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Paradigm Shift: Entrepreneurship Taking Precedence Over Public Jobs In Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - In Ethiopia, a country of 90 million the main and almost the only source of employment was the government. Previously many young graduates dreamed of joining a government offices and becoming a public servant. But these days this attitude has been replaced by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur or self-employed.

“Paradigm Shift’ Boosts Congo Peace Prospects

I walked into the State Department just over a year ago to take on my new role of U.S. Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Part of my eagerness in accepting the job came from the recognition that we were entering a period of unprecedented international commitment to and partnership with Africa, including the Great Lakes Region.

Africa Needs a Paradigm Shift

AFRICANGLOBE - The trade arrangement between Africa and the rest of the world is not driven by forces of demand and supply but rather it is one of the horse and the rider, with Africa being the former. Africa has remained a net exporter of raw materials such as crude oil, cocoa, coffee, tobacco and many other primary production commodities which also include minerals and timber.

Technology Changes Face of Tourism in Africa

The Tourism Industry is facing a paradigm shift globally. Africa is by no means immune to this trend as information technology is one of...

BRICS – Can Africa Join This League?

AFRICANGLOBE - The last few years have seen rapid economic growth of BRICS countries and a recent paradigm shift of power towards these countries. The recent Euro-zone crisis has further reinforced this position with European leaders during the euro-zone crisis summit, held in Brussels late last year, and the G-20 summit in Cannes, France making a plea to China to come to their aid and structure a bailout package considering the country has vast currency reserves.