On political ultimatums in the Coronavirus era

We are talking, of course, about the recent ultimatum of Donald Trump: the World Health Organization (WHO) must make changes in its work and prove its independence from China, otherwise the U.S.... Read more »

Union with Africa is now more essential than ever

I wholeheartedly congratulate the Africa Day of all our African friends. The unprecedented conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world render the solidarity symbolized by Africa Day even more... Read more »

A letter addressing United Nations Security Council regarding the trilateral negotiations among Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Dear esteemed reader, here under is a letter and an enclosed Aide-Mémoire from Foreign Affairs Minister Gedu Andargachew dated 14 May 2020, addressed to the President of the United Nations Security Council... Read more »

Greed is anachronistic: All parties entitled to fair use of the Nile

The row over GERD between Ethiopia and Egypt got tense following Egypt’s filing of an appeal to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). However, Sudan’s decision stating its refusal to stand by... Read more »

Lest we forget

It is the time in history when 75 years have passed since the end of the Second World War. 75 years ago, Europe was liberated from the terror of National Socialism. Hitler’s... Read more »

Will Africa be devastated by Covid-19 as many predicted? Perspective and prospective

Introduction Since the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19 or SARS CoV-2 infection) has been declared as pandemic, several mathematicians and statisticians have developed different trajectory curves for Africa, with the assumption that... Read more »

The GERD: Resilient energy camel for pastoralists’ transformation in Ethiopia

 Pastoralism makes a significant contribution to the national economy, employment, agricultural production and concomitantly to ensure food security. The pastoral areas are the major source of supply of livestock for draught power,... Read more »

For sake of justice, U.S. must reset its navigation of Nile file

BY MISTIR SEW Ethiopia’s decision in late February to skip talks in Washington after refusing to sign the U.S.-drafted agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) did not result in anger... Read more »

Sustainable water use along the Abay River Basin: The need for cooperation

In any given society, under normal circumstances, water is an integral and essential part of the whole ecosystem. But when water flows downstream, in the form of flood, it can cause various... Read more »

How we can move from payers to players in our relation with Africa

As globalisation continues to rapidly shrink our world, the European Union’s strategic partners and competitors are deepening their links to the African continent. However, Europe is not standing idly by – Europe... Read more »