GATES AT THE HILTON


Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Agricultural Transformation Agency, and Miraf G. Marcos, a senior director there, listened to Bill Gates at the Addis Abeba Hilton. Their agency, although a federal…


Sleeping like a baby

The newest additions to Addis Abeba’s streets, the aluminum benches installed in some parts of the city, are becoming a rather popular napping spots for the city’s street kids. As…


Rollin’ Shop

An ingenious creativity of one entrepreneur has turned this Volkswagen hippy-van into a mini-convenience store. As the price of prime shopping space becomes ever more so expensive, this well-stocked ‘rollin’…


Afro – Back

In the 60’s and 70’s of Ethiopian youth, the then famous hair style “Afro” was predominant. Seeing youngsters with their afro and Elvis style pants was a common occurrence. It…


JETRO Opens Office in Addis Abeba

The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) officially opened its office in Addis Abeba on Wednesday July 20, 2016, with the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement…


Drought Effect on Producer Prices Seems Muted

A study presented during the 14th international conference on the Ethiopian Economy indicated that there were no adverse price effects of the recent drought and its impact in the labour…


Disposal of Materials Earns Service 193m Br

The Public Procurement & Property Disposal Service, on behalf of federal budgetary offices, has collected 193 million Br from the disposal of used properties. The Service specifically collects the money…


AfDB Approves $104m Loan to Ethiopia

The African Development Bank has approved a 104-million-dollar loan, which will be extended to Ethiopia’s project to get power to small business and industries in the Tigray and Afar regions…


ET signs MoU for Spare Parts Supply

Aerosud Holdings, a South African Aerospace Manufacturing company headquartered in Johannesburg, and Ethiopian Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture that manufactures parts for the…


Leather Companies Taking a Hiding from Foreign Factories

Five raw leather supplying and processing companies – Morsa, Crystal, Bale, Mesako and Sun Industrial – state that the foreign factories’ dominance has driven them out of the market. The…


Ministry Readies Additional 13m Hectares of Land for Harvest

The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MANR) has readied 13 million hectares of land for the Meher harvest in the wake of the El Niño-induced drought, which has hit…


Straight Outlaw

The beautifully planned Hawassa city accommodates diversities of different kinds. Transportation too is more diverse than the Capital Addis Abeba, vehicles motorbikes, three wheelers and such wagons, outlawed from main…


Disconnect

The sight of abundance of what is most expensive in the capital in a less than 100km’s in Qoqa town. The blessing of Lake Qoqa left the farmers in abundance,…


Next in Line

Addis has been changing; and it is changing fast. Houses expected to stand still for generations to come are being replaced by new sky scraper, architectural buildings. While the city’s…


Rise in Landlessness Endangers Rural Farmers, Lives

A thematic study sponsored by the Forum of Social Studies, a non profit institution that conducts policy research, under the theme ”Land, Landlessness and Poverty in Ethiopia”, conducted in the…


State Enterprise Debt Rise Thereatens Macroeconomy

Fitch Rating, a New York and London-based company, has forecast Ethiopia’s economic performance for the next fiscal year. The globally acclaimed ratings agency has underlined the increasing debt risks from…


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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