Ethiopia enjoying positive investor sentiments but reforms needed – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Ethiopia’s economic strides for the year 2016/2017 but has also urged that reforms be undertaken to improve the business climate. In a release issued after... Read more »

Ethiopia economic growth faces political and commodity price risks: Moody’s

International Credit ratings group, Moody’s, have given a positive outlook to the Ethiopian economy but warns that the gains are at risk of three major components. The three risk factors according to... Read more »

The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: This July 4th, I “celebrate” my eleventh year of writing uninterrupted weekly Monday commentaries. On July 4, 2006, I formally and publicly declared my engagement in human... Read more »

Ethiopia: Pariah State? Travel Warnings in the Land of 13 Months of Sunshine

Photo: Long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa won silver in an exciting race at the Rio Olympics and then used the opportunity to show his support for the protests against the Ethiopian government’s... Read more »

Pariah State?: Travel Warnings in the Land of 13-Months of Sunshine (Ethiopia)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam U.S and U.K. issue warning to their citizens planning travel in  Ethiopia Time was tourists flocked to Ethiopia in search of the “Land of 13-Months of Sunshine” and... Read more »

Can economic growth lead Ethiopia out of illegal migration fever? – Xinhua

A train runs on the Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway during a test run near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Oct. 3, 2016. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo) ADDIS ABABA, June 11 (Xinhua) — In the latest struggle... Read more »

Ethiopian economy will be Africa’s most expansive in 2017 – World Bank forecast

The World Bank says Ethiopia’s economy will be the most expansive on the continent for the year 2017 followed by Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Senegal in that order. This view by the... Read more »

Norfund Invests in a Beef Exporter in Ethiopia

Oslo, Norway, March 31, 2017 ( – ​​​​​​The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) today announces an investment of USD 7.4 million in Verde Beef Processing PLC, an Ethiopian beef producer.... Read more »

Breaking Down Ethiopia's Fast-Growing Economy – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Breaking Down Ethiopia's Fast-Growing EconomyBloombergSpecial Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Arkebe Oqubay discusses the Ethiopian economy, their foreign exchange reserves and the country's infrastructure investment. He speaks to Bloomberg's Rishaad... Read more »

Ethiopia: Will African Lion, Ethiopia, Sustain Fast Growth? –

By Robel Yohannes Kenyan media outlets have it well covered recently that Ethiopia is about to overtake Kenya and become the leading economy in East Africa. Building on decade-long double-digit growth catalyzed... Read more »