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Season 4 of the hit Netflix TV show, House of Cards, has the colourful fictitious US President Frank Underwood running for a second term in office. He faces stiff competition,…


Externalising Internal Issues a Fruitless Endeavour

Eritrea is rather a tiny nation in the Horn of Africa with a negligible profile and a total population not more than six million – although no country’s status should…


Easing Ethiopian Born Foreign Investor Restrictions

Ethiopia is one of those countries whose nationality law is based on the principle of “jus sanguinis”. As a result, the concept of dual nationality, which enables an individual to…


Kana – Good or Bad?

It is now time we address the elephant in the room. And by room I mean Ethiopia, and by elephant, the TV channel, Kana. I promised myself I wouldn’t write…


Progressive Approach Key to Nullifying Business Anxiety

It is not an easy time to be an insurance company at the moment. Cultural, operational and general market challenges are converging, shifting the overall market landscape and forcing insurers…


With No Political Road Map, Force Not Might in South Sudan

Luuk van de Vondervoort was, until June 2016, the Arms Expert on the UN Panel of Experts for South Sudan. He has worked extensively in East and Central Africa, including as an advisor on arms control to the South Sudan Ministry of Interior. This article is published here in collaboration with www.afronline.org (Italy).


Betting Big on Industrial Parks

Last week’s inauguration of the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP), constructed in just nine months and at a cost of 250 million dollars, is a significant milestone for Ethiopia’s industrialisation strategy.…


Reflections on the Real Bill Gates

It started with a small fact in a New York Times article in 1997. A snippet of text that caught the eye of Bill Gates, a man who had already…


The Abdication of the Left

As the world reels from the Brexit shock, it is dawning on economists and policymakers that they severely underestimated the political fragility of the current form of globalisation. The popular…


Thoughts of a Cineaste

Not so long ago, on a Cable News Network (CNN) programme entitled Inside Africa, I saw an episode concerning the preservation of handwritten Geez writings and the printing of Bibles…


Djibouti – Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

There are fewer than fifty landlocked countries in the world, but no less than ten of these are spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad, the Central African…


The Meaning of Brexit

The Brexit vote was a triple protest: against surging immigration, City of London bankers, and European Union institutions, in that order. It will have major consequences. Donald Trump’s campaign for…


Break from Tradition in Insurance Industry

In the face of challenging economic times, pressing regulatory changes and increased competition for market share, insurance companies are struggling to maintain their balance. The time does not allow insurance…


Nile Cooperation Akin to Teamwork in Sports

For any football team, you have the goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, strikers and the coach. These entities blend together so as to secure victory for their team. Separately, they would achieve…


UN Hypocrisy on Saudi Arabia, Eritrea

  In 2013, the European Union declared Wahabism as the main source of global terrorism. In 2001, the Pentagon labeled Saudi Arabia as the “kernel of evil.” Fifteen of the…


When Globalisation Goes Digital

American voters are angry. But while the ill effects of globalisation top their list of grievances, nobody is well served when complex economic issues are reduced to bumper-sticker slogans –…


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