News: Ethiopia
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China's Belt & Road Initiative golden opportunity for Africa

The Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative is a golden opportunity to bring about regional integration and sustainable economic growth for Africa, said Berhane Gebre-Christos, special envoy…
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Ethiopia: Will African Lion, Ethiopia, Sustain Fast Growth?

Kenyan media outlets have it well covered recently that Ethiopia is about to overtake Kenya and become the leading economy in East Africa. Building on decade-long double-digit growth…
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Q&A: The World Bank's Makhtar Diop on how to accelerate economic growth in Africa

With sub-Saharan Africa seeing its lowest growth rate in two decades amid low commodity prices, the World Bank is urging the continent to seize the moment to make change. Policy…
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: East Africa’s Massive Infrastructure Project Begins

It is a massive infrastructure project originating from Kenya, consisting of a 32-berth port on the country’s north coast, a railway, an oil pipeline, highways, international…
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New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4bn electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea. The 750km (466…

Ethiopia to become Eastern Africa’s top economy

Ethiopia’s economy is expected to overtake Kenya’s this year, buoyed by massive government spending on infrastructure that has kept the Horn of Africa nation in the list of…