CNN Profiles Bethlehem Alemu, Shoe Mogul Building an Ethiopian Global Shoe Brand

Accountant turned shoe mogul Bethlehem Alemu is founder and owner of SoleRebels. Employing over 200 people, Alemu, makes shoes from “old rubber tires and tubes with each one hand cut into soles; the business takes inspiration from the original old car tire shoes worn by soldiers who fought off Italy’s invading forces. Some of the…

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CNN VIDEO: Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson

“New York (CNN) — Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is a gastronomic tour de force. The Ethiopian-born chef has won three coveted James Beard Awards, an accolade described as “like winning the Olympic gold medal for chefs,” and has been celebrated as one of “The Great Chefs of America” by the Culinary Institute of America. With…

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