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Living up to the challenge of drawing FDI Bereket Gebru 05-10-18 -
The past quarter of a century witnessed the rise of trade relations between states and powerful non-state actors. Cross-border investments have become the order of the day in which private interests are provided with packages of incentives ...
How Costa Rica Gets It Right How has a country of under five million people become a world leader in developing holistic policies that promote democratic, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth? The answer lies in its people's belief that focusing on the welfare of all citizens not only enhances wellbeing, but also increases productivity.
Ethiopia, The Economic Miracle of Africa Addis Ababa, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian economy is valued as the largest in the region and a miracle in Africa, considering that only 18 years ago the country had one of the highest poverty rates in the world.According to a report recently released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the figures amounting to 8.5 percent indicate ...
An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbors—especially Djibouti—for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia’s aspiration to emerge as the uncontested regional power in the Horn of Africa.
Auditing EPRDF-A Daunting Task for the Premier Samuel Estefanous 05-07-18 -
A few days ago I found myself in a unique position of fielding ‘weird’ questions relative to the intriguing state of my “attitude” vis a vis the incumbent. You know why? Looks like I don’t speak EPRDF amarigna the right manner, at the right time and at the right place.
After 20 years, can Ethiopia and Eritrea ever reconcile? Africa is – tragically – no stranger to conflict. But the war that erupted between Ethiopia and Eritrea on 6 May 1998 was unlike any the continent had seen since the Second World War. This was no slaughter between troops and rebels mainly armed with Kalashnikovs and machetes. This was a full-blown conflict using everything...
Is Football Becoming Ethiopia's Mark of Shame? Tsehai Alemayehu May 3, 2018 - Most readers have read about or have viewed the video of a disgraceful event which took place at what should have been a happy gathering of thousands of Ethiopians at a sporting event. I am referring to the ending of a match between two Ethiopian football teams in the city of Addis Ababa which has now gone viral.
Is China a Colonial Power? In a lesser-known novel, "Claudius Bombarnac," Jules Verne describes the adventures of the titular foreign correspondent as he rides the "Grand Transasiatic Railway" from the "European frontier" to "the capital of the Celestial Empire." A cast of international characters, by turns comical, curious and shady, accompanies the French reporter by train from the Caspian Sea to Peking...
Chinese military lasers injure US military pilots in Africa (CNN)Chinese personnel at the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US military aircraft at a nearby American base, activity that has resulted in injuries to US pilots and prompted the US to launch a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, two military officials told CNN.
We can only hope and pray the recent internal EPRDF debacle and the long civil disturbance has not diminished Ethiopia's readiness for any eventuality in the Horn of Africa! The region is certainly becoming a hotbed for terrorists as well as superpowers.The least Ethiopia should do is strengthen its military readiness to balance its diplomatic influence!
Potentially the China of Africa Ewnetu Haile 05-03-18 - The Growth and Transformation Plan Ethiopia designed to push its economy into lower middle-income status by 2025 bear in them a transition from an agrarian economy to an industrial one. In line with that goal, the country has been striving to draw in foreign investment to boost the manufacturing and industrial sectors.
Western hypocrisy on human rights Bereket Gebru 05-03-18 - Numerous western governments and NGOs produce reports on human rights conditions in countries all around the world. These reports generally label the developing world as major violators of human rights while depicting the developed as the guardians of these rights all across the world.
To all Tigrians living in the United Kingdom UTE-UK chapter would like to cordially invite you to attend its AGM which will be held on Sunday 13th May 2018. Time: 3:00pm Venue: Community of Tigrayan in the United Kingdom (CTG-UK)