Ethiopian Business Review

Ethiopia is among the few countries in African as well as in the world known for its livestock resources. Yet, many companies such as the Ethiopian Airlines as well as big international hotels like the Sheraton and Hilton struggle to find sustainable, reliable and proceeded animal products locally. They import these products in bulk supply from countries as far as Brazil. Poor genetic potential of the livestock resources, insufficient animal feed, disease and poor management practices account for what prevent the country from making fair benefit from its resource potential.  In addition, there is weakly developed relationship among actors in the supply chain. Limited national capacity to improve productivity and take what is produced to the market further exacerbates the problem. EBR’s Samson Hailu explores the challenges facing the sector as well as attempts being made to increase efficiency.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:00
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United States Secretary of State John Kerry was in Addis Ababa earlier this month. During his visit, he met with high-ranking officials including Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his counterpart Tedros Adhanom to discuss a number of issues, including Ethiopia’s role as peacemaker in a number of conflicts on the continent, fighting terrorism in the Horn of Africa, and on the effects of U.S. aid that the country receives yearly. The visit marks Secretary Kerry’s second time in Ethiopia within a year, suggesting that ties between the two countries are stronger than ever. Yet, as EBR’s Editor-in-Chief Berihun Mekonnen reports, even though Ethiopia has proven a reliable and strategic ally of the U.S in Africa, when it comes to economic and business ties, the two countries have a weak partnership. The Ethiopian government hopes to strengthen these ties and there are signs that change is coming.

Monday, 16 June 2014 03:00
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The Telecom sector in Ethiopia has gone a long way from serving a few thousand mobile and Internet subscribers to the current state where the coverage of telecommunication services has expanded exponentially. Despite expanding access, the government failed to find any viable and long term solution for inconsistent quality of services characterised by poor network. Critics, however, have been suggesting that only liberalization can transform Ethiopia’s Telecom sector.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:00
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