Ethiopian Business Review

Cursed Business, Blessed Money

Khat has become one of Ethiopia’s most lucrative exports, recently surpassing even coffee. However, the impact of Khat becoming more profitable is that farmers are starting to steer away from traditional staple crops in favor of growing it. Even so, the government still doesn’t have a cohesive strategy or supports to ensure that the country is getting the greatest possible benefits, as EBR’s Ashenafi Endale explores.

Saturday, 15 December 2018 03:00
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Addis Ababa has long been a friendly place for more dessert minded people. With cafes and bakeries on almost every corner catering to all kinds of tastes, sweets are a cherished part of everyday life. However, in the last few years, ice cream, an afterthought in cafes and relegates to the status of children’s treat, has started to make a comeback. With higher standards for quality, and more variety in flavour, ice cream has started to come back into the consciousness of city residents who have fond memories of it from their childhoods. New shops, dedicated solely to ice cream, have started to spread across the city, as EBR’s Menna Asrat reports.

Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00
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Can Ethiopia Break Free?

With the escalation of violence resulting in the death and displacement of millions of people, the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia has deteriorated over the past six months. The number of internally displaced people in the country, which started to increase last December, reached an historic peak in April 2018. Many attribute the problem to the ethnic based politics that the country has been pursuing since 1991. Since then, politicians have especially been using ethnicity as an instrument to advance wide ranging political and economic interests. EBR’s Samson Berhane explores.

Friday, 16 November 2018 12:00
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