Enterprise Takes Steps to Privatise


The executives of Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise has started assessing the procedures of privatisation. The assessment is being undertaken to identify resources owned by the enterprise, cooperation areas…


Hyatt Hotel Eyes Addis

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is planning to open new Hyatt-branded hotels in Addis Ababa by the end of the year. Hyatt Addis Abeba will feature 180 guestrooms and will be located…


Mobile Payment Powers Off-Grid Lighting

Lighting Africa, a joint program between the International Financial Cooperation, World Bank and the Mobisol Group, is set to start a mobile phone-based payment system at a national level. The…


Eritrean Refugee Influx: Report

A stark increase in Eritrean refugees flowing into Ethiopia is taking place following the agreement between the two countries that reopened crossing points along their shared borders, according to the…


JOURNEY CUT SHORT

This heavy truck, carrying cement from a factory in Meqele, capital of the Tigray Regional State, tipped over. Seen here are the bags of cement strewn on the ground. Both…


LAUGHTER AFTER MISFORTUNE

Two kids play on a small statue of a lion at Medhanialem Preparatory School, close to Paulos Hospital. They are some of the displaced from the town of Burayu, in…


FILL OF LEFTOVER KHAT

These goats in Mercato are taking their fill of leftover khat, a stimulant flowering plant, that has been discarded for trash. Nearby are kiosks that sell the stimulant. Khat is…


Premier Switch Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan 

Premier Switch Solutions (PSS), a company that provides a banking technology platform for six banks, is prepared to broaden its service and accessibility in the coming five years. PSS plans…


Addis Joins Mega-cities Partnership

Addis Abeba joined the Mega-Cities Partnership Program last week to analyse and control air pollution health risks. The project is designed to assist the city’s environmental bureau in making definitive…


Textiles Generate $25.3m

Ethiopia earned 25.3 million dollars exporting textiles in the first two months of the current fiscal year. The revenue showed an eight percent increase compared to the previous year, and…


Machine to Mow, Grind Emboch

Two additional machines manufactured by Bahir Dar and Gondar universities are all set to mow and grind Emboch, the water hyacinth invader that has bloomed on Lake Tana. The new…


Region to Invest 6b Br for Dam

Tigray Regional State is preparing to build an irrigation dam on Yekaza River for a total cost of six billion Birr. The irrigation will be used to harvest 10,000ht of…


Ethiopia Tops East Africa’s Hospitality

Ethiopia leads in hotel development in East Africa, according to the annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group. Ethiopia, in third place in all of Africa, has seen…


ECX Transacts 1.6b Br

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) traded commodities worth 1.6 billion Br last month, transacting 25,000tn of commodities. Coffee took the largest share, contributing 90pc of the trading value followed by soybeans…


NEW YEAR EVE

Dressed in Ethiopian attire, this dance group performed at Mesqel Square last Monday, September 11, 2018. The occasion was the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, which tracks over eight…


Unhinged Bins

A consistent annoyance in Addis Abeba’s public service provision is waste disposal. There are a few streets where there is not a piece of garbage strain around. And where there…




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An expected consequence of the growing rift between the constituent par...


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


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Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between E...


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As tobacco companies reap the benefits of weak tobacco controls across...


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If some people came to us with something ambitious we feel is next to i...


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The procedure followed to increase rents for commercial units managed b...


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Ethiopians, like their government, are in overdrive, juggling between j...




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