Oct 1st, 2013
The United States Government’s Power Africa Initiative Celebrates the Government of Nigeria’s hand-over of power companies to the private sector. Abuja, Nigeria – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Maria Brewer said today that “the United States Government is proud to have contributed to this histori...
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jul 22nd, 2013
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...
Apr 18th, 2013
The statesmanship as the steer of governance of the country is characterized by bribery and corruption in all its proceedings. These ills and madness in state institutions must be tackled by the Commander-in-chief of the country setting up committees made up of spies, who will act as “clients” to che...
Mar 17th, 2013
By Jonas Tameru The concept of a developmental state by itself has no predefined rules and procedures that can guide leaders in making decisions about a country’s economic future. Even so the EPRDF by the blind arrogance of its leaders has decided that a developmental state is the best solution to tr...
In East Africa
Feb 9th, 2013
Echoing the stand taken by the Cabinet, the Federation of Kenya Employers says the public wage bill still needs to be reduced further following the release of a new pay structure by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) on Tuesday. “We find the proposed remuneration levels still too high. Th...
Dec 30th, 2011
Growth in credit demand by South Africa’s private sector hit 6.22 percent year-on-year in November from a 5.52 percent rise in October, central bank data showed on Friday. However in the broadly defined M3 measure of money supply, growth slowed slightly to 7.23 percent year-on-year compared wit...
Jan 7th, 2011
Some 22,000 jobs were added in December, keeping the unemployment rate for the second consecutive month at 7.6 percent — the lowest level since January 2009, the national statistics institute said Friday. It was a slightly rosier outcome than analysts’ expectations of a 7.7 percent unempl...