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We built a world-class food facility in Ethiopia - Vivian Imerman

Vivian Imerman Chairman, Vasari Global. Photo©Vasari GlobalVasari Global and its partners have entered the Ethiopian biscuit business and have their eyes on the wider East African market as consumer spending rises.

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Manufacturing: Dangote's ever-widening network of African production

Photo©ReutersCatching older European rivals like lafarge and Heidelberg Cement on the hop – both are now desperately scrambling to invest in african production – Dangote Cement has the continent in its sights.

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Transport: East Africa's rail to the rescue

Ethiopia’s new rail links should clear congestion at Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal. Photo©Vincent Fournier for JAGovernments are betting big on new railway and port projects to boost the regional market's competitiveness with Asia.

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Ethiopia's generational freeze

Young people still see their future with the EPRDF. Photo©ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFPThe Metekakat policy of making room for younger politicians has been put on ice.

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Ethiopia gets local European Investment Bank office

Photo©ReutersThe European Investment Bank (EIB) opened an office on Thursday in Ethiopia, where the economy is expected to grow by 10 percent this year and whose capital hosts the African Union headquarters and some regional U.N. offices.

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Africa's role in climate talks - Kofi Annan

Kofi AnnAn Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Nobel laureate and former secretary general of the United Nations. Photo©Vincent Fournier for JAThe continent can build on the progress of Ethiopia and Rwanda with low-carbon energy investments.

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines mulls aircraft orders to double fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Tewolde GebreMariam. Photo©Jeune AfriqueAs part of plans to nearly double its fleet, Ethiopian Airlines is considering placing orders for Boeing 777-X , Airbus 350-1000 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

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Ethiopia: Al Amoudi's farms to raise coffee, tea output

Photo©ReutersEthiopia's coffee export drive will be boosted by higher output from the venture of a major Saudi Arabian investor, the manager of his enterprises there said.

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Ethiopia election: Clean-sweep for ruling party

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's ruling party and its allies have registered a clean-sweep victory in the national parliamentary polls, Ethiopia's electoral board authorities said.

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Barack Obama to visit Ethiopia and AU headquarters

Photo©ReutersUS President Barack Obama will next month travel to Ethiopia, making him the first sitting president of that country to visit the Horn of Africa nation and the African Union headquarters.

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Ethiopia beating the economic odds

Photo©ReutersEthiopia is considered as one of the fastest growing economies in the world today, a far cry from 30 years ago when the East African country was hit by a severe famine. But how much has changed since the famine.

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Ethiopia's development is mostly people-driven

Haddis Tadesse, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's representative to Ethiopia and to the African Union. Photo©Screen Shot - The Rock Newman Show, YouTubeHaddis Tadesse, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's representative to Ethiopia and to the African Union talks about what is driving Ethiopia's economic growth. Interview. 

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Ethiopian Airlines to buy six Dreamliners

File photo©ReutersEthiopian Airlines is set to buy six more 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft after striking a deal with Boeing at the Paris Air Show.



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Africa must stop subsidising the West

Chris Kirubi Chairman, Centum Investment Company, Kenya. Photo©Siegfried Modola for TARThe Africa CEO of the Year's conglomerate reported 291% growth in the five years to 2014. He says discriminatory export tariffs are to blame for keeping Africans in poverty.

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Energy: Green today, cheap tomorrow

Geothermal plant, Kenya. Photo©Noor Khamis/ReutersTechnical challenges and high costs have slowed the development of alternative energy projects in Africa, but the tides are now turning in favour of a green revolution.

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US-Africa Trade: African textile exports may reach $4 bn under AGOA deal

File photo©ReutersAfrica's textile and apparel exports to the United States could quadruple to $4 billion over the next decade through an extended duty-free trade treaty, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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Ethiopia's unprecedented budget targets education and infrastructure

Photo©ReutersThe government of Ethiopia has proposed a record $10.6 billion budget statement for the coming fiscal year in a bid to boost spending on education, health and road construction.

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Electricity: Ethiopia seeks to power a large part of Africa

Photo©ReutersEthiopia plans to launch hydropower dams and other renewable energy projects over the five years to 2020 that will add an additional 12,000 megawatts of electricity upon completion, a senior official said on Monday.

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Ethiopians will decide their destiny

Photo@PETTERIK WIGGERS/PANOS Pictures for TARAs older opposition groups fall apart ahead of the May election, Blue Party leader Yilkal Getnet, 37, says his young and dynamic party is on the rise.

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No time for change in Ethiopia

On an Addis street, a tiny EPRDF poster reflects its self-belief. Photos©Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures for TARAside from the problems associated with their own splintering and divisions, opposition parties in the 24 May elections are struggling to get their message to people too remote, afraid or busy to engage with politics.

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