Last year, Tigray’s leaders underestimated their weaknesses. The region’s security forces were swept away in the conventional conflict and largely unprepared to shift to guerrilla warfare after Mekelle was captured on 28 November.
Even the grassroots party-state apparatus has vanished. …Continue reading
Living in a country where only 7% of the population are graduates, it is embarrassing for a government to admit that they cannot help further educate and empower the rest of the population.
When a product is increasingly inaccessible and …Continue reading
The dire humanitarian situation continues to escalate in Tigray, putting 4.5m people on the brink of starvation. In order to tackle the enormous humanitarian needs, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanded a cessation of hostilities and the immediate…
On January 1, the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect. Aside from the economic benefits that the arrangement will bring to the continent, Africa’s newfound support for free trade and liberalization marks a clear rejection of…
The unequal status of women persists, despite various waves of feminist activism around the world for centuries. One major gain of feminists, however, is the rate at which their views have spread and how far their influence now reaches.
But …Continue reading
Currently, Africa is home to between 40 and 70 percent of the world’s poorest, depending on which modeling platform you are looking at. What does this mean? It means that everyone else is eliminating extreme poverty except Africa.
In other …Continue reading