Abdulmenan Mohammed is a seasoned accountant and well-known commentator in Ethiopian print media. Currently based in the UK, Abdulmenan is works for a premium property management company as an accounts manager.
A team of 25 business delegates led by UK’s Trade Commissioner, Emma—Wade Smith, have met and discussed with more than seven-line ministries and government agencies looking to set foot in the newly rebranded Ethiopia, as the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) introduces a wide raging of economic reforms including partial privatization of some of the biggest State Owned Enterprises (SoE) in Ethiopia.
Following it landmark decision to continue its long-severed budgetary support for the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in tune of USD 1.2 billion, the World Bank Group (WBG) is very optimistic in what it called a “structural reform process” the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is embarking up on to the point where it is convinced that the intentions of the GoE with regards to some of the key service sectors like telecom and logistics is to implement a concrete liberalization and opening up measures.
Paradox is the hallmark of Ethiopia’s economic stride. In the past decade or so, Ethiopian development planners have been grappling with a nagging problem; which is keeping the delicate balance between speedy growth and sustainability.
As part of its Ethiopian New Year’s special edition, The Reporter has set out to offer its readership a comprehensive review of the year 2010 EC. In this context, Asrat Seyoum compiled all the major political happenings in Ethiopia, for one of the most event-packed years in recent memory.
As Ethiopia is set to welcome another New Year in less than ten days, preparation are already underway to host unprecedented number of Ethiopians in the Diaspora who are expected to make to trip for the holidays.
Last week, reports of a major unrest and an orchestrated attack on non-Somalis residing in the Ethio-Somali Regional State started to leak out on Saturday. In a matter of hours, non-Somali residents in Jigjiga were scrambling for cover from what was said to be an organized assault on their lives and property.