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Uncertainty in Ethiopia after five officials’ assassination

By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – On Saturday evening state media reported about coup attempt in Amhara Region of Ethiopia indicating that the president of the region Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen was shot and wounded. The president and his colleagues were in a meeting when gunmen enter the office and started shooting.

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Deconstructing the privatization scam – A very British disease

By Kebour Ghenna – In Ethiopia, the next big item for sale is the Ethio Telecom. The Prime Minister is excited about it, his advisors are committed to it, and the World Bank is doing the advising. The justification for privatization, in this case, the transfer of public asset to international private investors, is that […]