Ethio-Eritrea Thaw in Motion


A high-level Eritrean delegation, led by Osman Saleh Mohammed, foreign minister, and Yemane Gebreab, advisor to the President, arrived in Ethiopia on June 26. They were invited to a state dinner…


‘Exaggerated’ Salary Flares-up Tension Between DBE, Turkish Firm

A Turkish company with an outstanding loan balance of half a billion Birr is embroiled in a dispute with the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), its creditor, for paying what…


Council Arise to Reform Anti-terrorism, Media Law

An advisory council, composed of 13 members, has landed to reform anti-terrorism, mass media and civil society laws, which have been criticised for restricting the political space in the country…


Addis Soon to Get New City Hall

In the next two and a half years, Addis Abeba is getting a new municipal hall, which will feature architectural designs from various cultural places in the country. For the…


Awash Picks ATM, PoS Suppliers

Awash Bank, the most capitalised and profitable private bank, is going to invest close to 100 million Br to procure 200 automated teller machine (ATM) and 1,000 point-of-sale (PoS) terminals.…


Ethiopian Takes Off with New Engines

Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier, has signed a 934.4 million dollars deal with two American companies for engine procurement and maintenance as well as Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) service contract.…


Addis Sets to Get 500 More Bus Shelters

About 18 companies are vying to install an additional 500 bus stop shelters with an estimated cost of over 90 million Br. The terminals will be installed without any feasibility…


Addis Receives Grant to Close Perilous Qoshe

The Addis Abeba City Administration has received 10 million euros loan from the government of France to close down Repi Landfill, a.k.a Qoshe. The site is recently identified as vulnerable…


Agency Denies Bid Protest over Dukem Depot Project

A complaint filed by a UAE based Company over the fairness of the procurement process to hire a consultancy firm for the Dukem Oil Terminal was rejected by the Public…


City Closes Door on New Bajajs

A directive issued last month by the Addis Abeba Transport Authority has restricted the entrance of new three-wheeler taxis, a.ka. Bajaj, to the transport system of the city. The Authority,…


ERA OF POPULAR POLITICS HERALDS IN TRAGEDY

Saturday was a historical day. It started with throngs of people chanting and jogging their way to Mesqel Square for a support rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). The…


Police Commission Gets Another Head in Three Months

Federal Police Commission sees another reshuffle in three months with Zeynu Jemal as its new Commissioner General, replacing Yared Zerihun. Yared, the short serving commissioner, has resigned recently stating personal…


Solidarity Rally Triggers T-Shirt Market Boom

Seifu Assefa, 53, a minibus taxi owner, was one of the residents in the capital keen to march in a rally organised to support the recently appointed Prime Minister Abiy…


Overseas Contractors Vie to Revamp City’s River Banks

Seven companies showed interest to refurbish the citywide riverside landscaping and recreational project along the Bantyketu River in Addis Abeba that extends from Urma Garage south to Afincho Ber in…


Controversial Liquor Factory Fetches Apical Offer

The state liquor manufacture, National Alcohol & Liquor Factory (NALF), has received one of the highest offers in the government’s recent attempt at privatising the company. Lominat Beverage Plc, a…


Websprix Pioneers Television Service Via Internet

Websprix Plc, a local information technology solutions company, launched the first Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), a system that delivers television content using the internet. The company, which is also a…


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