Monthly Archives: April 2014

Flocking Season

Lately tourism has become one of the sectors that are garnering special attention from the different stakeholders in the economy. Facilitating the platform for the different actors in the sectors to meet is being covered by an annual exhibition. The

A Sanitation Puzzle

Diarrhea, in turn, harms children’s nutritional status . And inadequate nutrition affects children’s cognitive skills, lifetime health and earnings. In short, the benefits of sanitation investment are huge. Cost-benefit analyses show rates of return of 17pc to 55pc. But if

What It Takes to Create High-End Health Market

The global medical tourism market was estimated to be worth 10.5 billion dollars in 2012 and is projected to grow to 32.5 billion dollars by 2019. While there are uncertainties about the total number of medical tourists globally (as distinct

Fine Line – There Is a Sense of General Uneasiness in the Camp of the Revolutionary Democrats

There is a sense of general uneasiness in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats, exactly one year from the national elections – to be held in May 2015 not for reasons many may suspect though, gossip observed. Losing the election

With Election Haste Comes Investment Waste

Next year is election time in the political calendar of Ethiopia. Both the ruling and the opposition parties seem to be beginning the sorting process of issues to be addressed before and during their respective campaigns. The former will undoubtedly

Czech Republic, Ethiopia Forging More Business Ties

The Czech Republic will continue collaborating with Ethiopia in education, health, trade and investment as well as mutual areas of interest in international affairs. This is according to the Czech parliamentarian group leader, Jiri Luhan, during a meeting with Birhane

Is Climate Change Real?

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published its report on how to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The report is part of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) that is being released in four parts

Uncertainly Optimistic

Although Ethiopia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 9.7pc in the last budget year of 201213, falling short of the government’s target of 11pc, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn stated his satisfaction with the country’s economic performance, which he said had