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,…


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.


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 different sectors.


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,…


China’s Complicated Puzzle

I recently returned from Beijing, where I had spent a week talking with Chinese officials and attending the China Development Forum (CDF), the major annual gathering of Chinese and senior foreign officials and top business executives. The Chinese government had just released its 13th Five-Year Plan, and officials were eager to explain what it means for China’s future.


A Call for Visa-Free African Mobility

It is pleasing to know that the Republic of Ghana has made a historic move of introducing a visa-on-arrival policy, allowing all citizens of African Union (AU) member states to…


Peace, Security No More Elitist Reductions

Peace and security in Africa should not be seen as an exclusive domain of African Union (AU) institutions only. African citizens are those directly affected by violent conflict and instability.


Dilemma of Reinstating Office of Attorney General

The possible reestablishment of the Office of Attorney General has currently become a topic of gossip, in an effort by the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to “restore the…


Africa’s Rise in Danger

Africa’s rise is in danger of faltering. After years during which the continent’s economy grew at an average annual rate of five per cent, global uncertainty, depressed commodity prices, and…


Cybersecurity – More Behavioural Than Technical

Data are now the most valuable asset to people and businesses in all rich countries. Since digitalization is taking place at an increasingly faster pace in the rest of the…


Global Stagnation Likely to Continue

China has just announced that last year, for the first time since it began opening up its economy to the world at the end of the 1970s, exports declined on…


What It Takes to Realise Peace in Africa

Peace is a comprehensive and holistic exercise. Meeting the demands of the African people for peace and security requires addressing a wide range of challenges, including democracy, inclusion, peacemaking and…


Spoilage of Africa’s Indebtedness

The domino effect of five central banks – Denmark, Switzerland, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and more recently Sweden, slashing interest rates to sub-zero levels has certainly…


Federal, Regional Regulation of Competition

Tesfaye Neway is a presiding judge at the Ethiopian Adjudicative Tribunal of Trade Competition & Consumer Protection Authority (TCCPA). He can be reached at tiffanymulsa@yahoo.com.


New Democratic Normal in Africa

Giovanni Carbone is senior associate researcher and head for Africa Program at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), and associate professor of Political Science at the University of Milan. This commentary is provided to Fortune through a partnership project with Afronline.


When Saudi Unravels Ethiopia Cannot Be a Bystander

Since 2002, the global war on terror has mutated into a polarized confrontation. Thirteen years ago, we were largely spectators when President George W. Bush declared a global war on…


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Ethiopia is in the midst of a state of emergency. At a press conference...


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Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a...


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Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approx...


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