Friday, December 14, 2018

Making Ethiopia’s electoral board independent

by Felix Horne There was good news from Ethiopia as former opposition leader, lawyer and judge Birtukan Midekssa was named head of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia...

Influencer Marketing and the rise of the ‘Hyperfan’

Early this month, an influencer was sued by Snap Chat’s PR firm for not influencing hard enough for them. Apparently, an agreement was signed...

Smallholder farmers feeding Ethiopia’s cities

Ethiopia’s urban population is growing fast, with 20 percent of people now living in cities. Fast forward to 2050 and the United Nations Population Division estimates that this...

Ethiopia, the shining star rising in the East

As a young boy I dreamt of visiting Ethiopia because I thought they had the most beautiful women in the world. I remember thinking...

Alibaba did not choose Rwanda without reason

Ever since the World Bank began publishing the Doing Business report, Rwanda has been improving its performance in every edition. This year it went even...

3D printed homes as a solution to Africa’s housing challenge

According to a 2015 World Bank report on Sub-Saharan Africa’s housing sector, there could be as many as 1.2 billion urban dwellers by 2050...

Setting the scene for Nigeria’s Creative Industry

In June this year, the Nigerian government, through the office of the Vice President, inaugurated an advisory group – Technology and Creativity Council –...

A tourist’s point of view: Ambode should be left to continue...

by Julie Okonofua I have driven into Lagos many times before. I have come into Lagos by road through the Ojodu Berger end, through the...