The people of the region want peace and stability; but what if war is the price?
BY ALEM FISSHATZION
I hope the suggestion I am about to make below will be received by all in the concept I intend in my heart of hearts. My intentions/wishes are purely geared towards bringing about peace and stability in Eritrea specifically, and the Horn of Africa at large. Continue reading A Thorn in the Flesh→
South Sudan’s latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement.
Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebel leader Riek Machar, a Nuer, signed a peace deal last month meant to end 21 months of fighting when a power struggle between the two degenerated into violence marked by army massacres of Nuer in the capital, Juba. Continue reading Another Peace Deal Unravels in South Sudan→
EVERY country tapping the global sovereign bond market details the dangers investors face in its prospectus, often in a boilerplate section enumerating possible problems – such as fiscal deficits or taxation issues – that is largely ignored.
THE unilateral action by Ethiopia to dam the Nile for hydropower generation and the adverse effects it will have on Egypt has been described by experts as anywhere from “causing significant damage to Egypt” to “potentially catastrophic.”
Anytime you play smart with nature and make changes to the landscape, it always has unintended negative consequences. It happens every time. Guaranteed! At the very least, it never works out the way you imagined it. Leaving aside the merits of damming the Nile on the Ethiopian side, the net effect will be to reduce the water flow to downstream states, namely Sudan and Egypt. Continue reading The Coming Ethio-Egyptian Water War→