Jawar Mohammed’s red-carpet return signals Ethiopia’s political sea change

Jawar Mohammed addresses a news conference upon arriving in Addis Ababa in August. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters Guardian – Jawar Mohammed never travels alone. When the US-based Ethiopian activist returned to his home... Read more »

AccorHotels signs deals to open three hotels in Ethiopia – Reuters

The logo of French hotel operator AccorHotels is seen on top of the company’s headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo Reuters – Europe’s largest hotel group... Read more »

Australian Eloise Wellings not sure if Ethiopian Almaz Ayana is doping in Rio – The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian Eloise Wellings says she can’t be sure whether Almaz Ayana is clean after another jaw-dropping performance from the Ethiopian long-distance sensation. Four days after she obliterated a 23-year-old world record to claim... Read more »

Is Ethiopia finally the next big thing in Africa travel? – CNN

More than half a century later, the huge East African nation has yet to live up to that lofty billing. But it might not be much longer. The sights, the scenery, the... Read more »

Turkish firms eye Ethiopian hospitality sector

World Bulletin / News Desk Turkish companies are eyeing market share in the Ethiopian hospitality industry, which on Thursday saw global service offerings displayed at an expo attended by Ethiopia’s president and... Read more »

Female Entrepreneurs Get a Chance to Pursue Their Dreams – World Bank Group

Zinabua Hailu has a dream. She wants to build a big hotel with “stars” — one that meets international rating standards, the kind of hotel tourists might frequent. It’s not an impossible dream. Over... Read more »

Over 400 Hotels to Be Standardized

By Fanuel Lakew The Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism and Development Project under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism signed an agreement with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) of UN for the consultancy service... Read more »

Teacher turned entrepreneur building the tallest hotel in Ethiopia

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – Tiliksew Gedamu is one of Ethiopian women entrepreneurs for the several years now. Starting her career as a primary school teacher in the 1980s, she has turned out... Read more »

Ethiopian Airlines Still Wants to Build Four-Star Hotel on Bole Road

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines is seeking international companies to build a four-star hotel in two and half years, on a plot near Bole International Airport, a plan its management has... Read more »

Sheraton Addis to suspend operations due to un agreements with labour union

The Reporter: By Zekarias Sintayehu The management of Sheraton Addis has told the hotel’s supervisors and operation managers that the hotel will suspend its operation on Valentine’s Day after 13 years of... Read more »