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Emnet Assefa

During his four day official visit to Ethiopia from March 17th – 20th, Dr. Joachim Gauck, President of Federal Republic of Germany, held official bilateral talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the following day with President Girma Woldegiorgis at the National Palace. The highlight of his visit was, however, his meeting with Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, on Tuesday March 19th.

A new party led by a populist new-comer has got elected two Israelis of Ethiopian origin. What will be next is a curious case

Ran HaCohen (PhD), Middle East Correspondent


The military attack on Gaza last November, what I called here “Operation unseat Barak “, ended in yet another Israeli victory – if you ask the Israeli on the street that is; indeed the results of the January 22nd general election show that the big fiasco led to Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s retirement, at least for the time being.     

Ethiopia’s journey to become a business friendly country will not be completed until after it produces a clean list of things to do and not to do

Bisrat Teshome, Special to Addis Standard, (@Bisree) 


On 16th of February AXIOS Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Co, a private company that organizes open coaching sessions, networking events and trainings on various business related issues to give “transformational experiences for thousands of business leaders in the country,” organized a national business forum held at the new AUC building in Addis Ababa in which close to 100 prominent business people and high level government officials came together and discussed what it means to do business in Ethiopia and what it takes to make Ethiopia become the next investment destination.