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The staggering walks of the hospitality sector

David Desta is an Associate of JLL, a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management. Closely watching Ethiopia’s hospitality sector and beyond, David previously worked as an assistant director of Operations and Business Analytics with Kuriftu Resort.

‘Discipline beats talent’

Fitsum Tilahun is a medical doctor based in New York. He is a co-founder of Yetenaweg, a self-described “evidence-based medical information” platform targeting Ethiopians everywhere.

Shaping up the future through coding

Nathan Damtew is founder and CEO of BeBlocky, a gamified programming learning app for kids, and founder and managing director of Yenetta Code, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education center based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Digital Equb

Yohana Ermias is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of a new company, Equb (eQub), set to become operational this month.

The Plight of Ethiopian Refugees in the Middle East

Nadia Hardman is a Refugee and Migrant Rights Researcher with Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading human rights organizations. She reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on a recent report on the worsening situation Ethiopian migrants held in Saudi Arabia are under, on HRW’s latest on Ethiopian migrants in North Yemen and more.

Passion runs through blood: Salim Amin’s past and present accounts

Salim Amin is the Chairperson of Camerapix and head of the Mohamed Amin Foundation, named after his famous father - Mohamed Amin. Mohamed Amin is the photographer and cameraman whose images of the 1984 famine victims in Ethiopia stirred world reaction and gathered prominent artists including Bob Geldof to perform a beneficiary concert called Live aid.

Digitizing an historic work process

Pascal Minvielle, is a veteran in customs automation and innovative solutions for trace facilitation. Customs is an old work process that has been around for centuries in human history.