Rophnan: Roots with Rare Genre


Rophnan Nuri, Rophy, was only 16 when he started producing music, literally six years after his first performance before his classmates. The ninth child of a family of 10, he…


Teddy Afro, Joyous Event in a Fray

The artist Tewdros Kasahun, or Teddy Afro to his fans, and Joyous Event & Promotion, producers of his last Album ‘Ethiopia’, are embroiled in a tense dispute following an alleged…


Home Buyers Leverage Favorable Ruling

Justices at the Federal Supreme Court closed the fierce battle that raged between May Real Estate Development Plc and its 24 home buyers, ordering the may real estate to deliver…


Tax Appellate Commission Goes Operational

A new autonomous tax commission, given authority to hear grievances and appeals from businesses, has begun operations. The Tax Appellate Commission takes over the duties from the dissolved tax council…


Agency to Upgrade Accident Prone Roads for 220m Br

The Addis Abeba City Road Traffic Management Agency is set to upgrade accident-prone roads by installing and maintaining traffic lights, safety devices, signage and marking at a cost of 220…


Three Firms Vie to Supply Bunna with ATMs

Three companies are competing to supply 50 automated teller machines (ATM) to one of the new entrants to private banking, Bunna International Bank. The procurement, tendered last June, is expected…


Cost of Living Slightly Falls in August

Headline inflation, an indicator of the cost of living, dipped to an annual rate of 13.4pc last month, according to the latest report from the Central Statistical Agency. In August,…


Local Firms Seal Deal Worth 1.3b Br

Twelve local contractors and consulting firms completed deals to construct, design and supervise 26.4Km of new asphalt and gravel roads for 1.3 billion Br. The Addis Abeba City Road Authority…


Heineken Expands Qilinto Plant, Lifting Production by Third

Heineken Ethiopia is set to increase its production capacity by a third of its previous output. The new 126 million euro expansion that took 14 months, involved 1,500 people at…


In concert for a Cause

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…




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