With a 3.6% real GDP growth in Q1 2017, the world economy has remained strong, surpassing the earlier forecast at 3.5% for 2017-2018. This growth, according to Euromonitor International, is and continue to be highly driven by emerging markets which account for approximately...
Symbiotic relations with giants
Bereket Gebru 10-12-17 - Although Europe and America still lead the world economy, the twenty first century has brought with it a new trend in the international system. The traditional supremacy of the western world in dictating international economic...
Growth Without Industrialization?
Low-income African countries can sustain moderate rates of productivity growth into the future, on the back of steady improvements in human capital and governance. But the evidence suggests that, without manufacturing gains, the growth rates brought about recently by rapid structural change are exceptional and may not last.
Make Your Voice Heard on Senate Resolution 168
Strathink Editorial Team Oct 2017 - It is understandable why Senator Ben Cardin and his co-sponsors have proposed this unhelpful Senate Resolution 168. Maryland, the state Senator Cardin represents, is home to a large number of Ethiopian Americans. Other co-sponsors, such as Senator Al Franken of Minnesota and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, represent states with large numbers of Ethiopian Americans as well.
Ethiopia Devalues Currency by 15 Percent to Boost Exports
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr
by 15 percent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports.The birr was quoted by the National Bank of Ethiopia at a weighted average of 23.4177 against the dollar on Monday, compared to what will be 26.9215.
TPLF CC Concludes its Conference- Oct 2017
TPLF CC concluded its general meeting. Sources told us the meeting concluded with a resounding agreement on the issues that are weakening the party. The same source told us many of the issues discussed included accountability within TPLF top leadership and also on critical issues weakening the federalism system and the country! As you know EPRDF will hold its next congress sometime in early 2018 no later than March 2018. Sources told us the current EPRDF member organization conferences has set the tone for the coming Congress.
Speaker of Ethiopian parliament submits resignation
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The speaker of Ethiopias lower house of parliament submitted his resignation on Sunday.Abadula Gemeda did not disclose reasons behind his decision, but ..Analysts in the Horn of Africa country said Abadula, an ethnic Oromo, may have decided to step down owing to disapproval of the governments response to unrest that roiled Ethiopias Oromiya region in 2015 and 2016.
After the tumultuous year Ethiopia had no one should be surprised if officials are held accountable going forward! The speaker as a high official in the EPRDF government is equally responsible for the good and bad that happened over the last year! Western media and extremist may spin this resignation request or another one coming down the road as a political purge, the truth is without cooperation from high up in the EPRDF leadership last year's mayhem wouldn't have been so wide spread! Unless the speaker or anyone else stepping down says otherwise all EPRDF leaders are accountable to what happened last year! The public needs clarity on this issue before the spinners spin the issue! If there are leaders being reprimanded let the public know!
BENEFIT Strives for Boosting Seed Production
Partners in the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade program (BENEFIT) jointly organized farmers field day at Kafta Humera and Asgede Tsimbla weredas on 30 September and 1 October 2017.
Speaker Aba Dula resigning- Reporter
The month of October is the beginning of a new government year for Ethiopia. According to Reporter Aba Dula the speaker of the house is resigning. It is expected more senior EPRDF leader will leave post in the coming EPRDF Congress in few months time!
Ethiopian Graduates 262 Aviation Professionals
Addis Ababa: October 7, 2017 Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member and IATA Authorized/Accredited Training Center, has graduated 262 aviation professionals...
US ends Sudan trade embargo, cites progress on rights
Washington (AFP) - The United States announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan on Friday citing what it said are improvements in Khartoum's human rights record.
Washington's did not drop Sudan from its blacklist ...
EPRDF Must Reckon Its Promise!
Amen Teferi 10-06-17 - The 10th congressional meeting of the EPRDF was a grand event that can reflect its promises and weakness. As we may well remember the motto of the 10th congressional meeting was Crown peoples trust with a supreme growth and transformation. The motto reveals the fact that the ruling party has fully realized the enormity...
Ethiopia cuts mortality rate of children under five by 24 percent
Ethiopia has reduced its mortality rate of children under the age of five years by 24 percent during the last five years, a top health official said on Friday.In an exclusive interview with APA on Friday Dr. Abrham Tariku, Newborn and Child Health Coordinator with the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia,
ኢጋድ ለደቡብ ሱዳን ሰላም ይተጋል
Dr Workneh and Ibrahim-Ghandour Met with Reik Machar in South Africa to rekindle South Sudan Peace Process.
Prescription Our Foreign Policy
Amen Teferi 10-06-17 - Ethiopia is implementing a foreign policy that has in fact redeemed the war ravaged Horn of Africa region. As we know, if anything goes wrong in the Horn of Africa region, Ethiopia would be the first to suffer the consequences.
Unequal Ethiopia: Is it sustainable?
Ethiopian Somali Intellectual Forum October, 2017 - Ethiopia is a country of multiple contrasts. It is a country characterized by a dramatic differences in land forms adjacent to one another. These differences in geographies, altitudes and climate have shaped the behavior of the societies and dictate the mode of livelihood...
Cooperation to revival of tourism
Fekadu W. 10-05-17
Yared Teka is a tour operator busily working even on holidays. He understands that Meskel is one of the celebrations that attract tourists from all over the world. He said his company had transported many hundred tourists to Gonder and Addis Ababa for Meskel celebration...