የማኑፋክቸሪንግ ዘርፍ የ2006 አፈጻጸም ከዕቅዱ 50 በመቶ በታች ሆነ

27 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

በተጠናቀቀው የበጀት ዓመት ከማኑፋክቸሪንግ ዘርፍ 1.2 ቢሊዮን ዶላር ለማግኘት የታቀደ ቢሆንም፣ አፈጻጸሙ ግን 397.7 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ብቻ መሆኑ ታወቀ፡፡ የዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን ዕቅዱ ሲጀመር ከማኑፋክቸሪንግ ዘርፍ ይገኝ የነበረው የውጭ ምንዛሪ ገቢ 256 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ስለነበር፣ በዕቅዱ መጨረሻ ዓመት ላይ 2.2 ቢሊዮን ዶላር ለማግኘት ውጥን ተይዟል፡፡ የዕቅድ ዘመኑ ሊጠናቀቅ አንድ ዓመት ሲቀረው ማለትም በ2006 ዓ.ም. ከዘርፉ ለማግኘት ታቅዶ የነበረው 1.2 ቢሊዮን ዶላር ቢሆንም፣ በተለያዩ ችግሮች የተነሳ ይህንን ማሳካት አለመቻሉን የኢንዱስትሪ ሚኒስቴር የበጀት ዓመቱ የሥራ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርት ያስረዳል፡፡
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Ethiopia must avoid double-digit inflation, at all costs – World Bank

26 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Guang Z. Chen, WB country director for Ethiopia

The World Bank this year set a record high funding to Ethiopia.

UntitledThe record was set both in terms of disbursement and commitment. Guang Zhe Chen, director of WB for Ethiopia, speaks about issues pertinent to the economy. One such case, perhaps, is access to finance. Manufacturing and the private sector is the other topic where Chen shared his views. Birhanu Fikade of The Reporter sat down with the country director to talk about the recent recurrent budget. Chen warns that Ethiopia should not go back to the double-digit inflationary status following the salary adjustments. Excerpts:
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African Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Release Journalists

25 Jul

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

More than 40 press freedom and human rights organizations sent a letter to Ethiopia’s prime minister urging the release of journalists and bloggers imprisoned under anti-terrorism legislation, including 10 charged last week.
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TPLF claims ‘UN accords its human rights accomplishments highest regard & acknowledgement’, Part II

25 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Authorities have always recognized that to control the public they control information. The initial possessor of news and ideas has political power – the power to disclose or conceal, to announce some parts and not others, to hold back until opportunistic moments, to predetermine the interpretation of of what is revealed.”

    Prof. Ben H. Bagdikian, The Media Monopoly (1987)

 

        I. The clash between lies & reality & the inescapable consequences

Part I of this article appeared under the title: Are official lies becoming TPLF’s preferred ways of running Ethiopia? That article’s goal has been to expose the endless lies and political propaganda by the TPLF regime, which in this case relates to what transpired in the morning of May 6, 2014 in Geneva when the United Nations examined Ethiopia’s human rights record under what is commonly known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.
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Hailemariam Desalegn humiliated as university withdraws honor

24 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(AV) Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn faced a stinging humiliation as Azusa Pacific University (APU), whose motto is “God First”, has withdrawn an honor it had already bestowed on him. The university administration had to reverse its decision to honor Mr. Desalegn in light of gross human rights violations in Ethiopia being perpetrated by the regime he serves.
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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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