Ethiopian Business Review

Ram Nath Kovind, the 14th and serving President of India, in office since 25 July 2017, made his debut official trip abroad recently with a first leg landing in Djibouti. Kovind’s visit to the horn of Africa’s tiny state, which in recent years is attracting significance due to the strategic geopolitical changes in the region, surprised many since there has never been a previous visit to the country by an Indian Head of State. His visit to Ethiopia, however, was less controversial because India at present is one of the top three sources of foreign direct investment in Ethiopia. Not only that, Ethiopia is also a significant bilateral trading partner of Asia’s third biggest economy. EBR’s Samson Hailu explores the reason behind the President’s visit.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 03:00
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Addis Ababa has a rich food culture, with restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. Still, the development of fast food restaurants and chains hasn’t been as robust. Yoseph Mekonnen reports the changing trend in recent years.

Monday, 23 February 2015 16:24
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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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