Brexit’s Impact on the World Economy


The febrile behavior of financial markets ahead of the United Kingdom’s referendum on June 23 on whether to remain in the European Union (EU) shows that the outcome will influence…


Innovation is Not Enough

We seem to be living in an accelerated age of revolutionary technological breakthroughs. Barely a day passes without the announcement of some major new development in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, digitisation,…


Activist Investors Here to Stay

Activist investors are relatively new, but very influential, players in international capital markets. Activist investors are shareholders at publicly traded companies, who attempt to affect change in an organisation by…


Ethiopia’s Vanguard Capitalists: Can EPRDF Strike a Political Balance?

Last week, Ethiopia commemorated its national day with an exhibition celebrating the country’s economic progress. More than 140 companies – some state-owned, some private – set up displays in the…


Africa – Borrowed Continent at a Crossroads

Although it is problematic to generalise about a large, diverse place, it is fair to say that Africa is fast emerging as a consumer continent. It is populated by “Afropolitans”,…


The Africa We Want: Where are the Eagles?

African leaders will be meeting in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, for the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). A key highlight of the forthcoming…


China’s Incomplete Growth

China’s economic growth has been slowing for six years – far longer than expected. Eager to stem the slide, Chinese government officials and economists have desperately sought a clear explanation…


Tirades Serve No Purpose in Rebooting Tana

Alex de Waal’s (PhD) viewpoint headlined, “Tana Forum Needs Complete Reboot” (Volume 17, Number 835, May 1, 2016) is an epic in bad taste. There are two broad angles from…


What Bridges Gender Gaps Better

The world is a better place for women and girls in 2016 than even a decade ago. But not for everyone, and definitely not everywhere. This is especially true in…


Doing Development Differently

No country alone can solve the development challenges of a continent made up of 54 member states. Conflicts spill over boundaries; disease cannot be stopped by border control and climate…


Ethiopian’s Windy Road Ahead

On so many occasions, Ethiopian Airlines has been lauded for its actions to promote growth. Its success is partly due to its constant production and deployment of a disciplined, well-trained…


What Takes Ethiopian Up the Aviation Ladder

On April 8, 2016, Ethiopian Airlines Group, a.k.a. Ethiopian, started celebrating its 70 years anniversary amid massive expansion of air transport services. Since its maiden scheduled commercial flight from Addis…


Defeating Terrorism Through Financial Regulation

In the midst of the search for new concepts in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism, the financial lifeline of terrorist networks is in the focus. No terrorist organisation, neither…


Africa’s Security Paradox

The Munich Security Conference Core Group convened in Addis Abeba between April 14 and 15, 2016. Being a European innovation, it was the first ever gathering to be held for…


Rethinking African Transnational Justice

Transnational justice is one of the most complex and challenging moral and political challenges of our time, especially in this continent. And it is closely related to the questions of…


Private Equity’s African Time

Conversations about Africa typically focus on growth rates and the pace of emergence of the middle class. Meanwhile, African entrepreneurs have evolved in their sophistication and approach to business, far…


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