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Farming as an opportunity

“Farming has been important to me and my family,” Negatwa Biru, a 63-year-old woman farmer, told The Reporter as she took care of her farm, now on her own since her husband, the father of her three children suddenly died last year. “It’s through farming we were able to raise and support our children and see them go to secondary school (the first in the family) and it’s a culture I am proud to embrace on my own”.

Nurturing entrepreneurs and startups

Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and the world has seen an increase a startup business. As unemployment is soaring, the need for start-up has been paramount. The government of Ethiopia has been encouraging people, especially youngsters, to start their own startups as a strategy to curb unemployment.

Strengthening footing in the eatery business

On the first floor of a new building where she is about to debut a new branch restaurant of the signature Célavie Burger and Chicken, Yamrot Asrat is relaxed. She does not seem nervous with many responsibilities and as many congratulate her for bringing the brand in other parts of the capital, but she seemed excited with the new adventure that has come her way.

Afro beats making waves in Ethiopia

Afro beats have become a huge thing in Ethiopia lately. In nightclubs and bars across town, you will hear different Afro beats busting and people dancing to them. It would be unlikely for people not to know what Afro beats is. P-Square is one of the most known artistes and they have also performed in 2013 during Ethiopian New Year’s Eve celebrations. Similar to them, Nigerian rapper, Skales, has also performed in Ethiopia in 2016.

The long haul train to east

The Lebu train station is almost empty. It is just before 8 AM, departure time and the train headed to Djibouti via Dire Dawa is about to call passengers to board inside a historic train built by two Chinese companies, the China Railway Group Limited (CREC) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), about to call passengers to board inside a historic train, build the train headed to Djibouti via Dire Dawa.

Wolaytan way of ushering in New Year

Ethiopia is home to numerous and diverse ethnic groups, and languages. All in all, there are nine administrative regions and two city administrations in Ethiopia. Among the nine, the Southern, Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional Government is really the fountain of diversity. It is believed that more than 56 Nations and Nationalities live in the Southern Region.

Lessons from a regional tourism leader

Standing inside the spacious reception area of Mara Serena Safari Lodge in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s best-known safari of wild animals, delegates had come to inspect some of Kenya’s natural magnificence ahead of Magical Kenya Travel Expo.

Taking a brand to new heights

Long held as a government industry, Ethiopian beer manufacturing is now dominated by private and mostly international players since the privatization of BGI in 1998.