Rethinking the Ethiopian privatisation

Introduction The new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has indicated that the privatisation of certain state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is imminent. In August 2018, an advisory board has been established, and the team is expected to get support from legal, finance and accounting experts. However, the Prime Minister has been silent about broader economic liberalisation,…

Peace and prehistory in Somaliland BY Stanley Stewart

©Alamy Rock art at Laas Geel On the road to the Arabian Sea, the surface of the desert looked like a dinosaur’s hide: desiccated, calloused, cracked. In the middle distance were a cluster of nomad tents, like old haystacks. A gully opened and I glimpsed camels strolling in the sand boulevard of a dry river…

Stop millions of Western immigrants! By Andre Vltchek

Tens of millions of European and North American immigrants, legal and illegal, have been flooding both the cities and countryside in Asia, Latin America, and even Africa.Western migrants are charging like bulls and the ground is shaking under their feet; they are fleeing Europe and North America in hordes. Deep down they cannot stand their…

Goree Island

Picturesque Goree Island or as is commonly known in Senegal Île de Gorée The island of Gorée is reported to be one of the first places in Africa to be settled by Europeans, with the Portuguese setting foot on the island in 1444. The Dutch are said to have bought the island from a local…

Visa Denied by Jackson Biko

I have always wanted to see the River Thames. It’s the only thing I have ever really wanted to see in England. I am not interested in seeing the Old Trafford. Or Soho. Or China Town (what with the thousands of Chinese coming to build our railways, we will anyways soon be sending SMSs in…

LUO NYATITI MUSIC FROM KENYA

famous (Photo credit: the apostrophe)     Nyatiti is an eight-stringed plucked lyre from Kenya. It is a classical instrument used by the Luo people located in the Nyanza western region in Kenya. It is about three feet long. The player of Nyatiti holds it to his chest, seated on a low stool, with the…