The Illicit Outflow Havoc


How is it that some of the countries endowed with enormous natural resource wealth remain some of the poorest nations in the world? Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates that developing…


Towards Good Enough Governance

Development and improved governance have tended to go hand in hand. But, contrary to popular belief, there is little evidence that success in implementing governance reforms leads to more rapid…


Migration Realism

The scenes of death and misery that are occurring with increasing frequency in the waters of the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia have focused renewed attention on one of mankind’s oldest…


The Logistics Conundrum

Logistics is a critical yet easily neglected component of economic development. Investment in agriculture is futile, if there is no supply chain in place to get produce to market. Essential…


Making the Next 15 Years Count

Africa faces two key challenges to achieve its full potential. The remarkable economic progress of the last 15 years must be sustained. And this progress must be broadened to include…


Africa Awakens

Sub-Saharan Africa in general, and Francophone Africa in particular, stands at a metaphorical crossroad. A great number of long-time African rulers, many of whom came to power through coups, are…


The Underinvestment Constraint

When World War II ended 70 years ago, much of the world – including industrialised Europe, Japan, and other countries that had been occupied – was left geopolitically riven and…


The Future of Talent

When financial policymakers attempt to promote economic growth, they almost invariably focus on looking for new ways to unleash capital. But this approach risks giving short shrift to the role…


The Power of Engagement

For years, jihadi groups around the world have fought for the creation of an Islamic state. Across Syria and Iraq, and now parts of Libya, Egypt and Nigeria, the Islamic…


Ethiopia’s Dilemma

Following the victory at Adawa (1896), which underscored Ethiopia’s sovereignty, Ethiopia did not succumb to the horrific forces of colonialism, aside from the brief occupation by Italians in the late…


Why They Attack Us

A blip of my phone awakened me from the deep thoughts I was into. It was Sunday and I was having time with my family. The notification carried a link…


A Friend Indeed

This past Sunday, followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo faith celebrated Easter in high spirit as they always do. The holiday follows a 55 day long Lent period, during which…


Is African Democracy Hopeful

The norm for an election exercise in Africa has been to end in chaos and disorder. We have been primed to expect terrible upheavals, instead of renewed hope and optimism.…


Resurging Dire Dawa

Travelling to a new place exposes us to a wealth of new information. It helps us learn how different communities interact with one another, approach their problems and persevere in…


Harar: City of Wonders

Each step taken within the ancient walled city of Harar is a humbling experience. The Harari’s warm hospitality, their old-fashioned robust local market exchange, their taste for vivid and vibrant…


Nothing But Equality

Almost every day, we are bound to witness young women being harassed by men in our beautiful Ethiopia. Our women continue to endure constant disrespect and unsavory sexual harassment. Different…


Editorial

Ethiopia is in the midst of a state of emergency. At a press conference...


Agenda

Holidays are mostly considered by the Banks to be a peak season when it...


Fineline

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a...


Commentary

Over the past decade or so, Ethiopia has been in the limelight of globa...


Viewpoint

Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approx...


Opinion

Karl Marx was not such a naive man, as some would be forgiven to think,...


View From Arada

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