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...


Tackling Youth Unemployment in Africa’s Population


Africa’s youth represents both an opportunity and a challenge. 41pc of Africa’s population is below the age of 15. By 2035, more people will reach working age (15-64) on the continent than the rest of the world combi...


Theatrics of Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy


The process whereby foreign policy decisions are made within agencies is called organizational politics model. The reference in organizational politics model is standard operating procedures (SOPs) which gives guidelines...


The Path to Africa’s Transformation


Agenda 2063 highlights industrialization and integration as critical enablers of Africa’s transformation, as do the African Development Bank’s High Fives. How do we combine these to build a resilient continent? Af...


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...


Editorial

Last week Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Abeba, was in attendance for the...


Agenda

Despite widespread concerns over foreign exchange crunch in the economy...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


Commentary

With recent events in the country such as mild earthquakes, the need to...


Viewpoint

Though Ethiopia is the first African country to make modern laws, inclu...


Opinion

In the 16th Century, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published a...


View From Arada

A mountain of garbage that had accumulated in "koshe" gave way to a lan...


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