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Caught in a liquidity quagmire

Ethiopia's banking industry faces mounting liquidity issues, leaving customers struggling to withdraw cash. Both banks and the National Bank of Ethiopia share blame, demanding a revamp of liquidity management practices and increased emphasis on inter-bank transactions and forecasting capabilities.

Perilous journeys persist: Targeted killings, repatriation fail to deter migration

The targeted killings of Ethiopian migrants by Saudi officials expose the brutality of attempts to curb irregular migration, while inadequate repatriation efforts and limited resources fail to deter illegal migration or dismantle criminal networks facilitating the dangerous journeys.

Letter to the Editor: Statement from DKT International

DKT is aware of the article, “DKT faces funding crisis, staff clash over unpaid commission,” published on July 29, 2023 in The Reporter which...

Social representation in Ethiopian politics

The complexities of ethnic diversity and power imbalances in Ethiopian politics have led to confusion and tensions, with political parties often aligning along ethnic lines. Addressing these challenges requires inclusive governance and efforts to rectify historical injustices, fostering unity among the diverse population.

BRICS beyond geopolitics: Africa’s alternative partnership?

History shows alliances are motivated by self-interest. While BRICS presents mutually-beneficial partnerships, beneath lie thornier dynamics as countries jockey for influence. Countries risk being pulled indirectly into geopolitical tensions amid this high-stakes reshuffling of global power

Whether 1.5°C is ‘alive’ or ‘dead’, a new climate plan will be required

The 1.5°C target, once considered a threshold for manageable climate change, has been surpassed temporarily. Urgent action is needed as climate impacts worsen, demanding a new plan for transformational change in the face of escalating challenges.

Balancing inflation control and support for new banks entrants in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's battle with inflation has strained the livelihoods of its people, prompting the National Bank of Ethiopia to take action. While these policy measures aim to curb inflation, they may inadvertently burden new banks entering the market. Balancing the need for stability and fostering a conducive environment for new entrants requires careful consideration and tailored approaches.

BRICS+ and the tricky business of balancing global geopolitics

The 15th BRICS Summit revealed the global south’s growing disillusionment with the current international system and bolstered BRICS’ appeal as a counterweight to Western powers, representing a resounding call for international reform from global south states.

Nature’s shield: Africa’s growth ignites global climate solutions

Facing unprecedented climate challenges, Africa must prioritize resilience and renewable energy at the African Climate Summit, emphasizing climate justice and accountability. The continent's commitment to climate justice, protecting the vulnerable, and holding developed nations accountable are vital for a sustainable future.

Africa’s fragile states hardest hit by climate change

Climate change poses grave threats to fragile states in Africa, as they suffer more from climate-related disasters like floods and droughts than other countries. Conflict undermines their ability to manage climate risks, as seen in Somalia where areas facing food insecurity during the 2021-22 drought were controlled by terrorist groups.