Africa’s Entrepreneurs: Strong but Struggling



Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are at the heart of Africa’s growth, but are struggling. MSMEs account for around half of Africa’s employment and one third of its GDP - considerably more if the informal s...


Optimising Ethiopia’s Industrial Revolution


By all accounts, Ethiopia has had a tough year. The effects of El Nino were deeply felt across the country. Agriculture was impacted. So was the life of millions of Ethiopians earning a living from it.Global mainstream m...


Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy Dynamism


Foreign policy is a dynamic phenomenon with fast changing local and international contexts. It is a delicate plan of action designed in complex psychological, political and international contexts of the state. It is impl...


Is Internet Monopoly Stifling Ethiopia’s Progress?


Like health and education, communication is vital for modern living, business communities, policy-makers, academics, trade, human rights and democracy. They all ensure a healthy functioning of a society. Hence, it would...


Why Multilateralism Still Matters


Across the West, faith in international governance and economic globalization is declining. As Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election showed, voters, driven by a sense of injustice and ine...


Making Globalisation Work for Ethiopia


Foreign policy implementation is at the intersection and the political relationship of external/international and internal/domestic environments. It is the political relationships of domestic actors, capacities, instrume...


The End of AIDS


The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016, and a similar number around the world currently live with the HIV virus. Some 1.2 million people died of AIDS last year, and another 1.8 million we...


Eritrea and the Reluctantly Extended Arms Embargo


In May 2009, IGAD enacted sanctions against Eritrea – encouraging the United Nations Security Council to adopt UN Security Council Resolution 1907 on 23 December 2009. IGAD or The Intergovernmental Authority on Develop...


Underage Drinking a Recurring Problem in Ethiopia


The Ethiopian beer market is experiencing its biggest growth and transformation to date. Among its 90 million-plus population, it is estimated that an average of eight litres of beer is consumed each year. Just two decad...


The Modus Operandi of Ethiopia’s Regional Diplomacy


Observers, commentators, and peoples of the region alike frequently misunderstand Ethiopia’s regional diplomacy and its peacekeeping activities. They often tend to think that the reality is hidden, and take an inverted...


Plurality within Reform


It is only fitting that media is focusing on the preeminent national agenda of deep reform, set by the incumbent long before the Ireccha flare-ups that spread like a prairie fire across the wider parts of Oromia. Much...


Making Diplomacy Effective in Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy


Diplomacy in Ethiopia is dominated by higher government officials (the prime minister and the foreign minister) sometimes called summit diplomacy. However, given the increasing importance of Ethiopia at the international...


Trump is What Democracy Should not Produce


November 9, 2016,the day Americans exercised their much cherished democratic right of electing their president, should normally have been a day of much joy and elation. However, with the election of  Donald Trump to the...


New Cabinet Must be Ultimate Decision Unit


Prime Minister Hailemariam has brought new faces and academically well-grounded individuals into his Cabinet in response to recent public grievance. Will they be up to the expectations of the people and be able to hel...


Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy is Tied to its Economics


Foreign policy is a move from domestic politics to international politics and is also called inside-out approach. Ethiopia’s foreign policy adopted from the inside-out perspective is how international system and domest...


Risk Beyond Insurer’s Appetite


Risk appetite should not blind us without companies risk map and seated by the gear shift of the institute boards. Amount and type of risk that an organisation is willing to pursue or retain is an obvious risk appetite.


Editorial

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


Commentary

With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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