Addis Build


  Demeke Mekonnen, deputy prime minister, and Aisha Mohammed, minister of Construction, speak at the opening of an exhibition entitled Addis Build, held at Millennium Hall on October 10, 2018.…


More Digging

This walkway in the middle of Addis Abeba, near Commercial Bank of Ethiopia’s new headquarters is under construction, around National Theatre, is being dug up for construction works, with the…


Addressing Dust Pollution

A street is doused with water in Qality, Addis Abeba. Construction is being undertaken on the road to improve the road network there. But in the meanwhile, plumes of dust…


Gov’t Slashes Eight Ministries

The Council of Ministers approved the merger of eight ministries and the formation of two new ministries. The Council, during its assembly last week, reduced the number of cabinet members…


Adama Welcomes Industrial Park

Adama inaugurated a new industrial park last week that was constructed for 140 million dollars. The industrial park is expected to generate 40 million dollars in revenue a year and…


Ethiopia Secures 696m Br from Italy

Ethiopia and Italy signed a 696 million Br loan grant agreement for urban water and sewerage development. The agreement was signed by Admasu Nebebe, state minister of Finance & Economic…


Engine Maintenance Plant Breaks Ground

Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services, the largest and oldest aircraft maintenance centre in Africa, has become the first on the continent in repairing the GEnx Engine. The GEnx (General Electric…


Parliament Ratifies Loan for Industrial Parks

During its first assembly, parliament ratified a 121.7-million-dollar loan agreement signed between Ethiopia and the International Development Association (IDA) for the financing of competitiveness and job creation. The loan will…


Ministry Allows Private Sector to Invest in Power

Private investors have received a green light to invest in electric power without any limitations. Seleshi Bekele (PhD), minister of Water, Irrigation & Electricity, broke the news at the opening…


Ethiopia Becomes Africa’s Ninth Wealthiest Nation

The AfrAsia Bank of Africa ranked Ethiopia the ninth wealthiest country on the continent with 60 billion dollars. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco lead the pack on the total…


Vaccination Center Established in Bishoftu

A livestock vaccination production plant was inaugurated in Bishoftu, Oromia Regional State. Funded by the Food & Agricultural Organization and the United Nations, the vaccination plant was completed at a…


Musical Drama for Unity

A musical drama was performed during the EPRDF’s convention in Hawassa last week. The performers were dressed in traditional outfits representing the various lingo-cultural groups in Ethiopia, complementing the convention’s…


Lunch on edge

Daily labourers sit at the edge of an unfinished building  at a construction site infornt of Bole Medehaniyalem, in the Bole District, for a lunch break. These scenes are common…


TENT END

A tent is set up for a funeral ceremony completely closing off this street in Qera. Vehicles are barred from passing through and pedestrians are forced to pass gingerly without…


Ethiopia Secures £176m Grant

Ethiopia signed a grant agreement with the United Kingdom for 176 million pounds. The agreement was signed on October 5, 2018, by Admasu Nebebe, state minister at the Ministry of…


Railway Corporation’s CEO Resigns

The board of the Ethiopian Railway Corporation has appointed Yehuwalashet Jemere as an acting CEO following the resignation of Berhanu Beshah (PhD), effective October 1, 2018. The Corporation’s board has…




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


Agenda

In a bid to boost the engagement of non-resident Ethiopians and increas...


Fineline

To the fury of British diplomats in Addis Abeba and...


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last week attended the inauguration of...


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Every year on October 10, many people around the world mark the World D...


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Addis Abeba’s Light Railway has been pitched as one of the ways to ad...






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