Stylised Garbage Wagon


Garbage collectors ferry off trash early in the morning. Their wagon is self-stylised. It employs stickers depicting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), as is the trend all over Addis Abeba…


Trashcans Trashed

Five trash cans that used to be fixed to posts for use by the public are lying discarded in a grassy area by a street near Mebrat Haile Condominium. Left…


Clean Cookstoves

Tsegaye Nega (Prof.) (right), Fulbright Scholar at Addis Abeba University, and Deborah S. Gross, professor of chemistry at Carleton College, showcase cookstoves that can reduce by over 95pc and 90pc…


Advisory Council for Diaspora Fund Goes Live

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has formed an advisory council for the newly established Diaspora Trust Fund, a fund to be dedicated for development and social projects in Ethiopia. Chaired…


Electric Tariff May Rise

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Electricity has tabled a bill that will raise the electricity tariff four fold. The tariff increase comes after 13 years with no increases, The…


Ethiopia Improves Ranking on Sustainable Assessment

A recent report released by Boston Consulting Group pointed out that Ethiopia has improved its ranking eight places by enhancing the well-being of its citizens. The country tended to post…


Export Misses Target Again

Ethiopia earned 2.83 billion dollars from exports during the last fiscal year, which only met 54.1pc of the government’s performance target. The government had targeted 5.23 billion dollars to be…


Stoves Fight Pollution, Save Fuel, Improve Health

The United States Embassy in Addis Abeba and the Fulbright Scholar Tsegaye Nega (Prof.) have introduced cook stoves that eliminate indoor air pollution and reduce fuel consumption. The stoves can…


UAE, Ethiopia Agree on Addis Asab Oil Pipeline

Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to build an oil pipeline linking the Port of Assab in Eritrea with Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and…


UK Extends Hand for Jobs, Taxes

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has pledged 115 million pounds to two Ethiopian government programmes – Jobs Compact and Tax Systems Transformations. The agreement was signed on August…


Red Cross Assists Displaced People

Local and international Red Cross Societies have begun providing humanitarian assistance to 10,000 displaced households in the inter-regional conflict between Gedeo and Guji zones. The International Committee of the Red…


Home Welcoming

Abune Merkorios, the fourth patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, returned after 27 years in exile in the United States, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was welcomed at…


Unhinged Handrail

Passersby peer down this pedestrian walkway between Mexico Square and Qera Road, under a bridge of the Addis Abeba Light Railway Transit (LRT). Its handrail was broken, and left hanging…


$20,000 Game Show

Ten Ethiopians participated in the Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge, a Tv game show launched by Malta Guinness, held in Lagos, Nigeria. They competed between themselves and with participants from Ghana,…


Ethiopia Earns $3.5b from Tourism

Ethiopia earned 3.5 billion dollars from tourism in the recently ended fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. The revenue was generated from 934,000 visitors who arrived…


Vandals Overrun British Mining Firm 

A mining concession in Borena zone of Oromia Regional State, operated by Web Gemstone Mining Plc, was vandalized last week. Web Gemstone, the local company, is largely owned by the British…


Ethio telecom Terminates Deals of 47 SMS Service Providers

Ethio telecom, the state telecom service provider, disconnected the services of 47 Short Message Service (SMS) providers late last week. The action was taken following constant complaints from customers, according…


Air India, Ethiopian Airlines in Codeshare Deal

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines signed a codeshare agreement last Thursday. The codeshare agreement will allow the two airlines to access each other’s networks in Africa and Asia. Ethiopian Airlines…


Viettel Telecom Group Eyes Ethiopia

Vietnam’s state-owned telecom company, Viettel Group, announced its interest in exploring business opportunities in Ethiopia following Ethiopia’s announced intention to liberalise key economic sectors including telecommunications. The government announced last…


Eritrean Airlines Lands in Addis

Eritrean Airlines officially launched flights to Addis Abeba on Saturday, August 4, after two decades of absence. On this first trip to the capital, government officials, religious leaders, prominent individuals…


Health Ministry Budget Approved 1.4b Dollar Budget

Parliament approved the Ministry of Health’s 1.4 billion dollar budget for the current fiscal year. Three-fourths of the ministry’s budget will go to health service delivery and access to essential…


Fire Burns Properties, Vehicles

A fire incident in Bole District, Addis Abeba, damaged properties worth 1.7 million Br last Thursday. The fire burned four shops, one garage and two vehicles. The fire broke out…


State Bank’s Inflow of Currency Hikes

The amount of foreign currency that the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia exchanges for local currency went substantially up last week. The bank stated it is exchanging up to six million…


Farewell, Welcome

Prominent faces of the finance sector attended the joint farewell and welcoming party of the recent shake-up at the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) at the governor and vice-governorship positions…


Un-cobbled

Cobblestones on this shortcut that takes from St. Gebriel Church to Qera were removed to construct a drainage line on the side of the road. But given that it is…




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With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


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The new electricity tariffs that became effective on December 1, 2018,...


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