How Attractive is Ethiopia to Foreign Investors? (Video)

Ethiopia is one of Africa’s top performers economically, growing at an average of 10.4 perecent yearly over the last decade. Eventhough the financial and telecom sectors are off limits at the moment, the country has become the darling of investors.

Zemedeneh Negatu, Managing Partner at Ernst & Young Ethiopia tells the FT’s Katrina Manson why investors are flocking to the country, and whether it is really restrictive to foreigners.

Truly great investment opportunities exist in Ethiopia!

Are you interested to move your manufacturing company or invest in services, agriculature or mining in Ethiopia? Please contact us and we can provide you with additional information.

 

 

Ethiopians in Vancouver Strongly Condemn the Barbaric Killings of Ethiopians in Libya and South Africa

Thirty Ethiopian Christian young men killed by barbaric, terrorist ISIS group in Libya

VANCOUVER, BC – April 22, 2015 — It is with deep sorrow and sadness that Ethio Abay Development Association of British Columbia (EADABC) received the inhuman and shocking news of the killings of Ethiopians in Libya and South Africa.

EADABC condemns — with the strongest terms possible — the senseless and barbaric execution of thirty (30) Christian Ethiopian young men in Libya, by Islamic State (IS); and the cruel killings of Ethiopians by xenophobic local people in South Africa.

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.@EthioAbayBC #Ethiopians in #Vancouver, BC condemn the Barbaric Killings of Ethiopians in #Libya and #SouthAfrica – http://goo.gl/RLSQ1x

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Libya:
Thirty (30) Christian young men of Ethiopian origin were executed this week in Libya by IS. Fifteen (15) of them were beheaded at a Mediterranean beach, and the other fifteen (15) were showered with bullets at close range in a desert part of Southern Libya. The same terrorist group beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in February 2015.

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IS video showing execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya (graphic content, viewer discretion is advised):

Full 29 minutes Video (limited to USA viewers only by publisher) (graphic content, viewer discretion is advised):

South Africa:
Ethiopians were stabbed to death and badly hurt in South Africa this week. The xenophobic attacks were encouraged by a minority Zulu King to drive other Africans out of South Africa. In addition to the killings, properties and businesses belonging to foreign Africans have been totally destroyed.

Yemen:
Yemen has fallen into a chaotic state recently and civil war has started in the country. Using the misery and havoc created as a cover up, the Yemeni anarchists have been killing and attacking their own people, and Ethiopians have also been caught up in the cross fire. The Ethiopian government has started to evacuate its citizens from Yemen.

Condolences
EADABC would like to express its heartfelt and deep condolences to the bereaved family, to friends of the victims, and to the entire Ethiopian people. We will always remember these young men in our thoughts and prayers. May their souls rest in peace. We shall overcome such evil acts with integrity and good deeds.

Ethiopians are hurting:
Ethiopian families mourn their loved ones killed by ISIS – http://goo.gl/ETl5pB

Condolences from around the world:

* Pope Francis sends condolences to Ethiopians – http://goo.gl/EqtTxw

* Canada Condemns ISIS’s Killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya – http://goo.gl/vlcVrm

* White House Condemns IS Massacre of Ethiopian Christians – http://goo.gl/kSVQqT

* UN Secretary-General Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Killing of Ethiopians in Libya – http://goo.gl/1JLgHY

Mourning:
The Ethiopian government has declared three (3) days of national mourning in respect for the lives lost at the hands of these bestial thugs. EADABC stands shoulder to shoulder with Ethiopians globally and the international community to wipe out these savagely cruel, primitive and wicked group from the face of the earth.

Ethiopia’s foreign minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, denounces terrorism and explain how Ethiopians live together peacefully (Amharic Audio – Click on the red circle):

Supporting Quotes:
“Ethiopia is one of a handful countries globally where Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Pagans have lived peacefully side by side, respectfully for centuries”, says Kidest Zeleke, EADABC President. “Ethiopia has done so much for Islam; from hosting Arabian refugees when they fled persecution in the 7th century to declaring Muslim holidays as national stat holidays in the country. It really pains me to witness such kind of brutal killings of Ethiopians in the name of religion in Libya”.

Ethiopia supported the ANC and Nelson Mandela unconditionally during the Apartheid rule, from training Anti-Apartheid fighters to issuing Ethiopian passports to Nelson Mandela and his comrades in the 1950’s and 1960’s”, says Kassa Seged Mengesha, EADABC PR Director. “We are deeply disturbed by the killings and attacks of Ethiopians in South Africa.”

“The attacks in Libya were committed in the name of the religion of Islam, and in the name of Allah”, says EADABC Secretary Biadegeligne Zeleke. “True Islam is a religion of peace, and the Merciful Allah has nothing to do with such barbaric acts; in fact, the Quoran teaches to respect human life. A true Muslim doesn’t do such killings.”

“Terrorism is a global phenomenon, affecting all of us globally, no matter where we live”, says Abiyou Mengistu, EADABC Vice President. “I am very surprised the killings in Libya and Kenya did not get much media coverage in the West; especially, given that Ethiopia and Kenya are fighting terrorism in support of the West”.

“Ethiopia and Kenya are a strong allies of the West, and participate in the global war against terrorism, fighting Al-Shabab, and other terrorist organizations”, says Aynalem Berhe, EADABC Treasurer. “Unfortunately, due to this engagement, Ethiopians and Kenyans have become attack targets”.

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About Ethio Abay Development Association of BC
Ethio Abay Development Association of BC (EADABC) is a non-profit association that was formed in 2012 to provide information on the GERD project, and support developmental needs in Ethiopia.

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Kassa Seged Mengesha
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Source: EADABC
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Secretary-General Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Killing of Ethiopians in Libya by Da’esh Affiliates, Encouraging Dialogue to Overcome Crisis

20 APRIL 2015
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Secretary-General Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Killing of Ethiopians in Libya by Da’esh Affiliates, Encouraging Dialogue to Overcome Crisis

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric killing of a number of Ethiopian nationals by individuals affiliated with Daesh in Libya.  He utterly deplores the targeting of people on the basis of their religious affiliation.  The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of this act and to the Government of Ethiopia.

The Secretary-General reaffirms that the ongoing United Nations-facilitated dialogue is the best chance for Libyans to overcome the crisis in their country.  He encourages the parties to make the necessary compromises to reach an agreement.  Only by working together will Libyans be able to start building a State and institutions that can confront terrorism.

 

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