How Poor Countries Foot the Refugee Bill



The Syrian refugee crisis has focused attention on the need to improve management of refugee flows during times of crisis. One issue is particularly worrying: poor countries may be paying a large indirect price for rich...


Medical Tourism in Ethiopia: Flying for your Life


Exactly 26 years ago a close relative of mine died from kidney failure. He was in his early sixties and had been in and out of hospitals due to chronic hypertension that had led to his premature retirement at the age of...


Banks Should Avoid Being “Dangoted”


It has been two years since Dangote Cement came to the scene of the country’s cement industry. Instantly, the products of this factory dominated the market in four corners of the country. The company owned by a Nigeri...


Denmark’s Lesson to Ethiopia on Youth Unemployment


A recent World Bank report entitled, "Why So Idle? Wages and Employment in a Crowded Labor Market," the researchers argue that underlining the inefficiency of the labor market in Ethiopia is due to the labor market's in...


Balancing Foreign Investment and Free Flow of Capital


Ethiopia is hungry for direct investment but is loath to let desperately needed foreign currency leave its shores. Thus it struggles to balance these needs on a case-by-case basis, depending on which country or regional...


Assuring Success for the Youth Fund


Ethiopia’s youth bulge seems to have reached a point of undeniability. While the national statistics tell the tale, we can also see it by observing the scenes in the city centers, small towns and rural areas. A larg...


A Malaria-Free Africa is Within Reach


Stunning progress against malaria in the past decade has allowed the world to imagine a different future: Finally, a malaria-free Africa is within our reach. With Africa taking the lead, we are on the threshold of elimin...


Concerns Rising With Ethiopia’s Industrial Parks


  These days the issue of industrials parks and their unprecedented expansion in Ethiopia draws the attention of many stakeholders including the mass media, public policy makers, academia, and environmentalists a...


Africa’s Decade of Industrialization


  In today’s interdependent global economy, Africa remains a weak link. If the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), thereby completing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Deve...


Africa’s Unity: Mirage or Fact


Can Africa truly unite? Some say it's a pipe dream, while others argue it can be done. African unity was the founding goal and principle of the founding fathers in the 1960s. But who is going to make this a reality...


The Right Candidate for African Union Chair


Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, has emerged as the leading contender for the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson position. With the AUC chair e...


Israel, Ethiopia and the UN Security Council


The United Nations Security Council, which Ethiopia has now joined, recently passed a resolution declaring that Israeli settlements – including our capital Jerusalem and the place where the Temple once stood – are il...


Quality Education Still a Challenge


The existing education and training policy of Ethiopia identified access, quality, equity and relevance as the main challenges of the education system of the nation. In an attempt to meet the challenges, the government c...


Solving Africa’s Power Problem


Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approximately 68pc of the continent – over 800 million people – lacks access to electricity. This not only leaves them behind in terms of access to lig...


Ethiopia’s Singular Role in Uniting Africa


Ethiopia helped midwife the Organization of African Unity when it was born on May 25, 1963, and has ever since helped shepherd the organization as it transformed into the African Union and took on issues such as economic...


False Choice Between Development, Democracy


The relationship between democracy, development, the heated academic and policy debate as to which one should come first has yet to be resolved. It continues to be a bone of contention in academics and policy dominion. T...


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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