Ethiopia Searches for Renewal After Hailemariam Desalegn’s Resignation

[Deutsche Welle] Hailemariam Desalegn was seen as ineffectual prime minister, easily manipulated by Ethiopia’s political camps. He failed to stop violent political protests. His resignation could lead either to renewal or chaos.

[Deutsche Welle] Hailemariam Desalegn was seen as ineffectual prime minister, easily manipulated by Ethiopia's political camps. He failed to stop violent political protests. His resignation could lead either to renewal or chaos.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Transport Council Constructs Modern Bus Station

[This is Africa] Ethiopia is making headway in building modern infrastructure. The Addis Ababa Transport Programs Coordination Council, in an effort to solve the transportation crisis in the city has started the construction of a modern auto bus statio…

[This is Africa] Ethiopia is making headway in building modern infrastructure. The Addis Ababa Transport Programs Coordination Council, in an effort to solve the transportation crisis in the city has started the construction of a modern auto bus station, which will serve up to 80,000 people per day.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Last Week Would Pass As the Most Consequential in Ethiopia…

[Addis Fortune] Last week would pass as the most consequential time in Ethiopia’s political history since the mid-1970s right before the deposition of Emperor Hailesellasie’s government. So much happened within a few days; from the release of prisoners…

[Addis Fortune] Last week would pass as the most consequential time in Ethiopia's political history since the mid-1970s right before the deposition of Emperor Hailesellasie's government. So much happened within a few days; from the release of prisoners to the resignation of the Prime Minister and the reinstatement of a state of emergency. Gossip foresees many dramatic turns of political events are in store in the coming weeks as witnessed in the past couple of weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Fake Documents Rob Nation in Daylight

[Addis Fortune] Education, as Nelson Mandela best described it, is the most potent weapon that can change the world. Thus, the need to provide quality education with appropriate inspection and control systems is crucial. And one of the mechanisms of do…

[Addis Fortune] Education, as Nelson Mandela best described it, is the most potent weapon that can change the world. Thus, the need to provide quality education with appropriate inspection and control systems is crucial. And one of the mechanisms of doing this is tackling the prevalence of fake documents.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Govt Determines to Carry Burden Solo, Given Private Sector Could Help

[Addis Fortune] Embracing the concept of a developmental state, the ruling EPRDF has sought to source its legitimacy from economic development. And at the end of the 2000s, there were enough roads, schools, hospitals, dams and university graduates for …

[Addis Fortune] Embracing the concept of a developmental state, the ruling EPRDF has sought to source its legitimacy from economic development. And at the end of the 2000s, there were enough roads, schools, hospitals, dams and university graduates for the ruling coalition to claim that Ethiopia could, within a decade and a half, become a lower middle-income economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Jobs, Higher Incomes or Else

[Addis Fortune] It is said that what put Donald Trump in the White House was his promise of jobs. Many were willing to overlook the multiple red flags – his lack of knowledge about current affairs, seeming indifference to long-held democratic ideals an…

[Addis Fortune] It is said that what put Donald Trump in the White House was his promise of jobs. Many were willing to overlook the multiple red flags - his lack of knowledge about current affairs, seeming indifference to long-held democratic ideals and various irresponsible comments - and give him a try.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Communique That Hit Bulls-Eye

[Addis Fortune] There have been multiple calls for political inclusiveness, but more often than not they have remained just that. But the recent communique by the Oromia People’s Democratic Organisation (OPDO) seemed to have some sincerity to it for it…

[Addis Fortune] There have been multiple calls for political inclusiveness, but more often than not they have remained just that. But the recent communique by the Oromia People's Democratic Organisation (OPDO) seemed to have some sincerity to it for it found acceptance even with opposition members based overseas. It called for dialogue that would stretch across the political sphere.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Policy Bank’s Vicious Downward Spiral in Overdrive

[Addis Fortune] Bringing back the non-performing loans (NPLs) of the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) on track requires a clear understanding of financial situations of client businesses, a positive thinking attitude, and a clear focus as to where th…

[Addis Fortune] Bringing back the non-performing loans (NPLs) of the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) on track requires a clear understanding of financial situations of client businesses, a positive thinking attitude, and a clear focus as to where the Bank's effort should be concentrated in solving the problem at hand, argues Ibrahim Jelan.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia