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  • *Europe wants Eritrea to create more jobs to halt exodus. *Eritrea says European asylum prospects entice youths. ASMARA, Feb 25- Eritrea is not prepared to stop forcing its youth into lengthy stretches of work as soldiers and civil servants, a conscription policy that is driving waves of refugees to make the perilous trip across the Sahara desert and...

  • ADDIS ABABA, Feb 2- China is expected to start work in Djibouti soon on a naval base, Djibouti's president told Reuters, defending Beijing's right to build what will be its first foreign military outpost on one of the world's busiest shipping routes. Strategically located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal, Djibouti is already...

  • *Ethiopia's ambitions challenged, at least in short term. FEDETO/ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 31- On a treeless plain in eastern Ethiopia, thousands of destitute pastoralists have set up camp outside the tiny village of Fedeto. Ethiopia's failed rains, which meteorologists blame on the El Nino weather phenomenon, have created a drought in some areas of the country...

  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 23- The United States is not close to an agreement with China on new United Nations Security Council measures to impose on North Korea over its fourth nuclear test earlier this month, said U.S. North Korea said on Jan. 6 that it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb. The 15- member U.N. Security Council said at the time it would begin working...

  • *Heavy hand of state seen stifling innovation. ADDIS ABABA, Nov 17- In Ethiopia, where state spending rather than private enterprise has been the driving force behind double-digit economic growth, tech entrepreneurs like Araya Lakew feel stuck in the slow lane. His website, Mekina.net, receives 316,000 hits a month and adds 20 cars a day to its sales list but he has...

  • ADDIS ABABA, Nov 11- Ethiopian Airlines plans to place orders for at least 10 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in the next two years, in addition to the 14 already on order, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The state-owned carrier is ranked the largest in Africa by revenue and profit by the International Air Transport Association, the global industry body.

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  • CNBC update: Obama in Ethiopia

    President Obama is meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Bobbi Kristina Brown has died at age 22, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • People walk past shanty homes at Badia East slums in Lagos.

    The World Bank is failing to protect the poor and vulnerable people affected by the projects it funds says a new report.

  • China, one of the world's largest "emerging" investors, is ramping up investment in Sub Saharan Africa as it searches for resources, but whether the benefits are mutual isn't clear.

  • A customer browses men's shoes in the footwear department inside a Truworths International Ltd. fashion store in Sandton, South Africa

    Experts reveal which sectors in Africa are poised to make headway, and how investors are tapping in.

  • Agriculture to cut poverty in Ethiopia: PM

    Ethiopia can achieve its target of reducing poverty further, Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian prime minister tells CNBC, adding that the country's wealth is very "inclusive".

  • Agriculture's share of GDP decreasing: PM

    Ethiopian economy is transforming, says the country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. He also discusses the agricultural sector.

  • When will an Ethiopia issue a bond?

    The issuance of Ethiopian bonds "depends on the success" the country has over the next three-to-four years, Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian's prime minister explains.

  • World Bank is 'wrong' about Ethiopia: PM

    What¿s happening in Ethiopia is different from what the World Bank's Doing Business Survey indicates, says the country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.

  • Ethiopia not ready for 'neo-liberalism': PM

    Hailemariam Desalegn , Ethiopia's prime minister, tells CNBC that the country will only open up all its sectors to foreign investors once domestic companies can compete.

  • Ethiopia's PM on tensions with Egypt

    Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia rose with the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia's prime minister, discusses the progress of talks between the two countries.

  • Freedom of the press in Ethiopia

    The Human Rights Watch has accused Ethiopia of severely restricting freedom of expression. The country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn responds to these accusations.

  • The World Bank is 'wrong' on Ethiopia: PM

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, says the World Bank's negative view of the country's economy is wrong and says local businesses are competitive.

  • Builds a trading and industrial empire that shows it is possible to create wealth in the region by other means than tapping its rich natural resources.