Report from the 9th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum Held on August 2-3, 2014 in Washington, DC

The 9th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum was held on August 2-3, 2014 at The George Washington University and Grand Hyatt Washington, respectively.

This year marks the 9th year since The Ethiopian American began organizing the annual business Forum. The Forum reviewed opportunities and challenges on “Investing in Ethiopia’s Emerging Technology Sector” in recognition of the growing importance of technology as a key driver of innovation in the Ethiopian economy; Investments in the power sector was closely looked, as one of the most attractive investment and technology transfer areas, where investments from the Diaspora is poised to make a lasting impact.

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Selam Radio Interviews Shimelis Bezabih (also known as Laureate Tsegaye)

Selam Radio in Washington, DC, interviews activist Shimelis Bezabih (also known as Laureate Tsegaye in Ethiopian PalTalk forum).

Shimelis introduces himself and talks a little bit about his bio and background; how he abandoned his support for opposition and instead became a supporter of the development of Ethiopia after seeing the reality in the country.

Shimelis, who resides in Switzerland, is very articulate, intelligent, positive, engaging, and a passionate speaker. He is well versed in the Amharic language, and is doing whatever he can to support the current development in Ethiopia.

The interview is powerful and to the point.

Audio interview (28:12)

So, what do you think of this interview? Please comment below once you get the chance to listen to this fascinating interview.