Ethiopian Business Review

For generations, young Ethiopians have engaged in the shoe shining business to earn pocket money and support their family. However, recently more shoe shiners are selling consumer items such as tissues, biscuits and mobile cards parallel to their shoe shining operations in order to survive and earn enough to save and change business.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 06:00
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One of the biggest moments in a person’s life is their wedding day and in Ethiopia it is a major cultural event. Newly wedded couples, parents and friends celebrate it with big festivities including much food, drink and dancing. But appearance is becoming much of a concern and it costs too much. Meseret Mamo, EBR’s Associate Editor, writes that the expense of this huge milestone is becoming an issue especially in Addis Ababa.   

Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:00
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For Americans, the beginning of 2014 marked the launch of a new healthcare system popularly known as “Obamacare”. This health insurance coverage is expected to cut the number of uninsured in half, or about 25 million people, in the next 10 years. Under the much publicized scheme, the US government plans to reshape the healthcare system by allowing as many as seven million people to buy insurance and 8.7 million new beneficiaries to enroll in 2014 alone. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014 06:00
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