Scholarship Agencies Become City Phenomenon



BDH International Business Plc, one of the pioneering private scholarship agencies, offers educational consultancy services for clients aiming to get their educations abroad. The agency was established in 1996 and operat...


Fee Payer Agents Give Relief to Residents


Life in cities tends to veer towards the hectic, leaving people with little time to handle the everyday tasks that come with living in an urban area. Tight deadlines and busy schedules mean that some errands may fall thr...


Coffee Chains Prove Addis is Still Thirsty for Brew


Addis Abeba’s cafe culture stretches across all walks of life. At any time of day, the City’s cafes are teeming with customers who stop in between appointments, or even conduct business over a cup of coffee. Lingerin...


In Style with Traditional Clothes


On a sunny afternoon in Shiro Meda just before Easter, people are going back and forth between the shops that line both sides of the main street, looking through the many styles of traditional dresses and accessories on...


Cake Shops Sweeten up Addis


The advent of the Easter holiday, and the end of the Easter fast, for many people in Addis means it is time to celebrate with sweet treats from the many bakeries and cafes around the city. After a long period of slowing...


Car Decoration Business Speeds with High Demand


There are more than a dozen cars on both sides of the road in front of the different car modification and decoration shops around Sebara Babur area, in Gullele District. Some are dismantled and waiting for service and ot...


Cattle Price Goes Up Because of Drought


Endalkachew Kebede, a broker residing at Addisu Gebeya, was at Shegole Livestock Market Centre on the afternoon of April 12, 2017, Shegole to assess the price of oxen for the Easter holiday. He is going to share it with...


Exhibition Business Sees Visitors Decline


Raj Sheen, a representative for Welco Industries, has participated in holiday exhibitions held in Addis Abeba for the past seven years. He sells kitchen utensils, ovens and clothes in his shed located inside the first pa...


Electricity Works in Addis Nuisance to Residents


Rubble and dirt line the sidewalk on Churchill Avenue, near Lycee Guebremariam School, dividing the pedestrian sidewalk into two, intact and dug up. People walk off the sidewalk and into the main road to try and avoid th...


Tourism Sector Tries to Stay Above Water


Abdurahim Ahmed, 55, who has three years of experience in the tourism industry, is the general manager of Experience Ethiopia Travel, a tour company which has been in the business for the past two decades. The number...


Addis Expands Horizons to New Tomato Suppliers


For Kurfa Mideqsa, planting tomatoes was not his first choice, but there was no other option available to him to pursue his dream of farming on a large scale. Kurfa, who lives in a small hut, in Adele Deqeqa kebele, in M...


Avoidable, Regrettable Tragedy


Running outside from his small room to escape the landslide, surviving the Qoshe tragedy was nothing short of a miracle for Terefe Chebede, who lost 18 people close to him on that day. Recounting the experience was ho...


Demand for Tyres Spikes as Number of Vehicles Climbs


[gallery] Meseret Fekede, 26, retails tyres in her store located around Sebara Babur. She began selling tyres two weeks ago with a capital of around 150,000 Br. She receives her stock from wholesalers at a cos...


Local Growers Look for Love on V Day after a Tough Year


Leaves cover the grounds of the greenhouse belonging to Royal Flora Holland flower farm, located about 45 km from Addis Abeba where workers are harvesting and packing flowers. Traditional music blares out from speakers.


Cashing In Through Online Tubes


  Anyone that uses the internet has watched a video online. Websites are popping up in the country showing videos that are entertaining and informing for viewers. It is a new busi...


Heavy Fall in Ethiopia’s Light Industry


[gallery]   The vision of Ethiopia is to see the country become the manufacturing hub of the continent especially in the manufacturing of textile, leather, agro-processing and other labor intensive industries...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


Editors Pick














SUBSCRIBE TO ADDISFORTUNE

MEMBERS' LOGIN


ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Verbatim, News Analyis, Lifestyle, Radar and...






Photo Gallery