Archive | January 16, 2017

Are we selling the nation out? – Ethiopian Shipping Lines ( ESL ) on Sale

Are we selling the nation out? – ESL By Kebour Ghenna (Ethiomedia) — You won’t believe this….we hardly believe it ourselves… The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has put the Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESL) S.C. on sale (apparently for minority stake…). Is the government so short of money to run its business and service its […]

Africa Feyisa Lellisa of the Year

Africa Quiz of the Year 2016 – BBC Focus on Africa

Africa Quiz of the Year 2016 (BBC Focus on Afric) — A look back at the highs and lows of 2016 with festive laughter, fun and facts. Which President said he would last a billion years and boasted of his achievements? Where did a pastor dare to raise the flag? Why was Kenya sprint coach […]

Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia? – BBC News

Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia? By Emmanuel Igunza (BBC News) — Owning a car for many Ethiopians – even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies – remains a pipe dream. “I have been saving for nearly four years now, and I still can’t afford to buy […]

Trump Team Asks State Department How Much US Aid To Africa Is Stolen By Corrupt Governments

Trump  Team Asks State Department How Much US Aid To Africa Is Stolen By Corrupt Governments  (Afk Insider) — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have been a mystery, but questions from his transition team to the U.S. State Department indicate skepticism about the value of foreign aid and American security interests on the continent, […]

Analysis: Inside the Controversial EFFORT – Addis Standard

Analysis: Inside the Controversial EFFORT By Oman Uliah, Special to Addis Standard   (Addis Standard) — Every authoritarian regime has its own symbol of economic exploitations and monopoly either in an individual face or in an organizational mask. Ethiopia, despite its success in persuading its western allies that it is combating poverty using its fast […]

Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world – AP

Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world – AP news agency “Obscene” for so much wealth to be in hands of so few, says charity director Winnie Byanyima. (Aljazeera) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the world’s population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, […]

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