The exhibition hall at the Fieramilano Rho in the city of Milan, Italy started welcoming exhibitors and visitors early Tuesday morning October 9, 2018. The colossal exhibition halls that host the 31st edition of BIMU 2018 are vast–a combined area of 100,000sqm.
Diageo, the owner of internationally renowned brands such as Johnnie Walker, Bailey’s and Smirnoff, among many others, just turned 20. It was back in 2012 that the multibillion dollar global conglomerate decided to have a strong presence in Ethiopia by wholly acquiring the now 50-year-old Meta Abo Brewery from the then Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency at a handsome fee of USD 225 million – a record fee at the time. After five years of operations and a whopping USD 100 million expansion, Diageo is thriving in Ethiopia.
The federal Documents Authentication and Registration Agency (DARA) collected a record revenue of more than 323 million birr in the just-ended fiscal year (2016/17), according to its performance report released Monday.
Alemeshet Meshesha, head of corporate communications, noted that services rendered during sale of houses and vehicles were the leading sources of revenue.
Well, it seems that the genie is out of the bottle and it would take crafty political maneuvering to put it back inside. Last month, Saudi Arabia took an unprecedented step of leading a league of Gulf countries to sever ties with its neighbor and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member, Qatar, accusing the tiny state of supporting terrorism.
Little has been reported by global mainstream media outlets about Africa policy of the new President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, but recent announcements provide an emerging outline of an approach that gives priority to security concerns.
Trump authorized US military to beef up its muscle in Somalia, which includes conducting offensive airstrikes. The decision, again, was not taken lightly by observers. What does that mean for Somalia and the Horn of Africa as a whole, since it has been exactly 23 years since US troops withdrew from Somalia.
- Ethiopia shows huge increase in tractor, agricultural machinery imports
By Bruh Yihunbelay, Bologna, Italy
The International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition (EIMA 2016 International Expo), which is one of the biggest agricultural industry trade fairs in the world, was focusing on re-launching its cooperation with Africa in agriculture by developing cooperation projects and new policies for the use of mechanization in agriculture on the continent.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program, a leading entrepreneurship program of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, founded by a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu recently hosted nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs from 54 African countries during the second TEF Entrepreneurship Forum.