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Hawassa Industrial Park, Awasa, Ethiopia

Can Ethiopia be Africa's leading manufacturing hub?

With Ethiopia having the second biggest population in Africa, it is under growing pressure to tackle unemployment.

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens

East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built high speed railway, is up and running.

A family enjoying an injera meal at a restaurant in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Boaz Rottem/Alamy/The Guardian

From chefs to musicians, talented 're-pats' come back to build a modern Ethiopia

His dream is to show the world the glories of Ethiopian cuisine, to preserve its rich traditions and to make his fellow citizens eat better.

Pizza Hut Enters Ethiopia in Latest Expansion Into Africa

Pizza Hut Enters Ethiopia in Latest Expansion Into Africa

Pizza Hut is set to open three outlets in Ethiopia this year, becoming one of the first international restaurant chains to enter Africa’s second-most populous country.

Ethiopia Opens Massive Gibe 3 Hydroelectric Dam on Omo River

Ethiopia Opens Massive Gibe 3 Hydroelectric Dam on Omo River

Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries.

Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa.

Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa

Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa.

Real GDP Growth Rates (2007 - 2017) of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart)

Real GDP Growth Rates (2007 - 2017) of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart)

Visualizations of Real GDP Growth Rates of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart) from 2007 – 2017.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: panoramio.com

Here are Africa’s top 10 fastest growing economies (Infographics)

The Ivory Coast is Africa’s fastest growing economy, according to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook. The West African nation’s GDP is expected to grow by 8.5% this year.

Azeb Asnake, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEPCo)

Ethiopia is the ideal environment for independent power producers (IPPs), says EEPCo CEO Azeb Asnake

Ethiopia has more than 45,000 MW of untouched hydro potential, plus huge resources of solar, wind and geothermal energy to tap; along with rising domestic demand for electricity; pro-investment policies; and plans laid out for the country to become a region-wide clean energy exporter.

Ethiopia has the potential to generate 45,000 megawatts of hydropower

Blackstone's Black Rhino looks at renewable power investments in Ethiopia

Black Rhino, owned by funds of U.S. investment company Blackstone Group, said on Wednesday it was looking at investments in Ethiopia’s power generation sector.

Compelling investment markets in Africa. Credit: sc.com

Compelling investment markets in Africa - Inside Riscura's Bright Africa 2015 Report: Debbie O’Hanlon, Senior Analyst, RisCura (Infographics)

Africa is not a single investment destination with a single set of standardized risk factors and homogenous potential for reward.

Ethiopia & Djibouti agree on Blackstone-backed $1.6B fuel pipeline

Ethiopia & Djibouti agree on Blackstone-backed $1.6B fuel pipeline

Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement for a $1.55 billion fuel pipeline with developers Mining, Oil & Gas Services and Blackstone Group LP-backed Black Rhino Group.

Starwood will be opening the Four Points by Sheraton Oran in November, marking the entry of the brand into Algeria

Starwood Hotels accelerates growth in Africa with seven new deals

Company to expand Africa portfolio by over 50% in the next five years entering new markets and introducing more brands.

Africa50 has held its first constitutive General Assembly this Wednesday 29 July 2015 in Casablanca

Africa50 Infrastructure Fund raises $830M in first closing

Africa50 has held its first constitutive General Assembly this Wednesday 29 July 2015 in Casablanca Africa50, the new and innovative infrastructure investment…

Mango Airlines

10 budget airlines changing Africa's skies

Traveling across Africa’s huge distances can be expensive. Not that long ago, getting from one city to another often meant a connection in Europe. That’s finally changing.

Quick facts about travel to Ethiopia

Check out these quick facts about travel to and from Ethiopia, courtesy of Jovago (Infographic)

Check out this infographic showing some quick facts about travel to and from Ethiopia, courtesy of Jovago.

Azeb Asnake, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEPCo)

Ethiopia eyes extra 12,000 MW in power projects by 2020: Azeb Asnake, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEPCo)

Ethiopia 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.

A customer conducts a mobile money transfer via M-PESA inside the Safaricom mobile phone care center in the central business district of Kenya's capital, Nairobi. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenya's KCB signs up 1.8 million mobile banking customers in 3 months

Kenya’s biggest bank by assets, KCB, has signed up 1.8 million customers for its mobile phone-based service since it was launched in March and is on target for 10 million users within a year from now, its chief financial officer said.

Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter

Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter

Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX)

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) considers adding stock & bond trading

The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange plans to broaden the range of crops it trades and wants to introduce stocks and bonds under a five-year expansion plan, Chief Executive Officer Ermias Eshetu said.

Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director, Jovago

Why you should take chances: Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of top African hotel booking website Jovago (Video)

Marek Zmyslowski is the CEO and Managing Director of Lagos-based Jovago. Jovago is an online marketplace that connects travellers across Africa with hotels. Jovago enables customers to secure hotel rooms through an online platform that is faster, cheaper, and easier than the alternative of making a phone call.

Ilyas Dawaleh was a businessman before be entered politics and rose to become Djibouti’s Minister of Economy and Finance. Antonie Robertson / The National

Ilyas Dawaleh: The man who wants to make Djibouti the next Dubai

Ilyas Dawaleh has an ambition: he wants to make his country the Dubai of Africa, and he is getting plenty of help from the UAE to help him achieve that.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO, The Blackstone Group

Blackstone eyeing power generation and distribution opportunities in Africa: Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO, The Blackstone Group

Private equity will play a key role in developing Africa given the massive needs for capital on the continent, says Blackstone Group (BX.N), which is focusing on infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission.

Konza Techno City (Illustration)

Here are seven of Africa's largest infrastructure projects currently under construction (Photos)

Photos of seven of Africa’s largest infrastructure projects currently under construction.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia bets on grand projects in drive for industrial power

Chinese workers mingle with Ethiopians putting the finishing touches to a metro line that cuts through Addis Ababa, one of a series of grand state infrastructure projects that Ethiopia hopes will help it mimic Asia’s industrial rise.

Ethiopia says new railway to Djibouti to start in early 2016

Ethiopia says new railway to Djibouti to start in early 2016

Ethiopia expects to open a new railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in early 2016, a project at the centre of plans to create new manufacturing industries, the head of the state railways said.

River Dam

Ethiopia's $1.8B Gilgel Gibe III dam project could start power generation by June

A much-delayed $1.8 billion dam project under construction along Ethiopia’s Omo river could begin generating power by June and be fully operational by early 2016, an official said on Thursday.

DP World wants to forge ahead with more investments despite a legal battle to keep hold of its concession to run Djibouti’s container terminal, above.

Africa offers UAE investors outsize returns

UAE companies and sovereign wealth funds including DP World and Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) are keener than ever to invest in Africa.