Governments’ Recent Refrain from Intervention in the Cement Market: Much Ado About Nothing – Or at Best, Very Little.

Written by Gemechu Waktola, (PhD)

I had the opportunity to lead a team of experts at Adama Science and Technology University in 2014. Our task was to create Ethiopia's Cement Industry Development Strategy for the period from 2015 to 2025. This strategy was intended to be used as input for GTP-II and, without exaggeration, it was one of the most thoroughly prepared industry strategies Ethiopia has ever had (and it remains so to this day).

Does the Capital Market Matter?

Selam Gutu, Staff Writer

The capital markets in Africa have a long and complex history. The earliest capital markets on the continent can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where a system of credit and exchange using grain as a medium of exchange developed. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, European colonial powers introduced modern capital markets to various parts of Africa, often using them to finance infrastructure projects and extract natural resources.