Girma Yifrashewa : Pianist Wakes Up Crowds and Puts His Neighbors to Sleep



Stellar pianist Girma Yifrashew, a world-renowned performer and composer has been honing his craft and fine tuning his sound for over 20 years. Girma has been playing the piano with passion while gaining fans from places...


Elleni Gebre-Medhin Reaches for the Moon


Fortune: In your own words, how would you describe Blue Moon? Eleni: Blue Moon is Ethiopia's first youth agribusiness incubator. Youth, for us, is ages 15 to 29, and agribusiness really covers the range of the entire...


The Making of a Star- Michael Hailu


Guitar virtuoso Michael Hailu, a long time member and musical director of Jano Band, has always marched to his own drum, following his own musical journey. Michael is gaining wide critical acclaim and attracting legions...


Canada’s Foreign Minister Hails Reform for Ethiopia


Canada’s Foreign Minister, Stéphane Dion, made his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa earlier this month. He visited Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. Minister Dion reflects with FORTUNE reporter, Samuel Getachew, on...


American Foreign Policy in Flux as Trump Takes the Helm


The night Americans were wrapping up their votes in the polling stations across the United States, a group of journalists from many countries met Daniel Serwer, a professor and director of Conflict Management at Johns H...


ETHIO-US RELATIONS ANCHORS ON SECURITY ISSUES


Fortune: The American foreign policy towards Ethiopia has remained the same since the Peace Corps era of the 1960's, under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Do you think there will be a change in policy any...


Interview: Departing UN ECA Chief Looks Back


The unlikely path to the top of the Economic Commission for Africa started under the most unlikely circumstances for Carlos Lopes (PhD). Born in Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau, in a small village where no university existed, t...


Exclusive Interview With Mushe Semu: Does Not Look Good


A seasoned politician with several years' of experience in peaceful political struggle, Mushe Semu has retired from active politics and is now a career banker, working as a branch manager at one of Ethiopia’s private b...


Validation Blames Human Error in HIV Test Kit Evaluation


Procuring medical devices to carry out HIV tests across the country has seen a series of back and forth turns in the process since 2012. On the Ministry of Health’s own admission, this has disrupted national HIV servic...


Former Supplier Calls for Justice, Truth


Procuring medical devices to carry out HIV tests across the country has seen a series of back and forth turns in the process since 2012. On the Ministry of Health’s own admission, this has disrupted national HIV servic...


CONSTRUCTION OVERHAUL OVERDUE


Abebe Dinku (Prof.) is Construction Materials & Management Chair at the Addis Abeba Institute of Technology’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate prog...


MEHARI BROTHERS: Music, an Integral Part of Life


They have music and the arts in their genes and their spiritual values as well as family bonds seem to have put them on a solid foundation. They know they are brand name material and in this exclusive interview, SAMRAWIT...


Aregash Adane: Still Committed to the Struggle


She was a rarity in the early days of the armed struggle. Rare in that she was a woman and a graduate in the field of Sociology, with a degree from the Haile Selassie I University. She is the type some would call a polit...


Beker Shalle: ‘Fire Fighter’ Still on Duty


He is usually assigned to putting out fires in institutions where there are challenges. Beker is on the quiet side.He has made optimum use of the past twenty years, both in terms of his education and political carrier...


Haile Gebresellasie: New Run to Business Race


With humble beginnings at the Police Athletic Club in 1988, this veteran, 43, retired from running after the Great Manchester Run in May 2015, having won two Olympic gold medal, eight world championship golds and having...


Lidetu Ayalew: Adjustment and Change Never Changed.


No one denies that he matters in the country’s contemporary politics. Emotions usually follow the very mention of his name. Lately, it is usually anger and a sense of betrayal from the public who dubbed him Nelson Mand...


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


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


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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...


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


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


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