Slowly as IPods and smart phones became affordable in Ethiopia people found a way to fill their portable drives with free music and movies. Now more affordable music sound systems that rely on flash disks rather than CDs coupled with new technology that makes downloading creative work simple are providing access to a diverse array of art many may otherwise not experience. This is however exacerbating violations of copyrights. Rather than fight the emerging technologies, It is better to find new ways to embrace them while at the same time finding innovative ways for artists to protect their rights. Meseret Mamo, EBR Staff Writer, explores this issue.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00
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The number of African billionaires in the Forbes richest people list of 2014 has surged to 29 from only two a decade ago, in 2003. The two people listed then were both from South Africa and its has been growing diversified and reached 20 last year.

Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:00
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Over a million city dwellers are taking money out of their meagre monthly salaries hoping to soon own a condominium house. Over the past six months, 4.1 billion birr has been mobilized through the program. Although saving often leads to investment, it has forced house-seekers in Addis Ababa to prioritize and cut spending. This is contributing to a stall of business in the Capital writes Berihun Mekonnen, EBR Staff Writer.

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