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Italy Signs $5m Financial Agreements



The Italian and the Ethiopian government, signed an agreement on February 20, 2017 worth 5.2 million dollars. The project, titled “Soft Loan for Strengthening Health Infrastructure”, will focus on activities for the...


FAO and USAID Launch New Livestock Program


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has launched a project called the "Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050" (ASL2050), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (US...


Ethiopian Steel Launches New Product


Ethiopia Steel Plc has announced the launch of a new product, C purlins, which are used for the construction of roofing structures, with an investment of 12 million Br. Purlins are used for making support systems for roo...


Bond Sales for Dam Reach 9.4b Br


Bonds collected this year for the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam have reached 9.4 billion Br. The dam will have a generating power of an estimated 6,150 MW. The main and saddle dams will also create reservoirs...


Road Blocked


Drivers on this road had more to worry about than just encountering a traffic jam on their commute. A road around Olympia was blocked due to a large rock that happened to be in the middle of the intersection. Cars were f...


Mapping Agency Receives Funding


The Ethiopian Mapping Agency has received 1.6 million Br in funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to repair continuously operating reference stations, which have been in service for...


Two New Top Health Officials Appointed


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has appointed two top health officials to replace two recently departed ones. Loka Abraham (PhD) was appointed as head of the Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), and Eba Abat...


Yellow line


A local neighborhood with a water shortage has a huge que of yellow 20 litre plastic containers waiting to be filled. It is around a newly developed area about Kotebe, Yeka District. This situation is not new, it is most...


Fishery Programs Hit Targets


The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries reported that the country has produced close to 20,000 fishes in the first half of the current fiscal year, meeting 77pc of the national target.  In addition, the Ministry has...


New Stadium on the Horizon for Addis


The Addis Abeba Youth & Sport Bureau has opened the technical portion of a bid for the construction of Aqaqi -Qality stadium. This is the second time that the project has been floated for bids. The first bid in 2013...


Oromia Insurance Compensates Farmers


Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) has announced that it will give 1.6 million Br in insurance claim payments to farmers who lost their cattle because of the El Nino-caused drought that affected large areas of the country la...


Authority Destroys Over 4.3m Br of Contraband


The Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority (FMHACA) has announced that it destroyed over 4.3 million Br worth of illegally imported medicines, medical supplies and food products, and other con...


Zemedeneh Departs EY For Fairfax Global


  Zemedeneh Negatu, the managing partner of Ernst & Young (Ethiopia), a multinational consultancy and advisory firm, has left his position, to take up a new role as the Global...


AfDB Extends a Hand for Regional Integration


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended 3.5 million dollars in grants to eight countries, including Ethiopia, who are members of the Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD). The grant was secured through...


FDI Hits High among Challenges


The Federal Government Communication Affairs Office reported that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has reached over 1.2 billion dollars in the first half of the current fiscal year. This is 35pc higher than the same perio...


Wrong Khat


An advert for a khat shop in the area around Mesqel Flower which was posted on a fence that is used to guard the plants from animals and pedestrians that pass by the area. A bit confusing as one might think that the plan...


Editorial

Two weeks ago, a landslide in the Repi area of Addis Abeba, commonly kn...


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The health sector has always been an issue that has long concerned the...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


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In today's growing market place, many businesses are trying to make pro...


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Uncertainty surrounding one of President Barack Obama’s signature...


Opinion

There are some studies which suggest the primary reason for the creatio...


View From Arada

It has been almost six months since the announcement of the state of em...


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