Ethiopian American Forum

Addis Ababa, the 3rd largest UN station after NewYork and Geneva Print E-mail


On behalf of the United Nations and the Economic Commission for Africa, I would like to express our deep gratitude to you, Mr. Prime Minister, and to the Government and people of Ethiopia. This project could not have happened without the gracious provision of additional land by our host Government. ECA has now become the third largest UN duty station after New York and Geneva in terms of building portfolio. 

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Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby. 

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Tourism Print E-mail


The Travel Show: Ethiopia, a great new frontier in tourism (audio)

Podcast: Ethiopia is easy to get to, with direct flights from London and Frankfurt. Next year, it will get even easier with a new Ethiopian Airlines route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles making a stop in Dublin

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Ethiopian American Bowflex Inventor and Entrepreneur is Dead Print E-mail


 He came to America at age 17 with just $500 in his pocket and supported himself working as a cab driver. While working on a student project at San Francisco City College, Dosho came up with the idea for the Bowflex exercise machine. He patented the concept and attempted to license the idea to fitness equipment manufacturers. Lacking vision, they all declined. He then wrote a business plan with help from the MBDA, and started marketing the product directly to consumers in the early 1980s. He led his company to a successful IPO, forming a public company called Direct Focus, Inc. (DFXI) with a market cap of over $1 billion. Millions of Bowflex units have been sold in the United State and abroad, and the brand is now owned and marketed by The Nautilus Group (NYSE:NLS). Dosho has 14 patents and 4 pending patents worldwide.

Read more: Ethiopian-born bowflex inventor and entrepreneur is dead 

                Hoping lightning strikes twice - San Francisco Business Times 

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