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Kiya Ali

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Inside the Growing Betting Market

Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:00 Published in Focus

Sport betting is becoming popular and expanding at an astonishing rate in Addis Ababa. Despite the fact that it is a new phenomenon in Ethiopia, it is quickly gaining momentum. Motivated by this demand, many companies are starting to invest in the sector, which requires moderate capital. EBR’s Kiya Ali explored the nitty-gritty of sport betting and its growing acceptance in Addis.

Looking Inward

Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:00 Published in Investment

Demand for Locally Made Leather Bags Surges

Ethiopia’s locally made leather handbag market is rapidly evolving as new designers enter the market. People commonly carry locally produced handbags, which are now available in different sizes and captivating designs, contrary to trends just a few years ago. Although there have been shortages of raw materials, many are capitalizing on the opportunities and investing in the sector as EBR’s Kiya reports.

Behind The Laughter

Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:00 Published in Art & Life

A decade ago, there were almost no Ethiopian sitcoms being broadcast on television or the internet. But for the past two years, the number of sitcoms is growing dramatically.  On top of putting a smile and laughter on the face of viewers, sitcoms serve as a platform to criticize social and political related problems. Yet, behind the laughter and criticism, producers of sitcoms has to stride an arduous journey as EBR’s Kiya Ali found out.