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For the first time in Ethiopian music history, a young man’s band is taking Gospel songs to another level

Zela Gayle


The 1960s in Ethiopia was an era of prominent musicians who gave live musical performances on a theatrical stage than that of today’s growing culture of bands performing in nightclubs supported by synthesizers. Dawit Getachew takes us back to that era with his new concert band.

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. 

With all its evasions during the preparations, Ethiopia’s review by the APRM has so much to be taken to heart 

Tsedale Lemma


The establishment in 2003 by the African Union (AU) of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has received a mixed reaction by critics and supporters alike of the continent Africa in general and the AU in particular. Pretty much styled after the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD’s) peer review methodology, APRM’s proponents, including the AU, insist it is “a bold, unique and innovative approach designed and implemented by Africans for Africa.”