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Buhari and Other Authors of Nigeria’s Famous Book, By Azu Ishiekwene

Ten years from now, when we look back at Buhari’s promise to lay the foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, would it be another chapter in the Book of Empty Speeches? Will his October 1 promise to provide “affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the not-too-distant future”…
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Opinion

Our Women Have Been Caged In ‘the Other Room’ Again!, By Banji Ojewale

Buhari needs to revise the ministerial list and bring in more women. The states are not faring better. For instance, in Oyo, only one female has been mentioned in a 14-member team sent to the lawmakers. We need far more of them to reflect our multi-gender strength and corral this…
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Celebrating Africa’s Pink Leadership Wave, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

Currently, Africa is experiencing a pink wave of women’s leadership that needs to be celebrated and emulated. Specifically, Ethiopia and Rwanda are positioned to lead the rest of the continent out of the present male-dominated dead-end governance we’ve been saddled with since independence. Half of the Ethiopian cabinet is now…
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Opinion

Our Victories In the Horn of Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

The icing on that cake was last Sunday’s "Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea" in Jeddah, which brought to a final close, an armed conflict that began in 1961. We are also witnessing peace talks between Djibouti…
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Hope Rises As GERD Tensions Ease, By Rafiq Raji

...both countries have found it easier to cooperate; agreeing to develop the Port of Sudan in early May and establish a joint military force to protect the GERD. Understandably, warmer relations between Ethiopia and Sudan became increasingly worrying for Egypt. With the recent rapprochement between the Ethiopian and Egyptian sides,…
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Would Foreign Banks Be Beneficial for Ethiopia?, By Rafiq Raji

- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ...if the Ethiopian government is indeed serious about tackling the FX shortage problem, and there are indications it is, the Ahmed administration at least, then the two sectors that it must liberalise at the earliest time possible are the telecommunications and banking sectors. Introduction In…
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Opinion

How Africa Could Become the New Asia, By Hans Gerard Moleman

If Ethiopia succeeds, It can set an example for Nigeria, a potential powerhouse, and a slew of other countries on the continent: How to escape from a spiral of poor governance and poverty through clever planning of economic development. If Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali manages to get the opposition on…
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