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Textile and garment industry in Ethiopia

Tesfalem Waldyes, Special to Addis Standard

Over the last six months news coming out of Ethiopia both by the local and international media is awash with tales of international giants heading to Ethiopia to establish either their own production plants or looking for sourcing. From Uniliver to H&M, to Tesco, Walmart and Primark, and many more companies from China and Turkey have added to dazzling headlines of a heaven-like Ethiopia for investment. Companies looking into textile and garment production and sourcing top the news.  

Detainees to be charged with Ethiopia’s infamous Anti-Terrorism proclamation  

Mahelt Fasil

A court in Addis Abeba has today granted the police investigating the case of three independent journalists and six bloggers 28 more days to further investigate detainees.

Of the nine journalists and bloggers under police custody the case for four members of the zone9 blog: Atinaf Berhane, Zelalem Kibret and Natnail Feleke as well as freelance journalits the zone9 blog members close friend Edom Kassaye, and two journalists: Tesfalem Waldyes and Asmamaw Hailegiorgis. All the nine were under police custody for the last three weeks and have not yet been charged.

Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and earthquakes; food safety, diseases, and health shocks; and social and political shocks such as conflicts and violence that disrupt the food supply and threaten food and nutrition security.