somali State


To begin with, for those who think I might have an ulterior motive for writing this, please note that I am an apolitical entrepreneur with no aspiration back-scratching or spoils of office. My only interest is to see Som...


Tana Forum Needs Complete Reboot


Africa needs a high level forum where its leaders can meet with the best thinkers on peace and security issues, and collectively debate how to define and tackle the continent’s challenges. Unfortunately, what has been...


Redirecting Africa’s Growth


The apparent end to the commodity super-cycle has sent shock waves across the global economy. It has sparked turbulence in world stock markets, put pressure on currencies, and fuelled major concerns about prospects for g...


Call to Advance Human Rights


As Australia’s first Special Envoy for Human Rights, I congratulate the African Union (AU) on designating 2016 the Africa Year of Human Rights. Australia shares Africa’s goal of protecting and advancing human rights.


The World after Paris


At the Paris Climate Change Conference, courageous and visionary leaders recognised that people rarely change the world when they work within the constraints of what they think is possible. The world hoped for an agreeme...


Moving Forward


Many of us get tired of trying when we have not been successful in achieving our targets past. We, therefore, choose to stay in our comfort zone; in jobs we do not like, with people who hate us and in physically and emot...


Progress at Risk


Ethiopia is suffering from the worst drought on record. It is vital that the United States and its partners act now to sustain the progress that has been made over the years in reducing hunger. The drought is caused in p...


Ethiopia a Good Bet for Investors


After the smooth transfer of power in the last general election, Ethiopia can be  termed politically stable. It has better law and order, compared to any other African country. I visited the country last year on the inv...


Editorial

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


Commentary

With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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