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…


China’s Real Problem

Pessimism about China has become pervasive in recent months, with fear of a “China meltdown” sending shock waves through stock markets worldwide since the beginning of the year. And practically…


Superficial Similarity Conceals Changing Regional Security Priorities

The Foreign Affairs & National Security Policy and Strategy of 2002 is fundamentally about principles of policy and strategy. Its hallmark was a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the domestic…


A Bottom-up Approach to Build Global Trade

A staple of World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations on new rules of the game for trade has been the notion of a “single undertaking” – countries must agree on a…


A Legacy of Strategic Statecraft

Because of our size, diversity, geographical location, and our unique diplomatic history, a great burden falls on us to shape the security order in a geo-strategic part of the world.…


Access’ False Promise to Homebuyers

The tragic drama of Access Real Estate (ARE) S.C. is back, claiming the public domain with renewed hype. So much has been said and tried. Formation of committees, court proceedings,…


Educational Antidote to Poverty

The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that focused on primary education increased global enrolment from 83pc to 91pc. Despite these gains, today it is estimated…


Climate Change Generates Business

Dimitris Tsitsiragos is vice president of Global Client Services at the International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. He leads the investment operations and advisory services for IFC, overseeing new business development, portfolio, and client relationships with key private sector partners worldwide.


Why IMF’s Head Deserves Second Term

Christine Lagarde has said she is open to serving another five-year term as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She should get it. The IMF has never had…


A Way Out of Debt for Sustainable Dev’t

There is no doubt that more financing is needed for development. The challenges facing developing countries are immense, especially African countries. Producing enough food to feed their populations, meeting the…


Exporting the Chinese Model

As 2016 begins, a historic contest is underway over competing development models – that is, strategies to promote economic growth – between China, on the one hand, and the US…


Growth by Extraction

Throughout the price boom of the 2000s, extractive resources (mining, oil and gas) were seen as assets that African governments needed to leverage more effectively for development outcomes. This view…


Global Finance’s Reverse Symbiosis

As 2015 ended, the world boasted few areas of robust growth. At a time when both developed and emerging-market countries need rapid growth to maintain domestic stability, this is a…


A Call to Revisit Small Firm Policy

Conventional wisdom on supporting entrepreneurship is that governments should support start-ups and small businesses to spur job creation and economic growth. The rationale is based on the premise that small…


The World in 2016

Over the last year, global growth has been anaemic, and the forecast is only slightly better for 2016. Something must be done to boost incomes and expand opportunities for people…




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