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Ethiopia’s achievement in enhancing access to all-weather roads is well recognised. A country that has once been identified by inaccessibility is now often mentioned as one of the high achievers…


Addis Soon to See 48 Modern Car Parks

The Addis Abeba & Surrounding Oromia Integrated Development Plan (AASOID)project office has identified 48 new parking areas in Addis Abeba. They will be constructed both on ground level and in…


Second Wheat Consignment Arrives to Stabilise Grain Market

The second consignment of two million quintals of wheat the government bought from Ukraine will arrive at the Port of Djibouti by the beginning of September 2014. The first consignment…


Five Hospitals to Benefit from 3.1b Br Equipment Purchase

The Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Fund & Supply Agency (PFSA) has acquired Hi Tech medical equipment for 3.1 billion Br to be distributed to five hospitals across Ethiopia. The equipment includes –…


World Bank Scolds as Ethiopia’s Man’g Export Performance Falls Dismally Short

As the Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP) period draws to a close, Ethiopia continues to lag far behind its lofty ambitions. The latest Ministry of Industry(MoI) report, yet to be…


Commercial Bank Goes Local with Latest Technology Tender

The rapidly expanding state bank, the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), has awarded a 75.2 million Br contract to Impact Technologies Plc for the supply of 4,267 cash counter machines.…


Ethiopian Electricity Goes Smart with New It-Plus Meters

Hi-Tech Engineering Industry under Metal & Engineering Corporation (MetEC) has started supplying the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) with locally manufactured smart electric meters, called It-Plus. The meters are centrally controlled…


Author Sues Renowned Film Maker Over Storyline Theft

Tewodros Teshome, a renowned film maker and manager of Sebastopol Entertainment Plc, is sued for breach of copyright by Atenkut Mulugeta, author of the book Fiker Sibekel. The plaintiff filed…


Bottled Water Brands Undergo Strict New Standards Assessment

Aimed at insuring compliance to the mandatory standards the government has set for the manufacturers of packed mineral water, the Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise (ECAE) has announced that only six…


Corporate Income Tax Targeted in Bid to Boost Manufacturing Sector

A government committee is finalising a draft amendment to reduce the 30pc corporate income tax levied on manufacturing industries. The committee, drawn from the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development…


Additional 130 Products Boosts National Drug List

Ethiopian Food, Medicine & Healthcare Administration & Control Authority (FMHACA) has added 130 drugs to the National Drug List (NDL) over the past eight months. The list now comprises of…


SME Enterprise Falls Behind Loan Target

Loan provision for the Small and Micro Enterprises by Federal Micro & Small Enterprises Development Agency (FMSEDA) over the last one year is lagging 35pc behind the target, according to…


GOVERNING WITH REFLECTION

Good governance was the catchphrase within the government structures last week as the second forum on the issue convened at the Millennium Hall. Led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the…


New Enterprise to Manage ECX’s Warehouses

The Ministry of Trade (MoT) is establishing a new enterprise in order to manage the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange’s (ECX) warehouses. The Ministry has finished the necessary draft directive, which is…


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There seems to have been no other time in Ethiopia’s policymaking his...


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The Universal Rural Roads Access Programme (URRAP), under Ethiopia's Gr...


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Alex de Waal is the executive director of the World Peace Foundation at...


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


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