Due to warfare, ploughing and planting was not timely in Tigray. This may lead to a second year with failed crops.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
Low-income countries that sought to spend more on health care during the pandemic have been hit with ratings downgrades, while others avoided borrowing entirely.
When humanitarian agencies are obliged to stop operations by political decision or because of huge physical insecurity, the poorest and most vulnerable succumb first through starvation and disease.
Instead of fanning the flames, the West needs to be even-handed in bringing the warring sides to the table.
Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
In Ethiopia’s new and unsettled political space, there are issues related to the current electoral rules, the performance and strength of the opposition parties, and to campaigning.
Formation of the African Union shows how social context is important in international negotiations.
It’s time to shift focus away from bitcoin and to pay more attention to other blockchain projects promising to make real contributions to the world.
Establishing whether a genocide is happening in Ethiopia requires an independent and objective investigation – which probably won’t happen.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and their neighbours could deploy large-scale solar and wind farms, connected by a regionally integrated power grid.
Given the ever increasing importance of coordinated management Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt should manage all dams through the Nile Basin Commission.
Nile communities carefully monitored and recorded the river’s flow. Centuries later these records are still being used by water resource managers around the world to analyse unpredictable river flows.
It’s a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
China is providing masks, vaccines, medical equipment and personnel to African countries ignored by the U.S. in recent years, positioning itself as an essential partner to the region.
Adolescent girls can contribute to social change, economic growth, sustainable development and peaceful societies. They should be able to live their lives free from violence.
The availability of data by sex and gender is important for national responses when it comes to prevention, treatment and control.
Time in the camps does not move forward and educated refugees are stuck, without the opportunity to create a path for a better future.
It won’t be easy to get the 11 countries in the basin to agree to a plan that avoids chronic water shortages in the future. Good information sharing and technical cooperation are critical.