Where Africa Needs to Focus


Africa rightly has big ambitions for the future. Our continent is rich in both natural and human resources. We have a talented and energetic young population which, with the right…


Global South Innovation in Healthcare

Children die from preventable and treatable conditions like diarrhoea and pneumonia every day, with the developing world accounting for the majority of victims. The need to produce innovative and cost-effective…


Banking on the Manufacturing Sector

Dynamics in economics is abundantly visible at the early stages of any developing economy. This is catalysed by individuals with complex and diversified economic behaviour. Policymakers in such countries, including…


A Message of Hope for Africa in Statistics

Vietnamese people today are at roughly the same economic level as Americans in the 1880s, but they have the same life expectancy as Americans had in the 1980s. In health…


Reimagining Quality Assurance

Universities and higher education systems around the world have become fixated on quality over the past two decades. They have tried out any number of initiatives designed to improve quality.…


Can Somliland Afford to Shun Its SMEs?

In Somaliland, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is the biggest income and employment generator. It hosts thousands of people and is the largest business sector. SMEs that trade…


Ideological Risks in Somaliland’s Education

Education is a continuous and interconnected chain of service extending from primary, intermediate to tertiary education levels. If it is not well-guarded from predators, it is susceptible to infiltration and…


Freedom from Fossil Fuels, Imperative for Life

Ethiopia has just been hit by a wave of deadly flash floods and landslides. This is the second in just six weeks and the death toll has already climbed to…


Renewal of Hope in Ethiopia’s Somali State

To begin with, for those who think I might have an ulterior motive for writing this, please note that I am an apolitical entrepreneur with no aspiration back-scratching or spoils…


Tana Forum Needs Complete Reboot

Africa needs a high level forum where its leaders can meet with the best thinkers on peace and security issues, and collectively debate how to define and tackle the continent’s…


Redirecting Africa’s Growth

The apparent end to the commodity super-cycle has sent shock waves across the global economy. It has sparked turbulence in world stock markets, put pressure on currencies, and fuelled major…


Call to Advance Human Rights

As Australia’s first Special Envoy for Human Rights, I congratulate the African Union (AU) on designating 2016 the Africa Year of Human Rights. Australia shares Africa’s goal of protecting and…


The World after Paris

At the Paris Climate Change Conference, courageous and visionary leaders recognised that people rarely change the world when they work within the constraints of what they think is possible. The…


Moving Forward

Many of us get tired of trying when we have not been successful in achieving our targets past. We, therefore, choose to stay in our comfort zone; in jobs we do not like, with people who hate us and in physically and emotionally abusive relationships – simply paralysed by the fear of being and failing alone.


Progress at Risk

Ethiopia is suffering from the worst drought on record. It is vital that the United States and its partners act now to sustain the progress that has been made over the years in reducing hunger.


Ethiopia a Good Bet for Investors

After the smooth transfer of power in the last general election, Ethiopia can be  termed politically stable. It has better law and order, compared to any other African country. I…


Low Oil, High Risk

Oil prices have reached their lowest since the 1990s with prices per barrel going as low as 27 dollars per barrel, from a high of 120 dollars in early 2014.…


Great Perks of Being Rich

Most people want to own property because paying rent is wasted money; but while that might be the reason they tell themselves, the real reason that everyone wants to own…


Go Forth to Dope No More

In December 2014, the German broadcaster, ARD, aired the programme, Top-secret doping: How Russia makes its winners. This feature sent shock waves because it pointed at state sanctioned doping facilitated…


Decision Time on Vaccines

A child who dies before the age of five is robbed of a life, and also of the chance to participate and contribute to her community and country. For leaders…


China’s Exchange Rate Trap

For months now, China’s exchange-rate policy has been roiling global financial markets. More precisely, confusion about that policy has been roiling the markets. Chinese officials have done a poor job…


Going Back to the New Normal

Just when the notion that Western economies are settling into a “new normal” of low growth gained mainstream acceptance, doubts about its continued relevance have begun to emerge. Instead, the…


From Kazakhstan to Africa

The year 2015 was a turbulent, challenging year across the world. It was also 12 months when the links between our futures have never been clearer. Time and time again…


The Knowledge Divide

It is astonishing to see the world globalising more and more with each day. And it all happening so fast. This puts a huge pressure on people since they have…


End of Stongman Politics

It is no secret that Africa is ripe with opportunity. However, the continent’s political environment is changing dramatically. Investors will find that they need more than one business card in…




Editorial

With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


Agenda

The new electricity tariffs that became effective on December 1, 2018,...


Fineline

Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between E...


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Ethiopia’s economy is at a crossroads. The same old advice will not s...


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A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros...


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The future is bleak. Millennials and younger generations who will inher...


View From Arada

There is heated debate on the propriety, decency and morality of breast...




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