Gezahegn Wordofa left his humble beginnings in Dukem early. He left for his graduate level education more than two decades ago, completing a PhD in Moscow and proceeded to become an award winning advocate and humanitarian in Canada.
For a busy woman who has built a world class dental institution, a high end gym, a residential unit and a top tier spa, inside a landmark building of her own around Shola; she is accessible, excited and has stood ready to discuss the dire need of dental treatments interacting with those who had come to her clinic in hopes of resolving and restoring their dental and oral health on a Sunday morning.
For the first MAC Cosmetics store that opened in the heart of Bole, the first such brand in Ethiopia, a soft launch with top makeup artists and celebrities invited to take a glimpse of the new franchised landmark store late last month.
In the daily lives of Ethiopians, overcrowded public transportation like the bus or the train are utterly unavoidable; even grueling traffic congestion are becoming a common feature in some of the largest cities of Ethiopia.
“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”.
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.
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 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.