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    “Be attentive, be intelligent, be reasonable, be responsible: this is our greatest undertaking. It is one that leads us beyond ourselves to one another and to God.”

    By Anne M. Carpenter  As I write this, Minneapolis still burns. At first literally, and then in human hearts. The United States, indeed, burns. When Bernard Lonergan wrote, the world also burned. The 1936 Summer Olympics were held in Berlin; Mussolini’s Italy annexed Ethiopia and formed Italian East Africa; Joseph Stalin’s Great Purge began. And […]

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    70 years of Korean War: Why Ethiopia jumped into a distant war and remained unvanquished

    It was the first time that Ethiopia had been involved in a war outside the African continent. A closer look at Ethiopia’s history during and after the Second World War shows why the country became involved in an unrelated war so far away. The Indian Express Written By Neha Banka | Addis Ababa | Ethiopia’s participation in […]

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    This Is What It’s Like Trekking the Hottest Place on Earth

    Fodors by Wendy Watta A pungent smell choked the air and breathing into a ruched-up scarf pressed firmly over the nose barely offered any respite. Liquid in unearthly luminous yellow-and-green hot springs scattered around the vicinity spluttered and hissed like simmering cauldrons of puke as sulfur and iron mixed, eyes watering from the emissions. We […]

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    The history of Ethiopia is not three thousand years!

    ZeHabesha , By Ephraim Isaac An open letter to an inquisitive young Ethiopian sister. I have always known young Ethiopians to be bright and inquisitive. Over 600 years ago it was written in Mashafa Berhan (please see my own translation The Book of Light, EJ Brill,1973) from Emperor Zar’aYa’eqob (1434-68) time: “all the peoples of Ethiopia […]

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    The Great Year and the Cycle of Ascension

    Heart of the healer by Dr. Stephanie Red Feather  Do you ever suspect that we are not as intelligent nor advanced as we have ever been? Over 30 ancient cultures have recorded the rise and fall of human civilization in a vast cycle of time taking approximately 24,000 years (some sources say 26,000 years) to […]


    This Ethiopian Organization Is Giving Back To Vulnerable Communities Amid Covid-19

    VOGUE, By AKILI KING Every week, Vogue will be spotlighting the medical workers, teachers, and Good Samaritans who are giving back to those in need during the coronavirus crisis. “We loved the idea of doing something for the city, while showcasing great Ethiopian talent to a global audience,” said Addis Ababa-born filmmaker, Edelawit Hussien, who is the co-founder […]

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    Ethiopian Christians and Muslims had built and preserved a culture of tolerance and peaceful co-existence for 1,400 years.

    Anadolu Agency, by Seleshi Tessema Mulata   Even as the religious co-existence has been facing threats in Ethiopia, a non-government body representing all faiths is working overtime to promote pluralism and tolerance. Over past many years attacks on houses of worship have taken an increasingly ethnic-nationalist form in the landlocked country situated in the Horn […]

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    Herodotus Book II: The Nile River chapters 1-29

    University of Chicago After the death of Cyrus Cambyses inherited his throne. He was the son of Cyrus and Cassandane daughter of Pharnaspes, for whom, when she died before him, Cyrus himself mourned deeply and bade all his subjects mourn also. Cambyses was the son of this woman and Cyrus. He considered the Ionians and Aeolians as slaves inherited from his […]


    Mami Wata: The most celebrated African mermaid-like deity, who crossed over to the West

    Face 2 Face Africa Despite being considered as an adaptation of the Western Mermaid, Mami Wata is a deity that has existed in Africa for as long as African history and culture can recollect. The half-fish half-human female water spirit is highly respected, feared and worshipped presenting a balance between dark, divine, mysterious and angelic […]


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    The great power struggle between Washington and Beijing takes an unexpected turn in Ethiopia.

