Ethiopian Business Review

United States Secretary of State John Kerry was in Addis Ababa earlier this month. During his visit, he met with high-ranking officials including Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his counterpart Tedros Adhanom to discuss a number of issues, including Ethiopia’s role as peacemaker in a number of conflicts on the continent, fighting terrorism in the Horn of Africa, and on the effects of U.S. aid that the country receives yearly. The visit marks Secretary Kerry’s second time in Ethiopia within a year, suggesting that ties between the two countries are stronger than ever. Yet, as EBR’s Editor-in-Chief Berihun Mekonnen reports, even though Ethiopia has proven a reliable and strategic ally of the U.S in Africa, when it comes to economic and business ties, the two countries have a weak partnership. The Ethiopian government hopes to strengthen these ties and there are signs that change is coming.

Monday, 16 June 2014 03:00
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The Telecom sector in Ethiopia has gone a long way from serving a few thousand mobile and Internet subscribers to the current state where the coverage of telecommunication services has expanded exponentially. Despite expanding access, the government failed to find any viable and long term solution for inconsistent quality of services characterised by poor network. Critics, however, have been suggesting that only liberalization can transform Ethiopia’s Telecom sector.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:00
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Although water supply service has a long history in Addis Ababa, going through an entire week or even a month without water has become common in many areas of the city. This is despite the announcement by City Administration that water coverage in the metropolis now stands at 97Pct. A close investigation of the issue, however, reveals that close to 37Pct of the water produced and distributed currently is lost before reaching residents. Samson Hailu, EBR’s Research Editor, shows the implication of the loss for the city’s current water crisis. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 06:00
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