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September 22, 2007





wow, things must have changed since i was there back in 1991! I can't help but think about economics when i read that. The importers must have spent a lot of foreign currency to import those perishables. Granted, they make alot in return but doesn't the goverment need those foreign dollars to import weapons and such and usually have little to give to importers in way of importing goods ? but sounds like a big change. From talking to a lot of Ethiopians, there is a sense of an upbeat economic boom in Addis, i'm not sure to what extent.


According to World Bank statistics, the economy has been growing at a steady 9%/year for several years now.

And Mike: we can't even get Guinness, let alone Bells.

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