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–  Holds government accountable for loss of properties ICL, the Israeli company which recently announced its decision to terminate its investment in the potash mine development project in the Afar Regional State, requested the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas to take over the potash project. In a letter dated November 8, 2016 and […]

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    RCA claims USD 55 million capital gains tax The giant Israeli fertilizer producer, ICL, on Thursday announced that it has terminated its potash mine development project in the Afar Regional State, north eastern part of Ethiopia.  According to a statement issued by ICL, following a meeting held on October 5, the board of […]

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Scaling out fertilizer application in communal grazing areas in Tigray—is it a blue print approach?

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Grazing land fertilization in Tigray region (photo credit:ILRIYayneshet Tesfay). The establishment of enclosures in communal grazing areas has been widely adopted in several sites in the Tigray region of Ethiopia following community-based interventions by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) and its predecessor, the Improving Productivity and Market Success of…

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Wages, Productivity and Manufacturing in East Africa

Originally posted on anzetsewere:
This article first appeared in my weekly column in the Business Daily on July 17, 2016 — Africa, East Africa in particular, is gearing up for industrialisation and will continue to position itself as the next and last manufacturing frontier in the world. Wages in Asia continue to rise and in…

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Kenya – Ethiopia deepening ties bear fruit as Ethiopia hands Kenya an economic lifeline

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Ethiopia: Africa’s new economic powerhouse

Originally posted on Mistari Yangu:
By Florence Gichoya Ethiopia is a country of many contrasts. Africa’s most populous land locked country, is a rising economic powerhouse, recording the highest economic growth rate in the continent. But then again, Ethiopia performs dismally in the area of democracy and press freedom. The country’s parliament is deficient of…

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Ethiopia : Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Project Nears Completion

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The Danakil Depression; part 1: Salt lake Afrera & hot springs field Dallol

Originally posted on Simbasafari:
Wednesday/Thursday, June 8th and 9th A long drive with a nice land cruiser and luckily air condition brings us to some very deserted places at the edge of the Danakil desert and some kind of military something camp. We are 13 tourists in 3 cars + 1 car with guide and cooks…

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People of Ethiopia

Originally posted on one world image:
Young men from the Hamar tribe The Hamar tribe. Ethiopia The Hamar tribe takes pride into scarification and is known for their unique rituals. They are located in the Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia. They livelihood circles around agriculture and cattle which results in a nomadic lifestyle. During my visit…

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