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…




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Political transformation is unavoidably rocky, if not delicate. It invo...


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Oil transporters are up in arms over tariffs set by the Ministry of Tra...


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The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia has recently made available its fourth-qu...


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One hundred years ago today, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11...


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The Addis Abeba Transport Authority and Ride, a popular and an up-and-c...


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