Albeit impressive economic growth which is hailed for reducing absolute poverty by half, Ethiopia stands among the crowd to be challenged by sharing the benefits of this growth among its vulnerable urban poor, a group which has grown in size in the past decade.

As part of the original plan of the government, which aims at alleviating severe housing shortage in rapidly urbanizing Addis Ababa, private real estate developers have made their mark on the city in the past decade.

The milk market in Addis Ababa and its surrounding is experiencing hard times at the moment as producers and collectors see demands plummet after a research revealed aflatoxin contamination in milk.

The coming week will herald the coming to power of the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn in his own right having won a landslide victory in the May 2015 general elections.

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