Ambassadors Carson, Lyman & Moose Reflecting on Forthcoming US – Africa Summit

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

President Barack Obama and African leaders attending the first U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington in a few days time a number of issues and factors undermining the democratic development and economic growth achieved on the continent in recent decades. Three former high-level U.S. officials in the video are: Ambassadors Johnnie Carson, Princeton Lyman and George Moose, all of whom now are affiliated. Their discussion is moderated by Susan Stigant.

Courtesy of US Institute of Peace
 

Hailemariam’s CNBC interview: Ethiopia still needs a “strong hand” & the World Bank is wrong on Ethiopia

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Alice Tidey, CNBC

The World Bank is “wrong” about how hard it is to do business in Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn the country’s prime minister has told CNBC.
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ኢትዮጵያ በኤክስፖርት ዘርፍ አስከፊ የተባለ አፈጻጸም ማሳየቷን የዓለም ባንክ ጥናት አመለከተ

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

      –   ኢትዮጵያ ከሚመስሏት አገሮች ዝቅተኛ ተወዳዳሪነት አላት

      –   መንግሥት የገንዘብ ምንዛሪ ተመን አላስተካክልም አለ

የዓለም ባንክ ለሦስተኛ ጊዜ ባካሄደው የቅርብ ጊዜ የኢኮኖሚ ጥናት፣ ኢትዮጵያ በአሥር ዓመት ውስጥ አስከፊ የተባለውን የወጪ ንግድ አፈጻጸም ማስመዝገቧን አመለከተ፡፡ መንግሥት የኤክስፖርት ዘርፍ መዳከሙን አምኗል፡፡
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Advance election 2015 rigging: TPLF moving rural members to Addis Abeba & issuing them cards as residents – A variant of gerrymandering in US!

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The TPLF, Ethiopia’s ruling party, has started moving substantial number of its members from Tigray and Amhara regions by temporarily settling them in Addis Abeba and issuing them residence cards to boost its electoral chances in the 2015 election in a city that in 2005 had humiliated it, according to a news report by ESAT. It is reported that these individuals are interspersed in the 13 zones of Addis Abeba.
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Has Ethiopia lost its way around sound economic reasoning or China choosing first things first?

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The bilateral relation between Ethiopia and China has never been at the height of its glory as it appears now, gossip observed. Ever since 200 Chinese laborers arrived in the highlands of Ethiopia in January 1868, building the road that led to the well known expeditions by Robert Napier’s (Gen.), against Emperor Tewodros, the Chinese reserve a significant place in building the nation’s physical infrastructure, gossip recalls.
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World Bank Urges Ethiopia to Devalue Birr to Boost Exports

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia observatory (TEO)
by William Davison, Bloomberg

Ethiopia’s birr is overvalued and the country would benefit from a devaluation to boost export revenue and accelerate economic growth, the World Bank said.
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South Sudan accuses its neighbours of “arming” rebels

23 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

July 21, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Monday accused some of its neighbours of allegedly supporting opposition forces fighting the Juba government.
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