    POLITICO By SIMON MARKS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — For the past four years, Welibuw Buzenehe watched as China built a new national sports stadium in the heart of the Ethiopian capital. Located deep in Addis Ababa’s commercial center, the soon-to-be-finished structure towers some 130 feet above the ground, and will have a capacity of 62,000 people. “China […]

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    Abiy and Ramaphosa reset relations

    Abiy’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning reforms offer incidental benefits for both Ethiopia and South Africa. Daily Maverick, BY PETER FABRICIUS Apart from the obvious benefits Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed Ali’s reforms have brought to his own country and the region, they have also created the opportunity to revive rather dormant relations between Ethiopia and South Africa. That […]

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    Ethiopia and Eritrea eye socioeconomic integration

    Xinhua The Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders on Thursday vowed to cement recent gains in the rapprochement of bilateral ties as the two former arch-rivals seek to deepen socio-economic integration. This came on Thursday as the visiting Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived in Ethiopia, accompanied by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and laid a foundation stone […]

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    Tears and laughter at Nobel ceremony

    Tears and laughter at Nobel ceremony News in English The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s carefully orchestrated Peace Prize ceremony dissolved into laughter on Tuesday when the committee’s leader almost forgot to award this year’s prize. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali received it in end, though, as some members of the audience wiped away tears and […]

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    The way forward is a unification

    The Ethiopian Herald By Teshome Though starting from the 4th EPRDF conference there was a call for unification this burning issue was put on the backburner till it started fructifying yesterday. Since 1991 the time EPRDF started leading the country grabbing the reign of power the four sister parties namely TPLF, ADP, ODP, and SEPDM […]

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    The coming election may unlikely to be a strictly top-down nationwide affair like the past five polls.

    Open Democracy, by René Lefort Local bosses may fill the party-sized hole in Ethiopia’s next election Ethiopia has traditions of local self-government – could they induce voters to look at independent candidates for Parliament?René Lefort25 October 2019 Next year’s elections in Ethiopia will be unlike the previous five polls. The ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s […]


    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prizef

    CNBC By Vicky McKeever He was awarded the prize Friday for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” Ahmed worked with Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki on the peace agreement. “An important premise for the breakthrough was Abiy Ahmed’s unconditional willingness to […]

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    ‘These elections belong to the Ethiopian people.’ US Ambassador Michael Raynor

    Ethiopia’s success in conducting the upcoming elections in a credible and safe manner will be a critical step in the reform process By Michael Raynor, US Embassy It’s a great pleasure and honor for me to be here today to highlight the importance of Ethiopia’s ambitious and essential political reforms – and especially the upcoming […]

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    Ethiopia’s Choice: Poverty through Grievance or Prosperity through Unity

    Ethiopian4CM BY LIJ TEODROSE FIKREMARIAM My father used to always respond with this one rejoinder during my youth every time I came home and complained about some injustice that I felt was done against me. So what? In ways I did not have the wisdom to understand, my dad was preparing me for a life […]

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    Modern War institute at West Point By Cameron Evers In June, an attempted coup in Ethiopia centered principally in the northern region of Amhara temporarily threw the country into turmoil—and left the army’s chief of staff dead. Against that backdrop, there is credible concern about the risk of further instability surrounding the upcoming 2020 general elections. Ethiopia’s reformist prime […]


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    Ethiopian Airlines Welcomes Back Business And Leisure Customers

    PeacefmOnline With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian Airlines is welcoming back business and leisure travellers with programmes aimed at safeguarding their health and safety. The programme reinforces Ethiopian pledge to protect the health and safety of its customers and staff. A statement issued in Accra by the Airlines said the steps […]

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    Ethiopia Is Trailblazing In Climate-Resilient Green Economy

    Ethiopia has inarguably taken the lead in the implementation of Climate-Resilient Green Economy to protect itself from the adverse effects of climate change with significant resources being deployed towards reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The key success stories are in afforestation and land rehabilitation; generation and distribution of electricity from clean and renewable sources and […]

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    Ethiopia looking to bolster investment in resources, mining

    Mining Weekly With an abundance of natural resources that have not been significantly exploited, Ethiopia has “enormous potential” for the export of these resources and at a relatively low production cost, Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas planning, monitoring and evaluation director Geremew Negassa has said. This is in line with Ethiopia’s pursuit of various […]

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    Ethiopia Looks to its National Carrier for an Exports Boost

    Bloomberg, by Samuel Gebre Ethiopia is looking to its national carrier to help it navigate economic shocks from the coronavirus pandemic at a time when airlines across the world are approaching governments for bailouts. The Horn of Africa country has relied on the Ethiopian Airlines’ network, connecting Africa to the Middle East, Asia, Europe and […]

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    Africa’s cloud computing industry is set to grow as data adoption rises

