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Ethiopia

Population: 102.4 mn.
GDP: $72.37 bn.
Debt: $23.06 bn.

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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...


Learning from the East

The World Bank is working with the government so that Addis Ababa can repeat the successful growth model of its Asian trading partner

In December 2012, the World Bank published an in-depth study of Chinese investors in Ethiopia. Based on interviews with the executives of 69 companies operating there, the study ex...


Lee Jang-Gyu

President, Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia

Following an invitation from the late Premier Meles Zenawi, Lee Jang-gyu went to Ethiopia to take the reins of Adama Science and Technology University in October 2011. Freshly r...


Addis on a caution

A packed court in Addis Ababa saw 29 protestors face charges of ‘terrorist acts’ on 29 October. Ethiopian law defines ‘terrorism’ as including serious damage to property and the di...


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