Ethiopian Business Review

In one of the recent hits of Woody Allen’s thrilling movies ‘Blue Jasmine’, (winner of this year’s Academy Awards for best actress and nominated for best picture and best screen play); there is a scene where the leading character, a sophisticated but broken woman is baby sitting her nephews. She takes them out to a restaurant and tells them to be generous when they are rich and advises them particularly to be kind to waiters, saying: “Tip big boys; tip big, because you got good service and they [waiters] count on tips”.

Friday, 16 January 2015 12:10
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Despite wine becoming more popular among some segments of Ethiopian society, the country still lags behind others with regards its per capita consumption of wine. Still, the Castel Group, a France-based international company, started producing wines locally here in Ethiopia. The Company plans to export roughly half of its products and sell the rest in local markets. But what will this mean for importers of wine – will their share of the marketplace dwindle or will they come out on top? EBR’s Yoseph Mekonnen spoke with wine importers to find out more.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:00
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Injera, the spongy flatbread that’s central to Ethiopian cuisine, has been a staple within Ethiopia for centuries. But now, many companies have started to produce the food item for consumers in Ethiopia and abroad. Companies like Mama Fresh Injera have gained worldwide popularity for providing the popular dish for food lovers around the world. However, as EBR’s Yoseph Mekonnen reports, the government has been having difficulties to establish and enforce standards for the production and distribution of injera, which may pose problems as it gains increased popularity worldwide.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:00
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