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The New Hegemon in Africa

Ethiopia has come a long way since the dark days of a quarter-century ago. Its resurgence, domestically and internationally, is unmistakable. Never have so many Ethiopians had so much reason to be optimistic and confident about the future. The Ethiopian vision of a Nile Basin where resources no longer lead to zero-sum competition and violent (proxy) wars, but rather to joint strategies to tackle poverty, unemployment, and climate change deserves wide-ranging support.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Looking Back At 2013

With 2013 approaching termination, it may be a good time to review the five most portentous events and developments of the year.

Read Here – The National Interest

The African Idenity Dilemma

f one were to ask people on the streets of any African capital to name a union of states that readily comes to mind, they are likely to mention the United Nations, the US and possibly the European Union. And the African Union? Oh yes, yes, I have heard of it, a few might say. And yet the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) — as the African Union (AU) was called in 1963 when it was set up in Addis Ababa with 30 signatories — now includes virtually all the African states and will be 50 years old tomorrow.

This should mean something, shouldn’t it?

Read Here – Gulf News

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