Ethiopian Business Review

After two decades of obscurity, handball is regaining ground in the world of Ethiopian sport. This year, for the first time in the country’s history, a handball premier league competition has been set up. The competition involves 10 clubs and is a milestone; a significant step taken not only to restore the sport’s former popularity in the country, but also to advance its status. EBR adjunct writer Abiy Wondifraw looks into the sport that’s making a comeback. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:00
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Volleyball has been one of the most popular sports in Ethiopia since the 1970s. The country participated in continental competition both in the men and women’s category until the late 1990s. These days, volleyball no longer enjoys popularity among Ethiopian sports fans. EBR adjunct writer Abiy Wondifraw explores the issue to report this. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:00
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It is now already four years since the Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy opened its doors to train young talents and bring an elevated performance amongst Ethiopian athletes and other sports persons. At the beginning of the current fiscal year, 148 young athletes graduated from the Academy in ten disciplines after four years of training. Overall, close to 500 individuals received trainings since May 2013. However, the achievements of the academy are full of contrasts. While some trainees secure contracts even before completing their training others are becoming just Certificate of Competence holders. EBR’s Adjunct writer Abiy Wondifraw explores the issue to report this.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:00
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