Youth Fund Bill Goes to MPs



The Council of Ministers has forwarded a bill for the youth revolving fund to the parliament. The Council, in its 21st meeting, discussed the 10 billion Br revolving fund proclamation.  The bill is said to encourage sav...


Water Bottle Treats


Not far from Kemise in Wello region, children are trying to take water bottles from the passengers and tourists that come to visit the area. They are stretching their small hands to reach the car windows and take the sou...


Australia Reopens Embassy in Ethiopia


An Australian embassy has been officially reopened in Ethiopia. The opening ceremony was attended by Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD), minster of foreign affairs  and Concetta Fierravanti, Australian minister of International Dev...


Government Housing Agency Collects 150M Br


  The Agency for Government Houses has collected close to 150 million Br over the past six months, 12pc lower than the same period last year. The money came from the rents paid on...


876 seconds to go


  The traffic light waiting time at Meskel square coming from Africa Avenue is confusing to drivers. The number of seconds shown for the waiting period was 14.2 minutes before dri...


Ethiopian Insurance Extend Hand to Framers


  The Ethiopian Insurance Corporation has extended micro insurance coverage to 189 farmers whose harvest was affected by last year's El Nino induced drought. The Corporation will...


Cornerstones Laid for New Agro-Processing Parks


  Cornerstones will be laid for four new agro-industrial parks in February 2017. The parks will be located in central eastern Oromia regional state, western Tigray regional state,...


Stacked Wood


Around Kombolcha in Wello trees have been chopped down and neatly stacked. In the era of alarming global warming, deforestation is a big concern. The locals clear the forests and sell the wood which is used for things li...


Retirement for Ex Leaders a Debate


A draft amendment to the proclamation on the rights and benefits of outgoing heads of state and government, senior government officials, members of parliament and judges has been tabled before parliament. The proclama...


Kifiya Employs 80 More As E-Ticketing Agents


Kifiya Financial Technologies has hired 80 Yene Guzo’ e-ticketing agents in Addis Ababa. The agents are to sell tickets in all areas, across Kolfe Keraniyo, Bole, Addis Ketema, Kirkos, Yeka,Arada, Akaki Kaliti, Legetaf...


Export Proceeds Declines Again


The amount of money secured from export reached one billion dollars in the first five months of the current fiscal year. The earning has met 60pc of the target and it is 49 million Br lower than that of the preceding fis...


Playing to Win


People celebrate Ethiopian Epiphany by playing games at Jan-meda on Thursday. A young man is trying to use his strength to pull himself across the bar all the way to the end to win. He has already placed a bet worth 10 B...


Hole in the road


A wide construction hole dug up around a busy pedestrian walkway in Megenagna is making it very hard to walk by the street. Some pedestrians seem unbothered by the situation in an ever growing city where construction is...


Ethiopia Ratifies Climate Change Agreement


Ethiopia this week ratified the Paris Climate Agreement. A parliamentary standing committee pointed out that Ethiopia being part of the agreement will have a hand in limiting global warming to well below two degrees cent...


SMEs Benefit from Lease Financing


Small & Medium Manufacturing Industry Development Agency (SMMIDA) has injected close to 181 million Br into the machine purchases of 31 business as part of its newly introduced lease financing scheme. Over the past s...


Green Space


As the strategy is to make a skyscraper city, the challenge is to maintain the rare scene of a green space in the capital. Here, near German Adebaby, a contracted private company, on behalf of the local government, is...


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