Tag Archives: economic growth

Arkebe’s lies to Bloomberg on continuing double-digit growths terribly delusional & irresponsible

17 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

In Ethiopia, TPLF-occupation forces often love to speak in terms of numbers, as if numbers alone they create or author could become a source of their credibility, but are hardly attested to by outcomes Ethiopians have been waiting for. Consequently, it has been a foregone conclusion for Ethiopians that all TPLF officials invariably share one typical characteristic – they all spine-chillingly lie outright!
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ሕወሃት መራሹ ኢሕአዴግ መቀሌ ላይ በወሰደው የፖለቲካ ውሳኔ ምክንያት ሃገራችን አንድ ግዙፍ እርምጃ ወደኋላ ትራመዳለች

31 Aug

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

መቀሌ በመካሄድ ላይ የነበረው አሥረኛው የኢሕአዴግ ስብሰባ “ሕዝባዊ አደራን በላቀ ዕድገትና ትርንስፎርሜሽን” ፖለቲካዊ፡ ኢኮኖሚያዊ፡ ማኅበረ ስብዓዊ፡ ድርጅታዊ፡ ልማታዊ፡ የመልካም አስተዳደርና የዲሞክራሲ ተግባራት አፈጻጸሞችን ከገመገመ በኋላ፥ እንደ ተጠበቀው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ተብየው በያዘው ድርጅታዊ ሊቀ መንበርነትና አስተዳደራዊ አመራር ከአቶ ደመቀ መኮንን ጋር በሥራቸው እንዲቀጥሉ ወስኗል።
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What President Obama didn’t see on his trip to Africa: TPLF’s hoodwinking of int’l community over poverty reduction & progress can’t stick long!

2 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by John Page*

On his fourth trip to Africa, President Obama celebrated a changing continent. A change that he did not see, however, was growing numbers of workers in jobs that pay good wages and offer some employment security. In fact, except for a few high-tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and the staff of a U.S.-sponsored food supplement plant in Ethiopia it is unlikely he saw many Africans engaged in modern, high productivity jobs at all. That is because, despite nearly 20 years of solid GDP growth, Africa’s economies are creating too few jobs in the sectors that count: those with output per worker high enough to offer decent wages and a path out of poverty. More worrying still, the fastest growers are creating the fewest jobs (see Figure 1). Ethiopia and Kenya, the two countries on this visit, are among the region’s least successful countries in converting economic growth into employment growth. This is not how economic transformation is supposed to work.
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Obama speaks thru African Union (AU) to Africans, emphasizing importance of respecting African dignity & urging gov’ts to behave

29 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On July 28, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke to Africans from the Mandela Hall, built by the Chinese, and his emphasis on the need to improve the lives of a billion Africans in every respect. In that regard, he was emphatic when he said, “A half-century into this independence era, it is long past time to put aside old stereotypes of an Africa forever mired in poverty and conflict.”
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በመጪዎቹ ሶስት ዓመታት የኢትዮጵያ ኢንቨስትመንትና የኢኮኖሚ ዕድገት እንደሚቀንሱ የዓለም ባንክ ተነበየ: መጥፎ አስተዳደር በኢትዮጵያና የጦርነት ሥጋትን ባንኩ አይዳስስም!

12 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

* የዕዳ ክምችት የኢኮኖሚውን 65 በመቶ ድርሻ ሊይዝ እንደሚችል ጠቆመ

የዓለም ባንክ በየዓመቱ በሚያወጣው ተከታታይ የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ እንቅስቃሴ ላይ ባተኮረ ሪፖርት መሠረት፣ እ.ኤ.አ. ከ2015 ጀምሮ የአገሪቱ ኢኮኖሚ ዕድገት ይኖራል ተብሎ ከሚጠበቀው የባለሁለት አኃዝ በመውረድ ወደ 8.5 ከመቶ ዝቅ እንደሚል ባንኩ ተነበየ፡፡ የመንግሥት ባለሥልጣናት ትንበያውን ተቃውመዋል፡፡
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FAO: 32 percent of Ethiopians are undernourished in 2015

28 May
FAO's Hunger Map 2015

FAO’s Hunger Map 2015

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

FAO defines undernourishment as condition in which a citizen “is not able to acquire enough food to meet the daily minimum dietary energy requirements, over a period of one year.” In that sense, for FAO, chronic undernourishment is the other name of hunger.
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የሽፍታ/ወንበዴ መንግሥት በኢትዮጵያ

6 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

በሃገራችን ታሪክ አንድ ግለሰብ በኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት መንግሥት ላይ ወይንም በትውልድ አካባቢው ንጉሣዊ አስተዳደር ላይ አምጾ መነሳትና በረሃ መግባት አዲስ ነገር አልነበረም፡፡ ፊታውራሪ እገሌ፡ ወይንም ደጃዝማች እገሌ ወይንም ማዕረገ አልባው አቶ እገሌ ሸፈተ ሲባል መስማት ወይንም ማንበብ ኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ ውስጥ እስከ 1960ዎቹ መጀመሪያ ድረስ ይሰማ ነበር – ዕድሜ ለቢቢሲና ሌሎችም አውሮፓ ውስጥ የሚታተሙ ሣምንታዊ መጽሔቶች፥ ጎጃም፣ ባሌ፣ ሸዋ፥ ትግራይ፣ ኤርትራ፥ ወዘተ እንዲህ ሆነ የሚለውን ዜና ላስታወስ!
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Is Ethiopia’s building boom masking poverty?

17 Apr


by Lerato Mbele

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Whenever we set up our camera and flapped open our sun reflectors in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, passers-by became curious and eager to help.
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