The Fungus Club: How William Davison and Friends Meet to Mess Around in Ethiopian Affairs

Jeff PearceFollow Gather around, kids! And I’ll sing you a tune of how ol’ William Davison, senior analyst at Crisis Group, has organized a mutual support group to keep interfering in Ethiopian Affairs. This is despite his being deported twice from the country, and his pals having dubious qualifications over analyzing or commenting at all … Continue reading The Fungus Club: How William Davison and Friends Meet to Mess Around in Ethiopian Affairs

“WE HAVE STABBED A FELLOW DEMOCRACY IN THE BACK”

My speech about the war in northern Ethiopia delivered at a public meeting at IDA (Danish Society of Engineers), Copenhagen, March 22, 2022. Rasmus SonderriisDanish-Chilean journalist who has spent a total of over six years in Ethiopia since 2004 Following an introduction by moderator Adam Moe Fejerskov and 10-minute talks by EU representative Kristin Fedeler … Continue reading “WE HAVE STABBED A FELLOW DEMOCRACY IN THE BACK”

The danger of ethnic consciousness and tribal division for democracy in Africa Featured

By Noah Felix Rugira Democratic transition in Africa has always been under the spotlight. However, the vision of ensuring democratic transition in the continent has been challenged by dictators and lately by the growing tribal politics. Today, ethnic consciousness and tribal division makes a huge wound of many African societies, some more than others. Tribalism … Continue reading The danger of ethnic consciousness and tribal division for democracy in Africa Featured

አምባገነኖች የሚጠሉትና የሚፈሩት እውነትን ነው!

ካለፈው ሳምንት ጀምሮ በኒጄር፥ ኒያሜ ከተማ በአፍርካ የሰብዓዊ እና ዴሞክራሲያዊ መብት አያያዝ ዙሪያ የተለያዩ ሰብሰባዎች እየተካሄዱ ይገኛሉ። በመጀመሪያዎቹ አምስት ቀናት በተካሄደው ስብሰባ ከ28 የአፍሪካ ሀገራት የተወጣጡ በሰብዓዊ መብት ዙሪያ የሚሰሩ መንግስታዊ ያልሆኑ ድርጅቶች (NGOs) ተሳታፊ ሆነዋል። እኔም በቦታው የተገኘሁት በአፍሪካ ስላለው የኢንተርኔት ነፃነት፡ “Internet Freedom in Africa” በሚል ርዕስ ያለኝን ልምድና ተሞክሮ እንዳካፍል ተጋብዤ ነበር። … Continue reading አምባገነኖች የሚጠሉትና የሚፈሩት እውነትን ነው!

Africa’s digital revolution: People in the driving seat

Digital is more than just a word. It’s the coming together of humans and technology in new ways, resulting in fundamental changes in people, teams and organizations. It’s the “digital possible” – the potential of technology to change not just businesses, but communities, countries and the wider world. In the digital age, people aren’t just … Continue reading Africa’s digital revolution: People in the driving seat

The Coup That Set Ghana and Africa 50 Years Back

By Charles Quist-Adade Nkrumah wanted to industrialize Ghana within a generation, and everything was on course until the Americans and their British cousins used some disgruntled and self-serving Ghanaian soldiers to stage that terrible coup on 24 February 1966. It was a major setback, not only for Ghana but the whole of Africa! A few … Continue reading The Coup That Set Ghana and Africa 50 Years Back

The Impossible: Development with the Colonial Intellectual Roots.

A simple dictionary definition of ‘freedom’ shows that it implies the power to think, act, and speak as one deems fit without any hindrance. It also denotes the power of ‘being’ or ‘doing’. When many countries in Africa gained independence in the 1950s and beyond, this notion of freedom was what they all aspired to. … Continue reading The Impossible: Development with the Colonial Intellectual Roots.