Ethiopia continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world with an expanding consumer base. Despite internal political tensions, the country is attracting an increasing number of foreign investors as well as international banks eager to serve the expansion.
The UAE’s ties have traditionally been with North Africa, but a number of factors are now persuading Emirati firms to look south of the Sahara.
As the Ethiopian government and international donors struggle to tackle the humanitarian crisis caused by drought in the Horn of Africa, some of the country’s own citizens are those most at risk.
Private Chinese firms are entering Africa in great numbers. What can African countries do to maximise the benefit of this wave of investment?
At a time when the African aviation industry is performing poorly, Ethiopia’s national carrier is recording record profits and expanding its fleet.
Stronger partnership with business is a key priority for the WHO in Africa, the organisation’s regional head tells African Business.
As the Ethiopian case shows, opening the industrial sector to Chinese investment can boost the growth of new industries.
Despite bitter disputes with its neighbour, the government of Ethiopia is accepting large numbers of refugees from Eritrea.
A satellite channel offering international programming dubbed into Amharic is revolutionising Ethiopian television.
Ethiopia’s withdrawal of troops last October highlights problems facing the internationally funded military intervention in Somalia.