Africa’s Decade of Industrialization


  In today’s interdependent global economy, Africa remains a weak link. If the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), thereby completing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for…


Africa’s Unity: Mirage or Fact

Can Africa truly unite? Some say it’s a pipe dream, while others argue it can be done. African unity was the founding goal and principle of the founding fathers in…


The Right Candidate for African Union Chair

Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, has emerged as the leading contender for the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson position. With the AUC chair…


Israel, Ethiopia and the UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council, which Ethiopia has now joined, recently passed a resolution declaring that Israeli settlements – including our capital Jerusalem and the place where the Temple once…


Quality Education Still a Challenge

The existing education and training policy of Ethiopia identified access, quality, equity and relevance as the main challenges of the education system of the nation. In an attempt to meet…


Solving Africa’s Power Problem

Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approximately 68pc of the continent – over 800 million people – lacks access to electricity. This not only leaves them behind…


Ethiopia’s Singular Role in Uniting Africa

Ethiopia helped midwife the Organization of African Unity when it was born on May 25, 1963, and has ever since helped shepherd the organization as it transformed into the African…


False Choice Between Development, Democracy

The relationship between democracy, development, the heated academic and policy debate as to which one should come first has yet to be resolved. It continues to be a bone of…


Tackling Youth Unemployment in Africa’s Population

Africa’s youth represents both an opportunity and a challenge. 41pc of Africa’s population is below the age of 15. By 2035, more people will reach working age (15-64) on the…


Theatrics of Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy

The process whereby foreign policy decisions are made within agencies is called organizational politics model. The reference in organizational politics model is standard operating procedures (SOPs) which gives guidelines to…


The Path to Africa’s Transformation

Agenda 2063 highlights industrialization and integration as critical enablers of Africa’s transformation, as do the African Development Bank’s High Fives. How do we combine these to build a resilient continent?…


Africa’s Entrepreneurs: Strong but Struggling

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are at the heart of Africa’s growth, but are struggling. MSMEs account for around half of Africa’s employment and one third of its GDP…


Optimising Ethiopia’s Industrial Revolution

By all accounts, Ethiopia has had a tough year. The effects of El Nino were deeply felt across the country. Agriculture was impacted. So was the life of millions of…


Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy Dynamism

Foreign policy is a dynamic phenomenon with fast changing local and international contexts. It is a delicate plan of action designed in complex psychological, political and international contexts of the…


Is Internet Monopoly Stifling Ethiopia’s Progress?

Like health and education, communication is vital for modern living, business communities, policy-makers, academics, trade, human rights and democracy. They all ensure a healthy functioning of a society. Hence, it…


Why Multilateralism Still Matters

Across the West, faith in international governance and economic globalization is declining. As Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election showed, voters, driven by a sense of injustice…


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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