Farmer Protests Leave City Under Trash

Addis Abeba’s solid waste has now been piling-up across neighbourhoods in the city for the past 10 days, after the Sanitation Administration Agency failed to pick up the capital’s trash.…


Supply Agency Faces Wrap in Defective Condom Procurement

The international pharmaceuticals Company HLL, which was on trial for supplying 60 million substandard and defective condoms, was let off the hook last week. The Property Administration Agency dropped the…


Bureau Steps Up Hawassa IP Recruitment

The Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Trade and Industry Bureau has sourced close to 25,000 workers to be trained and recruited for the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP), which is expected…


Low Debt Stress Risk to Ethiopia Despite Rising SOE Loans

Though state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Ethiopia continue to borrow heavily to finance their multi-dimensional development investments, the nation is among the few in Africa with a low debt stress risk.…


Agency Gets Tough on Dormant Commercial Farms

Seven commercial farm developers, who occupy a total of 37,500ha of land in three regions, have received warning letters for leaving the land unutilised for so long. The area of…


Local Steel Producers in Final Race to Win Bid

Three local steel producers have passed through a technical evaluation and progressed on to the financial evaluation stage. Each submitted their offers to win a competitive bid for the supply…


City’s Fire Fighting Capacity Enhanced by 6m Br Hydrants

The Addis Abeba Fire Emergency Prevention & Rescue Agency (FEPRA) has installed 293 hydrants across eight branches in eight districts, at a total cost of six million Br – 70pc…


Ministry of Industry Gets 43m Br New Home

The Ministry of Industry (MoI) moved into a new office building last week, constructed at a cost of close to 43 million Br. The construction of the 10-storey office building,…


SPECTACULAR

“SPECTACULAR” was the word used by Mark Green, executive vice president of PVH’s global supply chain, to describe the process and overall work carried out in a year. Spectacular is…


CBE Banks on Security with New Integrated Solution

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia has launched its 30 million Br security centre to keep out hackers and attempts of cyber attack to its IT Infrastructure. This new investment boosts…


Century: Exhibition Veteran Back to Bring in the New Year

Century Promotion is back on the scene to organise the New Year’s Exhibition, after more than three months of confrontation with the Addis Abeba Exhibition Centre & Development Enterprise. Following…


Modjo Dry Port Flicks Switch to Release Solar Products

After waiting for two months, solar panel materials imported by eight companies were released by order of the Ministry of Trade (MoT) without any standard customs clearance procedures. The Modjo…


City to Invest 23m Br to Renovate Five Historical Sites

The Addis Abeba City Culture & Tourism Bureau is to invest a total of 23 million Br to renovate five historical sites in the city. The restoration will cover three…


Japan Tobacco Seals $510m Monopoly Shares Deal

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has finally sealed a deal, following its record high offer in Ethiopia’s privatisation history – half a billion dollars for the acquisition of 40pc of the…


Editorial

Last year, Addis Abeba’s Education Bureau enacted a new directive to...


Agenda

Land lease prices in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Abeba, continue to...


Fineline

There is a rather peculiar group based in Addis Abe...


Commentary

China's many years of double-digit GDP growth are clearly now a thing o...


Viewpoint

Luuk van de Vondervoort was, until June 2016, the Arms Expert on the UN...


Opinion

Thucydides – whose name I wouldn’t try to pronounce in front a...


View From Arada

Addis Abeba is a city besieged by a number of problems, with transport...


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