Tag Archives: Poverty

Ethiopia Bans Export of Housemaids Overseas

When suicide is the only escape for the thousands of Ethiopian maids working in the Gulf states. Alem Dechesa allegedly took her own life on March 14 after experiencing severe abuse
When suicide is the only escape for the thousands of Ethiopian maids working in the Gulf states. Alem Dechesa allegedly took her own life on March 14 after experiencing severe abuse in Beirut, Lebanon

By Debirhan, Ethiopian State media have reported that the government has temporarily banned the travel of citizens overseas for employment.  Continue reading Ethiopia Bans Export of Housemaids Overseas

Bleeding Zambia Dry

Is there an African Resource Curse?

By Thomas C Mountain,

In the past decade the central African country of Zambia has exported some $30 billion of copper yet remains so deeply in debt to western banksters that it spends more in interest on Zambia’s debt that on health and education combined.

Every month for the past ten years some $250 million of Zambian copper has been sold to…Switzerland? And guess what, Switzerland which doesn’t import any real, physical copper, is one of the biggest copper buyers in the world. It’s all about the “circle jerk”, an African based company “selling” it’s metal to its own sister company in Switzerland for dirt cheap, the better to pay fewer taxes to African governments.  Continue reading Bleeding Zambia Dry

Ten Poorest Countries in The World (All in Africa)

When Poverty and non-existent double digit growth met face-to-Face at a dumpster site called KORA in Ethiopia. As we speak, thousands of people in Addis Ababa survive from the leftover “food” dumped in such dumpsters. People, in fact, used to call them “Dumpster Dieters”.  They are either the byproducts or victims of the cooked economic figures. You be the judge!

Ethiopia named world’s second poorest country

By The African Economist,

You probably heard that Ethiopia has been a fast growing economy in the content recording very high growth rate not just in Africa but the world as well.

Yet the new measurement known as the Multidimensional Poverty Index, or MPI, that will replace the Human Poverty index in the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report says that Ethiopia has the second highest percentage of people who are MPI poor in the world, with only the west African nation of Niger fairing worse.  Continue reading Ten Poorest Countries in The World (All in Africa)

Ethiopia’s 50% Unemployment Pushes Youth to Extremes

Poverty and unemployment drives Ethiopian youth to the unknown

By TesfaNews,

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

Eritrea’s Path Towards Achieving the MDGs

“Though unreported, Eritrea is a country that may meet most of the UN MDGs by 2015” – New African Magazine

By MYTH2013,

The 189 countries of the United Nations came together in September 2000 and adopted the UN Millennium Declaration. Eritrea, among all the other nations agreed to meet the following 8 goals by 2015:  Continue reading Eritrea’s Path Towards Achieving the MDGs

Meles Zenawi; Morte Di un Gendarme

After dying several times on the internet, Meles Zenawi has ceased to live for real.

Grief over the death of a faithful dog – hypocrisy of the western world

By Francesco Cecchini,

Dopo essere morto diverse volte su internet, Meles Zenawi ha smesso di vivere per davvero. Nella notte tra lunedì e martedì scorso, in un ospedale di Bruxelles, lontano dall’ Etiopia.

Il giorno dopo il nostro Ministro degli Esteri Terzi ha scritto di Meles Zenawi come di un leader africano che ha dedicato la vita a combattere la povertà, garantendo il il progresso del suo popolo. Chissà se Terzi realmente credeva a questa balla, mentre scriveva le condoglianze?

Meles Zenawi è stato per 19 anni il padre padrone dell’Etiopia, ma a sua volta ha avuto un proprietario con casa a Washington. Continue reading Meles Zenawi; Morte Di un Gendarme