Swedish Government Injects 113m Br into Forestry


The Ethiopian Forest Sector Development Program has received 113 million Br from the Swedish Government for environmental rehabilitation project. Sweden’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Jan Sadek, signed the agreement. The overall…


Leather Factories Opt For Clean Environment

The Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI) has prepared a seminar to create awareness of eco-friendly leather manufacturing and its role in the global market. Lectures were presented by Professor Lelissa…


Ethiopia Secure $114m for Small-Scale Irrigation

Ethiopia has secured a 114.5 million dollars loan agreement from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The money will be spent on developing small-scale irrigation systems in rural Ethiopia.…


The National Census Commission Starts Pilot Census

On Nov. 16, 2016, the National Census Commission began conducting a pilot census in 260 designated places located in all regional states and city administrations. While the commission supervises the…


Cars vs Animals

Early morning, Goro, a new neighborhood near Megenagna, is crowded with animals before a busy weekend that sees many trucks and cars pass by. These animals, donkeys, cows, goats and…


GIZ Launches Industrial Park Training Program

GIZ has launched a new training program for people who will work in Hawassa Industrial Park. The training is part of a 17 million euro program funded by the German…


AfDB Appoints Director General

The African Development Bank announced, on November 24, that it had appointed five new Director Generals in advance of the Bank’s roll out of its new Development and Business Delivery…


Authority Reworks Sewerage System Plants

The Addis Abeba Water and Sewerage Authority has allocated 272 million Br to construct a new sewerage system across all districts of Addis Abeba. Some of the money will go…


Great Run

Not all can be an Olympian like the great Haile Gebreselassie but anyone can join the true spirit of the sport. At the Ethiopian Great run, started by the heroic…


Medco Fails for the Second Time Over Poor Standards

Medco BioMedical College is barred from providing nursing training to its students after a failure to fulfill the required minimum standards. This is the second time this year that the…


EEP and Contractor in Pay Dispute

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and GAD Construction Company are set to meet in the Federal High Court for the second time. This comes amid a dispute over a nine million…


Affordable Delicacy

Every Ethiopian season brings a rare treat and this season is no exception. Here, an entrepreneur sells chickpeas to eager customers from a wheel cart. Chickpeas are very popular, an…


Ethiopian Mapping to Start 3M Br Projects

The Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA) has concluded agreements with three government agencies to collect ground control and photo control points. Ground control points are objects which are placed on the…


Green Place

This Community Housing Condominium Park located in the Gofa area has piles of garbage, with discarded food and empty water bottles. Residents fear. the smell, health hazards and lack of…


Busted

In the busy and crowded street in the capital, a member of the Addis Ababa Police takes a license place from an illegally parked pickup. The driver, not in the…


The Neglected

A sign that once directed motorists to the old Senegalese Embassy, near Megenagna area, is hidden with posters with employment information. The embassy that has since moved to Bole, left…


Editorial

Ethiopia is in the midst of a state of emergency. At a press conference...


Agenda

Holidays are mostly considered by the Banks to be a peak season when it...


Fineline

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a...


Commentary

Over the past decade or so, Ethiopia has been in the limelight of globa...


Viewpoint

Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approx...


Opinion

Karl Marx was not such a naive man, as some would be forgiven to think,...


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