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(12 June 2014, Addis Ababa)—Twenty CEOs of Ethiopian companies joined together to discuss the importance of responsible practices to their business strategies at the UN Global Compact CEO Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility in Ethiopia.

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The Ethio-Israeli Business Summit took place in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa. The Forum brought Israeli, Ethiopian businesses and high level Ethiopian government Official on the same table for discussions.

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Staggering amounts of information are accessible as never before—from proprietary big data to new public sources of open data. Analytical and processing capabilities have made similar leaps with algorithms scattering intelligence across digital networks, themselves often lodged in the cloud. Smart mobile devices make that information and computing power accessible to users around the world.

As these technologies gain momentum, they are profoundly changing the strategic context: altering the structure of competition, the conduct of business, and, ultimately, performance across industries. To stay ahead of the unfolding trends and disruptions, leaders across industries will need to challenge their assumptions and pressure-test their strategies.

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Andalem was at the Ethio-South Africa Investment and Business Forum on 3 June 2014 here in Addis Ababa aimed at increasing existing economic ties between the two countries. Representatives of over 25 South African companies involved in education, health, infrastructure, manufacturing and agro-processing are discussing on possible cooperation with Ethiopians in trade and investment.

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The Ethiopian-Turkey Trade and Investment Forum took place in Addis Ababa on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Prime Minister Office. The Forum brought Turkish businesses and high level Ethiopian Official on the same table for discussions.

The event was organized in collaboration with Turkish Confederation of Business and Industrialists (TUSKON) and the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA). In addition to this, two weeks earlier a team of high level delegations from Ethiopia had visited Turkey. And the visit by the Turkey delegates is made following the steps of the Ethiopians.

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Africa’s problems are a fertile breeding ground for innovation. Those who see problems as opportunities can become successful entrepreneurs, by harnessing technology to invent solutions that improve access to education, healthcare and social services. Africa must enable environments for local innovations to flourish and ultimately feed the Global Knowledge Economy.

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