Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

China Holds Upper Hand in Battle With U.S. For Africa’s Energy

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on how China holds upper hand in battle with U.S. for Africa’s energy: Power generation has become the latest battleground in the China-U.S. competition in Africa, giving resource-poor countries a chance to seek more project funding. Beijing’s investments in energy infrastructure have expanded greatly, while the U.S. has launched a […]

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Planting A SEED: The Horn Of Africa States’ Development Prospects

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Horn of Africa states’ economic potential: We must once again revert back to the definition of the Horn of Africa States. It is the easternmost outcrop of Africa shaped like a horn and hence the name of the region, the Horn of Africa States. It consists of the four […]

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Awakening Sleeping Giant: The Ethiopian Economy

Via The Reporter, commentary on Ethiopia: Ethiopia is undoubtedly the economic giant of the Horn of Africa. Since time immemorial, the economy has experienced growth as indicated by its gross domestic product (GDP), gross national product (GNP), and per capita income. Growth projections are one of the key measures of a growing economy. In this, […]

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Ethiopia Eyes UAE Institutional Investors

Via New Business Ethiopia, a report on Ethiopian efforts to attract UAE investors: The Government of Ethiopia says it is working to attract institutional investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to explore investment opportunities in the east African country with about 120 million population. “As Ethiopia looks to unlock its vast resources and assets […]

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Somaliland’s Oil Find Could Reset The Regional Balance

Via The Conversation, a report on how the presence of oil in Somaliland has raised the stakes in Somaliland’s claim for independence from Somalia as it holds the potential for a new stream of revenue for the semi-autonomous state: What is Somaliland’s hydrocarbon potential? In 2020, Norwegian seismic survey company, TGS, estimated that the Somali basin […]

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Ethiopia’s Plans To Open Its Banking Sector

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Ethiopia’s planned banking sector reform: Ethiopia is on the cusp. Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into office in April 2018, Ethiopia has laid down a series of reforms, most notably softening its stranglehold of key sectors of the economy, namely aviation, logistics, telecoms and energy. But […]

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