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The Economist, 25.05.14 East Africa is in danger of throwing away part of its new-found oil wealth   KAMPALA IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline...

Reuters, 11.05.14 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L-R) pose for a photograph after the signing of the Standard Gauge Railway agreement at the State House in Nairobi May 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/Pool  (Reuters)...

Dire Tube, 03.05.14   The negative impact of landlockedness on the trade and economic development of Ethiopia is highly pronounced because the country does not have a solid economic base, lacks well-developed transportation facilities, and doesn’t have strong neighboring trading partners. Even advocates of the Ethiopian government concur that physical isolation and...