Ethiopia has one of the most thriving African markets, and the country’s booming tourism industry has helped attract foreign businesses to the country.
But there are also growing concerns about the countrys antiquated antiquities collection, which many are concerned is a drain on its economy.
The new market opened its doors last month, and in just a few weeks, it will become the second most visited market in the country, with over 3,000 visitors per day.
The owner of the market, AfroFashoo, told the Daily Mail that he is hoping the market will serve as a catalyst for the country to move towards greater inclusion.
“The African market has been neglected by the government for too long, and so the market opened for the benefit of all the stakeholders involved in the African market, from the people who work there to the people of Ethiopia, to the locals who have been here for generations,” Afrofashoo said.
“This market has opened for everybody.”
The African Arts and Craft stores are the only ones in Ethiopia that sell handmade goods, and most of them are located in cities, not villages.
However, they have also been in the news recently due to a fire that killed more than 20 people in the city of Mukalla in January.
Africa is known for its beautiful art, but it has also suffered from antiquities pollution, which is often a major issue in African countries.
A study in 2016 found that the number of antiquities being destroyed in Ethiopia increased by 80 percent from 2008 to 2020, and that the country was home to more than 2,000 known examples of stolen art, along with more than 30,000 objects that are not protected by international treaties.
According to Afro Fashoo’s website, the African Arts & Crafts store will be the only African Arts&craft store in Ethiopia to be completely self-sufficient in their own production and distribution of products.
It will be a place where people can come to shop, get their hands dirty and enjoy a fresh produce and produce-based culture, Afrosafoos website reads.
Africans market, which started in January and will open its doors in April, will also offer opportunities for the local community, AfriFashoos founder, Efraim Fashu, said in a statement.
“It is important for us to offer a place for people from all parts of the country and to develop their talents.
We are also trying to develop new markets, such as the ones that are opening in cities like Ushuaia, and we will try to reach out to local communities to build a more sustainable African market.”