    Techcabal, by Abubakar Idris The African connectivity and cloud computing market is generating a lot of interest and deals as players position themselves for the boom in data services on the continent. Over the last four years, international cloud companies have rushed to develop data centres on the African continent. IBM announced its first Africa […]

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    Ethiopia receives Chinese donation of 520,000 masks, medical supplies

    Xinhua Airport workers offload a consignment of medical supplies from an Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, April 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde) Ethiopia received on Tuesday the donation of 520,000 masks and other medical supplies from five Chinese business companies and Dongguan municipal government. ADDIS ABABA, June […]

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    Ethiopian Airlines CEO: “We want to become Alibaba’s official company in Africa”

    The African Report Future Addis Ababa airport, expansion of the fleet and network, diversification… In spite of the crisis, the head of the continent’s leading airline remains focused on his objectives and, strengthened by increasingly privileged links with China, has great ambitions. Tewolde GebreMariam, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, describes himself as “very combative” at […]

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    Ethiopia unlocks one of the world’s last closed telecoms markets

    Digital Journal For delivery man Sisay Alebachew, the difference between a good and bad day depends on Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s monopoly telecoms provider. When the internet is down or too slow to use, customers struggle to place orders on the website of Deliver Addis, Sisay’s e-commerce employer, meaning he has little to do. Other times, […]

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    For this Ethiopian exporter, the future is in food

    Trade for Development News, by Deanna Ramsay Finding new buyers and tapping new markets, harnessing agriculture’s potential Tewodros Yilma has been in business for 20 years, selling Ethiopia’s agricultural products to buyers abroad. “Our core business is exports,” he said in the 3rd floor Addis Ababa office of Alpha Trading. “We export oil seeds, mainly sesame seeds, […]


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    This Is What It’s Like Trekking the Hottest Place on Earth

    Fodors by Wendy Watta A pungent smell choked the air and breathing into a ruched-up scarf pressed firmly over the nose barely offered any respite. Liquid in unearthly luminous yellow-and-green hot springs scattered around the vicinity spluttered and hissed like simmering cauldrons of puke as sulfur and iron mixed, eyes watering from the emissions. We […]

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    Enigmatic Ethiopia: Africa’s (still) hidden jewel in the crown?

    Daily Maverick, by John Battersby Addis Ababa, a seething and rapidly developing African metropolis, is a regular transit stop for north-south travellers and a destination for officials connected to the African Union and its many commissions. While transit travellers benefit from the cheaper rates of Ethiopian Airlines – Africa’s largest and most globally connected national […]

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    Bale National Park; Ethiopia’s lesser-known Treasure

    The Bale Mountains National Park is located in southeastern Ethiopia, 400km southeast of Addis Ababa and 150km east of Shashemene in the Oromia Regional National State. It belongs to the Bale-Arsi massif, which forms the western section of the southeastern Ethiopian highlands. Nominated in 2009 to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Tentative List, the Bale Mountains […]

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    Ethiopia’s Tourism sector is on the rise

    Africa News Room Ethiopian Airlines was announced winner of the Selling Travel Agents Choice Awards for “Airline to Africa Ethiopia participated at the 40th World Travel Market (WTM), which took place from Monday 4th November – Wednesday 6th November at ExCeL in London. WTM is the largest business-to-business travel event in the UK and attracts a 50,000-strong crowd […]

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    The Nile Could Be a Window Into the Underworld

    GIZMODO Byy Ryan F. Mandelbaum Some scientists think the Nile river might be revealing the mysteries of the mantle beneath it. There’s been debate over the age of the Nile—whether it formed from a river redirecting around 5 million years ago or whether a proto-Nile has flowed through the area for 30 million years. If […]

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    Enqutatash (እንቁጣጣሽ); An Ethiopian New year

    Enqutatash is an Ethiopian (Amharic)word, which represents the Ethiopian New Year. It is called Ri’se Awde Amet (“Head Anniversary”) in Ge’ez, the term preferred by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It occurs on September 11th in the Gregorian Calendar; except for the year preceding a leap year, when it occurs on September 12th. The Ethiopian Calendar Year 2011 Amätä […]

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    Scientists reveal the face of our oldest direct ancestor who roamed Ethiopia millions of years ago

