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There was a two-side personality displayed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn late last week, while addressing members of the media during his occasional press briefings. Calm, composed and collected in…


Council of Ministers Commiserates with Businesses in 2b Birr Taxes

The Council of Ministers made a decision on Monday, July 14, 2014, which could spare 567 federal taxpayers four billion Birr in penalty and interest for two billion Birr they…


Yonas Vs Orchid Case Hits New Wall with Supreme Court Suspension

Supreme Court suspended on July 10, 2014, the 42 million Br ruling in the Yonas Kassahun – Orchid case, following an appeal against it, filed by Orchid Business Group Plc.…


Death Comes to Life at United Insurance

United Insurance SC (UNIC) became the first insurer to have Funeral Insurance Cover as a separate insurance policy starting from July 1, 2014, following the approval from the National Bank…


Nearly Solo Bid Process Awards Consortium 17m Br Parliament Design Contract

A consortium of architectural firms gets a successful solo ride to a 17 million Br government contract for the design of a parliament complex, after three other bidders were dropped…


New Enterprise Swallows Walia Intercity Bus to Transport Civil Servants

The Public Service Employees Transport Service Enterprise (PSETSE), which was established in November 2013 with a total capital of one billion Birr, is to be merged with Walia Intercity Bus…


Russian GBP Seals Afar Petroleum Exploration Contract with $60

GPB Global Resources, a Russian petroleum company, is going to explore petroleum and natural gas with an estimated capital of 60 million dollars in the Afar basin, eastern part of…


Jimma University Hospital to Produce Oxygen, Vacuum

Jimma University Specialised Hospital’s (JUSH) oxygen and vacuum producing plant, part of the half billion Birr expansion, will begin service by September 2014. The Hospital has been under renovation activities,…


To Ban or Not to Ban

There is no crop that creates as much confusion for policymakers as Khat – a popular stimulant. They are regularly seen being put in a difficult position when the issue…


Derba Cement, Tax Authority Wrangle over Quarter of a Billion Tax Exemption

Derba Cement Factory will have to prove its right to tax exemption or pay close to a quarter of a billion Birr in tax, interest and fine to the country’s…


New Mineral Deposit Sites Identified Despite Lagging Performance

The Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) has identified 20 new mineral deposits, pushing the national total up to 143 in the 2013/14 fiscal year, although revenue from its services was…


Addis Abeba Water & Sewerage Authority Boosts Service with New Vacuum Trucks with 180m Birr

Forty vacuum trucks, which the Addis Abeba Water & Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) procured for 180 million Br for the collection of liquid waste, have arrived at the port of Djibouti.…


Ethiopian, Moroccan Companies Shortlisted for CBE Technology Supply

The state-owned, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), has shortlisted a Moroccan company and a local company for the supply of 200 Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) and 4,000 Point of Sales…


City Trade & Industry Bureau to Become Two Separate Organs

The cabinet of the Addis Abeba City Administration decided, on June 4, 2014, to break down the city’s Trade & Industry Bureau into two separate organs, specialising in the administration…


Editorial

Focusing on agriculture is not only a political matter for the ruling R...


Agenda

The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is to review...


Fineline

There is a general sense of uneasiness in the camp...


Commentary

Despite the contention from the side of the ruling party, there are con...


Viewpoint

For a long time now, the international narrative about Africa has focus...


Opinion

Last week was an awkward week, in every sense of it. It was filled with...


Capital Insight

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


View From Arada

Graduations mean different things to different people. For some, it is...


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