New and Improved



All around Addis Abeba in the last few weeks, roads and pedestrian pavements have been dug up, creating hazards for pedestrians and residents alike. In this area behind the National Theatre, a team mistakenly dug a trenc...


Spillover


This week the city seems to be experiencing some heavy rain showers, especially late in the afternoon. The water from the rain is accumulating under the rail track. Before the construction of the rail track, this problem...


House Approves Global Fund Agreement


The House of Representatives has approved the government’s agreement with Global Fund to fund the campaign against AIDS, TB and malaria, and work on immunities and privileges, on March 20, 2017. The approved agreeme...


WFP Receives 900m Br Grant


The U.S. Government's President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) has granted around 900 million Br to the World Food Program's HIV/AIDS program in Ethiopia. The budget was given through the Urban HIV Nutrition a...


EU Allocates $1.8m for Drought


The European Union has allocated an additional 179.8 million dollars in response to the drought in parts of the Horn of Africa. On March 17, 2017, Neven Mimica, the European Commissioner for International Corporation and...


Fighting Fire


Fire brigades were called to Dana Trading, a cotton factory at 8:00am on March 27, 2017 to put out a fire that had engulfed a cotton factory. Four million Birr in damages was reported. The factory workers used 18000lt of...


New Public Health Training Centre Launches


The first state- of- the- art National Public Health Training Centre was inaugurated on March 28, 2017, at a cost of 150 million dollars. The centre was constructed by the United States Centres for Disease Control and...


Wildfires Damage 100,000ha of Land


The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change revealed that more than 100 thousand hectares of land are damaged by wildfires every year. “Most of the fires are caused by man-made problems,” said Abraham G...


Raining Trash


Around Mesqel Square construction workers are taking out trash. From the building they deposit it to the cart, from the cart they through it to the ground, then it is transferred to the pickup truck and off to be dispose...


Mugher Cement Achieves Below Target


Mugher Cement Factory has earned a profit of 23.5 million Br in the first half of the current fiscal year, achieving 31pc of its set targets. Technical problems, shortage of electricity and shortage of spare parts were t...


Migration


Passengers gather at the transportation hub of the city, around Stadium to catch a bus. People are moving from rural places to the capital for a better life. In the past few years land shortage, climate change and high c...


Transfer


One of the biggest and most packed market for fruits and vegetables is “Atikilit Tera” located around piassa. While people are eyeing the fresh fruits and vegetables, a cleaning crew is collecting the leftovers and t...


Bye Poles


The cities side walk are being dug out, and these huge rolls of cable are occuping the space. Making it quiet a manuever to walk around. The new cables are going to buried under the sidewalks, the Ethiopian Electric Powe...


Abyssinia Share Sales Return to Reality


Abyssinia Bank, whose president is Mulugeta Asmare, pulled in a highest bid of 51 Br per share, as it sold off most of its remaining shares during an auction on March 23, 2017. This round of bidding attracted 558 bidders...


Oromia Investment Bureau Revokes Contract of 458 Investors


The Oromia Investment Bureau has revoked the contracts of 458 investors due to excess delays in starting business. The investors had been given licenses and plots of land in Oromia Regional State. For the past five ye...


Agricultural Export Brings in 390m Br


Ethiopia secured a little over 390 million dollars from 1.1 millon tonnes of agricultural products exported in the past eight months. Oil seeds, coffee, spices and tea were among the exported items. In the past eight mon...


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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