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Aliko Dangote, CEO, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote: In for the long haul

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is optimistic that the only place to invest in today is Africa.

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.

Egypt expects to export about $5 billion worth of goods over the next five years to fellow members of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

African leaders sign 'Cape to Cairo' free trade bloc deal, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

African leaders signed Wednesday a 26-nation free trade pact to create a common market that would span half the continent from Cairo to Cape Town.

Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Ethiopia eyes bond trading in cautious capital markets opening

Ethiopia is seeking to create a secondary market for local currency Treasury bonds, possibly in a year or so, a move seen as a cautious step towards liberalizing one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.

Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group's Chairman and Africa's richest man

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote commissions $500M cement plant in Ethiopia

Dangote Cement, the cement producer controlled by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has commissioned a $500 million cement plant in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian flag

Ethiopia's economy: Neither a sprint nor a marathon

Nowhere in Africa is modern China more of a lodestar than in Ethiopia, which on May 24th held an uneventful election with a predetermined outcome: another term in office for the long-standing ruling party.

Dr. Merga Bekana, National Ethiopian Electoral Board Chairman, reads on 27 May 2015 in Addis Ababa the preliminary results of the 5th Ethiopian General Election which took place on 24 May 2015 (AFP Photo/Zacharias Abubeker)

Ethiopia's ruling party wins election landslide

Ethiopia’s ruling party and its allies have won an overwhelming majority in parliament in weekend elections, the country’s electoral board announced Wednesday.

Ethiopian Flag: Ethiopians cast vote in historic general elections.

Ethiopians cast vote in historic general elections

Millions of Ethiopians cast their votes on Sunday, May 24th, in the country’s fifth general elections. The general elections consist of both national and regional elections.

The leaders of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia (L-R) - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Left), Omar al-Bashir, and Hailemariam Desalegn - sign deal to end Nile dispute.

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan sign deal to end Nile dispute

Three African leaders have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa’s biggest hydroelectric dam, in Ethiopia.

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.