Can Ethiopia’s Push for a Manufacturing Take-Off Succeed?

Can Ethiopia’s Push for a Manufacturing Take-Off Succeed?
Employees of the Chinese-owned Huajian International Shoe City prepare a shipment of women’s loafers for export to the United States, Dukem, Ethiopia, April, 2016 (Photo by Jonathan Rosen).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss political violence and terrorism in the United States, France and Africa in the wake of the Orlando shooting. For the Report, Jonathan Rosen joins us to talk about Ethiopia’s push toward industrialization.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Easy Access to Guns, Not Terrorism, Is the Enemy in Orlando Shooting

Playing the Long Game: Getting Past Near-Term Thinking on Terrorism
France Takes the Gloves Off After Paris Attacks, but Will It Overreach?
France’s Overstretched Military Not Enough to Stabilize the Sahel
Made in Africa: Will Ethiopia’s Push for Industrialization Pay Off?

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

World Economic Forum: Africa 2016 – Future of Production
CNBC International | Access Africa: Is Ethiopian Growth Benefiting the Citizens?
Al Jazeera English: Oromo protests continue in Ethiopia amid harsh crackdown

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