Daycares, Survival Hacks for Busy Families


The hectic lifestyle of parents in the capital city encounters the tough decision to send their children to day care centres. As the number of families with both parents working outside their homes increased, the demand for day care services hit high. Some say that children who go to day care centres are more sociable and better in their classes while others argue that children should be raised with families until they become competent to attend  school, as BERHANE HAILEMARIAM, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, reports.


Most Expensive Expo Spurs Holiday’s Purchases

Araya Tesfaye, who owns a promotion and advertising company around Piassa, was having a beer with his three friends during the New Year exhibition on the afternoon of September 1,…


Purifiers No Longer Luxury Items

On a rainy summer morning in July, Ahmed Ergete, 29, who is in charge of purchasing for Luna Farm Export & Slaughterhouse, operator of Fresh Corners and juice bars, arrived…


Flood Breaks Walls, Hearts

When the rainy season approaches, people who live by the side of rivers go through trauma remembering the experiences they have gone through during the past summer seasons. Rain and flood damaged the houses of these residents and also took the lives of their beloved ones. Considering the vulnerability of these individuals, the city administration is pledging an enormous amount of money to rehabilitate these rivers, leaving hope to the residents in these areas, reports TEFERA TEKLU, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.


Bulk Short Message Service Business Thrives

It is quite usual for Biniam Afework, a 24 year old recent graduate of electrical and software engineering, to receive a Short Message Service (SMS) on his mobile phone frequently.…


New Key Cutters Duplicate Any Keys

Lauren Elliot is a British citizen working as a volunteer in Ethiopia. She rented a condominium house from someone who re-rented it. When he handed over the house to her,…


Locally Made Smart TVs Boom in the Market

It is not like what it seems in the capital. Seeing how Fitawrari Gebeyehu Street near Anwar Mosque inside the biggest open market, Merkato, is swamped with various types of…


Ethiopian Music On the Horizon

Ethiopian music is known to be unique by having its own genre but is less promoted around the world. In a bid to promote Ethiopian culture and music, BHM Club & Lounge, business owner of Villa Verde restaurant, has launched a project to take eight Ethiopian artists and a band to one of the international music festivals, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain. The Company is also aspiring to bring this festival to Ethiopia with the primary aim of bringing international artists and tourists to the country, reports FASIKA TADESSE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.


ICT Expo Lures Addis Youth

Information and Communication Technology is highly integrated into the economic, social and political lives of people in the West and in some Asian nations. The people in these countries are so dependent on some of these technologies, and their interruption for even seconds can become apocalyptic. In Ethiopia, it is possible to say that they are still at a grassroots level. The staging of expos like the one that was opened for the public at the Millennium Hall on Wednesday could be a peek at what the future portends, TEFERA TEKLU, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, reports.


Squaters Leave Businesses Walking Tightrope

Although the clothing market of Addis is expanding with a growth in population and urbanisation, the local licensed traders who are engaged in the clothing business are not benefiting much from it due to a surge in unlicensed traders. This has become more than a trend, becoming a business in its own right which legal measures alone have not been able to control, as ELLENI DEREJE and Samson Berhane, FORTUNE STAFF WRITERS, report.


Hawassa Industrial Park Moves to Safe Seats

A day after a colourful grand opening of the first phase of Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP), crucial and clear-cut instructions were passed by Arkebe Oqubay (PhD), special adviser to the…


The Inescapable Chaos of Addis

Yehabeshawork Ali is one of the residents in an apartment building around Semit Safari area, north of Addis Abeba. She had been a civil servant for over 45 years. Now,…


Birthday Businesses Gather Up Steam

Especially for children, a birthday is an unforgettable and special day. Nowadays, a glittering trend in birthday parties has become the inclusion of outdoor activities using bouncy castles, cotton candy machines, and other party items. Renting this equipment to liven up the parties is, therefore, becoming a nascent but popular business. With a growing number of middle and high-class families, birthday party item rental businesses are flourishing in Addis, as BINYAM HAILEMESKEL, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, reports.


Movie Vending Boxes, New Trend in Addis

Movie vending box centres, which download and sell new movie arrivals, are trending in Addis Abeba. People rush to these vending box centres because they can see the trailer, details or synopsis of the movie which would help them decide which movie to take home, as REDIET BAYE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, reports.


TOUGH JOB AHEAD

In the midst of controversy over its lack of fund and budget use, the World Health Organization (WHO) gets a new first ever state nominated Director General, Tedros Adhanom (PhD),…


Teddy Afro Online, Offline

Ethiopia’s pop sensation, Tewodros Kassahun, has released his long anticipated album dubbed “Ethiopia”, thereby taking not only of a huge fan base to ecstasy but also triggering the renewed sale…




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