Ethiopia is continuing to focus its economic policy on developing new infrastructure by planning infrastructure spending worth $89m.
South Sudan plans two roads that connect the oil producing nation to Ethiopia.
Some say Ethiopians abroad are giving their compatriots a voice but others accuse them of fuelling unrest in the country.
Since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency the government has shut down mobile data and blocked numerous social media sites.
China’s economic realignment could boost Africa’s manufacturing sector.
Ethiopia’s economy remains robust despite a difficult 2016 that has seen a drought and anti-government protests dampen optimism.
The Horn of Africa was long considered one of the most dangerous places in the world. It is increasingly known for growing trade and investment – with Ethiopia at the centre.
Ethiopia is emerging from the last decade with a track record of growth and increasing attraction to investors – but might the recent turbulence of ethnic protests and a major drought affect this?
Ethiopia’s government has mitigated some of the fallout of the country’s worst drought in decades – but such achievements appear precarious at best.
Previous Japanese travellers to Africa have flown via European airport hubs or through the Middle East, typically connecting in Dubai.