UN Hypocrisy on Saudi Arabia, Eritrea


  In 2013, the European Union declared Wahabism as the main source of global terrorism. In 2001, the Pentagon labeled Saudi Arabia as the “kernel of evil.” Fifteen of the…


When Globalisation Goes Digital

American voters are angry. But while the ill effects of globalisation top their list of grievances, nobody is well served when complex economic issues are reduced to bumper-sticker slogans –…


Brexit’s Impact on the World Economy

The febrile behavior of financial markets ahead of the United Kingdom’s referendum on June 23 on whether to remain in the European Union (EU) shows that the outcome will influence…


Innovation is Not Enough

We seem to be living in an accelerated age of revolutionary technological breakthroughs. Barely a day passes without the announcement of some major new development in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, digitisation,…


Activist Investors Here to Stay

Activist investors are relatively new, but very influential, players in international capital markets. Activist investors are shareholders at publicly traded companies, who attempt to affect change in an organisation by…


Ethiopia’s Vanguard Capitalists: Can EPRDF Strike a Political Balance?

Last week, Ethiopia commemorated its national day with an exhibition celebrating the country’s economic progress. More than 140 companies – some state-owned, some private – set up displays in the…


Africa – Borrowed Continent at a Crossroads

Although it is problematic to generalise about a large, diverse place, it is fair to say that Africa is fast emerging as a consumer continent. It is populated by “Afropolitans”,…


The Africa We Want: Where are the Eagles?

African leaders will be meeting in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, for the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). A key highlight of the forthcoming…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.




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