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Narendra Modi’s Potemkin Democracy

Indian legislators woke up in the New Year for two realizations. First, the annual winter session of parliament, from which they should just have been emerging, had not taken place at all.

No Time to Spare for the Paris Climate Promise

COVID-19 turned the world upside down in 2020. But it has also shown us that when there is a political consensus for action, human ingenuity and innovation can be deployed at the scale and speed needed to meet global challenges.

Gojo’s collaborative experiment

Contemporary Nights launched GOJO residency during the covid-19 pandemic, a salve to the anxiety of lockdown and the stress of political unrest that continues to plague the country. 

End of the peak season that never was

Even before it made it to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) had always been popular among international tourists. That history, however, seems to have taken a serious blow this time around.

The staggering walks of the hospitality sector

David Desta is an Associate of JLL, a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management. Closely watching Ethiopia’s hospitality sector and beyond, David previously worked as an assistant director of Operations and Business Analytics with Kuriftu Resort.

‘Discipline beats talent’

Fitsum Tilahun is a medical doctor based in New York. He is a co-founder of Yetenaweg, a self-described “evidence-based medical information” platform targeting Ethiopians everywhere.