Ethiopia: The challenges of building a Market Economy in its Absence: The Debate between Neoliberals and Developmental State 

Yohannes Gebeyehu Neoliberal-ism as political economy at the risk of oversimplification implies a political economy governed and guided by demand and supply (market). It subscribes to market fundamentalism. Any political thought that aspires to build a neo-liberal political economy in Ethiopia is of no use particularly because the market led by demand and supply as … Continue reading Ethiopia: The challenges of building a Market Economy in its Absence: The Debate between Neoliberals and Developmental State 

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የኦሮሞ ፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች ወቅታዊ መግለጫ እና የአዲስ አበባ (ፊንፊኔ) ጉዳይ

መንግሥቱ አሰፋ  [ይህ ፅሁፍ የመግለጫውን ሙሉ መልዕክት አይተነትንም። ለሀሳብ ፍሰት ብዬ ያላነሳሁኣቸው ነገር ግን ለሚዛናዊነት ሊጠቅሙ የሚችሉ አንዳንድ ጉዳዮች አሉ፤ ይህም የሆነው ብዙ ሽፋን ተሰጥቷቸው ስለተነገሩ የሀሳብ ድግግሞሽ እና ለጽሁፉም ርዝመት ቅነሳ ተብሎ ነው። አዲስ አበባ የማን ናት የሚለውን ነገር "የፖለቲካ ግዛት ማስፋፋት" ወይም "በጉልበት እና በኮሎኒ ተያዝን" ከሚሉ ፅንፎች ባሻገር ተጨባጭ ችግሮችን መፍታት እና … Continue reading የኦሮሞ ፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች ወቅታዊ መግለጫ እና የአዲስ አበባ (ፊንፊኔ) ጉዳይ

MIDROC’S USE OF CYANIDE AND MERCURY IN ETHIOPIA: HEALTH, SOCAIL, & ENVIRONMENTAL FALLOUTS

Introduction This article presents first a brief overview of cyanide and mercury use in gold extraction processes, impacts of these chemicals on health and the environments. The paper provides a concise comparison of toxicity, cellular targets and mechanisms of actions for selected metallic and cyanide pollutants released from mining plants. The last part of the … Continue reading MIDROC’S USE OF CYANIDE AND MERCURY IN ETHIOPIA: HEALTH, SOCAIL, & ENVIRONMENTAL FALLOUTS

What Studies in Spatial Development Show in Ethiopia-Part II

WORLDBANK AFRICACAN END POVERTY SUBMITTED BY PRIYANKA KANTH ON THU, 09/21/2017 CO-AUTHORS: MICHAEL GEIGER In Part I of our blog —based on a background note we wrote for the World Bank’s 2017–2022 Country Partnership Framework for Ethiopia—we presented our key findings on the spatial or regional distribution of poverty and child malnutrition in Ethiopia. In Part II of our … Continue reading What Studies in Spatial Development Show in Ethiopia-Part II

ከሰው እና ከወርቅ የቱ ይበልጣል? 

በኦሮሚያ ክልል ጉጂ ዞን ለገ-ደንቢ (Lege Dembi) እና ሳካሮ (Sakaro) በሚባሉ አከባቢዎች ከሚገኙት የሜድሮክ (MIDROC) ወርቅ ማውጫዎች የሚወጣው መርዛማ የሆነ ኬሚካል በአከባቢው ነዋሪዎች፣ እንስሳት እና ስነ-ምህዳር ላይ የከፋ ጉዳት እያስከተለ ይገኛል፡፡ የአዶላ ሆስፒታል ሜዲካል ዳይሬክተር የሆኑት ዶ/ር ቡሻ ባላኮ ለOBN በሰጡት አስተያየት ከፋብሪካው የሚወጣው መርዛማ ኬሚካል በሰውና እንስሳት ፅንስና አወላለድ ላይ ከፍተኛ ጉዳት አስከትሏል፡፡ ለምሳሌ ባሳለፍነው የፈረንጆች … Continue reading ከሰው እና ከወርቅ የቱ ይበልጣል? 

“We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

In a documentary by Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) the president of Oromia Regional State, Obbo Lemma Megersa, speaks about the recent crackdown on rent-seakers and illicit trades. "In Ethiopian history, the most awful and gravely far reaching land abuse that has ever happened is the land of Oromo", explains Lemma.  It is clear who has … Continue reading “We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

World Bank unveils new strategic plan for Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank Group on Tuesday unveiled its strategic plan for Ethiopia, which will guide the Bank's operational plan and support to the east African country for the coming five years. The newly launched strategic plan for Ethiopia, which will be implemented from 2018 to 2022, is said to … Continue reading World Bank unveils new strategic plan for Ethiopia

OROMIA: METEC is Stripped of its Undeserved Mining Privilege in Ilu Ababora

The Corporation has created many inconveniences and mistrust among majority of the people and yet the bigger picture is why high rank government officials of Arkebe Equbay's critical position, go out of the economic policy framework of the Nation to order an illegal transaction of this height.

“ኢንዱስትሪ-መር ኢኮኖሚ”: የኢህአዴግ ጉራ እና ሥራ

ባለፉት እስር አመታት “የሀገራችን ኢኮኖሚ በ11% አደገ፥ ተመነደገ” ሲባል “እሰይ…እንዳፋችሁ ያድርግል!” ብለን ዝም አልን። በGTP-I የእቅድ ዘመን “ኢንዱስትሪ-መር ኢኮኖሚ ለመገንባት መሰረት እንጥላለን… በኢኮኖሚው ውስጥ መዋቅራዊ ለውጥ ለማምጣት የማኑፋክቸሪግ ዘርፉ በ25% ማደግ አለበት” ሲሉን “መልካም” ብለን ለውጡን በጉጉት መጠበቅ ጀመርን። እቅዱ ተለጠጠ… ተቀደደ… ሲሉ ከርመው ከአምስት አመት በኋላም “ኢኮኖሚው በ10.6% ብቻ አድጓል” አሉንና ዝም። ቆይ..ምነው “መዋቅራዊ … Continue reading “ኢንዱስትሪ-መር ኢኮኖሚ”: የኢህአዴግ ጉራ እና ሥራ

The Industrial policy of Ethiopia should move away from predefining priority sectors

This report (PDF) assesses industrial policy in Ethiopia. It is part of a research project on Industrial policy in low- and lower-middle-income countries covering nine states in SubSaharan Africa, the MENA region and Southeast Asia. By Tilman Altenburg, German Development Institute (DIE) Summary Industrial policy is a contested issue, especially for low-income countries. On one … Continue reading The Industrial policy of Ethiopia should move away from predefining priority sectors