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Andualem Sisay Gessesse

NATION Media Group & newBusinessEthiopia.comn
Correspondent Journalist & Managing Editor
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Andualem Sisay Gessesse has been working as journalist for both local and international publications since 2005. He studied Media and communications. 

Some of the local and international publications he has been writing for include: Capital newspaper of Ethiopia, The East African newspaper, www.Africareview.com, Daily Nation of Kenya, The Citizen of Tanzania, Daily Monitor of Uganda, www.newBusinessEthiopia.com and Africa Renewal of the United Nations, among others.

His major reporting coverage areas are mainly economic, development and social issues though he sometimes covers politics. He often does analytical in depth and investigative reporting. Since 2011 he is also a member of the Johannesburg-based Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). 

In 2011, he won Excellence in Journalism Award organized by the Ethiopian Foreign Correspondent Association in English language category. He has also worked for 10 months in Uganda as development reporter under the Norway exchange program sponsored by the Norwegian Government.

His global reporting and training tour includes: Tokyo, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; Rome, Italy; Amsterdam & The Hague, The Netherlands; Delhi & Islamabad, India; Marrakech, Morocco; Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa; Maputo, Mozambique; Dakar, Senegal; Djibouti, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya.

Currently, in addition to working as a resident correspondent journalist for NATION Media Group of Kenya from Ethiopia, Andualem has also been Managing Editor of the online publication https://newBusinessEthiopia.com since November 2009. 

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