May 15, 2018

Bridging Nations

On 21st March 2018, 44 African heads of state signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which seeks to remove tariffs on 90 percent of continental […]
January 17, 2018

Gulf Politics Intensifies Regional Tensions

As different countries seek to exert influence in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, political divisions of the Middle Eastern Gulf are being played […]
October 17, 2017

Ethiopia Celebrates Unity as Divisions Deepen

On 16th October 2017, Ethiopia celebrated its 10th annual National Flag Day. The celebration was created by the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) with […]
January 19, 2016

Dispatches From Africa

Ethiopia: Development or Democracy? Emma Hooper writes from Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) Headquarters sit to the east of Addis Ababa, a handsome array of […]
April 13, 2015

Ethiopia’s Election and the Erosion of Democracy

“This election is only ceremonial” stated Yilkal Getnet, President of Semayawi (‘Blue’) Party, in an interview with the Mail & Guardian on the upcoming election in […]