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PM Hailemariam offers lucrative incentives to animal husbandry and meat export businesses but he may wish to fix the country’s institutional mess first  

Tsedale Lemma


Coming face to face with a sea of business men and women in one large ball room and looking directly into their eyes is surely an intimidating experience for a first timer;   coming face to face with a sea of unhappy business men and women in one large ball room and looking directly into their eyes and then listening to their grievances is for sure both intimidating and bulky. In just about a month and a few days after taking office, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has decided to face the later. By any account, on Wednesday Oct. 24th he may have taken to his office more assignments than what he came prepared to take after his first account with a mass of unhappy industrialists in Ethiopia.  

Ethiopians are largely known as conservatives, but  recent trends in urban areas reveal they are every thing but that

By Rose Mestika

Ethiopia, like many other countries in the world, is a land of diverse tradition, multiple languages and ethnic composition. It also prides itself of being the only country in the continent that has its own alphabets, and a unique calendar, and, of course, the only country that has “never been colonized.”

Regrettably, natural resource gifted continent in the world is also home to a staggering level of poverty and corruption

Alem C. 

It is a widely held belief both by economists and policy makers that extractive resources worldwide have dictated to a wider extent economic policies and outcomes of countries endowed by them. According to a 2002 World Bank report on mining in developing countries, extractive resources are the decisive economic factors to almost half of the world’s population.