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 nineteen, 9/11 terrorists are from Sa...


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 – as they have been thus far...


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 economic and political conditions arou...


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...


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 Millennium Hall, a con...


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”, who are sometimes also referred to as...


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 summit, to be held from July 10 to 18, 2016, w...


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 pointing toward an e...


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 which one may respond to the essay. One is...


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 the world’s poorest, most fragile countries. It is also...


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 change does not carry a passport.


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 and patriotic workforce, ensu...


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 Abeba t...


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 al-Shabaab nor Daesh...


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 discussion of regional and global peace and sec...


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