Imagine a country where electricity was used on and off, clean water was scarce, and the government used the aid it gets for their own desires instead for the welfare of the nation. This nation was China forty years ago. In the past fifteen years Ethiopia has clawed its way out of the 'poverty loop' and embarked on a quest for economic reform, experiencing an 7-10% GDP growth for quite some time now (although they started from a low base). They have the people (most are young), a cooperating government (to a degree), and the land bountiful with potential. It's just up to the people to bring about this change; that, and if any companies are willing to expand their infrastructure to Ethiopia which I'm sure they will.