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Ethiopia on track for new light rail transit system


Addis Ababa will soon inaugurate the first light rail transit system in sub-Saharan Africa. That’s good news for construction workers, but a headache for minivan drivers

Ethiopia’s cheap labour attracts foreign firms


It is no secret that dirt-cheap labour is one of the main draws for foreign firms; without that incentive, Ethiopia would struggle to grow its still-nascent manufacturing sector

Ethiopia: where independent journalists are jailed as “terrorists”


In a recent open letter to the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels, IFJ President Jim Boumelha stated: “Ethiopia trails only Eritrea as Africa’s worst jailers of the press,” and refers to “trumped up charges, including ‘terrorism’”