The BBC sub-editor picked an angle, with the headline Prudence pays off in Ethiopia and the teaser:
With the financial turmoil affecting many of the world’s economies, Elizabeth Blunt in Addis Ababa considers how Ethiopia and other parts of Africa may escape the worst of the credit crisis.
But that headline does not seem to be consistent with the rest of the article which goes more like this:
Over the past few years, Ethiopia has been having something of a boom of its own, and Addis Ababa is littered with building sites.
But a lot of these ambitious construction projects seem to have got stuck halfway. Some may have run out of cement, but others, even more of them, have probably run out of money.
… In all of this, the only money coming in from outside that is a significant flow in most African countries might be remittances from workers overseas.
I think the financial difficulties might hit Ethiopia, and other African countries, pretty hard; especially if remittances dry up, investment (such as it is) falters, and rich countries become more protectionist and less likely to give aid.