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Oct 15th, 2013
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By Edmund Blair ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — Girma Seifu Maru, Ethiopia’s sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, says the authorities risk provoking social unrest if they do not offer more political space to critical voices. The 47-year-old economist and consultant said his party...
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Sep 9th, 2013
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Eskinder Nega, The Guardian To Ethiopia’s archaic left, which dominates the ruling party, the new euphemism for the west is neoliberal. Compared to the jargon of bygones days – imperialists – when Lenin and Mao were still in vogue, neoliberal sounds decidedly wimpy. But this hardly matters to E...
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In East Africa
Sep 9th, 2013
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South Sudan welcomes more investment from China and hopes the two country could further enhance bilateral cooperation for mutual benefits, said South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Arop Deng Kuol here on Sunday. The visit by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to China in 2012 has enabled...
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Sep 8th, 2013
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By Belayneh Akalu It has now been almost a decade since Ethiopia started to register some impressive economic growth indicators. For much of this time, the country enjoyed double digit economic growth rates that are backed by concrete improvements in all sectors of the economy. Radical shifts have be...
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Sep 3rd, 2013
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I was on board the defunct Air Nigeria Airline to the Gambia for the Conference for African Ministers, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) in 2010 when I encountered another Nigerian (Ikechukwu), who was alighting in Sierra Leone. We both boarded the aircraft in Lagos and soon I began to chat to him ab...
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In Djibouti
Aug 26th, 2013
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ETHIOPIA has Africa’s last big telecoms monopoly. The absence of competition has seen a country of more than 80m lag badly behind the rest of the continent in an industry that has generally burgeoned alongside economic growth. Mobile-phone penetration, which averages 70% of the population elsewhere i...
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Aug 20th, 2013
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By Dhanojak Obongo The South Sudan’s foreign policy outlook exhibits confident neutrality. If the cold war period continued, we would be part of the nonaligned block of nations. Under current international conditions, South Sudan leans toward neither of the big power house nations, China or the Unite...
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Aug 19th, 2013
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By Anthony Chuka Konwea, P.E. Cautionary note: – If you are not a Nigerian or do not have Nigerian heritage or your Nigerian-ness has become stale, do not waste your time by reading this piece. You may not know the context within which to situate it nor the circumstances which have commanded it...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jul 22nd, 2013
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 In my fifth commentary on corruption in Ethiopia this year, I focus on the construction sector. The other commentaries are available at my blogsite.   The cancer of corruption in the construction sector the World Bank (WB) documented in its “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia” is just as malignant an...
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Jul 7th, 2013
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After the Eritrean independence war ended in 1991, Eritreans threw themselves into reconstructing the country’s shattered infrastructure, with whole villages helping out to build small dams, terrace-eroded hillsides, and plant thousands of trees. Photos by Dan Connell. Once a revolution is over...