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Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (left) warmly greeting Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) (right), minister of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT), and Melese Alemu (centre) deputy chief administrator &...


MIDROC Seeks Additional Year at Lege Dembi


MIDROC Gold Mine Plc, one of the 21 subsidiaries of Midroc Ethiopia Technologies Group, has requested the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoMPNG) for an extension of a contract to continue extracting gold...


Authorities in the Dark Over Dangote’s Threat to Cease Ethiopian Operation


Authorities in the federal government and the Oromia Regional State were in the dark late last week following the Nigerian investor Aliko Dangote's threat of closure of its cement plant in Ethiopia over a disappointment...


Land Dispute Resurfaces in Adama


More than 80 farmers from Kebele 01, Adama Town, who claim their farmland has been transferred to teachers, civil servants and investors without compensation, have appealed in person to the Oromia Regional State's Presid...


Maize Export Surges Amid Uncertainty


Ethiopia has earned close to half a billion Birr from the export of maize to Kenya, amid a rising concern in drought-affected areas and a series of attacks by the fall armyworm across the nation's maize fields. Belayn...


Ambassador Plans to Double Production Capacity


Ambassador Garment & Trade Plc has announced that it will double its production capacity in the next six months at the cost of 350 million Br. The Company, whose current production capacity is 500 suits a day, at...


Addis to Get Second Cardiovascular Hospital


The government of Ethiopia in partnership with the Netherlands government is to build the second dedicated Heart & Vascular Hospital in Addis Abeba with a cost of 900 million Br. Netherlands donated half of the co...


Ministry Completes 1b Br Worth Water Projects


The long awaited construction of 12 water supply development projects worth over a billion Birr have been finalised and have become operational in four regional states, according to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation &...


Agency Retracts Tender for Condo Lifts


The Public Procurement & Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) has cancelled the award it gave to Xizi Unite Elevator Co. Ltd for the supply of 302 elevators for lower class condominiums under construction. The move came...


New Prison Complex Nears Completion


The Federal Prisons Administration Commission (FPAC) is in the final stage to complete the construction of a new prison complex with an estimated project cost of 900 million Br from the government coffers. Located at...


Customs Authority Cries Foul Over Stalled Containers


The Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) has instructed container owners to clear 7,900 containers that have stayed over sixty days at Modjo and Qality dry ports. Out of these containers, 7,000 of them are p...


MADE IN ETHIOPIA


Industrial park developments have been the talk of the town for the past two years. Their impact on the economy, the aspiration of the country to be a leading industrial hub in Africa and job creation, especially to the...


Enterprise Monopolises Salt Distribution


In a letter written to the Ethiopian Industrial Inputs Development Enterprise (EIIDE) two weeks ago, the Ministry of Trade (MoT) gave the full mandate to EIIDE to be the sole distributor of salt that is used as industria...


Arkebe Gives Signal for Logistics Reforms


The government is considering major reforms in the logistics sector in a bid to solve bottlenecks in the industrialisation and export sectors, disclosed Arkebe Oqubay (PhD), special advisor to Prime Minister, Hailemariam...


Construction Ministry Rents Office for 120m Br


After a long saga, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) has finally rented a 15-storey building office and is planning to move to the new office in three weeks. The move has caused its rental fees to snowball, with three t...


AAU Steps Forward to Clear Two Decades of Audit Irregularities


In a bid to clear its two decades of audit irregularities, the Addis Ababa University (AAU), the oldest and biggest university in the country, has hired Merit Management Consultancy, a local auditing company, with a cost...


Simachew to Be Free After Four Years Imprisonment


The Federal High Court sentenced Simachew Kebede, the major shareholder of DH Simex Plc which also owns Intercontinental Addis Hotel, to six years of imprisonment for the tax evasion crimes he was accused of. This was ru...


Editorial

It is not unusual for members of the ruling party to sit with the oppos...


Agenda

Although the fall armyworm pest set foot for the first time in Ethiopia...


Fineline

Enforcing discipline with the state to shape up in...


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Unlike the East Asian experience, which was industrialisation without e...


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Addis Ababa is believed to be home to 4.6 million residents. The growth...


Opinion

What we do not do with our mobile phones! We text, we call, e-mail, Goo...


View From Arada

The country has reached the state of emergency because of the negligenc...


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