DEFENCE FORCES CAPTURE, CONTROL MEQELLE


In a dramatic turn of events on Saturday, units of the Federal Armed Forces entered and captured the city of Meqelle, over three weeks after a military confrontation in Tigray…


Locust Invasion in Ethiopia: Since June, Pests Threaten Farm Livelihoods in North, East

Saturday was not a good day for Chekol Mestet, 50, a farmer and father of five in Girara Kebele of Amhara Regional State. Early in the morning, he found the…


FAO Backs Fight to Contain Locust Invasion

The Ministry of Agriculture has received 40 pickup trucks in its fight against the spread of desert locusts. The vehicles will enable the Ministry to spray farms and conduct ground…


`Humanitarian Aid Need High, While Funding at Decade Low

Ethiopia has an increasingly high need for humanitarian assistance, estimated at more than 1.4 billion dollars, due to the compounded issues of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, locust invasions, conflict…


ATA Launches Locust Invasion Hotline

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), in partnership with Mercy Corps and the Ministry of Agriculture, has developed and availed a WhatsApp desert locust hotline for businesses. The new hotline…


Ethiopia Prepares for Compensation Claim

A subcommittee formed to handle legal issues related to Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed early last month has started the process of crafting a strategy to quantify the loss…


ET 302 Flight Black Box Found

The black box from the flight of ET 302, which crashed yesterday morning, has been recovered from the accident site in an area called Ejere between the towns of Bishoftu…


Brand New ET Airplane Crashes, Cause Remains Unclear

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed this morning in a place called Ejere, between Bishoftu (Debre Zeit), and the town of Modjo. It was a brand new 737 supplied by Boeing…


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Barred Firm Joins 3.2b Br Wheat Supply Bid

Eight companies are bidding to supply four million quintals of wheat valued at 3.2 billion Br, including a Dubai based trading house that has been suspended from entering into such…


Mayor Empowers Bureau to Administer All Construction

The City Construction Bureau has taken over the responsibility of managing all construction projects in the capital with the primary aim of improving project administration. Deputy Mayor Takele Uma ordered…


Kinfe et al. File Preliminary Objections

Kinfe Dagnew (Maj. Gen), former head of Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC) who has been charged with grand corruption, brought preliminary objections in defence of the charges leveled against him.…


City Abattoir Invests in Water Treatment

The city’s state-owned slaughterhouse corporation is building a primary wastewater treatment plant at its Aqaqi Qality facility for an estimated 40 million Br. Addis Abeba Abattoirs Enterprise’s plant, which will…


Tiret Ventures into Milk Processing Plant

Tiret Corporate, an endowment fund affiliated with the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), is investing 47 million Br to build a dairy processing plant in Amhara Regional State. TZA Dairy Production…


City to Expand Bus Depots

A depot that accommodates 850 buses is being built at the premises of the headquarters of the Anbessa City Bus Services Enterprise in Yeka district. The construction is expected to…


Berhan Gleams Controlling Claim, Scaling Income

Claim control has helped Berhan Insurance, one of the nation’s younger insurance firms, to register a 114pc profit increase in the past fiscal year. Berhan, which lost seven million Birr…


Debre Birhan Drills Down

Two deepwater wells, which will supply potable water for 40,000 people, are being built in Debre Birhan at a cost of 42 million Br. The projects in the Atakilt Kebele…


Macroeconomic Problems Pull Down Nib’s Growth

Political uncertainty and the severe foreign exchange crunch in the economy has dragged down the growth rate of Nib Bank during the last fiscal year. The 19-year-old Nib did, however,…


First Speaker of Parliament Dies, at 62

Dawit Yohannes, former Speaker of parliament, has died today in New York, at the age of 62. Dawit had served as Speaker of the house for two terms beginning 1995.…


DEVELOPING STORY: Saudi Arabia Releases Mohammed Hussien Ali Al-amoudi

Mohammed Hussien Ali Al-amoudi (Sheikh) in Jeddah yesterday afternoon, right after his release, spending more than a year in Saudi prison. He was one of the many royal family members…


Hope & Comfort

President Sahle-Work Zewde comfort one of the patients of Cure Ethiopia at children’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Addis Abeba. Joined by Rick Gardner (MD), medical director of Cure Ethiopia, the President…


CBE to Take Over Electronic Utility Billing from Kifiya

Electric utility bill payments services, which have been handled by Kifiya Financial Technologies, will be entirely moved to the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) by the end of this fiscal…


Agency Swaps Outdated Base Year in Inflation Measurements

The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) has revised the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for a basket of goods and services, prices set as the basis for inflation rate measurements. The update…


Firms Vie to Supply Analytical Technology to Investment Agencies

Three international companies are vying to supply technologies to analyse customers’ interactions and to integrate management systems of the nation’s two federal investment agencies. The offers placed by the bidding…


Belgian, Local Firm Venture into Chemical Manufacturing

In a franchise arrangement, an Ethiopian businessperson and a Belgian firm are setting up a chemical manufacturing plant in Debre Berhan, Amhara Regional State, to supply the food and beverage…




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