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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...


Challenges to World Trade Organisation at Nairobi Round


The 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was held in Kenya from December 15 to 18, 2015. The event was attended by trade negotiators of the 161 WTO Members States including Ghana's Ekwow Spio...


Time for Urgent Action


When the impact of the drought in Ethiopia began to be felt earlier this year, Save the Children was ready to work with the government and react quickly. Save the Children has helped in every drought since 1974, and pers...


A Healthy India-Africa Friendship


At last month’s India-Africa summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narindra Modi met 54 African Heads of State to discuss ways of deepening economic and security relationships between these countries. Also on the agenda was...


Code Red to Ethiopia


On the dusty plains outside Erer in Ethiopia’s east, the rotting carcasses of cows, goats, donkeys and camels bake under the hot African sun, fodder for hungry vultures and stealthy hyenas. Until recently, 40-year-old...


World Bank Draws Poverty Line


For a long time, I was a happy user of the World Bank’s data on global poverty, tracking trends and analysing cross-country patterns. I seldom paused to think about how those numbers were computed. Then, three years...


Where Do the Teachers Go?


Teachers who are working in the education system of our country are leaving for different reasons. I am not talking about the incompetent ones whose departure could be considered as opportunities for the system. What I w...


The Good Governance Saga


Weeding out corruption is a complex processes. Aside from the perception and the level of trust that society accords to institutions, the professionalism and commitment exhibited by investigative bodies has paramount imp...


Fashionomics


The rising tide of undocumented economic migrants from West Africa, the Horn of Africa, and other regions arriving on Europe’s shores is a wake-up call for the urgent need to create more jobs for youth, and for women.


Away from the World Bank


The elephants in the room at the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Lima, Peru, were the China-inspired Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (or “BRICS Developm...


WEAK STATES, POOR COUNTRIES


  In Scotland, I was brought up to think of policemen as allies and to ask one for help when I needed it. Imagine my surprise when, as a 19-year-old on my first visit to the United States, I was met by a stream o...


NOTHING LIKE FREE TRADE


As negotiators and ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta in an effort to finalise the details of the sweeping new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), some sober analysis is warr...


Sustainable Governance Goals


To those who claim that conventional politics does not bring change, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), adopted here in New York by the United Nations 15 years ago, are a powerful riposte. Not everything contained...


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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