By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and private sector firms are planning a major road caravan to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, through Northern Kenya to market the two countries as untapped markets for businesses. Director in charge of economic and external trade division at the ministry Johnson Weru...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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column In July 2012, when the probability of a post-Meles Ethiopia appeared inevitable, a diplomat based in Addis Abeba pressed me to speculate on prospective successors. I insisted on “Hailemariam Desalegn, or someone like him”. The answer did not seem plausible to the diplomat, and she ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 14th, 2013
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Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) By Mahlet Mesfin, The federal government will soon ban the export of rough opal, a precious gemstone; a move aimed at persuading exporters to add value and hence increase revenues, according to senior officials at the Ministry of Mines. It will be the second extractive res...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) Five years in the making and two years later than the scheduled launch time, a survey conducted to gauge the level of corruption in Ethiopia was released last week, by the World Bank. Nonetheless, it falls short of settling a rather lingering debate on whether corruption i...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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According to ESAT the FBI has foiled an attempt by the Ethiopian government to assassinate Ato Abebe Gelaw. Goosh Abera and his accomplices are under custody. Please note here I said the Ethiopian government since there seems to be no thin line between the TPLF party and the government. Why am I not ...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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Why the celebrated Rwandan president really deserves an indictment. When Rwandan-backed rebels recently took Goma, the biggest city in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Kagame had every reason to think the world would give him a pass. That, after all, has been the pattern...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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press release A press release from the Republic of South Sudan – Office of the President Abyei Joint Oversight Committee: The Sudan Government has made it clear during the meeting of Dr Nafai Ali Nafai, the Vice President of Republic of Sudan, with the leaders of Misseryia in Khartoum on 8th Ja...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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President Kagame addresses Rwanda Leaders Fellowship at the Prayer Breakfast – Kigali, 13 January 2013 President Paul Kagame has expressed his disappointment in the western countries, stating that it is not their place to order Rwandans around regarding what they have to do for their own development....
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In South Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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Julius Malema, the rabble-rousing former ANC youth league leader who was expelled from the party, is said to be facing bankruptcy over back taxes owed to South Africa’s revenue authority. Mr Malema is prepared to pay just a quarter of the R16m (£1.14 million) in taxes and penalties owed to the ...