The Obama Moment

Hosting United States President Barack Obama, left, as the first sitting president to visit Ethiopia was a thrilling experience for the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, centre. Ethiopia was…


CBE Leads Banking Sector with $2.3m Automation Agreement

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) is automating its back office process in a 2.3 million dollar agreement signed with Tech Mahindra Ltd on July 10, 2015. The automation is…


Ministry of Trade Regulates Informal Exports of Air Passengers

Ethiopia is implementing a new directive quantifying the loads of agricultural and manufactured products air passengers can carry with them when flying out of the country. Included in this directive…


Habesha Beer Enters Market with Production Capacity of 650,000hl

Habesha Beer started distribution on July 11, 2015, 20 days after commencing production, with a limited market in Debre Birhan, Addis Abeba and Adama. In terms of share capital distribution,…


Deloitte Ethiopia Releases Human Capital Trend Report

Deloitte Ethiopia has released its first human capital trend report showing the Ethiopian trend is way beyond the practice of other countries. The report was released on July 29, 2015…


Ministry Prepares to Stem Petroleum Fraud, Reduce Waste

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy is introducing new petroleum quality detecting digital laboratories and fuel analysers at a cost of 12 million Br. “The main objective of the…


Electric Power Signs Groundbreaking Agreement to Buy Geothermal Energy

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) is buying up to 500MW of electric power generated from the Corbetti geothermal source near Hawassa from Corbetti Geothermal Plc. The power purchase agreement was signed…


Rural Electrification Increases Contributions to Green Economy

The Rural Electrification Fund Office (RE) plans to buy and distribute 4,404 solar home systems (SHS) and 24 institutional solar systems in 2015/16. It is also working on a new…


City Land Allocation Earns 1.6 Billion Birr, Short of Target

Addis Abeba collected 1.6 billion Br, out of a target for 1.9 billion Br, from land transactions in the 2014/15 fiscal year. The year has seen some changes of plan…


Transport Authority Implements Directive to Upgrade Cab Service

The Federal Transport Authority (FTA) has registered 2,700 cab owners in Addis Abeba within two months, since it issued the directive calling cab owners in the city to form share…


Dangote Receives 180 Trucks at 315m Br

Dangote Industries Ethiopia Plc received 180 of the 600 trucks it is going to use in Ethiopia for the transport of its products; the rest have already arrived at the…


Court Hears Corruption Charges Against Tidhar Excavation, GM

The 18th Criminal Bench of the Federal High Court conducted its hearing on charges instituted by the Federal Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (FACC) against Tidhar Excavation & Earth Moving Ltd.…


Underlining the Ties

For the first time in the history, a sitting United States president will visit Ethiopia this week. It would definitely be remiss not to mention the ramifications of this momentous…


Editorial

Last week was an exceptional week for the EPRDFites. Having the most po...


Agenda

Many an account of historic relations between Ethiopia and the USA surf...


Fineline

It is the memory of those at the gossip corridors t...


Commentary

Understanding informal institutions and the relationship between the va...


Viewpoint

Four years after ending its armed struggle with Sudan and declaring its...


Opinion

In the last decade, Africa has seen a remarkable turnaround. AfricaR...


View From Arada

The historic visit of United States President Barack Obama witnessed so...


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