    Independent The 3.8-million-year-old cranium was almost completely preserved meaning scientists could identify never-before-seen facial features 3.8-million-year-old cranium belongs to an adult male who is an ancestor of ‘Lucy’ – one of the world’s most famous fossils The face of our oldest direct ancestor has been revealed for the first time, with scientists calling the 3.8-million-year-old ape-like […]

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    In the Ethiopian Mountains, Ancient Humans Were Living the High Life

    The New York Times, By Carl Zimmer Scientists have discovered what is by far the oldest evidence of human occupation at extreme altitudes: a rock shelter strewn with bones, tools and hearths 11,000 feet above sea level. People lived at the site, in the mountains of Ethiopia, as long as 47,000 years ago. The research, reported on […]

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    2020 Rough Guide ultimate Trarvel bucket list, 100 BEST PLACES ON EARTH

    Rough Guide If you need inspiration on where to travel in 2020, then look no further – Rough Guides’ new book reveals 100 of the most extraordinary places to visit in the world – the ultimate travel bucket list. The Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth is being published on 1st September and is […]

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    Behind the Scenes: Grueling Lifestyle Shoot on an Active Volcano in Ethiopia

    Peta pixel DL CADE Photographer Joey L. is known for pushing himself to capture stunning imagery. From his documentary work on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS, to A-list celebrity and commercial work, he never shies away from a physical or creative challenge. His most recent commercial shoot was both. The ad campaign featured the ZAAF Collection, a premium […]


    A mosaic of 5000 history grows as Ethiopian Cultural Garden nears complition

    By Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — From across the street, Ernesto “Ernie” Spinelli looks like a 20-something kid: black pant legs pulled up unevenly to the knees, ball cap on backward with curls spilling everywhere, well-defined calf muscles ending in fashionable work shoes. The 70-year-old on the scaffolding at Cleveland’s new Ethiopian Cultural Garden would laugh at that notion. […]

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    The other Lava Lake on Mount Michael, Ethiopia

    Earth observatory Even with modern scientific tools, there are still some parts of our planet that stay mostly hidden from human eyes. The crater floor of Mount Michael, an active volcano in the South Sandwich Islands of the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of those places. On most days the crater on Saunders Island is […]

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    Have you ever found yourself standing in a foreign land complaining about the excessive number of tourists?

    Life Hypocritical as this undoubtedly is, it masks an inconvenient paradox of modern travel – many of us would like to see the marvels of the world while avoiding the crowds of others who wish to do the same. This challenge has only become harder over recent decades as falling costs of flying, an expanding […]

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    By Taz Liffman, Interpid Travel Ethiopia may not be the first place you think of when booking your next holiday, but it should be. The country has been at peace for more than 15 years and its economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. Add to this a staggering diversity of landscapes, kaleidoscope […]


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    As A Black American, I Don’t Celebrate The Fourth Of July

    The ARTery by Arielle Gray  As a child, I was always emotionally apathetic to the spectacular display of fireworks and the school lessons on the history of America’s independence. The most exciting thing about this time of year, for me, are the cookouts comprised of meats simmering away on the grill and the communal spirit […]


    Africa’s unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19

    Reuters Nita Bhalla, Emeline Wuilbercq Armed with a face mask, notebook and pen, Everlyne Akinyi Omondi sets out each morning from her one-room home in Nairobi’s informal settlement of Kawangware to do a job few others would contemplate in a pandemic. As cases of the new coronavirus climb and Kenyans are told to stay home […]

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    Expansion in the Horn of Africa

    By David Whitehouse Landlocked Ethiopia has liberalised its logistics market as it aims to become a lower-middle income country by 2025. With a dynamic market economy, the country has the potential to become the engine of East Africa. Ethiopia’s declaration of a five-month state of emergency to tackle Covid- 19 has done nothing to deter Bolloré […]

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    Western attitudes toward Africa need a reset

    By Patrick Gathara Sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the US, protests against racism and police brutality have flared across the world. Many demand an end to the structural discrimination faced by people of African descent in Europe and North America and changes in the way the history of their subjugation is remembered (or, more […]

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    Western world using the so called ‘African elite’ to corrupt Africans cultures and identities

    By Chigozie Obioma One of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the initial interaction between Africans and Europeans. The Igbos in the east of Nigeria, for instance, initially saw the Europeans as madmen of strange appearance and ill-formed ideologies. On banking, the Igbos wondered how an adult […]

