Governance of State-Owned Enterprises – Reforming the Unreformable?

[Daily Maverick] In countries where State-owned Enterprises are not performing well, including South Africa, the problem is less to do with the fact that they are in public hands as opposed to private ownership. It is about how they are governed. If th…

[Daily Maverick] In countries where State-owned Enterprises are not performing well, including South Africa, the problem is less to do with the fact that they are in public hands as opposed to private ownership. It is about how they are governed. If the quality of ministers that appoint boards of SoEs and who perform oversight role is poor, state entities will under-perform.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Inopportune Moment for PM’s Resignation

[Addis Fortune] Nations frequently undergo a protracted crisis detrimental to their citizen’s well-being. Ethiopia is at present experiencing an intense period of crisis, which can be healed by the will of the Ethiopian people. It will also take the se…

[Addis Fortune] Nations frequently undergo a protracted crisis detrimental to their citizen's well-being. Ethiopia is at present experiencing an intense period of crisis, which can be healed by the will of the Ethiopian people. It will also take the seriousness of the regime in power to fulfil its recent promises.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Patriotic Middle Ground

[Addis Fortune] For the second time in our history, Ethiopia’s political leader has resigned through a peaceful process. Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has left office showing an essential political virtue: patriotic restraint. What this shows i…

[Addis Fortune] For the second time in our history, Ethiopia's political leader has resigned through a peaceful process. Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has left office showing an essential political virtue: patriotic restraint. What this shows is that our country can have normal politics, writes Abdul Mohammed, a regional political analyst.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Bill Underway to Patent Indigenous Crops

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO), is drafting a bill to upgrade patent inscription, protection and promotion of social knowledge and biodiversity through a database management system.

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO), is drafting a bill to upgrade patent inscription, protection and promotion of social knowledge and biodiversity through a database management system.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

National Half-Year Petroleum Consumption Hits 1.8 Million Tonnes

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) reports, it distributed 1.8 million tonnes of refined petroleum worth 26 billion Br to fuel retailers in the first half of the current fiscal year.

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) reports, it distributed 1.8 million tonnes of refined petroleum worth 26 billion Br to fuel retailers in the first half of the current fiscal year.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia Pockets 50 Billion Br From Loans, Grants

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has received 50.4 billion Br in grants and loans in the first half of the current fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC).

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has received 50.4 billion Br in grants and loans in the first half of the current fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia