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…


Powers of Tourism

Several decades have passed since the tourism, as we know it today, existed. With improved transportation options and technologies, the sector has come a long way. The low cost of…


A Different Look at Migration

The roughly 750,000 people who arrived in Europe by sea in 2015 make up just a small part of the 60 million people displaced by war or persecution – the…


Challenges to World Trade Organisation at Nairobi Round

The 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was held in Kenya from December 15 to 18, 2015. The event was attended by trade negotiators of the 161…


Time for Urgent Action

When the impact of the drought in Ethiopia began to be felt earlier this year, Save the Children was ready to work with the government and react quickly. Save the…


A Healthy India-Africa Friendship

At last month’s India-Africa summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narindra Modi met 54 African Heads of State to discuss ways of deepening economic and security relationships between these countries. Also…


Code Red to Ethiopia

On the dusty plains outside Erer in Ethiopia’s east, the rotting carcasses of cows, goats, donkeys and camels bake under the hot African sun, fodder for hungry vultures and stealthy…


World Bank Draws Poverty Line

For a long time, I was a happy user of the World Bank’s data on global poverty, tracking trends and analysing cross-country patterns. I seldom paused to think about how…


Where Do the Teachers Go?

Teachers who are working in the education system of our country are leaving for different reasons. I am not talking about the incompetent ones whose departure could be considered as…


The Good Governance Saga

Yohannes Abebe is a procurement specialist. He can be contacted at yohannesabebe10@yahoo.com.

 


Fashionomics

Emanuela Gregorio is a consultant at the African Development Bank (AfDB). She can be followed on twitter@

emanuelaGreg


Away from the World Bank

The elephants in the room at the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Lima, Peru, were the China-inspired Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank…


WEAK STATES, POOR COUNTRIES

Angus Deaton is a 2015 Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at Princeton University, United States. This commentary is submitted to Fortune by Project Syndicate.


Editorial

It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before th...


Agenda

Two weeks ago, the state celebrated the seventh national Justice Week a...


Fineline

Having their roots deeply entrenched in the leftist...


Commentary

While regulatory interventions and control are necessary to the healthy...


Viewpoint

Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this...


Opinion

Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I...


View From Arada

Referring to the historical and cultural commonness of the people of Et...


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