National Identity and National Unity Discussion - Addis Ababa May 2018
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Group Conversation with PM Abiy Zeru Hagos May 22, 2018 - Since he became the new Prime Minister, PM Abiy has been meeting Ethiopians from all walk of life to introduce himself and bridge the gap that has been created over the last three years. Ethiopians have been taunted and victimized by unprecedented civil strife over the last three years! There have been ethnic conflicts that almost destroyed the fabric of the society
Agricultural Development under GTP II Bereket Gebru 05-23-18 - The first Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP I) was known for its audacity as it set very ambitious goals to quickly transform the state of sectors of the economy. Instead of a slow progression in the form of reform or any other sort of approach, it adopted the rapid change model through transformation. Therefore, the goals set by the plan seemed to...
Analyzing Ethiopia’s two major threats Ewnetu Haile 05-23-18 - Ethiopia’s national interest was redefined after the EPRDF assumed state power. The change sought to focus on the internal political and economic vulnerabilities of the country. Accordingly, economic backwardness and the desperate poverty in which a large majority of the people...
The China-Europe tug under African eyes Bereket Gebru 05-23-18 - Some western analysts refer to the China’s close engagement with Africa as ‘China’s scramble for Africa.’ Now we all know about the real scramble for Africa that entailed the colonization of African countries by some European countries
UNECA to hold conference on Africa's digital trade ADDIS ABABA, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Tuesday emphasized exploring opportunities of digital trade within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Swapping Ethiopia's Debt for the Construction of Adwa Pan African University Professor Desta, Asayehgn 05-21-18 - Against odds, Ethiopian patriots won a decisive victory over the aggressive colonial Italian army at the battle of Adwa on March 1, 1896. Consequently, the Battle of Adwa helped Ethiopia maintain its sovereignty while inspiring other African countries that had been defeated and divided by European colonizers.
Potential investors in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa are being warned Last month Ethiopia reached a deal to take a share in the Port of Djibouti following the Djibouti government’s seizure of Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) from DP World in February, however, a new report by new report by political and security risk consultancy Allan & Associates suggests that the cons outweigh the pros.
Bolstering manufacturing and export Gebre-Michael Asgedom 05-21-18 - The second China Trade Week held in Addis Ababa had managed to convene over 50 Chinese Suppliers and Ethiopian Customers in one pavilion. Chinese companies have said that Ethiopia may be their market destination in the future...
African economies urged to take advantage of current global economic upturn The World Bank’s global economic outlook and the International Monetary Fund indicates a positive trend in global economic growth confidence.The fastest growing economy in the world over the last 20 years has been Ethiopia, says Krugel. In 2008 and 2009, the size of South Africa’s economy in relation to Ethiopia’s economy was 50:1. Over the last ten years, that ratio has narrowed to 6:1,
Government Role Crucial For Industrializing Africa, AfDB Says The role of the state is key for developing manufacturing industries. Korea and Japan are good examples for this. In the 1960s Korea was where many African countries are now...He mentioned that Ethiopia is one of the countries doing well in terms of state involvement in facilitation of manufacturing industry development. There has to be a balance between the role of the government and the private sector, according to Adesina.
Ethiopia Lobbies for Release of Billionaire in Saudi Arabia Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he’s "sure" Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi will be released and returned to Ethiopia "soon" following discussions with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to state media.
Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.
Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement late Saturday that the Ramadan serial, titled "Abu Omar al-Masry," is "insulting to Egyptians living in Sudan" and called on Egypt to ...
BEING BLACK IN DONALD TRUMP'S AMERICA On May 11, 2018 a young woman and her daughter entered a vintage store in the Williamsburg section of hipster Brooklyn. After trying a few items of clothing in the fitting room she returned the items to the store clerk and started walking out of the store when the employee accused her of stealing.
Smiths Detection to secure Ethiopia-Djibouti railway route Smiths Detection technology has been selected by the Ethiopian Railways to secure the infrastructure on a key rail link connecting Ethiopia and the port at Djibouti.
Under the contract, Smiths Detection will install a range of 39 scanners to prevent possible threats at 16 major stations along the route.
The irresistible triumph of darkness amid a surplus of light Bereket Gebru 05-17-18 - A few nights ago, I was writing about the rapidly growing electric power capacity of Ethiopia citing the various renewable and non-renewable energy generation projects already commissioned and others that are still under construction.
Mekelle University Will host All African Universities Sports Competition in less than two months! Tamrat Yemane sat with Dr. Kesat Legesee head of the organizing committee to find out more on the preparation. Listen to the interview.