Ethiopian Business Review

As the Ethiopian economy began to significantly expand in the last fifteen years, the demand for paper and paper products has also witnessed huge growth. In 2016/17 the demand for paper was 219,840 tons. However, the country managed to satisfy only 18Pct of the demand. The balance has always been matched by imports.

There are six companies currently engaged in the production of rolls of paper sheets from pulp and recycled paper. Although a small number of companies operate in the paper conversion sector, there is no paper mill company in the country. As a result, the country spends millions of scarce hard currency to import paper products. EBR’s Ashenafi Endale explores the issue to offer this report.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:00
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The Ethiopian government estimates that it has more than two million Ethiopian-born people who comprise its vast global diaspora, living in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, among other places. Much of the diasporic migration took place during the Derg regime (1974-1991); before that, during the time of the Emperor, it was common to see Ethiopians attending institutions of higher education abroad and returning home from western countries. 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:00
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The nutritional benefits of teff are making food scientists, chefs and celebrities around the world take notice. The grain, which is a staple in Ethiopia cuisine, is poised to become the world’s next ‘super food.’ But before it can reach the international acclaim of other grains, like quinoa, wheat and barley, questions about whether or not it can be exported from Ethiopia and what that will mean for this country’s economy need to be asked. EBR’s Yoseph Mekonnen explores the issue further. 

Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00
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