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28 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

 

 

 

The Economist likens Ethiopia’s false choice of development over democracy as evidence of its choice to become Africa’s house of cards

26 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“But with political freedom now a thing of the past, the government’s legitimacy rests on it delivering the prosperity it has long promised to all its citizens.”

Development now and democracy later is a non-starter for the throngs of these angry Ethiopian youth that with every passing day has less or nothing to lose! (Credit: AFP/Getty Images via The Economist)

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TPLF’s clampdown on dissent tests ethnic federalism, peace, citizens’ equality & Ethiopia’s stability

9 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by William Davison
 

Protests sparked by the arrest of Konso leader Kala Gezahegn underlined growing tensions between Ethiopia’s central government and many ethnic populations

Nothing seemed amiss when an Ethiopian government vehicle arrived to collect the traditional leader of the Konso people for a meeting in March. But instead of being taken to discuss his community’s requests for more autonomy, Kala Gezahegn was arrested.
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Ethiopia’s sesame seed trade with China – a partnership of equals?

10 Jul
Eastern promise … the Chinese-built African Union building is a visible symbol of Ethiopia-China relations. Photograph: Jacoline Prinsloo/GCIS/EPA

Eastern promise … the Chinese-built African Union building is a visible symbol of Ethiopia-China relations. Photograph: Jacoline Prinsloo/GCIS/EPA

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Ethiopia uses sesame seeds to repay loans on Chinese-built infrastructure. But what are the long-term benefits to farmers?

Eastern promise … the Chinese-built African Union building is a visible symbol of Ethiopia-China relations. Photograph: Jacoline Prinsloo/GCIS/EPA
It seems unlikely that many Ethiopian farmers sat down and thought about what Chinese consumers want to eat for breakfast before planting their crops. Yet a surge in the eastward export of sesame seed over the past decade has created an unexpected interdependency between the two countries.

In less than a decade, Ethiopia has jumped from being a minor producer of sesame (38,000 tonnes in 2002, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation) to the largest producer in Africa and fourth largest in the world (320,000 tonnes in 2011, according to the most recent data available). During the same period, China has switched from being a net exporter to a net importer, providing the main destination for Ethiopia’s sesame seeds.

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Ethiopian Airlines to put into effect profit sharing with staff

14 Aug

The first Boeing 787 for Ethiopian Airlines is seen in production in front of the 13th 787 for All Nippon Airways on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in Boeing’s wide-body plant in Everett, Wash. (Aubrey Cohen/seattlepi.com)

Editor’s Note:

    The 66-year old Ethiopian Airline has been a national icon and, without fail, the pride of citizens. At present it is operating 47 aircrafts, an all-Boeing fleet of 737, 757, 767 and 777 airplanes in passenger service and a 757, MD11 and 747 in cargo operations.
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