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At a recent gathering of top executives, working on the agenda for the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) – Africa’s top event for hotel investors, research was undertaken by the Forum’s organizer, Bench Events, to find out what the essential principles are for doing business successfully in Africa. The main …

Merkeb Negash, Special to Addis Standard All previous articles on Ethiopian developmental statism on this magazine started with what the Ethiopian developmental state fails to be. It is argued that the Ethiopian state is nothing like the highly sophisticated state apparatus of the East Asian states and that it is …

Ezana Haddis, Special to Addis Standard In mid-2012 the Addis Abeba City Administration (AACA) has organized a project office called “Addis Ababa City Planning Project Office” and tasked it to prepare a city development plan that it claimed would work for the coming ten years. In the middle of the …