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Ethiopian PM Says Reforms Will Deliver 3 Million Jobs in 2019-20

  • Most jobs to come from small businesses, Abiy tells lawmakers
  • Africa’s second-most populous nation has 11 million unemployed
Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed

Photographer: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plans to double jobs created in 2019-20 as he implements a reform agenda that opens up the economy for more foreign investment.

Africa’s second-most populous nation will probably create 3 million jobs in the year starting July 8 compared with 1.4 million in the previous 12 months, Abiy told lawmakers in the capital, Addis Ababa. Most of the jobs will come from small businesses, he said.