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Activating the private sector

Adamou Labara is the Country Manager of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group (WBG),covering Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia,based in Addis Ababa since April 2011.

Innovator takes Meda forward

Biruk Hailu is the co-founder and CEO of 360Ground, creators of the newly launched Meda Chat. The app is a multi-purpose messaging, mobile banking& social gaming platform.

Rivalry for Africa

Gedion G. Jalata is one of the few researchers who have broadly studied Chia and its political and economic relations with African countries.

Closer look at Banking and Finance

Abdulmenan Mohammed is a seasoned accountant and well-known commentator in Ethiopian print media. Currently based in the UK, Abdulmenan is works for a premium property management company as an accounts manager.

"The wind of reform will have important reflections on the future of Ethiopia"

Fatih Ulusoy is the outgoing ambassador of Turkey to Ethiopia and the African Union. Mere days before he departs from the capital, he reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the highlights of his time in his nations biggest trading partner in the continet, Turkey’s contirbution to Ethiopia and how he envisions the relationship to be as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's scheduled to visit Ethipopia next year. Excerpts: