Ethiopian Business Review

Ethiopian Business Review

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It is nothing but a jinx

Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00 Published in Quote

He said this during a press briefing held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month, responding to claims by the ex-head of the Egypt Water Resources Research Center, Ahmed Al-Shennawi, who predicted that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) would collapse after being operational for a few years.

Meles Alem 


 

7th Year • Nov.16 - Dec. 15 2018 • No. 68


 

The Number

Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00 Published in Quote

37BN

The amount in birr of foreign purchases made by the Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) without any bidding process. Officials of the Corporation were arrested this month for various crimes, including corruption. 


 

7th Year • Nov.16 - Dec. 15 2018 • No. 68


 

Life expectancy, one of the methods used to measure health in various countries, has drastically risen in Africa from 50.9 years in 2012 to as high as 54 years last year, according to UNDP. The gain in longevity is observed despite the fact that large section of the African population still suffers from poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and low access to health facilities, communicable diseases, and a lack of access to clean water. Despite the improvement, the lowest life expectancy in the world is located in the continent. Africa’s Sierra Leone has a life expectancy of only 50.1 years, the lowest in the world.