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Ethiopia ranks 94th "Best Country" in the World



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Ethiopia ranks 94th "Best Country" in the World

Working hard yet poor

Ethiopia ranks 94th "Best Country" in the World - According to a cover story published by Newsweek magazine, Ethiopia ranks as the 94th best country in the world. Ethiopia is one of just 18 African countries in the World's 100 best countries list.

The magazine used several factors including quality of life, economic dynamism, education, health care, transparency and political environment in the ranking.

Ethiopia's worst score is in education ranking 98th out of 100 countries. Ethiopia's literacy rate is a sorry 43.3% with just 8 years of average schooling. Its second poor showing is in the quality of life, ranking 95th. With more than 77% of Ethiopians living for less than $2 per day, it is hard to survive let alone maintain a quality of life.

Ethiopia's life expectancy of just 50 years also contributed to its poor showing in the health category.

Finally Ethiopia ranks 85th in political environment where political stability in the country is very low.

At position 67, Tunisia is the leading African country followed by Morocco, Egypt, Botswana, South Africa, Algeria and Ghana, in that order.

Newsweek said that overall, the top three best countries in the world are Finland, Switzerland, and Sweden.

The survey was aided by an advisory board whose members comprised, among others, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

In other related ranking, Forbes ranks Ethiopia as 108th happiest place in the World.


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Comment from: justin [Visitor]

Told U - Ethiopia is going in the right direction! The poll about the direction of Ethiopia that truly counts is the poll at the voting booth last May which overwhelmingly approved the direction of the country is on!! Any other poll is secondary!!

ኢትዮጵያ ለዘላለም ትኑር

08/22/10 @ 00:46
Comment from: wey gud [Visitor]
wey gud

Does this means Ethiopia is the 18th best country in Africa? I don’t know about you but I am sick of this numbering crap westerners feeding us. They have some nerve going to somebody’s home and telling the owners of the home how perfect there life is. We know where our country ranks. Thanks to these bastard woyanes our people doesn’t even have a right to seapk. What is all these other statstics mean if one doesn’t have freedom of expression.

08/22/10 @ 00:50
Comment from: PBT [Visitor]

18th from over 52 African countries, not bad result…

08/22/10 @ 00:51
Comment from: [Member]

Out of 175 countries in the world,being 94th is not bad. We are in the top 100.
The vocal diaspora so called opposition are the only factors,for the country to be ranked politicaly so low. In that part they should get the credit. They have succeded by crying night and day the usual lie of human right abuse. The political annalysts only see this complainers on the streets of DC,and you can’t blame them.

(It is not clear wether the other countries did not make the cut or were simply not included for lack of data. But based on the report there were just 18 countries from Africa)

08/22/10 @ 00:52
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]

Ethiopia is “The Number one best country to live in” in my book. Can’t wait to go back!

08/22/10 @ 01:00
Comment from: monna [Visitor]

sure it is! This is BS Finfine is not reprsent the whole Ethiopian and this kind of garbage unfounded article is just an internet come of age.

08/22/10 @ 01:22
Comment from: Anonym [Visitor]


08/22/10 @ 01:31
Comment from: truth [Visitor]

Addis Zefen,
It is clear you effort to hide Human right abuse in Ethiopia hasn’t worked.
That old Turumba(Vuvuzela) you blowing every day has worn out.

08/22/10 @ 01:45
Comment from: Mihert Awredelen [Visitor]
Mihert Awredelen

Why not #1? What has had happened with our three thousand years of civilization? I guess the math is the other way minus three thousand!

08/22/10 @ 02:10
Comment from: ZELAy [Visitor]

The bad news is ETHIO is the second poorest nation on the face of the earth,even not better than the lawless somalia ,so this is not a goodnews

08/22/10 @ 02:40
Comment from: Dallas [Visitor]


Great observation.

08/22/10 @ 02:43
Comment from: k silassie [Visitor]  
k silassie

# 94th is not bad at all,but ethiopia needs to work hard, though,,,next 50 yrs we will be the best placeto live,,,,,,

08/22/10 @ 02:43
Comment from: Dallas [Visitor]

Please confine your comment to your country only. I know who you are, you scam bag. Whether you like it or not, Ethiopia is marching forward.

08/22/10 @ 02:55
Comment from: Mat [Visitor]

this is crap.the mentality of our gov’t and those who claim to support is that they are good because of external crooked ‘research’ or IMF,…
while china does the opposite.They are saying we are still a developing country after becoming second largest economy.we are happy if we develop but the reality in the ground is not as being trumpeted.

08/22/10 @ 03:15
Comment from: Fugera [Visitor]

It could be tourism propoganda that countries pay for media like Newsweek advertisment. You will be ranked based on what you pay. who wants to live in Algeria? desert country.

I know our food test good but not enough for everyone, the rich who can afford luxury life enjoys it.

Netchachiba ferenge yiznanalu agerachin. They don’t care about the political system.

08/22/10 @ 03:52

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