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…


Dashen Donates to Support IDPs

Dashen Bank, one of 16 private banks in Ethiopia, donated five million Birr to support internally displaced people in Ethiopia. The grant agreement was signed between Asfaw Alemu, president of…


Bale Robe Airport Goes Operational

Bale Robe Airport, located in Oromia Regional State, began services after its inauguration last week. The Ethiopian Airlines started a domestic tri-weekly service to the airport on Wednesdays, Fridays and…


National Plan to Prevent Diseases Emerges

A five-year national plan, One Health Strategic Plan, that will enable Ethiopia to prevent, control, and respond to new and known infections was launched today. A memorandum of understanding, to…


Abay Bank Joins WorldRemit

Abay Bank has become the latest private bank to join WorldRemit, a money transfer agent. The new partnership further increases WorldRemit’s footprint in the country, which has previously partnered with…


CBE Launches Diaspora Mortgage Loan

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia has set up a mortgage loan for Ethiopians living abroad and foreigners of Ethiopian origin. The mortgage is designed for the diaspora community to be…


Foreign Ministry Undergoes Major Restructuring

The Foreign Ministry will be undergoing a structural reform after it received a seal of approval from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). The Ministry’s restructuring will focus on tactical and…


For the Horn and Beyond

Foreign Affairs Minister Worqneh Gebeyehu (PhD), foreground, met his counterparts, Djibouti’s Mahmoud Ali Youssouf (far left) and Eritrea’s Osman Saleh Mohammed (centre-left), last week at Ethiopia’s Mission in New York.…


ENDA BEZU

In the city of Adigrat, in the Tigray Regional State, where business has boomed since the reopening of the Ethio-Eritrean border, are two massive gates. Standing in the centre of…


TEST OF INNOVATIVENESS

A participant showcases prototype aeroplane, helicopter and a heavy duty vehicle. It was part of a nationwide competition called SolveIt! by iCog Labs, in collaboration with the Humanity+ and the…


STRINGENT CHECKS

Along Africa Avenue, federal police stand guard to carry out security checks on individuals heading to Mesqel Square to celebrate Mesqel, which commemorates the finding of the True Holy Cross…


Berbera Port Construction Set to Commence

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Berbera Port is scheduled to take place on October 11, 2018. The ceremony is expected to take place with of Sultan Ahmed bin…


Louvre Steps Forward with 4th Brand

Louvre Hotels Group signed its fourth hotel management agreement in Ethiopia to convert the locally-branded Waterfall Hotel into Tulip Inn. M.S.A Oil Seeds & Cereals Exporting, the owner of the…


Airport Terminal Partially Commences Service

Ethiopian Airlines’ new passenger terminal has started providing initial services. The passenger terminal is part of an expansion project to ease congestion at Bole International Airport. The current terminal was…


US Kicks Off 2020’s DV Lottery

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa declared the launch of the 2020 Diversity Visa Program, starting October 3, 2018 and closing November 6, 2018. Visas are awarded by random…




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