Ethiopia: A country on the move, youths on dividend of peace
During WADR’s Frank Sainworla’s first visit to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa some two years ago, he spoke about the beauty of the place and people and how it was indeed a place to visit again.
Now on his recent trip to Addis Ababa, he found the exuberance and mood of the city even more appealing, with some of the unfinished construction projects now completed, while other high rise building complexes are springing up.
While political pluralism and free speech and the press remain a big challenge, this Horn of Africa nation is said to be the fifth fastest growing economy in the world, with demands tripling in the past five years.
With a population of 82 million, Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous nation now. A big chunk of this population is young people, many of whom realize the dividend of peace and stability. Meet and chat with them, they tell you about how, because of the more than a decade of peace their country is transforming.
On his latest visit to Addis Ababa, WADR’s Frank Sainworla met two of these young enterprising and hopeful Ethiopians in the world of business, and this is how their conversation went.
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