The shade



The metal shades pulled off from cafe tables are now used as sun block for the shoe shine boys and a quick place to dry their cleaned shoes. The construction in the area, which is around sidest Kilo gave these boys a cha...


Srilankan Firm to Integrate Abay’s Business


Abay Insurance hired Informatics International Limited, a Srilankan company, to develop an integrated general and health software system. Abay will pay close to seven million Birr to Informatics to supply, install and ma...


Bless Receives 2m Br Machine


Bless Agri-Food Laboratory Services has received a machine worth two million Birr as a donation from Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative (ACDI/VOCA), and the US Depar...


Corner Stone Laid for Tertiary Hospital


Prime Minister Hailmariam Desalegn laid the cornerstone for the Ethio-American tertiary hospital, which will cost 2.4 billion Br. The hospital will have 300 beds for in-house patients and eight operating rooms. Aside...


Flower Farm Returns 108ha Land to Farmers


Ethiopian Meadows Plc, a company engaged in the farming and sale of roses in Holeta, has returned 108ha of land to 131 farmers, following an order from the Oromia Special Zone High Court a few weeks ago. The Company alle...


Operator Dies In Concrete Mixer Accident


While cleaning the inside of a concrete mixer at a construction site behind Snap Plaza, an assistant operator was sucked inside the mechanism when the machine accidentally started up again, resulting in his death, accord...


Corporation Pays 16m Br Claim to Anbessa


The Ethiopian Insurance Corporation paid a claim of 16 million Br to Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise on April 20, 2016. The claim was for the loss of buses and property during an accidental fire which occurred two mo...


Seeing the future


The futuristic view of the Oromia Media Centre, to be erected on a plot right behind Dembel City Centre. The cornerstone for the project was laid last week. The new complex is designed after the famous Sof Oumar Caves in...


New Addis Hotel Guide Launches


Addis Abeba Hotel Guide was launched on April 19, 2017, by the Addis Abeba Hotel Owners Trade Sectorial Association. The guide is printed every two years. The Association discussed different issues that the industry f...


Foreign Currency Crunch to Persist for Five More Years: PM


During a press briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office on April 19, 2017, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn disclosed that the foreign currency crunch plaguing the economy may persist for the next five years. The...


Partnership To Develop Hospitality Industry


MIDROC Technology Group Subsidiaries and Ozzie Hospitality and Tourism Management Consultancy signed Memorandums of Understanding on April 12, 2017 for the advancement of Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industr...


Report puts Ethiopia below Average


Life expectancy in Ethiopia soared by 17.5 years in the past 15 years from 1995 – 2015 as crawling Human Development Index (HDI) remains at 0.448, below both the average of 0.497 for countries in the low human developm...


Sino Damage


On an early morning a Sino truck has hit a pole of the railway around the area known as Saris Abo. This has stopped the electric rail from functioning due to the damage and the accident caused the road to be blocked for...


Authority Finalises 1,198km of Roads


The Ethiopian Roads Authority announced that it constructed 1198.6 km of roads in nine months of the 2016/17 fiscal year. Out of the constructed roads, 609.6 km was built by domestic contractors while the remaining 589 k...


New Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs


Meles Alem has been appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He replaces Tewelde Mulugeta, who has been at the post since he replaced Dina Mufti, who is now Ambassador to Kenya. Meles, who...


Flip Ride


A women look prepared for the festive holiday this weekend. She is taking her chickens early to her house around kazanchis, for the up coming Easter festival as it is a wise decision for the price will hike when the date...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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