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Ethiopia: Smell the roasted coffee!

Raw coffee has traditionally been Ethiopia’s main export commodity but, as James Jeffrey, finds out, modern Ethiopians have acquired what seems an insatiable taste for …

Having your cake and eating it

Achieving economic growth and prosperity while reducing climate change isn’t – contrary to popular opinion – a contradiction in terms, according to global research and …

In conversation: Eleni Gabre-Madhin

The offices of commodity exchange company, eleni, occupy the top two floors of Tracon Tower, where one can gaze north and south along the teeming …

Ethiopia: Can free be too expensive?

Members Only is the latest condom brand released by DKT Ethiopia that, despite being part of US non-profit DKT International, has every intention of building …

Ethiopia – Doing it the Japanese way

The Japanese workplace philosophy of Kaizen is sweeping all before it in factories and workshops in Ethiopia. The philosophy, developed by Japan after World War …

China snatches rail contract from slack UK

Ethiopia, like many other African countries, is increasingly turning to the Chinese, rather than the West, to construct its major infrastructure projects, such as railways. …