Sunday, September 24, 2023


A new energy pact for Africa

Renewable energy will unlock Africa's potential - providing access to millions, jobs for the rising population, and helping tackle climate change. But investment is needed to turn abundant solar and wind resources into a prosperous clean energy future #NewEnergyPact.

AGOA’s mixed African harvest

AGOA has helped boost African exports to the US, but utilization rates vary wildly from two percent to 99 percent among beneficiary countries. Developing a national utilization strategy helps reduce policy confusion and bottlenecks, raising exports for countries like Ethiopia and Botswana.

Africa’s Ukraine-Russia mediation needed a clearer AU footprint

Food, fertilizer and fuel are among the reasons Africa needs the Russia-Ukraine war to end quickly. With Africa becoming an arena for geopolitical competition,...
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Through ink and pen, can writers guide Ethiopia’s future?

Will today's authors follow Bealu Girma’s lead?  Amidst a time of unprecedented crisis and monumental transition, Ethiopian writers bear responsibilities that go beyond traditional literary...

Awakening African minds determines our future progress

Speakers sharply criticized the unfairness of the global financial system at the Paris conference and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) meeting, raising important questions...

Lack of fiscal discipline, flawed leadership deepen economic woes

The unexamined life is not worth living," - Socrates; this wise expression becomes not only necessary but also existential for both individuals and states...
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Defaulting on Africa’s Future

In 2017, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) categorized 15 Sub-Saharan African countries as being in debt distress or at high risk of it. Since then, economic...

Telecom Vs banks: Ethiopia’s mobile money battle

Levelling the playing field  Competition among banks in Ethiopia has been common due to the highly regulated environment. However, despite the presence of competition, the...

Ethiopia’s budget increase: A cause for economic concern

Despite Ethiopia announcing a higher budget total for next year, factors like high inflation and currency devaluation have actually reduced the budget's real value...
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Regulating Ethiopia’s Business Landscape

Ethiopia's business landscape has seen a range of scandals, from outright scams to utterly irresponsible conduct. The late 2000s and early 2010s witnessed the...
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Recent Politics

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