Archives for April, 2016

Some Observations from a Recent Visit to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

By Lemma Merid (PhD)* I visited Ethiopia for about a month between March and April, 2016. I stayed in Addis for most of the time except two weekend trips to Hawassa. The second trip to Hawassa was to attend the Ethiopian Economic Association’s Sixth SNNPR Regional Annual Conference which was held on March 26, 2016....

Ethiopia: Landlocked But Not Locked Out

By Teshome Abebe (PhD)* “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t really understand it.” Bill Gates I recently met a young man outside the hall of a conference venue who asked why I had not yet written anything about the economic hardships befalling Ethiopia as a result of the decision to land lock itself...

Where Do We Go From Here?

By Teshome Abebe (PhD)* The following is text of my speech presented at Vision Ethiopia Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 27, 2016. Because of time limitations, some paragraphs may not have been presented. I attended the conference as an academic only representing myself, and not as a member of a political party or any...