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Designer Mahlet Afework talks entrepreneurship, Africa’s fashion industry

PUBLISHED: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:09:35 GMT

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Last week as social media lit up in reaction to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize win, Addis Ababa was also in the throws of the 9th edition of the Horn of Africa Fashion Week which featured local designers and fashion houses from around the region. The event drew attention but in a country that has grand aspirations of growing its clothing revenues to $30 billion a year, how is the industry fairing so far at large? Fashion Designer, Mahlet Afework joins CNBC Africa for more.


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