South Africa telcoms MTN, Vodacom welcome Ethiopia’s liberalisation move

South Africa’s MTN Group and Vodacom Group have expressed interest in the Ethiopian market, following the announcement by the East African nation that it would partially liberalise its economy. Ethiopia said on... Read more »

Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors

NAIROBI, Kenya—Ethiopia said it plans to sell stakes in some of the country’s most-prized assets after decades of state control, including telecommunications company Ethio Telecom and booming Ethiopian Airlines, liberalizing one of... Read more »

Ethiopia: Pizza Hut Officially Opens in Ethiopia

Photo: Pizza hut Pizza hut Pizza Hut – an American restaurant chain – becomes the first major international food franchise to open in Ethiopia. U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor, Yum! Brands... Read more »

Ethiopia: Investing in Ethiopia – Beyond Indices, Rankings

column By Getachew T. Alemugetachew T. Alemu Decades have passed since indices, rankings and comparisons have become the norms in economic analysis. The variabilities that economies have and hence the difficulty of... Read more »

Expanding consumer base lures investors to Ethiopia

The World Bank again declared that the Ethiopian economy would be Africa’s most expansive in 2017; it is forecast to expand by 8.3% in 2017, ahead of rival Tanzania’s projected 7.2% and... Read more »

Ethiopia’s most popular Chinese mobile brand launches new model – Xinhua

Participants take a selfie with the new brand smart phone called Tecno Spark Light Up during its launch in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 16, 2017. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde) ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua)... Read more »

Ethiopia: Zep Re Opens Ethiopian Office in Reinsurance Push

By Samson Berhane The office targets on servicing all insurance companies in the local currency ZEP RE, a regional reinsurance company, has opened its office as a window of opportunity in Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Hawassa Rising! The fast-growing, southern city exemplifies Ethiopia’s development potential

AZARIAH MENGISTU / UPPERMOST PRESS From Selamta, the In-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines Flying into Hawassa, the southern Ethiopian city presents itself as a giant Lego board of sorts, with identical gray... Read more »

Juniper to Invest 70 Million USD in Ethiopia – 2merkato – Ethiopian Business Portal

Juniper Glass Industries PLC disclosed it has finished all regulatory and merger requirements which enables it to form a venture with 2 other firms. The partnership between the 3 companies is going... Read more »

Ethiopia: Why It's Right Time to Invest in Ethiopian Hotel Industry? –

analysis By Eden Sahle Growing the number of hotels is part of the plan to make Ethiopia one of the top five tourist destination in Africa While the Ethiopian economy continue enjoying... Read more »