At the start of this month, leaders of forty African countries went to Beijing to meet with the Chinese government. This massive forum happens every three years, alternating between an African city and Beijing.
Freedom of speech is one of the main values and principles in a democratic society. Looking at the United States, Great Britain, and other developed countries, free speech is one of the primary benefits sought after.
As Ethiopia pursues its economic and political objectives, new questions arise as to whether people of Ethiopian origin living abroad could contribute to the socioeconomic and political welfare of their homeland.
Demand for cotton in Ethiopia is growing. By the end of the current fiscal year, demand is expected to grow to 120,000 tons. Yet, Ethiopia’s cotton production capacity is approximately 50,000 tons of lint cotton – but the prospects of growing its capacity are promising since it only exploits less than three percent of potential to grow cotton.
Globalization creates optimal conditions for effective and continuous trade among countries. In the 21st century, even countries that previously played just a minor role in international trade have become full participants of global supply chains. One could hardly imagine that the 21st century would also start a new trade war.
Scientists agree that global carbon dioxide emissions must reach a turning point in 2020 if we are to achieve carbon neutrality (emissions low enough to be safely absorbed by forests, soils, and other natural systems) by mid-century.