The IMF is poised to approve a loan of almost $3bn for Ethiopia as part of a program to provide balance of payments support for the cash-strapped economy as well as technical assistance for the government’s liberalization agenda. Continue reading IMF to Approve $3 Billion Loan for Ethiopia
Sudan’s inflation rate has risen to 66.82% in August compared to 63.94% in July, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBoS) in its monthly bulletin on Saturday. Continue reading Inflation in Sudan Rises to 66.94 Percent
BY ENGIDU WOLDE | ESAT NEWS
Shortage of foreign currency, dwindling export trade and foreign investment are having a crippling effect on the country’s economy at a time when IMF’s director is expected to pay a working visit to Ethiopia.
According to a well-placed source, the foreign currency reserve in the coffers is only about 700 million dollars that could only run for three weeks. Continue reading IMF Chief to Visit Ethiopia as Hard Currency Crunch Harming Economy
By Africa W,
THE World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were set up during the end of the World War II to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations an almost free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains. Continue reading How the World Bank and the IMF Destroy Africa
Recently we have been witnessing two self-contradictory statements that describe Ethiopia’s economic growth. One calls Ethiopia as one of the world’s fastest growing economies and the other as a country with more than half of its young workers out of a job.
Both statements cannot be true at the same time as it obviously defies both principles of economics as well as common sense.
According to a report by Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi, it’s not that difficult to tell which statement is pretentious. Continue reading Ethiopia’s 50% Unemployment Pushes Youth to Extremes
Will the election of an ICC indicted Kenyan president defines President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa?
By Thomas C Mountain,
That the fix was in was confirmed when the Godfather himself, son of a Kenyan, Barack Obama, called Uhuru Kenyatta, indicted for “Crimes Against Humanity” by those minions of Pax Americana, the International Criminal Court, to congratulate him for successfully conducting another Kenyan stolen election.
As in every election held in Kenya since Independence over half a century ago the ruling “la familia” stole the election “free, fair and square”. “La Familia” in Kenya means the same extended family of ethnic minority Kikuyu’s ruling Kenya from “Kenya’s Founder” Jomo Kenyatta to his son, Pax Americana’s man of the hour Uhuru Kenyatta, the head of “la Familia” that today owns upwards of 1 million hectares of Kenya’s prime land. Continue reading Another Kenyan Stolen Election
After cooking the books for the past several years to make hyperbolic claims of economic growth, the Ethiopian government finds itself, again, at odds with the International Monetary Fund over this year’s projected GDP growth figures.
The IMF says Ethiopia’s economy will grow by 6.5 percent in 2013 while the government insisted a double-digit 10 percent based on, of course, fabricated and massaged GDP statistics. Continue reading Ethiopia and IMF Disagree on GDP Figures
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