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Investment in magic beans

Sara Yirga is the founder & Manager of YA Coffee Roasters and is emerging as one of the most passionate promoters of Ethiopian coffee. Here, she talks to The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew reflecting on her local brand, on Ethiopia coffee, promoting it in the world and on helping Ethiopian women coffee entrepreneurs.

Fighting an army of pests

​​​​​​​Habtamu Tsegaye is a Crop Value Chain Advisor with Feed the Future Value Chain Activity, a project backed and financed by the USAID across the agricultural sector.

United against sexual abuse

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to child sexual abuse as more cases are reported. A national strategy to combat the crisis is being drafted and several organizations are working on tackling the problem.

One Mama’s Kitchen at a time

Girma Degu is a noted entrepreneur involved in the local hospitality industry. To him, the local hospitality sector is not just a business but rather helps make the capital a tourist friendly place.

When passion meets profession

Mitiku Abebe has more than a decade of experience in development and aid within Ethiopia. Here, he reflects with The Reporter's Samuel Getachew on the ideals of development, on his own career, on helping change the narrative of aid and on how to make it better, as well as on how it can become more effective on the ground rather than a way of life for the intended experience and more.

Developing skills and career

Siham Ayele is the Program Director at – a business unit of On the verge of launching Dereja’s Virtual Career Expo and HR Conference, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on it, on helping young graduates get opportunities for employment, on finding partnership and using her own experience to share wisdom for others to secure sustainable employment. Excerpt:

“The Queen of Toilet”

Marakie Tesfaye is the CEO, leader, founder of the Jegnit Ethiopia Movement who is a self-described “The Queen of Toilet”. The host of Gwadegna TV on KANA is the founder of Jegnit, a movement working to eliminate obstacles women and girls in Ethiopia face.