Foreign investors including Dangote Cement had property damaged as protestor grievances birthed country's most serious political crisis in a decade.
Investors in geothermal deal say Power Africa-backed signing was a major milestone for project—the first by private companies in the country
Uganda’s reserves dropped 17% to $2.8 billion in May from a year earlier. Its expected to stabilise in 10 to 15 months as exports grow.
All 442 of 547 federal seats announced so far from the May 24 polls were captured by the ruling EPRDF and allied parties.
In the last election in 2010, the opposition took 8% of the popular vote and won just one seat out of 547.
Ethiopia is not Tunisia: Activist sets self on fire ahead of elections, but there was no ‘Abyssinia Spring’> William Davison, Bloomberg
Unlike Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian whose self-immolation helped trigger the Arab Spring in 2010, the suicide hasn’t sparked protests in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia growth has surpassed every other sub-Saharan country over the past decade, and is forecast to exceed 8% over the next two years.
“Meles, we will fulfill your word,” says a sign. “The Nile dam will become reality with the help of our people.”
The water flow into Kenya’s Lake Turkana will be reduced by about two-thirds for about three years, and affect the livelihood of 300,000 people.
Ethiopia’s 547-member House has only one non-government MP; now opposition leaders boycott May polls too> William Davison, Bloomberg
This election will be the first major test of post-Meles Ethiopia.