Ethiopian Business Review

Despite wine becoming more popular among some segments of Ethiopian society, the country still lags behind others with regards its per capita consumption of wine. Still, the Castel Group, a France-based international company, started producing wines locally here in Ethiopia. The Company plans to export roughly half of its products and sell the rest in local markets. But what will this mean for importers of wine – will their share of the marketplace dwindle or will they come out on top? EBR’s Yoseph Mekonnen spoke with wine importers to find out more.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:00
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Injera, the spongy flatbread that’s central to Ethiopian cuisine, has been a staple within Ethiopia for centuries. But now, many companies have started to produce the food item for consumers in Ethiopia and abroad. Companies like Mama Fresh Injera have gained worldwide popularity for providing the popular dish for food lovers around the world. However, as EBR’s Yoseph Mekonnen reports, the government has been having difficulties to establish and enforce standards for the production and distribution of injera, which may pose problems as it gains increased popularity worldwide.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:00
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Though Ethiopia boasts a relatively impressive amount of exportable goods compared with other sub-Saharan countries, analysts say exports aren’t reaching their full potential.  Logistical barriers stand on the way of Ethiopia reaching its full capacity as a potential exporting powerhouse among African nations. EBR takes a closer look at why this is the case and what can be done to fix it.

Monday, 15 September 2014 03:00
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