Election Gauge

Though the 2015 national election began on a positive note and with optimistic expectations, it has begun to mirror the 2010 elections, which were marred with controversy, seeing party leaders…


Ethiopia Energy Exports Worth 2.9b Br, Below GTP I Targets

Ethiopia exported 606.5GWh of energy to neighbouring countries, amounting to 2.9 billion Br in the first 10 months of 2014/15, though planned exports were estimated at 685GWh. Production levels during…


Dangote Cement Begins Trial Production

Dangote Cement Plc, a subsidiary company of Dangote Group, which had joined the cement sector in Ethiopia at an investment cost of 600 million dollars, began trial production of cement…


Blue Party Raises Serious Complaints, Rejects Election Results

Blue Party has become the second party after Medrek to denounce the preliminary results of the election released by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) this week. Despite both…


Nigerian Elected Where Sufian Departs from AfDB Race

Ethiopia’s long serving Minister of Finance, Sufian Ahmed, has left the race for the presidency of the African Development Bank (AfDB), early on the bid. The Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina, minister…


Cassation Bench Reduces Sentence on Yaregal Aysheshum Corruption Case

The Cassation Bench revised the sentence in the corruption case of Yaregal Aysheshum, former president of the Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, which the Federal High Court had passed and the Supreme…


Fourteen Companies Competitive Enough for Government Housing Projects

The Ethiopian Construction Management Institute (ECMI) has shortlisted 14 companies that are found to be competitive enough to make a financial offer as well as engage in the government housing…


EPRDF Wins 442 Seats in the Parliament

The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has bagged all the 23 seats Addis Abeba has in the federal Parliament, electoral officials disclosed today. Prelimenary results of votes counted from…


NOT SO TIGHT A RACE!

Ethiopians are going to the polls today to cast their votes for their most favoured candidates to be members of the federal parliament and regional councils. The election, a fifth…


Central Bank Approves Dashen’s Acting President, Asfaw Alemu as a President

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has approved the appointment of Acting President of Dashen Bank, Asfaw Alemu, as president on Friday May 15, 2015. Dashen Bank, which had lost…


Editorial

Last week has brought yet another sweeping election win for the ruling...


Agenda

Results of the count in the fifth national election have begun to be re...


Fineline

This Sunday, no less than 35 million Ethiopians are...


Commentary

Creating a trade structure that takes industrialisation as key policy i...


Viewpoint

Democracy is a process exercised between the majority and the minority...


Opinion

Sub-Saharan Africa in general, and Francophone Africa in particular, st...


Capital Insight

The recent anti-corruption crackdown surprised both citizens and analys...


View From Arada

The way elections are conducted varies between countries. So do the law...


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