Africa: 10 Things From Ethiopia That Are Rare Or Unique

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Ethiopia covers most of the Horn of Africa. But that is the least of its feats. The region is rich with history and strange things. There are wolves masquerading as jackals, rainbow-colored springs, and unique magnetic miles. Ethiopia has many of the world’s oldest wonders. But it also leads with novel projects that fight modern problems such as deforestation and […]

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News: Ethiopia and Nigeria to Lead in Mobile Subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Ethiopia and Nigeria are expected to lead in mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025. A new study from the GSMA has revealed that more than 160 million new mobile subscribers will be included in the region. Accordingly, the number of mobile subscribers in Ethiopia will grow by 11 percent, while showing a 19 percent increase in Nigeria, the study […]

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News: The Ethiopia-Djibouti Corridor Project Is Finally Happening & There’s Plenty Of Cash Flying Around

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The Ethiopian government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have put pen to paper on an agreement that would go a long way towards bringing to life a project that has been talked up for quite a while. Both institutions have signed a USD 98 Mn grant agreement from the African Development Fund (ADF) to help finance phase one of […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines positively contributing to Tourism growth in Ethiopia

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The tourism industry in Ethiopia is has significantly improved with the influx of tourists to the East Africa country. A number of factors can be attributed to the positive growth of the tourism sector in the country which in time past was struggling to attract foreign tourist to the country. The Managing Director, Ethiopian International Services, Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, said […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines is one of the best managed institutions in the world and should not be sold as Analyst points to Chile and Yemen as examples

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Last year, as part of the ongoing political transformation, Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s Government pledged a swift economic reform. The Government specifically expressed its intention to fully or partially privatize four key public enterprises: Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopian Airlines, and Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise. In doing so, Abiy’s Government aims to attract foreign investment and stimulate economic […]

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Africa: Ethiopia Emerges to be Fastest Growing Travel Destination in the World

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Ethiopia has emerged to be the fastest-growing travel destination in the world in 2019. Two other East African nations, Kenya and Rwanda, have also made it to the top ten list. As a continent, Africa stands second fastest-growing travel destination, second only to Asia-Pacific. In its 2019 annual report, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) lauded Ethiopia’s drastic growth […]

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Africa: Ethiopia relaxes visa rules to boost economy

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In November, Ethiopia finally opened up its borders by relaxing visa requirements. Previously, the country ranked 50 out of all 54 African nations for visa openness, according to the African Development Bank. Travellers now receive visas on arrival, as part of efforts to make free movement within Africa possible. For many Africans, multiple visas are still required for intercontinental travel. […]

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Tourism: Documenting Ethiopia’s Omo Valley in Africa

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Ethiopia is least likely to be on your wishlist for a holiday but when you happen to be one of India’s first female wildlife biologists, the African nation could be your favourite destination, especially if you are looking forward to capturing the rarest of the rare wolf in the world through your lens. It was around three years back that […]

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Africa: Why Is Ethiopia’s Tourism Industry Struggling?

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“13 Months of Sunshine.” This was the inspiring slogan that defined Ethiopia for the past 50 years. In 2016, a new tagline – “Land of Origins” – was introduced by the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), recently re-flagged as Tourism Ethiopia, to revitalize the nation’s struggling tourism industry. Yes, rebranding was needed. But why didn’t the organization follow through with concrete […]

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