Ethiopian Business Review

Located on the eastern edge of the East African rift valley, 515km away from the capital and 48km north west of Harar, Dire Dawa lies in the intersection of roads from Addis Ababa, Harar and Djibouti. For long a caravan center, Dire Dawa is an accidental city, developed as the chief outlet for Harar after 1904, when it became the terminus of the railroad from the port of Djibouti.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:30
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Abebe Tesfaye, a father of two, in Akaki Kality District, has worked for 20 years as a metal repair at a government construction company. Earning an ETB1,250 per month salary, Abebe had lots of hardships on his job every day. Flames and acids have left their mark on his skin, he has been in direct contact with every danger there possibly could be during his work.

Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:22
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The 125 years old Addis Abeba seems to be at a threshold of a major socio-economic shift. As the middle class urbanite poised to reach a significant mass, the city has become a sea of changes, transforming at a breakneck speed. The infrastructure setting and the material needs of this growing cosmopolitan society is growing by the day. Numerous massive infrastructure projects are under way and different buildings are popping up here and there. But, the number of upcoming buildings may not be good enough to tell the whole story any more. Beyond this surprising structural development in the City, life has not just been what used to be for the city dwellers. From automating the daily life to a high demand of a world class comfort, life of the Addis Abebans seems to be changing for the better.

Sunday, 18 August 2013 22:36
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