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   Abebe Aemro Selassie Addis Abeba, May 23/2018 – Sub-Saharan Africa is confronting a pronounced rise in public debt. At the end of 2017, average public debt in the region was 57% of its GDP, an increase of 20 percentage points in just five years. While this is well below …

 Please see details on each of the above indicators throughout the story   Ayele Gelan, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 25/2018 – The EPRDF government has succeeded in attracting a good number of foreign firms by advertising Ethiopia as a low wage country. Ethiopia’s investment authority publicity …

  By J. Bonsa (PhD), Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 20/2017 – At the opening of Ethiopia’s parliament on 9th October 2017, Ethiopia’s President, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, stated that earning foreign exchange was has become a matter of life and death for Ethiopia. Apparently  he was hinting that …