IGAD On South Sudan

[Addis Fortune] The 61st Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers was held in Addis Abeba on March 26, 2018, at the African Union headquarters. The meeting was led by Hirut Zemene, State Minist…

[Addis Fortune] The 61st Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers was held in Addis Abeba on March 26, 2018, at the African Union headquarters. The meeting was led by Hirut Zemene, State Minister of Foreign Affairs and facilitated by IGAD Executive Secretary, Mahboub Maalim Amb. it saved for South Sudan's lasting implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) Agreement between the parties in the conflict in South Sudan and for the humanitarian relief of the

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Too Soon for Free Market Economy

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has had successive governments that were on either aisle of the free or controlled market economy. Haile Selassie I’s regime envisioned one where the private sector would be the chief means of moving the economy forward, while …

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has had successive governments that were on either aisle of the free or controlled market economy. Haile Selassie I's regime envisioned one where the private sector would be the chief means of moving the economy forward, while the successive government adopted a system that was a complete opposite of that. The Revolutionary Democrats crafted their own path ahead, but one where the state's arm in the economy is most noticeable than that of the private sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia Gets Strategy to Manage Wasted Energy

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia is going to get a new strategy for the industry sector dubbed as Energy & Waste Management, Social Aspect, & Low Carbon Production. The plan aimed at regulating the waste energy management in the industrial sector.

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia is going to get a new strategy for the industry sector dubbed as Energy & Waste Management, Social Aspect, & Low Carbon Production. The plan aimed at regulating the waste energy management in the industrial sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Undutiful Public Media Feeds Social Media

[Addis Fortune] The discontent towards social media is growing. As early as last week, roundtable discussions were being held on TV, on one of the state-run channels, about the negative impacts of social media on the current political crisis of Ethiopi…

[Addis Fortune] The discontent towards social media is growing. As early as last week, roundtable discussions were being held on TV, on one of the state-run channels, about the negative impacts of social media on the current political crisis of Ethiopia. They remarked that it is corrupting the younger generation.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

To Brand, Not to Brand

[Addis Fortune] Operating a hotel independently may mean more control and flexibility when making significant decisions. But branded hotels offer access to larger customer databases and substantial marketing budgets. David Desta (destadavid@gmail.com),…

[Addis Fortune] Operating a hotel independently may mean more control and flexibility when making significant decisions. But branded hotels offer access to larger customer databases and substantial marketing budgets. David Desta (destadavid@gmail.com), a Cornell University graduate from the School of Hotel Administration who has been working in Ethiopia for the past several years, explains the dilemma.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed Deserves a Chance

[Addis Fortune] Hailemariam Desalegn occupies a rare spot in Ethiopia’s political history. He marks one of the few instances of a person that entered leadership as peacefully as he will exit it once his successor, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), is installed by parl…

[Addis Fortune] Hailemariam Desalegn occupies a rare spot in Ethiopia's political history. He marks one of the few instances of a person that entered leadership as peacefully as he will exit it once his successor, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), is installed by parliament tomorrow. He is leaving a government in a crisis of legitimacy - the sort of public discontent that dwarfs the post-election unrest of 2005, both in breadth and intensity.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Government Won’t Interfere in Grace Mugabe’s Wrangles

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -THE Zimbabwean government has declined to interfere in a dispute between former first lady Grace Mugabe and some small-scale miners that have allegedly invaded a citrus farm she is laying claim over.

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -THE Zimbabwean government has declined to interfere in a dispute between former first lady Grace Mugabe and some small-scale miners that have allegedly invaded a citrus farm she is laying claim over.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe