Azeb Mesfin, MP and Widow of Meles Zenawi


Azeb Mesfin, MP and Widow of Meles Zenawi Sorrowful What Happened:   Azeb Mesfin, a Member of Parliament (MP) and widow of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, was in…


Ermyas T. Amelga, Businessman

Ermyas T. Amelga, Businessman Overambitious What Happened:   Ermyas T. Amelga, the business mogul behind many creative business enterprises, including Access Capital Services and Access Real Estate, joined the spotlight…


Eyob Mekonnen, Singer

Eyob Mekonnen, Singer Memorable   What Happened:   Eyob Mekonnen, a renowned reggae singer, joined the annual spotlight with his death that sent shocks to his fans and the music…


Haile Gebreselassie, Long Distance Runner and Businessman

Haile Gebreselassie, Long Distance Runner and Businessman Ambitious What Happened:   The long distance legend, Haile Gebreselassie, joined the spotlight after he announced that he is interested to compete for…


Junedin Sado, former minister of Civil Service

Junedin Sado, former minister of Civil Service Hapless What Happened: Junedin Sado, the former minister of Civil Service (MoCS), joined the spotlight with his unfortunate conflict with the movers and…


Mohammed Aman, Middle Distance Runner

Mohammed Aman, Middle Distance Runner Exceptional What Happened:   Mohammed Aman, a middle distance runner, joined the spotlight for his exceptional talent in winning multiple 800m titles in different races. …


Kassim Fite, former deputy head of Land Administration & Development,Addis Ababa

Kassim Fite, former deputy head of Land Administration & Development,Addis Ababa Inopportune What Happened:   Kassim Fite, the former deputy head of Land Administration & Development, joined the spotlight after…


Minyahil Teshome, Footballer

Minyahil Teshome, Footballer Unlucky What Happened:   Minayahil Teshome, a football player who is a member of the Ethiopian National Football Team, joined the spotlight after he became the reason…


Mekuria Haile, minister of Urban Development & Construction (MoUDC)

Mekuria Haile, minister of Urban Development & Construction (MoUDC) Cheerful What Happened:   Mekuria Haile, the minister of Urban Development & Construction, joined the spotlight for ushering the new housing…


Bethlehem Abera, Big Brother Africa Contestant

Bethlehem Abera, Big Brother Africa Contestant Controversial What Happened:   Bethlehem Abera, a.k.a Betty, an Ethiopian contestant at the eighth season of Big Brother Africa, a reality show, joined the…


Birhanu Dinka

Birhanu Dinka, Diplomat   Unforgettable What Happened: Birhanu Dinka, the highly-praised diplomat and peace negotiator, joined the spotlight in his death. The career diplomat had been serving within the Ethiopian diplomatic…


Melaku Fenta and Gebrewahid W.Giorgis

Melaku Fenta,  Former director of Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA); Gebrewahid W.Giorgis,Former deputy director of ERCA.   Litigious   What Happened:   In what could be taken as one…


2012/13 Snapshot of the year

As Ethiopians celebrate the New Year, Fortune take a look back over the past 12 months of the country’s development. As with every year, there have been highs and lows,…


2012 CHARTS OF THE YEAR

Many of the themes and issues that determined financial market returns in 2012 may well return for an encore in the New Year. With 2012 is already behind, businesses across…


GLOBAL COMMODITY MARKET PROJECTIONS FOR 2013

The global economy is still struggling with financial crisis. What began in 2008, in the form of a housing sector malaise in the United States did not stop there. It…


Uneasy Ethiopia Slides Down in Doing Business

If at all there is one edge that the incumbent government ofEthiopiahad been recognised for since it assumed power in 1991, it had been the liberalisation of the economy. With that came the birth of the existing business environment and its very players.




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