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.

Click on this link to read the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23086014

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