Why ‘Made in Ethiopia’ Could Be The ‘Next Made in China’

By Tom Gara CONNECT Workers at a factory in Hangzhou, China, making national flags for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images China’s was once known as cheapest... Read more »

Ethiopia committed to ‘genuine negotiations with Egypt’: Ethiopian minister

Ethiopia is “committed to genuine negotiations with Egypt” in order to address the downstream nation’s concerns about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)(Photo from Ethiopian Electric Power Cooperation) Ethiopia... Read more »

Mining the green gold of Ethiopia’s Danakil

As companies rush to secure their claim on Ethiopia’s mineral riches, the government is keen to show it supports international transparency measures. Ethiopia is in the midst of a... Read more »

Ethiopia ignores ‘repeated’ calls for dam negotiations: Egypt FM

Egypt has repeatedly called for negotiations with Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam but has not received a real response, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said. Fahmy, in an... Read more »

Ethiopia receives first sovereign rating

Ethiopia has received its first sovereign credit rating from the top global agencies, a step that opens the door for a potential debut on international capital markets and highlights... Read more »

Weekend hunger strike staged over violence against students in Ethiopia

More than 100 people staged a four-day hunger strike on the front steps of the state Capitol over the weekend, drawing attention to Ethiopian government violence against Oromo students.... Read more »

EU Concerned Over Recent Arrests of Journalists, Bloggers and Opposition Party Members

A statement from the European External Action Service (EEAS), EU’s Foreign & Security Policy Service led by Catherine Ashton (pictured), said the EU was “concerned about the recent arrests... Read more »

Police Given Ten More Days to Investigate Ethiopian Journalists, Bloggers Under Custody

A court in Addis Abeba today granted the police investigating the case of three independent journalists and six bloggers ten more days before the next hearing. According to defense... Read more »

Check Out Fomi’s Luxury Leather Handbag Collection Made in Ethiopia

Initially the prospect of developing a handbag line in Africa seemed daunting, but that became Afomia Tesfaye’s motivation in creating FOMI. In early 2011, she made the decision to... Read more »

A Promising Young Ethiopian Mikias Tefera Killed on a Hit and Run

18-year-old high school senior Mikias Tefera Tibebu was looking forward to college in California next Fall and dreaming of one day becoming a medical doctor when his young life... Read more »