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    Systemic Racism Makes Covid-19 Much More Deadly For African-Americans

    Forbes, by Christian Weller Amid massive nationwide protests over the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest data shows massive racial disparities in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The share of African-Americans among all people with the novel virus is almost twice as high as their population share. Thus continues the […]

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    Boris Johnson’s New-Model Colonial Policy

    Project Syndicate By ARKEBE OQUBAY By subsuming the UK’s renowned international-development agency under the country’s diplomatic apparatus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson claims to be looking out for the British taxpayer. In fact, he is striking a severe blow to Britain’s own soft power, economic prospects, and moral standing in the world. ADDIS ABABA – British […]

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    Beijing to write off all interest-free loans advanced to African countries that are due in 2020

    South China Morning Chinese leader, speaking at a pandemic summit, promises help in building hospitals and sending medical experts to African countries Beijing has also agreed to delay loan repayments for 77 low-income countries, including those in Africa, as part of a G20 programme Beijing will write off all interest-free loans advanced to African countries […]

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    The intertwined histories of the African American freedom struggle and Ethiopia’s war against fascism

    Quartz By Zecharias Zelalem The uproar from the horrific murder of 46-year old African American George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 continues to reverberate globally, as African Americans continue to take to the streets in a stand against racism and police brutality. But in Ethiopia, public expressions of solidarity […]

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    The Ethiopian entrepreneur who wants to disrupt the paper industry

    How We Made it in Africa During the first year of her studies at Addis Ababa University, Bethelhem Dejene Abebe visited the Atkilt Tera market, the biggest fruit and vegetable market in Ethiopia, with her mother. The conditions at the market shocked her enough to decide that waste management was what she wanted to commit […]

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    Helios Towers Ltd set aside $450 million for Africa expansion plan.

    Bloomberg, by Loni Prinsloo Africa-focused firm in talks with partners to enter Ethiopia Helios raised about $1 billion from debt markets this week Helios Towers Ltd. plans to use some of about $450 million in newly raised funds to expand into African countries including Ethiopia, reviving an expansion plan that was put on hold by the […]

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    Africa: The Next Frontier For The Internet

    Forbes, by Miriam Tuerk Expanding network connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa will open up digital services that many of us now take for granted.  Mobile Banking, Whatsapp Chatting and video, e-health, e-education are key services only possible with reliable internet connectivity. For a geographically disparate population, it will mean greater access to essential services, including e-agri […]

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    Going to Ghana: Black Americans explore identity living in Africa

    NBCNEWS, By Janelle Richards On West Africa’s coast, Ghana is drawing black people from around the world. The region played a central role in the trans-Aatlantic slave trade. Last year marked 400 years since enslaved people arrived in America, and the country honored the resilience of black people with a “Year of Return” initiative. Historic […]

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    U.S Flexing its muscles on wrong places, first the WHO and now the turn is AFDB

    Bloomberg Bowing to U.S. pressure might “mean the end of the African Development Bank, as its governance will be hijacked away from Africa,” Olusegun Obasanjo The U.S. and Nigeria are facing off in a dispute over whether allegations against the head of the African Development Bank should be investigated a second time, exposing a fault-line between […]

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    How Crisis Could Serve as an Opportunity for Pan-African Development

    Morocco World News, By Mohammed Ouzzine Rabat – It is fascinating how faith, common destiny, or sheer belonging can bring humans together.  This is perhaps motivated by a long-established sociological fact: The social unconscious precedes the emergence of the individual consciousness. I.e., human beings coexist in a complementary distribution and attain their calling in life only […]


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  • Ethiopia Committed to Agreements On Mega Dam - Ambassador July 4, 2020
    [East African] Ethiopia's Ambassador to Kenya, Meles Alem Tekea, spoke with Fred Oluoch about the country's stand on the filling of the Grand Renaissance Dam.
  • Dispute Over Nile Project Moves to African Union July 4, 2020
    [East African] The dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the commencement of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has now moved to the African Union for resolution.
  • New Unrest Plagues Nation's Rocky Transition July 3, 2020
    [ICG] The killing of a prominent Oromo musician has unleashed a wave of protests that have left dozens dead, highlighting anew the fragility of the country's transition. Authorities and opposition leaders should call for calm and engage in sustained dialogue to bridge the bitter divisions.