Billions for Youth Jobs in Oromia



Oromia Regional State has budgeted 6.6 Billion Br this fiscal year which will go towards job creation for unemployed youth. It includes the 3.5 billion Br of that budget will come from the 10 billion Br revolving youth f...


Jigjiga Abattoir Starts Exporting


A Jigjiga abattoir has begun exporting lamb and goat meat to the United Arab Emirates through Bole International Airport, earning 1.5 million Br in just one week of exports. At full capacity, the abattoir will have the c...


REMEMBERING A LEGEND


The body of legend Miruts Yifter arrived in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia on Sunday, December 31 to hundreds of mourning family members, fans and government officials. Here, at Meskel Square, there was a public memorial, for the...


New Loans for New Roads


Parliament has approved a half a billion dollar loan for infrastructure construction. The loans are for five construction projects The financing is coming from foreign sources. The projects mostly focus on upgrading e...


Time of the Season


In front of the Exhibition Place, at Mesqel Square, it is the season of festivities. Ethiopia has one of the biggest horse population in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...


Snapping Computers in Addis


Snap Computers has started assembling tablets and notebook computers in Ethiopia. It has been three months since the products have hit the market. So far, it has assembled and distributed 1000 of each and sold approximat...


City Buses Breaking Down


More than 200 Bishoftu buses owned by Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise have broken down and stopped providing services, according to the Enterprise. Assembly defects arising from the Metals and Engineering Enterprise...


Business Licences Returned in Thousands


More than 15,000 people have returned their business licenses to the Addis Abeba Trade Bureau. Redevelopment activities and changes of profession by the business persons are the major factors for the return, according to...


No way to go


The Addis Abeba City Administration has a regulation issued in 2012 to enforce its codes. Among several activities the regulation prevents, "deploying sand, soil and any by-product, logging of stones or woods, dropping a...


Authority Finalizes 1.4B Br Road Projects


The Ethiopian Roads Authority has completed two road projects at a cost of 1.4 billion Br located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). The 37.4 kilometers asphalt road linking the Omo K...


Government Agencies Overspending


Members of Parliament have questioned the Pharmaceutical Funds and Supply Agency (PFSA) for allegedly procuring medicines in an improper manner. The agency purchased 12 billion Br worth of medicines and medical products...


Sheger Taxi to Repay Debt to Zemen Bank


The 8th civil bench of the Federal High Court has ordered Sheger Meter Taxis to pay back about five million Br in unpaid debts to Zemen Bank. Sheger Meter Taxi, the pioneer in metered taxis in Addis, borrowed around 3.3...


Green Business


A young man sharpens knives for a Chinese restaurant near Edna Mall. Every holiday season, many travel on a bike, soliciting new business. As new businesses open up in the capital, many are finding ways to benefit. No lo...


DIVERSITY POWER


In a great historical moment of Ethiopia, there were many dignitaries from all sectors at the inauguration of Gibe III. What stood out the most besides the energy power that is expected to be gained was the rich diversit...


Safety & Efficiency


When you lack the technology to be efficient, you use what you have. The fact of life for many. Here, several people are walking on bags of cement as they transport them to a warehouse. As the demands for cement and comm...


MAKE SHIFT TRAFFIC


A wooden traffic made to reflect the image of Assistant Inspector Assefa Mezegbu is used to control traffic in the Sodo town, in the Southern region of the country. Asefa is known to report on traffic accidents on the ra...


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The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


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Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


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With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


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A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


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The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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