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Ethiopia

Population: 96.51 mn.
GDP: $49.9 bn.
Debt: $12.6 bn.

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Demos galore

The opposition Semayawi Party has said it will hold a demonstration on 7 September, having failed to stage a promised public show of opposition to the government in Addis Ababa on ...


Asmara and the Islamists

Eritrea may be loosening relations with Al Shabaab

A July report by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea claimed that the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice has resumed support to the Somali...


Dam and blast it

Cairo has backed down from threats of war over Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile but has failed to resolve any of the serious environmental issues

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mohamed Kamel Amr, was trying to calm tension over the control of the River Nile, after a meeting his Ethiopian counterpart, Tewodros Adhanom, in Addis A...


The Nile in numbers

Some 95% of the water that Egypt relies upon comes from the Nile

Some 85% of the Nile waters originate in the Ethiopian Highlands, flowing down the Blue Nile and two smaller tributaries. The remaining 15% comes down the White Nile from the Great...


Gaffes on the Nile

Such is the level of distrust around President Mohamed Mursi’s beleaguered government that some insiders are convinced his officials deliberately misled opposition politicians abo...


Cutting taxmen

Amid an anti-corruption drive, on 10 May police arrested the Director General of the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, Melaku Fenta, his deputy, Gebrewahid Woldegiorgis, an...


Toeing the party online

The government tries to increase access to the internet and mobile telephony while restricting free speech and the media

The government has grown more sensitive to dissenters using the internet. Now it is blocking opposition websites and some social media, and using special programmes to spy on inter...


‘With the thoughts of Meles’

The EPRDF conference was meant to show unity and quell doubts about the Growth and Transformation Plan

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has been unanimously confirmed as Chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front for another two years. Nothing less was expe...


Beijing will connect your call

The government does not want to liberalise the telecommunications sector and has hired Chinese contractors to carry out much-needed improvements

On 18 August, the acting Chief Executive Officer of state-owned telecoms operator Ethio Telecom, Andualem Admassie, signed the second of two US$800 million deals that will drastica...


Grab first, drop later

Addis Ababa reconsiders policies after India-backed agribusiness projects fail to deliver

Ethiopia is rethinking its land policies after the failure by India’s large agribusiness ventures, which have also drawn much criticism from non-governmental organisations, t...


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