Debretsion Gebremichael, Deputy prime minister, Ethiopia, rose to eminence within the liberation struggle at the helm of the rebels' intelligence services.
- Thursday, 02 April 2015 17:34
- Interview by Nicholas Norbrook
- Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:26
- Jacey Fortin in Addis Ababa
The 'developmental army' of Ethiopians recruited by the government has created real momentum, with the economy growing at a double-digit pace each year for nearly a decade. But many people are still struggling, and regular citizens complain about the lack of freedom and top-down initiatives.
- Wednesday, 01 April 2015 16:10
- Merkeb Negash Senior researcher, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia
Developmental states reject the free-market model of development because they do not have the advanced-world assets to compete on a level playing field.
- Thursday, 12 February 2015 16:56
- Honoré Banda in Kigali
In a landlocked country without natural resources, pushing the service sector and investing in technology is a fine idea. One snag: the strategy has produced too few skilled jobs. Many are now questioning whether the focus should shift to agribusiness and manufacturing.