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Ethiopia’s Export Challenge

Ethiopia’s recent rapprochement with Eritrea and Somalia has breathed fresh life into the Horn of Africa. Expectations are high that we are witnessing a new era of sustained growth and greater economic integration. The government’s goal of Chinese-style growth, based...

Élections présidentielles du Mali – quel bilan?

Il faut d’abord saluer les efforts faits pour que ces élections puissent se tenir sur tout le territoire du pays. Il y a eu des incidents malheureux certes, dont l’assassinat d’un directeur de bureau de vote au second tour, et la fermeture de bureaux de votes. Le...

The Red Sea Ports

As the rapid Eritrean-Ethiopian peace process increasingly captivates observers, the long-ignored Red Sea is also being thrust back into the spotlight. The 2300 km inlet, geographically separating continental Asia and Africa, is now at the epicenter of a high-stakes...

Ethiopia in an African Context: a country in a category of its own.

Ethiopia is a country with unique history and present. A nation united where pride in being “Ethiopian” is unwavering regardless of political or social differences. Distinct culture in food, clothing and social behaviour. King Menelik II said in 1909 “There was never...

Africa’s Domestic Revenue: Untapped Source of Growth?

Discussions of development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend not to focus on the importance of countries’ capacities to optimize domestic revenue sources. Improving the capacity of Sub-Saharan African governments to raise revenue from domestic sources...