Ethiopian Business Review

Samson Hailu

Samson Hailu


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The White-Box of Ethiopian Agriculture

Saturday, 15 February 2014 12:00 Published in Topic

The agricultural sector remains our Achilles heel, nonetheless, we remain convinced that agricultural-based development remains the only source of hope for Ethiopia.” This statement was made by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who described the irony facing Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, in a nutshell, a decade ago. The direction was what the ruling party, Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has been implementing for the last 23 years. The party has been stressing that the development of the country lies in transforming the rural economy in general and agriculture in particular. 

Gold Rush: Did Ethiopia Dig Into Mining Too Soon?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:00 Published in Investment

People have known that Ethiopia had huge mining potential ever since mineral prospecting began around the end of the 18th century. It was not until 1968 that mineral exploration began when the Ethiopian Geological Survey (EGS), which worked under the auspices of the Department of Mines and Energy, began to survey geological and mineral reserves. 

Although water supply service has a long history in Addis Ababa, going through an entire week or even a month without water has become common in many areas of the city. This is despite the announcement by City Administration that water coverage in the metropolis now stands at 97Pct. A close investigation of the issue, however, reveals that close to 37Pct of the water produced and distributed currently is lost before reaching residents. Samson Hailu, EBR’s Research Editor, shows the implication of the loss for the city’s current water crisis.