Smart Africa partners with Gebeya to promote capacity building and stimulate private sector growth.

Smart Africa partners with Gebeya to promote capacity building and stimulate private sector growth.

Smart Africa and Gebeya Inc., one of Africa’s premier software development companies, have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two organizations collaborate to stimulate private sector growth and entrepreneurship on the continent. While one of Smart Africa’s cornerstones is encouraging the development of smart cities, complimentary to this, one of Gebeya’s main goals… Read More…

Report Takes Behind the Scenes Look at Ethiopian Economic Growth

Report Takes Behind the Scenes Look at Ethiopian Economic Growth

A new report analyzing Ethiopia’s labor force shows that the country has made great progress in reducing unemployment and providing widespread education. However, more work must be done to sustain Ethiopia’s strong economic growth. The report, called “Ethiopia – an agrarian economy in transition,” was written by Yared Seid, Alemayehu Taffesse, and Seid Nuru Ali.… Read More…

The First Annual East Africa Finance Summit: What You Need to Know

The First Annual East Africa Finance Summit: What You Need to Know

The first annual East Africa Finance Summit (EAFS) wrapped up in Ethiopia in December 2016. Business, academic, public institution, and industry leaders gathered for two days to talk about the future of the financial sector in the region. By working collaboratively, rather than as individual countries trying to solve problems and promote growth alone, leaders… Read More…

This Is What the World Bank Says about the Ethiopian Economy

This Is What the World Bank Says about the Ethiopian Economy

Ethiopia is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in its history. In addition to the drought, Ethiopia is facing civil unrest that has resulted in protesters attacking factories and flower farms owned by foreign companies. Still, Ethiopia has kept its inflation rate under control, maintained a focus on growing its labor market,… Read More…

3 Powerful Initiatives That Are Helping Tigrayan Farmers

3 Powerful Initiatives That Are Helping Tigrayan Farmers

For years, Tigray’s primary economic driver has been agriculture, as the region’s people have made a living farming grain crops in its mountainous terrain. In recent decades, several factors have harmed Tigray’s agricultural industry, and in response government agencies and outside groups are working to bring aid to the people of Tigray and introduce new… Read More…

Why Gebeya Is the Best Choice for Improving Africa’s Tech Sector

Why Gebeya Is the Best Choice for Improving Africa’s Tech Sector

As entrepreneurs and philanthropists recognize the need for a more skilled technology workforce in Africa, several organizations have formed in response. New training schools in the Horn of Africa seek to provide Africans with vital technology skills that will enable them to secure good jobs. However, the motivations and outcomes of Africa’s technology training schools… Read More…

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which occupies the country’s northernmost area, is home to some of the most significant historic and cultural sites in Northern Africa. Known especially for its rock-hewn churches that date back to the eighth century, Tigray’s archaeological history also encompasses its former prominence as a trading port and its status as the center… Read More…

This Nonprofit is Dedicated to the Recovery of the Tigray Region

As tensions once again escalate between Ethiopia and its neighbor, Eritrea, it is worth recalling that the conflict between the two countries has resulted in organized efforts to improve the lives of the people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Founded in the late 1980s as the thirty-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea finally ended, the Tigray… Read More…

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Two Israeli-Ethiopian writers are using literature to create cultural understanding. Germaw Mengistu and Daniel Belete are part of a migration from Ethiopia to Israel that began in the 1970s. During this time, Ethiopian Jews started immigrating through refugee camps in Sudan. Many were escaping persecution, famine, and war. The Israel military conducted two staged airlifts… Read More…