Ethiopia Remains One of the Fastest Growing Economies


The Ethiopian Planning Commission has declared that Ethiopia’s economy grew by eight percent last year. This comes seven months after the International Monetary Fund estimated the growth would not exceed…


Ethiopian Airport Enterprise Completes IT Integration

The Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) completed a 24 million Br project to automate its operations and services using the Software Application Product (SAP) and Enterprise Resource Planning systems. The work…


Tortoise Path

What a surprise! Inside the Exhibition Place compound in the capital, a tortoise emerges behind a parked automobile. This was certainly an extraordinary moment for these young men in what…


A Low Rainfall Brings Symptoms of New Drought

Drought is continuing to affect close to 9.7 million Ethiopians as the situation is made worse by flooding and outbreaks of disease. A below average rainfall in the south and…


Sugar Projects Hit a Sour Note

In the midst of the much talked about delays in the construction of sugar projects across the country, the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation has issued an international bid to hire a…


Swedish Government Injects 113m Br into Forestry

The Ethiopian Forest Sector Development Program has received 113 million Br from the Swedish Government for environmental rehabilitation project. Sweden’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Jan Sadek, signed the agreement. The overall…


Human Glue

A couple of young men are used to glue all that is being transported on a Toyota Hilux pickup. The dangerous ride, spotted around the busy Meskel Square area, is…


Leather Factories Opt For Clean Environment

The Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI) has prepared a seminar to create awareness of eco-friendly leather manufacturing and its role in the global market. Lectures were presented by Professor Lelissa…


Ethiopia Secure $114m for Small-Scale Irrigation

Ethiopia has secured a 114.5 million dollars loan agreement from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The money will be spent on developing small-scale irrigation systems in rural Ethiopia.…


The National Census Commission Starts Pilot Census

On Nov. 16, 2016, the National Census Commission began conducting a pilot census in 260 designated places located in all regional states and city administrations. While the commission supervises the…


Cars vs Animals

Early morning, Goro, a new neighborhood near Megenagna, is crowded with animals before a busy weekend that sees many trucks and cars pass by. These animals, donkeys, cows, goats and…


GIZ Launches Industrial Park Training Program

GIZ has launched a new training program for people who will work in Hawassa Industrial Park. The training is part of a 17 million euro program funded by the German…


AfDB Appoints Director General

The African Development Bank announced, on November 24, that it had appointed five new Director Generals in advance of the Bank’s roll out of its new Development and Business Delivery…


Authority Reworks Sewerage System Plants

The Addis Abeba Water and Sewerage Authority has allocated 272 million Br to construct a new sewerage system across all districts of Addis Abeba. Some of the money will go…


Great Run

Not all can be an Olympian like the great Haile Gebreselassie but anyone can join the true spirit of the sport. At the Ethiopian Great run, started by the heroic…


Medco Fails for the Second Time Over Poor Standards

Medco BioMedical College is barred from providing nursing training to its students after a failure to fulfill the required minimum standards. This is the second time this year that the…


Editorial

At the Diaspora conference in Bahir Dar held this past summer, one of t...


Agenda

Rickshaws are expanding their outreach across almost all the major citi...


Fineline

The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam De...


Commentary

There have been many Italian influences in Ethiopia. From the many cafe...


Viewpoint

The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016...


Opinion

This article is a response to an email I received regarding what I wrot...


View From Arada

The herdsmen claimed that a day before, a passing vehicle of the same m...


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