Wyndham Hotel Group, the owner of the Days Inn and Ramada chains, will open its first hotel in Ethiopia in the first half of next year as it expands the business across the continent.

The unit of U.S.-based Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (WYN) signed a management agreement with local construction company ADM Business, part of Get-AS International, Bani Haddad, vice president for the Middle East and Africa, told reporters today Addis Ababa. The 136-room Ramada Addis is on the main road to Bole International Airport in Africa’s fastest-growing economy, he said.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) green economy study has given attention for Ethiopian experience on climate resilient economic strategy.

The study also looks at its alignment with the national Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of the country.

In fact UNECA is conducting a study to exploring the linkage between green economy policies and strategies with inclusive economy of 10 African countries including Ethiopia.

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Horizon Plantations Ethiopia Plc, majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to almost double annual revenue within three years by investing at least $500 million in coffee and orange projects.

The agriculture company will train workers, improve roads and replace washing units at the Limmu and Bebeka coffee plantations, which together have over 18,000 hectares (44,479 acres) under coffee, General Operations Director Kemal Mohammed said in a Sept. 17 interview in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.

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