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Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

(By Andualem Sisay) Addis Ababa — Ethiopian government’s increasing reliance on foreign loans is posing a serious risk of economic collapse, a renowned economist has revealed. “Take for instance China,…

The Ugly Side of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom

The Ugly Side of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom

The East African country is facing its biggest protest movement in decades. Its uncompromising approach to development is to blame. ADAMA, Ethiopia — For those who would speak frankly about…

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Discuss Costs of Studies On Ethiopian Dam Effects

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Discuss Costs of Studies On Ethiopian Dam Effects

Cairo — Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan discussed on Tuesday the technical proposal to study the effects of the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which has troubled Egypt. After a meeting…

Sharing the Nile

Sharing the Nile

WHEN Egyptian politicians discussed sabotaging the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2013, they naturally assumed it was a private meeting. But amid all the scheming, and with a big chuckle,…

Karuturi Challenges Ethiopia Decision to Cancel Farm Project

Karuturi Challenges Ethiopia Decision to Cancel Farm Project

Karuturi Global Ltd., one of the largest investors in Ethiopia’s farm industry, is challenging the termination of its project, claiming the government broke the terms of its agreement with the…

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign new deal on Nile dam

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign new deal on Nile dam

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have agreed on which firms will carry out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile, their foreign…

All-Female Flight Crew a First for Ethiopia Airlines

All-Female Flight Crew a First for Ethiopia Airlines

ADDIS ABABA—Ethiopian Airlines is dispatching its first-ever flight operated by an all-female crew. The flight was scheduled to depart for Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday night. The airline says it wants to…

Demand Rises for Teff, Other ‘New’ Alternatives to Wheat

Demand Rises for Teff, Other ‘New’ Alternatives to Wheat

(Tom Banse) NAMPA, IDAHO— Wayne Carlson became a convert to Ethiopia’s staple grain while doing public health work in Africa in the mid-1970s. Teff flour is the key ingredient for…

China rides the rails of Ethiopia’s development

China rides the rails of Ethiopia’s development

Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Rail project opened last month to the delight of excited residents of the country’s capital. The $475m urban rail project – funded by China – is one…

Ethiopia gets the first metro system in sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia gets the first metro system in sub-Saharan Africa

In Addis Ababa, a city of over 4 million people, the more traditional way of getting around has been in mini vans — a cross between a bus and a…