Ethiopian Business Review

I wonder how many times we think about how fortunate we are, how many times a day we feel good about ourselves for not being in the shoes of the mentally ill person we saw on the street running naked, how many times in our lives do we just stop complaining about the little things we don’t get to do; like not having coffee in the morning, missing lunch for a day because we were too busy chasing money, having a bad headache, etc…amidst all these, we tend to forget there is always a worse case scenario like someone who can’t afford to have coffee at all, someone who has not  had food for days, someone  who is suffering from endless pain…

Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:00
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It’s the holiday season again! The time of year where almost all local radio stations play traditional songs to hype up listeners and boost the holiday spirit; it is that season where incredibly large numbers of sheep, goats and oxen get ready to go to their new “homes”; it is that season where you will see long lines of women with their ‘netela’ around the gates of ELFORA or other chicken and egg wholesalers; it is that season where you will see a lot of shoppers here and there making sure they have every food and ingredient to cook for the holiday!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:00
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When Sara Mohammad was 12 years old, she was a little girl with big dreams. She told EBR that this was the age she decided she would grow up to be a businesswoman. If she had any naysayers, her newest achievement must surely quiet them.   This year, the designer and founder of the first fashion school in Ethiopia, Next Design Institute, received the Association of Women in Business’ Women of Excellence Award.  A humble woman, the designer and former model talks of the utter surprise she felt when she found out she would be this year’s recipient. If anyone knows anything about this particular businesswoman, it is that she is a pioneer in her field;  and of course all pioneers have to fight to break new ground; so how did she do it? We can find her strength and resilience in the crooks of her past. 

Friday, 15 November 2013 12:00
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