Friday, June 5, 2020

Spotlight on Ethiopian Runner-Turned-Entrepreneur Haile Gebrselassie

As a child, Haile Gebrselassie was asthmatic, but that didn’t stop from becoming a two-time Olympic gold-winning athlete, and subsequently one of Ethiopia’s richest businessmen. Retired now...

Meet Samuel Zemedkun, former fabric weaver in Ethiopia, now software engineer...

I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was raised there with my five younger sisters. My father made traditional fabrics, weaving one thread...

Exclusive Interview: Grace Kiire, Top Communications Professional

Grace Kiire is a communications consultant who has worked in several industries and across many markets. In this interview with Africa-OnTheRise, we learn more about this astute...

Meet Neku Atawodi: The woman at the forefront of Africa’s tech...

By Segun Akande, for CNN (CNN) -- For Neku Atawodi, who became Africa's first female professional polo player at age 21, there are no boundaries, instead...

Meet Pili Hussein, Tanzania’s first woman miner

Pili Hussein is Tanzania’s first woman miner, who disguised herself as a man to access the Tanzanite mines. During the week, she worked alongside...

Exclusive Interview: Sakhile Xulu, CEO of Qisimah

Sakhile Xulu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Qisimah, a radio content monitoring platform that provides key stakeholders in the music industry with real-time...

Ethiopia’s development is mostly people-driven: Interview with Haddis Tadesse

In February 2012 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the appointment of Haddis Tadesse, a US national of Ethiopian descent, as its representative...

Interview with outgoing British High Commissioner to Rwanda, William Gelling

The outgoing British High Commissioner to Rwanda William Gelling, a critic of the Kagame government, spoke to Ivan R. Mugisha about democracy, the Rwandan...