Governments:Custodians of the Moment



Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the recently appointed assistant administrator and director of the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, says development goals are not going to see the light of the day if governments do not hear the...


Jurisdiction Contest


The constitutional non-clarity issue surrounding the case of Melaku Fenta, the former director general of the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA), was resolved when the House of Federation (HoF) voted in fa...


A BANKER’S NOTION-Do Margins Rightly Absorb Risks?


Weeks after the 12-year-old Ethiopian Bankers Association (EBA) installed a new face in its highest position, Berhanu Woldesilassie, president of Dashen Bank and a member of EBA’s board, remains hopeful that it can evo...


British Aid in Ethiopia


Mark Lowcock, the permanent secretary of the Department for International Development (DfID), is passionate to talk about aid effectiveness and accountability issues. Lowcock began his career at DfID (formerly the Overse...


GLOBAL TRADE:A Search for Agreeable Landing Zones


As the global economic and political heavyweight, the United States (US), has a huge influence over multilateral platforms. Be it the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...


IF NOT AID THEN WHAT?


John Graham started to work with Oxfam Canada in cross-border relief operations on the Ethio-Sudanese border in the early 1980s. He worked on the provision of assistance to areas in northern Ethiopia, which were not rece...


Banking Boom:A Veteran’s Disagreement With Liberalisation


Most private banks have completed auditing their books for the last operational year, 2012/13, and have announced significant profit margins. They are also awarding their shareholders with high Earnings per Share (EPS).


COFFEE CONCERN:An Uncertain Future


Robério Oliveira Silva took up his post as the executive director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on November 1, 2011. After graduating in economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil,...


World Trade: What It Takes for Ethiopia to Join?


Arancha González leads the International Trade Center (ITC) - a joint endeavor of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN), which provides trade-related technical assistance. Before joining the ITC...


A Woman’s Message Not to Women


Nahusenay Girma was born in Ethiopia and educated in the United States, where she developed expertise in management and marketing. She has held management positions in the private sector, in both countries, and operated...


A Brewer’s Confession:How Diageo Thrives in Ethiopia


Born and raised in Leicester, in the UK, Andy Fennell, current president and chief operations officer (COO) of Africa with Diageo Plc, was in Ethiopia last week. Diageo Plc - the largest liquor company in the world - bou...


The banker:PTA Bank Chief Reviews His 18 Months In Charge


Since his appointment on January 10, 2012, Admassu Y. Tadesse has been serving as the president of the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank, aka the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) Bank, of the Common...


‘Asnake’ Love Him Not, Hate Him Not


Abebe Balcha has become a household name through his popular character, named “Asnake”, in the soap opera “Se’w-le-Se’w”.  A practicing lawyer, Abebe plays the hateful and deceptive character with all the mo...


Hailemariam On the spot


Hailemariam Desalegn has had his first encounter, since he was installed by his party to serve as Prime Minister, both with members of the private sector and the press, during subsequent days of last week. On both occasi...


Quantifiable Simple and Understandable


One of the most frequently posed questions to Guy Ryder, director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is how he treads the delicate balance between governments, employers and trade unions. As the 57-y...


African Nations Have No Policy Space Issues with WTO


The outgoing chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy, was in Addis Abeba last week, where he spoke to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his senior ministers in trade, on Ethiopia’s prospect of jo...


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