IT’S CAMPAIGN TIME- SEMAYAWI: MODERATE LIBERALISM



It is election time in Ethiopia. Political parties are doing all their best to obtain as many seats in the federal parliament and regional councils as possible. For the ruling EPRDF, the battle is all about maintaining t...


THE FRONTIER INVESTOR


Gabriel Schulze is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Schulze Global Investments (SGI), a family-owned private equity firm with a focus on frontier markets. A pioneer in the Ethiopian private equity sce...


INTERVIEW:The Contented Prime Minister


In one of his recent but rare press conferences, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke of his frustration over the lack of development in troubled South Sudan, and the battle to overcome poverty at the home front. Ne...


Zemen Speaks!


Fortune: What were your challenges and achievements in 2013/14? ZEMEN BANK: Bank registered 36pc profit growth and recorded the highest profits in its five-year history. Assets up 21 percent, deposits up 22 percent, a...


Japanese Aid : It’s All About Consistency


Japan has the third largest economy in the world with close to five trillion dollars in gross domestic product (GDP). It is also one of the top 10 countries in the developed world to open its coffers to help poor countri...


SAMUEL YIRGA A Pianist with Grand Vision


Samuel Yirga is a young rising Ethiopian pianist who graduated from Addis Abeba University’s (AAU) Yared Music School eight years ago. He gained international recognition through his tours and recording with Dub Coloss...


THE CAUTIOUS CREDITOR


In as much as its research competence and financial contributions to the nation’s developmental efforts are highly recognized, even by its ardent critics, World Bank’s policy recommendations, which are often criticiz...


RISK MATTERS:Is Multilateralism the Way Out?


One of the five agencies of the World Bank Group, a multilateral financial institution, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), specialises in political risk insurance. With private investors becoming overly...


Judge Me By the Numbers


Despite being a source of pride for many within and outside Ethiopian Airlines, beneath the rosy picture lays tension. Many of its staff, from pilots to cabin crew and ground technicians, as well as support teams, contin...


No Risk of High Inflation Next Year


The budget bill for the 2014/15 fiscal year was tabled to Parliament early last week. It will now receive legislators’ scrutiny before it becomes the law of the land. As much as there are concerns of inflationary threa...


THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: It’s Not About Dollars, But Ideas


John Agwunobi (PhD) is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the US African Development Foundation (USADF) - an independent public corporation in the federal government of the United States, which supports African-le...


Ekke Dekke


FORTUNE: It is only recently that the public has come to know long television drama series, with Gemena and Sew-Le-Sew being pioneers. However, these dramas were promoted through suspense. The relatively new Betoch is, h...


SAMSUNG : Style Meets Function


Q: The Samsung Galaxy series is released every year in quick succession. How do you keep your customers focused? Robert Ngeru: Galaxy is all about flagship and we are making products easier to use; reaching out to mor...


A Soft-Spoken Giant : Reduced Policy Demands Catalyse Turkey’s Ascent.


FORTUNE: Turkish investment has been building up in Ethiopia for over a decade now. But it is more concentrated around the textile industry. What hopes are there for diversification? Osman R. Yavuzalp:Turkish investme...


Healthline: It’s All About Resources


FORTUNE: The Private Health Sector Program (PHSP) in which you are involved aims to optimise, regulate and cement partnership with the public sector for sustainable universal access. But how is it possible for the Progra...


Light Manufacturing: Is It Light to Realise?


FORTUNE: Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn clearly stated during the Ethiopia Policy Dialogue Forum on Industrial Development, held in Addis Abeba, from February 24 to February 27, 2014, that Ethiopia should become the...


Editorial

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


Commentary

With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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