#Africa ANALYSIS: Ethiopia’s economy weathers a challenging year


Workers of Maranque Plants, an Ethiopia-based, Dutch flower farm located near Sodore, Arsi, in the Oromia Region, are pictured on October 19, 2016. 
Maranque was under threat of attack by around 250 protesters in the days of unrest following the stampede that occurred in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The elders of the nearby village managed to dissuade the protesters from attacking the compound. Ethiopia is facing its biggest anti-government unrest in a decade, from the majority Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups which feel marginalised by a minority-led government. / AFP PHOTO / Zacharias ABUBEKER / TO GO WITH STORY BY KARIM LEBHOUR

In October 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that Ethiopia would overtake Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy, after posting average growth of 10.8% over the last decade.…

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