Tourism: Why Ethiopia is the next African country you should visit

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Dozens of bleeding-heart “baboons” are scattered across the misty mountainside, plucking double fists full of grass and stuffing them rhythmically into their ever-hungry mouths. The shaggy brown figures work intently with bowed heads and hunched backs, quietly making sure their turf comes with plenty of personal space. Ethiopia is the only place in the world to see these gelada monkeys, […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines and Immigration Services Reawakens Tourism with Online Visa as User Number Hits Record 200,000

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With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before. Ever since, the e-visa service has redefined visitors’ travel experience, easing entry into the country with digitized service accessible from any part of the world. Using the e-visa service, more 200,000 people from 217 countries visited Ethiopia so […]

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Africa: Wike strikes deal with Ethiopia Airlines on permanent flights from Rivers

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Rivers State Government and the management of Ethiopian Airlines have reached an agreement in principle for the operation of permanent international flights from the Port Harcourt International Airport, subject to the approval of the relevant federal authorities. The two parties reached the agreement at the Headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines after a high-powered meeting attended by the Group Chief Executive Officer […]

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Africa: The Booming Hotel Business in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is becoming East Africa’s new economic giant. The country has become the biggest economy in the region thanks to the dominating agriculture and service sectors which account for much of the country’s gross domestic product. According to Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, in the current phase of the Growth and Transformation Plan, Ethiopia has planned to reduce […]

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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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