Sunday, May 26, 2019

Abiy Ahmed: the Ethiopian Prime Minister who captured Africa’s imagination

Analysis by Farai Sevenzo, CNN Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopia's Prime Minister in April. At 42, he carved a path through Ethiopia's tense, ethnically...

Addis Ababa has overtaken Dubai as the world’s gateway into Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir Thanks to major political reforms and relaxed visa rules, Ethiopia has emerged as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel...

How Africa’s film industry can unlock up to $2 billion box...

If Africa were to follow China’s example and broadly invest in cinema infrastructure, it could achieve annual box office revenues of $1.5 to $2...

The fast rising trend of Online Art Galleries in Africa

by Iweka Kingsley In February this year, ‘Tutu’ a painting by the renowned Nigerian artist, Ben Enwonwu, was auctioned and sold for an African record...

This is how Eritrea and Ethiopia made peace, and what it...

by Martin Plaut This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged the...

With Vegetable Growing, Family Health Agents and more, these Local Changemakers...

In Kenya and Uganda, the East Africa Leadership Team of The Pollination Project drive the organization’s work to empower grassroots changemakers as they work...

Young Ethiopians eye a fertile future in Artificial Intelligence

by Thomas Lewton A lab in Addis Ababa is on a mission to use AI to disrupt conventional development models and inspire a new generation of...

The state of African economies unravelled

By Professor Landry Signé This year’s Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group were full of thought-provoking discussions...