Africa Connected with Standard Bank

Addis Ababa is the busy, booming (but still dark at night) Capital of Africa

Renowned broadcaster Lee Kasumba is crisscrossing Africa to explore its opportunities and investment potential.

Click or tap here to follow her journey.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kasumba, who is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s booming capital city.

The African Union is headquartered is in Addis Ababa, often referred to as “the political capital of Africa”.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The city of Addis Ababa is really busy; there is so much happening…

Lee Kasumba

The UAE has injected $3 billion into the economy here…

Lee Kasumba

The power supply here is not so great… It’s darker than most other countries at night… There’s a lot of generators here… It makes running a business more challenging…

Lee Kasumba

…that’s where the name ‘coffee’ comes from…

Lee Kasumba

About 35% of GDP comes from the coffee industry… It used to be 60%... 20 million Ethiopians are employed in the coffee industry…

Lee Kasumba

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