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Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door – Even for Its Enemy

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door – Even for Its Enemy

It’s one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it’s quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who’s just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border. She is carrying a scruffy plastic bag. Inside are a few […]

Ethiopia Was Colonised

Ethiopia Was Colonised

Like many African countries that were colonised by the British, Ethiopia’s educational system strongly privileges the English language. I learnt this first hand going through school in the capital Addis Ababa. Along with my classmates across the vast country, I was taught in my local language from Grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12). […]

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – a Reward to Downstream Countries

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – a Reward to Downstream Countries

It might be unfair for a country endowed with copious water resources suffering of thirst and hunger for years but that was a reality. Sadly, although Ethiopia is endowed with abundant water resources, it has only utilized an insignificant amount, nearly 3 per cent. However, there is government and public mobilization to build mega dams […]

Eritrea’s ‘No Peace, No War’ Policy

Eritrea’s ‘No Peace, No War’ Policy

For the past 25 years, Eritrea is being ruled mercilessly by lifelong one-man rule self-declared President Isaias Afeworki. The country does not have well defined and established courts, constitution, and foreign policy, political and economic policy. Statehood process is not yet established. There is no government but one armed political front governing the tiny bankrupt […]

With an African Running the WHO, It’s Time for the Continent to Get Hands On

With an African Running the WHO, It’s Time for the Continent to Get Hands On

New World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus has already drawn up a list of things to do. The former Ethiopian Health Minister wants the organisation to work with governments to build their national capacity for universal health coverage through strong and resilient health systems. Secondly, he wants to strengthen the WHO’s response to […]

Trafficked Into Slavery – the Dark Side of Addis Ababa’s Growth

Trafficked Into Slavery – the Dark Side of Addis Ababa’s Growth

Thousands of girls from all over Ethiopia are trafficked to Addis Ababa to work in domestic service, some ending up in conditions comparable to slavery. It was the promise of education in Addis Ababa that led 11- year-old Eleni to take the fateful decision to leave home. The young girl from a small town in […]

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole. Over and over one reads the same disturbing reports: In Somalia, members of the al-Shabaab militia cut off the hands of two […]

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is among a host of African leaders who have been invited to this year’s G-20 Summit, highlighting the growing role of the continent of global development decision-making fora. The feat was the highlight of the African segment session at the G7 Summit meeting, which ended at the Sicilian town of Taormina […]

Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization

Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world’s poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy. Health representatives of 186 countries gathered in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday to elect former Ethiopian foreign minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, usually known as Dr. Tedros, as the new director-general of […]

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