Ethiopian football owes much of its existence to the personal effort of players, informal coaches, and established clubs. Formal academia and training camps contribute very little to players’ journeys and successes. A recent collaboration between the Ethiopian Football Federation and Three-Point, however, might change the status quo to give additional hope to young boys and girls who aspire to kick the ball on national and international pitches. The partnership could even become a manufacturing hub for the export of professional footballers to Europe, writes Abiy Wendifraw.

Preaching Democracy While Working to Unseat an Elected Government and Rushing for Geo-Political Dominance

Arguably, the in-cubing democrat-led government of the United States has been facing multifaceted challenges at home. The chaotic influx of immigrants, a broken system of handling immigration, inefficiency in the supply chain management of commodities, significant rejection of Covid-19 vaccine by citizens, and inflation that caused price hikes on gas and other essential goods are few of the factors that attributed to the disgruntling situation American officials face. Americans are highly upset; the rift on the already divided nation has widened, and, consequently, major polls have suggested that President Biden’s overall approval rate has declined to as low as, 48Pct in the early days of December.

Over the past five years, India has experienced an unusually rapid expansion of digital connectivity and access to services. This has had a positive impact on the inclusiveness of economic growth; on efficiency and productivity in retail, supply chains, and finance; and on entrepreneurial activity.

India’s engagement with digital technology dates to the late 1980s. Major investments in computer science and education were made under Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s administration (1984-89). And with the expansion of internet access in the 1990s, India became home to many major outsourcing companies in IT administration, business processes, and customer service. But because the infrastructure needed for widespread mobile-internet access remained deficient, penetration lagged and data costs for mobile users ended up being among the highest in the world.


Having commenced after the end of World War II, humanitarian aid has been one of the tools used by Western nations to project themselves as the good guy in global interactions. Recently, the West has been slowly moving towards developmental assistance as the criticism against humanitarian aid has been getting tougher. As the diplomatic standoff between Ethiopia and the West worsens, with aid in the middle of the engagement, it is still difficult to pinpoint the role of aid in economic growth. Also at play is the effectiveness of and bad-practice prone implementation by local actors. EBR’s Mariamawit Gezahegn delves into the matter to offer this report.


In recent years, Ethiopia has seen more and more of its citizens campaigning and securing leading positions in global institutions. From United Nations agencies to tech giants in the United States’ Silicon Valley, more Ethiopians are tiptoeing up the helm of big multinational corporations and organizations. As much as the trend shows both individual and national success, recent developments paint a contradicting picture of Ethiopians as global leaders, writes EBR’s Addisu Deresse.

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