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  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 …

Economic Commentary By J. Bonsa, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Prolonged humanitarian assistance and recurrent emergency relief have created a dependency syndrome in Ethiopia. For over four decades, Ethiopian history has been inextricably linked with famine and disaster. The country is often characterized as dependent on foreigners; and although successive …

Economic Commentary By J. Bonsa, (PhD), special to Addis Standard The 25th episode of “Ginbot 20” was on show in Addis Abeba on May 28th. This is a melodramatic event, an anniversary of the 28th May 1991 when the EPRDF rebel forces ousted the Military regime.  Ethiopians have much to …