Ethiopia: One of the world's fastest growing economies
15 November 2011 Last updated at 20:00 GMT
Blighted by drought and famine, ongoing border conflicts and claims of political oppression, that is the side of Ethiopia we hear most about.
However, you might be surprised to know it is one of the world's fastest growing economies.
Little wonder that it is fast attracting the attention of foreign investors, long nervous about putting their money in Africa.
Charlotte Ashton reports.