Post Lij Eyasu Ethiopian history is his biography. He has witnessed how Ethiopia evolved into what it is today and involved in a number of its major undertakings. Though a military man at his core, he has held important civil offices that range from being director of the national civil aviation authority and president of the upper house of parliament during the imperial era to being a two term president of FDRE (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia). He has been a farmer, business man, soldier, politician and statesman. He has represented his country in different international arenas with unwavering commitment to safeguard its interest. He has served under three different governments, with intimate knowledge on the policies and the leaders of these distinct establishments. In this exclusive interview with Amanyehun R. Sisay, executive editor and Mikias Merhatsidk editor-in-chief of Ethiopian Business Review Girma Wolde-Giorgis, former President of FDRE talked about his presidency, Ethio-Eritrea issues and environmental concerns. Excerpts:

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Zafu Eyessuswork Zafu is a known figure in the Ethiopian business. He has been engaged in the insurance industry of the country since the imperial era. After working in a pan-african reinsurer based in Nigeria during the Derg regime, he returned home and championed the United Insurance Company and United Bank, after a while. Zafu has served the business community in various capacities, including as president of the Addis Ababa and Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. Amanyehun R. Sisay, Executive Editor and Mikias Merhatsidk Editor-in-chief of EBR sat with the business icon to discuss about the state of the private sector, financial liberalization and the affairs of the Ethiopian and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, among other: Excerpts:

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Many obstacles challenge foreign trade in Ethiopia- Logistics and transportation being the major bottlenecks. As much the logistics and transportation sector has undergone reforms, the sector continues to pose a critical challenge for the country’s foreign trade. In this exclusive interview, Berihun Mekonnen, Ethiopian Business Review’s senior editor sat down with Kassahun Abberu (PhD), Director of Transit, Shipping and Transport at Akakas Logistics PLC, a company which he cofounded in December 2000, to discuss the challenges and remedies for the complications in the sector, among other issues.Born in Dessie in 1958, Kassahun received his PhD in Transport Economics from Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration in 1992. His decades of portfolio include responsibilities at technical and managerial levels at the Federal Express, Hungary, Nib Transport Company, Ethiopian Amalgamated Ltd and others.

Kassahun argues that liberalizing the Logistics and transportation sector would solve the current logistics problems, which has been exacerbated as the government monopolized the sector: Excerpt:

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