Monday, 8 June 2015

Ethiopia’s tech hopefuls

Markos Lemma(right) and his co-founders had the idea for Iceaddis while working for German development agency GIZ to introduce e-learning programs to local universities

"In the beginning, we didn't know what exactly what we were working on," admits Mr Lemma, one of the four co-founders. "We were just bringing the community together to interact."

In recent years Ethiopia has become a model of rising Africa.

From a poster child for poverty famine in the 1980s to an economy seeing an average of 10% growth since 2004, the country is witnessing a remarkable turnaround.

Addis Ababa, the capital, is attracting investment and talent from around the world and cranes and construction projects are now the hallmark of the city.

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