The end of the 20th century was rich in wars, military conflicts, territorial shifts, and revolutions. The world at the beginning of the 21st century no longer looks as integral and stable as it seemed 30-40 years ago.
Suddenly it seems that emerging-market economies have gained a respite. Capital flows to these economies dried up in the second half of last year as the US Federal Reserve raised its policy rate for five consecutive quarters and shrank its balance sheet.
Multilingualism and multiculturalism have become inseparable from other phenomena that define the new millennium – globalization, integration, communication, and disruptive technologies bring people of diverse cultural backgrounds together.
Discussions about climate action nowadays often focus on the largest past and current emitters. But, if one looks to the future, the biggest climate risks and opportunities lie in the more than 60 countries that have signed up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Negotiations on geoengineering technologies ended in deadlock at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, when a Swiss-backed proposal to commission an expert UN panel on the subject was withdrawn amid disagreements over language.
After the recent call of action from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Ethiopians in the diaspora have collectively answered and have shown their willingness to engage in the further development of Ethiopia by actively contributing the much needed hard currency to alleviate the crunch the country is faced with and is continuing to do so.