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Golden era of growth fails to mask deeper grievances in Ethiopia

22 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Hanna Blyth, Fragile States Index
Since the end of an almost two-decades long civil war that began in 1991, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has provided relative political stability and enabled strong economic development. Though an inter-state conflict with Eritrea over disputed territory flared in 1998-2000, since the ceasefire was declared between the two countries in December 2000, Ethiopia has been on a path of strong fiscal growth and has become an increasingly respected player within the international community. Ethiopia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen from US$8.2 billion in 2000, to an impressive US$61.5 billion in 2015 – coinciding with major injections of foreign capital from development partners. Looking past these golden dollar sign headlines, however, there are signals that deep social and political fissures have the potential to set the country back on a path to conflict.
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Ethiopia’s latest claim of lifting over a million people out of poverty in one year raises eyebrows

10 Oct

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

State Minister Abraham Tekste, a leading member of the TPLF at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development said Wednesday October 9, 2013 that over a million Ethiopians were lifted out of poverty in the period from July 2012 to end of June 2013, according to Africa Review.
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