June 3, 2020

Egypt’s Voracity and Ethiopia’s National Resolve –It is a “who are we moment” for all Ethiopians—  Aklog Birara (Dr) Any rational person in the 21st century will understand the just and reasonable argument that Ethiopian children should no longer starve while Egyptians export food using Nile River waters, 86 percent of which comes from Ethiopia. […]

May 26, 2020

  “The ugly reality is that, most poor people in most poor countries most of the time never receive or even make contact with aid in any tangible shape or form: whether it is present or absent, increased or decreased…multi-billion-dollar financial flows—are skimmed off by dishonest commission agents, and stolen by corrupt Ministers and Presidents, […]

May 18, 2020

Why Creditors Should Cancel All of Africa’s Foreign Debt                                     Aklog Birara (Dr.) Part II of III This commentary is the second of a series setting the background on Africa’s foreign debt. In graduate school at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University where the emphasis was on political economy […]

May 12, 2020

     Egyptian Misrepresentation of History Perpetuates Ethiopia’s Poverty   History teaches us that about 450 BCE, the Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile.” He did not know that 86 percent of this mighty river that made Egyptian civilization possible originated from the Ethiopian highlands, an upstream riparian nation. He […]