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...


Low Oil, High Risk


Oil prices have reached their lowest since the 1990s with prices per barrel going as low as 27 dollars per barrel, from a high of 120 dollars in early 2014. It was assumed at the beginning of the oil glut that it would n...


Great Perks of Being Rich


Most people want to own property because paying rent is wasted money; but while that might be the reason they tell themselves, the real reason that everyone wants to own property is that property is virtually the only wa...


Go Forth to Dope No More


In December 2014, the German broadcaster, ARD, aired the programme, Top-secret doping: How Russia makes its winners. This feature sent shock waves because it pointed at state sanctioned doping facilitated by cover-ups by...


Decision Time on Vaccines


A child who dies before the age of five is robbed of a life, and also of the chance to participate and contribute to her community and country. For leaders in Ethiopia, determining how to best ensure that children surviv...


China’s Exchange Rate Trap


For months now, China’s exchange-rate policy has been roiling global financial markets. More precisely, confusion about that policy has been roiling the markets. Chinese officials have done a poor job communicating the...


Going Back to the New Normal


Just when the notion that Western economies are settling into a “new normal” of low growth gained mainstream acceptance, doubts about its continued relevance have begun to emerge. Instead, the world may be headed tow...


From Kazakhstan to Africa


The year 2015 was a turbulent, challenging year across the world. It was also 12 months when the links between our futures have never been clearer. Time and time again we have seen conflicts spill over borders. Extremis...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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