Democracy and its Trade-off: Ethiopia ’s Path to National Reconciliation

by Messay Kebede (Phd) In many of my previous articles, even as Meles Zenawi was in absolute control of the country, I have defined the creation of a government of national reconciliation as the best roadmap both for the easing of some of Ethiopia’s socio-economic problems and initiating the construction of a democratic future. My […]

China’s Aid To Africa: Monster Or Messiah? By Yun Sun

China’s Aid To Africa: Monster Or Messiah? By Yun Sun

(AFRICANGLOBE) In recent years, China’s economic presence in Africa has led to a heated debate, some of it well-informed and some of it not, about the nature of Chinese involvement and its implications for the continent. The debate is partially motivated by the rapid growth of China’s economic presence in Africa: for example, Chinese investment […]

“3 Myths that block progress for the poor” (Bill Gates)

By Bill Gates By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think […]

Ethiopia : Muslim-Christian Relations , By David Shinn

By David Shinn Historical Background The Muslim-Christian relationship in Ethiopia has a mixed historical background. Ethiopia is located on a religious fault line, although the relationship between the two religions has been reasonably cordial in recent decades. Christian rule has prevailed in the Ethiopian highlands since the early 4th century. Early in the 7th century […]