From Our Archive - 2016 Exclusive with #Ethiopia PM Hailemariam

Prime Minister Hailemairam in an AllAfrica interview says there has been a "lackluster" international response to the drought facing his country and pledges that his government "will take every step necessary" to avert suffering. Private investment is needed to boost job creation and generate foreign exchange, he said, while also addressing criticism of the government's handling of recent protests in Oromio, its record on human rights and press freedom and the issue of security in a troubled region. Unemployment leads to unrest, he said, adding: "We have lagged in Oromia in creating jobs"

 

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