Do Egypt and Sudan have anything in common anymore?
This is an especially tense time in the relationship between Sudan and Egypt, which has always been fraught. But as the geopolitical tectonics start to shift, both in Africa and the Middle East, the two neighbours are increasingly finding themselves on different sides of a number of crucial issues.
UNCTAD Report that shows a remarkable FDI flow into Ethiopia
According to UNCTAD Investment Report 2017 "FDI flows to Africa continued to decline in 2016."
However, according to the report, Ethiopia is attracting more inflows than ever before. In doing so Ethiopia stood out to become one of the largest recipients of FDI in the continent posting strong and record growth (up 46 per cent to $3 billion) and became the second largest LDC host economy, up from the fifth position in 2015.
Full UNCTAD Report
Ethiopian economy will be Africa's most expansive in 2017 World Bank forecast
The World Bank says Ethiopias economy will be the most expansive on the continent for the year 2017 followed by Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Senegal in that order.
This view by the global finance outfit was contained in their Global Economic Prospect report released this month.
Such growth forecast is good news for any country but Ethiopia needs to grow by 15% or more to meet its higher goal and at least by 11% to meet its base goal! The government must not feel complacent by this news! The growth since PM Meles died has not been too encouraging to meet the goal of reaching middle income earner country in 2025!
Haile Debas Reflects on the Election of Dr. Tedros as WHO Director-General
Haile Debas, MD June 8 2017 - When I called Ethiopia to speak to my nephew on May 23, I could hear music, laughter and cheers in the background. Africa was rejoicing because, for the first time, one of its sons was elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). The celebration was particularly raucous in the bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Addis Ababa and wherever there was a concentration of Ethiopian diaspora.
Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar
President Donald Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups.
Trump, in a series of early-morning tweets, sought to cast the rift between Qatar and its neighbors as ...
The Diaspora has a sole role in building Ethiopia
Tesfaye Lemma 06-05-17 - The political space in Ethiopian has been widened from time to time. It has become an inclusive and participatory to any citizen at home or abroad. In this regard, Ethiopian Diaspora community has also engaged in their country's political affairs, since the coming of EPRDF into power. The political parties at home also have ...
Ethiopian Airlines to Host the Second ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum
June 6, 2017: Addis Ababa
Africa's largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will host the ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum with the theme: "Action for the Sustainable Development of Air Cargo in Africa", to be held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference hall from 27th to 29th June 2017.
Development in previously marginalized community!
Tesfaye Lemma 06-05-17 - More than 60 per cent of world pastoralists are found in Africa. They derive most of their income from keeping domestic livestock reared in conditions where most of the feed is natural rather than cultivated. Recent reports indicate ...