What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

During the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister to the African continent since Yitzhak Shamir’s in 1987, Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a tour beginning July 4 with a visit to Uganda, followed by Kenya and Rwanda, and concluding with Ethiopia. He was accompanied by a delegation of 80 officials representing more than 50 Israeli companies. Please follow and like us:

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Meet 3-million-year-old Lucy – she’ll tell you a lot about modern African heritage

Meet 3-million-year-old Lucy – she’ll tell you a lot about modern African heritage

“Lucy, you want to see Lucy?” young, would-be tour guides prompt in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Lucy stars in tourist brochures as one of the East African country’s great attractions. She also appears in the cultural history collage at the entrance of the Ethiopian National Museum. Ethiopians are clearly proud of Lucy, a hominin specimen of special renown, a cultural heritage attraction. You meet Lucy, or Dinknesh, meaning “you are marvellous” in Amharic, in the lobby of the Ethiopian National Museum. “Hi, I’m Lucy,” greets a sketch of Australopithecus afarensis….

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Ethiopia Flexes its Manufacturing Muscle

Ethiopia Flexes its Manufacturing Muscle

Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason. Except for Rwanda, Ethiopia is the only African country whose economic growth has been consistently high for more than a decade without relying on a natural resource boom. Between 2004 and 2014, per capita growth in Ethiopia was 8% per year. This was the highest on the continent during this period, and is impressive by any standard. The growth has been attributed mainly to a construction boom and increased agricultural productivity. However, manufacturing has…

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Home to the most diverse languages in the world

Home to the most diverse languages in the world

Africa leads the world when it comes to linguistic diversity; over 1500 different languages are spoken in the continent. Leading National languages or rather official languages include Arabic, French and English. The Arabic language has over 100 million speakers in Africa with a more than half of the number being found in Egypt followed by Algeria, Tunisia, Libya among others. English is a widely spoken language in the world and so in Africa as well  with major native English speakers in South Africa and mostly spoken in Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana,…

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