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Ethiopia in transition

Mehari Taddele Maru, For Addis Standard –@DrMehari  Addis Abeba, March 05/2019 – This has been an eventful year for Ethiopia’s politics. Under Abiy Ahmed Ali, who became Prime Minister in April 2018, the government has eased its previous authoritarian stance on various central issues. A national state of emergency imposed …

Emma Orchardson Addis Abeba, March 01/2019 – Despite formal decentralization, agricultural services in Ethiopia are generally “top-down,” claim the authors of a recently published paper on gender and agricultural innovation. “Extension services,” they explain, “are supply-driven, with off-the-shelf technologies transferred to farmers without expectation of further adaptation.” Drawing on GENNOVATE …

Addis Abeba, March 01/2019 – Ethiopia-Kenya trade and investment forum kicked off today at the recently inagurated  Skylight Hotel in Addis Abeba. The opening of the two day forum is being attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru arrived in Addis Abeba this morning accompanied …