Category: English

Ethiopian teff: The fight against biopiracy

A controversial patent on Ethiopia’s national cereal teff is about to be terminated — thanks, in part, to the initiative of a German lawyer. But the problem of biopiracy is far from solved. Teff, also known as dwarf millet, is…
Flashpoint on the Nile: Egypt Destabilizes Ethiopia

By Aklog Birara (Dr.) A flashpoint in current diplomatic relations in Africa today that can potentially lead to war is Egypt’s continued assertion that it will continue to exercise its hegemony over the Nile. Historically, Egypt’s relations with Ethiopia has…