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.


Editorial

It is not unusual for members of the ruling party to sit with the oppos...


Agenda

Although the fall armyworm pest set foot for the first time in Ethiopia...


Fineline

Enforcing discipline with the state to shape up in...


Commentary

Unlike the East Asian experience, which was industrialisation without e...


Viewpoint

Addis Ababa is believed to be home to 4.6 million residents. The growth...


Opinion

What we do not do with our mobile phones! We text, we call, e-mail, Goo...


View From Arada

The country has reached the state of emergency because of the negligenc...


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