Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight


Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and girls. Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) alone causes severe pain, bleeding, and lesions in more than 16 million women and girls in Sub-Saharan…


Steadfast Unity of Purpose Imperative for the EPRDF Leadership

Depending on our vantage point, the last seven months have been full of actions – or inaction – for the ruling EPRDF coalition in general and its chairperson and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in particular, writes this author, whose identity Fortune withheld upon request.


Managing Drought, Ethiopia Serves as a Model for its Neighbours

The Horn of Africa is suffering its worst drought in decades, with devastating humanitarian consequences. Two districts in South Sudan are officially in famine. Areas of Somalia and Yemen are…


Tana Forum Should Focus on What Matters to Ordinary Africans

Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), was instructional and sincere in his advice to sitting African heads of state and governments, whom he had addressed as…


I Remain Optimistic We Can Achieve Human Progress for Everyone

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has released the Human Development Report for 2016, entitled “Human Development for Every One”. The report comes at a momentous time when the world…


Illiberal Stagnation

A quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the dispute is more transparently about geopolitical…


Emergency Law in Ethiopia: Why Do We Need to Extend It Any Further?

Ethiopia is a party to a number of international and regional human rights’ treaties signed and ratified on several occasions. In fact, any human rights’ treaty ratified by the country…


Napping for Good beneath the Heap of Dirt

The landslide of the mountainous rubbish dump, the most devastating incident of its kind, happened in Addis Abeba, Kolfe Keranio District on Saturday, March 11 2017 at about 8.00pm local…


The Misunderstood World of Autism

The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is today, April 2, 2017, it is being celebrated with the theme “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”. Every year, autism organizations around the world…


Keeping the Lights on Power Africa

Uncertainty surrounding one of President Barack Obama’s signature initiatives was apparent this month when several hundred energy industry representatives gathered for this year’s ‘Powering Africa Summit’. While future policy remains…


G20 Dilemma: Falling Trade, Soaring Market, Looming Contraction

Historically, Baden-Baden’s spas are famous for their healing waters, which have healed ancient Romans’ arthritic aches, Prussian queens’ rheumatism and European aristocrats’ paralyses. Nevertheless, the G20 Summit is fresh evidence…


Holding Companies, The Change Ethiopia Needs to Make

Though Ethiopia is the first African country to make modern laws, including the stipulation of establishment of business organizations back in 1960, the concept of holding company has not been…


The Return of Industrial Strategy

Industrial policy is making a comeback in many advanced economies. Dismissed out of hand in the go-go 1980s as a contributor to the previous decade’s stagnation, it is increasingly viewed…


Africa’s Homegrown Development Solution Requires Better Leadership

The slow pace of development of Africa can be pinpointed to the continent’s leaders decision to seek help from their former colonizers instead of looking inward for homegrown dynamic businesses.…


Mandatory Construction Insurance, Devise for Demolition

When I read the editorial published on this newspaper on February 25, 2017, headlined, “Construction Regulations, Quality Control Falling Through the Cracks” [Volume 17, Number 877], I become very eager…


Lack of Information Regulation, Hefty Price for Consumers

Trading is as old as the history of human civilization. In trade, information plays a pivotal role. Information is key not only for the trader, but also for the consumer.…


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Putting the enormous damage inflicted on the country aside, the ruling...


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Before the end of the current fiscal year, city officials are rushing t...


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The Ministry of Finance, one of the oldest institut...


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A friend of mine who was recently hired as a general manager of a famil...


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The days seem to be changing. It is raining when it should not, and war...


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The recurrent loss of the national football team concerns and embarrass...


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