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...


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 peace and reconciliation. Raisin...


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 outpacing, in...


Migration Superpowers


We have entered the age of migration. If all the people who live outside the country of their birth united to form their own – a republic of the rootless – it would be the fifth-largest country in the world, with a p...


Midway in Global Trade Debate


The global trade regime has never been very popular in the United States. Neither the World Trade Organization (WTO) nor the multitudes of regional trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and...


Time to Debate African Monetary Union


With a land mass of over 30 million square kilometers, Africa is as big as India, China the US and most of Europe combined. Betrayed by a Mercator map projection, the common view of the size of the continent has been dim...


Better Future Comes With Cooperation


As we face the challenges of the 21st century, there is more that unites Africa and Europe than divides us. We share a common history of thousands of years. Today, more than ever, we need to work together to build our co...


A Cure to Ethiopia’s Inequality Pain


Motivated civil servants are cornerstones for development of a nation. The economic development of our country is something palpable. The economic and trade policy reform has brought up thousands of investors in differen...


Being Deeply Religious is No Panacea


I want to pose a question on what is seemingly an untouchable subject in our society. I decided to do so after I read a survey on Global Attitudes 2015, conducted by the Pew Research Center. It looked into how people aro...


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Road maintenance in Addis Abeba has been a bone of contention between c...


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


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The concept of climate insurance is not new in developed countries, but...


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