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Insight - Ethiopia bets on grand projects in drive for industrial power

Feb 09, 2015    

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Chinese workers mingle with Ethiopians putting the finishing touches to a metro line that cuts through Addis Ababa, one of a series of grand state infrastructure projects that Ethiopia hopes will help it mimic Asia's industrial rise.Brought to its knees by "Red Terror" communist purges in the 1970s and famine in the 1980s, Ethiopia has been transformed in the last quarter century, becoming one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. At the heart of the state's "Growth and Transformation Plan" are railway, road and dam projects to give the landlocked n...

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