Can We Afford the Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia?


I was just here for a working visit in Ethiopia when I heard that the government has shutdown the Internet. Whooooaaah!!! Can they do that? I asked my friends who are hosting me. Their answer was clear and simple. The government can do anything and does not even have to explain why it is doing that!!!

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With Egypt and Ethiopia denying Kenyans water, we are ‘kwinished’

Gibe III

By Oluoch Madiang

Two very muhimu things happened in this our Democratic and Sovereign Republic of Kenya, the economic giant of Afrika ya Mashariki and an island of peace. These two things touch at the very roho of all hardworking peasant farmers. Of course, you must have read recently about the sad death of flora and fauna due to the drought occasioned by the sun and its relatives coming for an extended holiday.

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A boom in qat in Ethiopia and Kenya


Will this burgeoning green business turn to bust?

The Economist: “THIS is qat (Chat),” explains Teklu Kaimo, gesturing to the wooded field behind him. He started growing it in 1976, and over the years its soft, green leaves have brought him a measure of prosperity. He has a modest plot of land, 11 children and money to pay their way through school.

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Tiret to Take Over Textile Mills

Tadesse Kassa

The listed prices are way below the value of the companies

The Prime Minister Office has given the order to Ministry of Public Enterprises (MoPE) to transfer Bahir Dar Textile S.C, and Kombolcha Textile S.C, to Tiret Corporate, an endowment company affiliated to the ruling party in the Amhara Regional State. However, the transfer will be made at a price lower than expected.

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