It is almost three weeks since a large-scale war started in the Tigray region of Ethiopia involving a multitude of internal actors and external ... military players. That this is happening in a country where the African Union (AU) is rooted, with its overarching slogan ‘silencing the guns in Africa’, is puzzling, to say the least.
The Group of 20 wrapped up yet another high-profile summit on Sunday that will once again disappoint anyone looking to the world’s wealthiest ... countries for leadership in resolving the developing world’s burgeoning debt crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the need for the African insurance sector to demonstrate its critical role in supporting people and ... businesses. The pandemic has been the most severe risk event in Africa in years, but many insurers have not delivered on their promise.
When news broke last October that Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopians were somewhat divided. As could ... be gleaned from headlines, some must also have been ambivalent. Amid these diverse reactions, the strangest were those that tried to defend the award by equating it with national pride. Can the Nobel Peace Prize really serve as a source of national pride for Ethiopians?
Many social movements have taken to going online to achieve a critical mass, with Nigeria's #EndSARS being one notable example. The force of ... cultural activism along with celebrity culture can help social movements by drawing much-needed international attention to current situations. But is there a fine line between cultural activism and cultural appropriation?
As expected for months, Zambia now has the dubious distinction of being the first African country this year to default on a portion of its debt. ... While many have framed Zambia’s failures as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many analysts have pointed out that the country’s failures pre-date the outbreak and have more to do with the government’s incompetent fiscal management than anything else.