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President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) (centre) visited the Gergesenon Association for Supporting Peoples with Mental Disorder, a charity located in Entoto, Addis Abeba last Friday. He was joined by veteran actor…


MetEC Undergoes Two-way Split

The Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC), the state-owned, military-industrial conglomerate, is splitting into two parts – commercial and defence – following an order by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). To…


Ministry Ponders Reforms to Overcome Downturn

The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas is set to undergo a major reform by restructuring itself and introducing new policies in a bid to alleviate challenges in the…


Bunna Advances with New, Upgraded Electronic Services

Bunna Bank, one of the late entrants to the private commercial bank industry, is set to introduce three new services, upgrade its servers and install new switches for a total…


Gov’t Opens Bidding for Stalled Sugar Projects

The government dismissed Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC) from three sugar-factory construction projects that are underway and is considering awarding the work to Chinese firms for completion. The state owned…


PM-Led Committee Moves Boldly to Rescue Economy

The Macroeconomic Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), have introduced major reforms that may succour the economy and the financial industry. The Committee, which met late last week,…


Authority Plans Minimum Energy Performance Standards

The Ethiopian Energy Authority is preparing to introduce a minimum energy performance standard for electrical motors in a bid to reduce power consumption. The Authority’s Energy Efficiency Conservation Department is…


US Backs Tulu Moye Geothermal Plant

The United States Trade & Development Agency has thrown its support behind the Tulu Moye Geothermal project, the nation’s second geothermal plant. The Agency awarded a grant of 1.1 million…


Investment Commission Launches Online Guide

The government has launched an online database system dubbed iGuide in a bid to provide information for investors entering into the country. Announced by the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) after…


Ministry Opts to Certify Imported Goods

The Ministry of Trade is planning to enlist four or five international conformity assessment firms that will accredit products imported into the country. The firms will ensure the quality of…


Ministry to Map Farmland with Drones

The nation is planning to launch drones to implement cadastral mapping, a digital mapping system that defines land ownership, on 13,000ha of farmland across six regional states for the first…


WB Grants $1b for Budget

During his first press conference held since assuming power nearly five months ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) told local and foreign media on Saturday that the World Bank would…


Authority To Open Large Taxpayers Office

The Addis Abeba Revenues Authority is set to open a new branch for large taxpayers, dedicated to businesses with annual revenue of 40 million Br or more. The Authority is…


Afro-Tsion Repairs Defective Craftsmanship on Employee Homes

Afro-Tsion Construction, a company responsible for the construction of 1,192 houses for Ethiopian Airlines Employees, has started repair work on defective craftsmanship and work that seeks to remedy leaking roofs…


Telecom Rewards Employees with Mobile Phones

Ethio telecom, the state monopoly telecom provider, rewarded its 15,000 permanent employees by giving them mobile phones at a cost of 100.5 million Br The company provided its employees with…


Roadmap Envisions Ministry’s Restructuring

An education roadmap that would see the Ministry of Education restructured into three components has been proposed. The 86-page roadmap was presented with four chapters. It focuses, aside from restructuring…




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Many that followed Ethiopia’s politics for the past six months would...


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