NEBE’s Allocation of Parliamentary Seats to Regional States: Evidence-based?

As a background to the upcoming election, the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has announced a revised version of the allocation of parliamentary seats to regional states.  Details of this announcement was reported in today’s issue of the Reporter News Paper. In the past, I have made repeated pleas Read more…

Plugging the Leaky Bucket: A Technologist’s View of Ethio Telecom’s Proposed Privatization

Technological innovation is one of the fundamental instruments of growth to help developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. In the context of economic developments over recent decades, technological innovations draw exemplary inspirations from the Four Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan) due to the fact that Read more…

Cloud Based Technologies Present New Paradigms for Technology Transfer

Background Overview Innovations based on scientific and technological knowledge have underpinned successful developments all over the world. These developments span from poverty-reduction efforts in developing countries to tackling some grand challenges in the industrialized world. Regardless of where the developmental efforts are, they all have a common theme of boosting Read more…

Cloud Computing Services as Emancipative Technologies

We are all becoming familiar with the phrase “disruptive technologies” nowadays which is in widespread use in connection with emerging technologies (e.g., cloud services) because these technologies do away with conventional on-premises deployment of services (e.g., servers and associated IT infrastructure). While this is true in the developed world, the Read more…