Cable Guys in Demand



Tariku Tezera, 22, was sitting at Gojam Berenda in search of people wanting to install satellite dishes. Gojam Berenda is where many satellite dish shops are found in Addis Abeba. He started the job five years ago as an...


Minimal Tech Transfer in Construction Industries


Daniel Kedir, in his mid-70s, was showcasing his products at the 13th International Construction Exhibition during Fortune’s visit to his pavilion. He is a construction chemical specialist and has his own company, Dank...


Landscaping Takes Shape


Many business entities, especially those in the hotel industry, besides the ads and coupons, try to draw customers in through well maintained, beautiful landscaping and trees. Addis Abeba is currently growing both in...


Butchering – Colours Holiday Spirit


Two years into slaughtering sheep and goats as his day job, Birhanu Taddesse is pretty confident he ranks among the best in his craft. When it comes to the speed, precision and quality of the service he delivers, Birhanu...


Risk on the Road Hikes Up Cereal Prices


"We were snot upposed to spend five days without doing anything,” Haile Belachew, a truck driver from Gojjam, Amhara region, said. He was unable to come to Addis Abeba on Sunday, September, 2016, carrying maize from...


Top Seven Talking Points of Ethiopia’s Rio Campaign


Ethiopia’s campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympics had everything a thriller movie screen writer could dream of - underdogs, activists, record breaking performances, clouds of suspicion and maladministration. Elshadai Negash...


Bright Future for Blossoming Interior Design Industry


Interior design is a concept that many Ethiopians relate to the EBC3 TV programme, Bete Wubet - the first encounter of its worth in the country. For Fikirete Alamerew, 34 and a mother of two, it was an eye opener on s...


New Year’s Expo Leaves Visitors Feeling Shortchanged


Fitsum Temesgen, 25, the lead guitarist of the two-year-old Kehas Band, spared time to visit the New Year's exhibition, which is being held at the Addis Abeba Exhibition Centre from August 19 to September 10,on Wednesday...


New Channels Abundance Increases Competition for TV Ad Revenues


A woman sitting on the back seat of one of Addis Abeba's iconic 12-seater blue taxi buses, was concernedly talking through her phone to someone who seemed to be a family member. “I want you to record Tikur Fiker; I...


Driving Equality in Long Distance Travel Earnings


The cross country bus station on Central African Republic Street, aka Atobis Tera, is always at its busiest in the morning. Passengers dragging and holding their luggage pass through the crowds looking for the plate numb...


Wedding Windfall


Zerihun Bekele, in his mid-50s, is a veteran amateur sound man. When he started working in the role for the then Sevens band, it was his emotion and interest that pushed him to get involved. He worked with the band for e...


New Lease on Life Self-Improvement Thrives in Addis, Under  No Eyes


She described it as a place where everyone was encouraged to speak up, to be assertive, to share - where people from different walks of life got together for lively conversation and debate, in an exciting, energetic envi...


Axumite Sisters’ Made in Ethiopia Brand Enters Addis Market


Elsa Hadera, 31, is known in her family as being obsessively meticulous in her selection of bags and shoes. She has always yearned for those products that she finds nothing to dislike in. “She was the taste and s...


Horns March to Addis, as Holiday Approaches


The final run up to Ethiopian Easter, the festivity that comes after the unique fifty-five days of lent, has witnessed huge crowds of cattle traders from all directions - Gondar, Jeru, North Shewa zone, Harar. Nobody see...


Sweet Honey Faces Sour Demand


The country’s predominant Orthodox Church will soon break the Lent season, with people once again permitted to eat and drink, including meat, dairy products and alcohol. The end of this fasting period and the following...


Banks’ High Cost of Making Money


Last fiscal year, shareholders of newer banks went home happier than shareholders who have been receiving dividends for longer. The money earned by each private bank, measured in earnings per share, and the amount of...


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...


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


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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...


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