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...


The Knowledge Divide


It is astonishing to see the world globalising more and more with each day. And it all happening so fast. This puts a huge pressure on people since they have to catch up with the changing reality of the time. Underpin...


End of Stongman Politics


It is no secret that Africa is ripe with opportunity. However, the continent’s political environment is changing dramatically. Investors will find that they need more than one business card in their Rolodexes if they w...


Powers of Tourism


Several decades have passed since the tourism, as we know it today, existed. With improved transportation options and technologies, the sector has come a long way. The low cost of flying as a result of competition bet...


A Different Look at Migration


The roughly 750,000 people who arrived in Europe by sea in 2015 make up just a small part of the 60 million people displaced by war or persecution – the largest number in recorded history. Europe has experienced a mass...


Editorial

Two weeks ago, a landslide in the Repi area of Addis Abeba, commonly kn...


Agenda

The health sector has always been an issue that has long concerned the...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


Commentary

In today's growing market place, many businesses are trying to make pro...


Viewpoint

Uncertainty surrounding one of President Barack Obama’s signature...


Opinion

There are some studies which suggest the primary reason for the creatio...


View From Arada

It has been almost six months since the announcement of the state of em...


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