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…


Making Globalisation Work for Ethiopia

Foreign policy implementation is at the intersection and the political relationship of external/international and internal/domestic environments. It is the political relationships of domestic actors, capacities, instruments, decision making and interests…


The End of AIDS

The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016, and a similar number around the world currently live with the HIV virus. Some 1.2 million people died…


Eritrea and the Reluctantly Extended Arms Embargo

In May 2009, IGAD enacted sanctions against Eritrea – encouraging the United Nations Security Council to adopt UN Security Council Resolution 1907 on 23 December 2009. IGAD or The Intergovernmental…


Underage Drinking a Recurring Problem in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian beer market is experiencing its biggest growth and transformation to date. Among its 90 million-plus population, it is estimated that an average of eight litres of beer is…


The Modus Operandi of Ethiopia’s Regional Diplomacy

Observers, commentators, and peoples of the region alike frequently misunderstand Ethiopia’s regional diplomacy and its peacekeeping activities. They often tend to think that the reality is hidden, and take an…


Plurality within Reform

It is only fitting that media is focusing on the preeminent national agenda of deep reform, set by the incumbent long before the Ireccha flare-ups that spread like a prairie…


Making Diplomacy Effective in Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy

Diplomacy in Ethiopia is dominated by higher government officials (the prime minister and the foreign minister) sometimes called summit diplomacy. However, given the increasing importance of Ethiopia at the international…


Trump is What Democracy Should not Produce

November 9, 2016,the day Americans exercised their much cherished democratic right of electing their president, should normally have been a day of much joy and elation. However, with the election…


Editorial

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


Agenda

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


Fineline

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


Commentary

Rent-seeking behaviour is rational. Since the inherent rationality of i...


Viewpoint

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


Opinion

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


View From Arada

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


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