Ethiopia: Recent Killings in Ethiopia Point to Difficult Times for Dangote Cement

By Allan Olingo Dangote Cement, which three years ago took East Africa by storm, is facing a hard time in the region, especially after the recent killing of three of its employees... Read more »

Urban refugee economies: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Working Paper March 2018 – Ethiopia

Alison Brown, Peter Mackie, Kate Dickenson, Tegegne Gebre-​Egziabher Summary With a focus on the informal economy, this research provides new insights into urban refugee economies and their contribution to market development in... Read more »

An Artist Is Helping Incubate More Resilient and Fertile Chickens for Ethiopia

An Ethiopian chicken farmer, and one of the beneficiaries of a new project involving artist Koen Vanmechelen. (all images courtesy of the International Livestock Research Institute, unless indicated otherwise) Very often, artists... Read more »

Protesters Demand Ethiopia Cancel Al-Amoudi’s Gold-Mine Permit

FILE – Demonstrators gather in the Ethiopian town of Shakiso to oppose MIDROC gold mining operations in February 2016. They contend chemicals used in mining jeopardize public health. (Courtesy photo) Bloomberg –... Read more »

Cardano and Ethiopian Government to Introduce Agritech Blockchain

The Ethiopian government has recently struck a deal with Cardano (ADA) to work together on finding ways to use blockchain technology to improve the agritech industry. The collaboration will focus particularly on... Read more »

Mining Firm’s License Renewal Fuels Protests in Ethiopia

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in at least a dozen southern Ethiopian towns this week to protest the federal government’s renewal of a license for a mining company that they say... Read more »

Ethiopia: Factors Testing Development of Domestic Metal Engineering

By Esseye Mengste The major constraints for metal and metal products industry can be broadly categorized into policy technical, institutional, and environmental aspects. Despite the long history of iron casting and blacksmithing,... Read more »

Ethiopia: Pharmaceutical Industries for Improved Medical Facility Supply

By Yohanes Jemaneh Ethiopian government nurturing pharmaceutical industry to meet local demand. The national pharmaceutical industries have increased in number through time. Today, Ethiopia has about 24 pharmaceutical manufacturers. Among these, eight... Read more »

Taste-testing Ethiopia’s first Pizza Hut | News | Africa

Simon Allison in Addis Ababa Addis Ababa is no stranger to a good knock-off. The Intercontinental, one of the best-known hotels in the city, has absolutely nothing to do with the international... Read more »

Ethiopian businesses disappointed by new PM’s economic stance

Ethiopia has let foreign companies such as fashion chain H&M set up factories in a decade-long push to change the economic focus from agriculture exports, such as coffee, to manufacturing. ... Read more »