HIGH DINING


It is lunch break and these male and female construction workers are taking it near the top of this unfinished building. In Ethiopia, lower storeys are often rented by big…


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This sign points the way to a knife sharpening operation behind the broken wall in this area around Piassa. Though knife sharpening is not a skill that one can witness…


UNGREENING ADDIS

This spot inside Addis Abeba University’s Sidist Kilo Campus once had many trees but they have all been sacrificed to make way for University infrastructure. In the last 10 years…


Draft Transport Policy Out for Consultation

The first draft of a policy that will address all modes of transport was put out on February 2, for discussion among stakeholders and experts in the field. For the…


Ministry Revises Fuel Retail Price

The Ministry of Trade has revised current fuel prices, decreasing those of benzine, diesel, kerosene and natural gas. Prices have been adjusted from a minimum eight per cent decrease to…


City Authority Bars Three from Road Tenders

One more per cent of Addis Abeba’s road infrastructure needs was constructed in the past six months, bringing the capital’s total road network to five and a half thousand kilometres.…


Ministry Proposes New Gov’t Advertising Policy

Local advertising executives have expressed their frustration at the forum held on February 2 by the Government Communication Affairs Office, to deliberate on issues and shortcomings in government advertising and…


USAID Provides $97m to Support Drought Relief

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 97 million dollars in support of the response to the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. This sum is to provide nutrition, water, food…


Ministry Issues Caution Against Flu, Zika Spread

Seasonal influenza records indicate that this year’s rates of infection have increased, said the Ministry of Health in a press conference held at the Ministry on Friday, February 5.  The…


Parliament Endorses Judicial Appointments, Suspensions

Parliament, on February 6, 2016, endorsed the nomination of President and Vice President of the Federal High Court and the First Instance Court while suspending three federal judges as a…


WHEAT ROAD AHEAD

An overloaded Hilux pick-up dropped a sack full of wheat, spilling its contents on to the tarmac on this road in Dukem Town. With the help of another person, the…


BOOKMOBILE

This young, smiling book seller, Adane Bogale, has found a way to beat the drudgery of pounding the sidewalks with an armload of books. He has come to Addis from…


DRINKS ANYONE?

Camels are far more than exotic looking animals. In an area called Gose Wuha found in South Wollo camels are multi-puropse assets used for transportation, food and leather. These beasts…


Africa Union Endorses Tedros Adhanom’s Bid to Head WHO

The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has, except for one vote from the Senegalese representation, endorsed the bid of Tedros Adhanom’s (PhD) to replace Margaret Chan as Director-General…


Editorial

It is common to see people arguing that the ruling Revolutionary Democr...


Agenda

The recently concluded 10th US-Africa Business Summit provided much opp...


Fineline

The state of governance in the Oromia Regional Stat...


Commentary

It is time for Africa to make history in the fight against malaria, arg...


Viewpoint

Because of our size, diversity, geographical location, and our unique d...


Opinion

Oil prices recently hit 27.56 dollars a barrel, their lowest level sinc...


View From Arada

Numbers could mean a lot when they are used in their right place. But t...


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