WFP Ethiopia Gets New Head


World Food Program (WFP) Office in Ethiopia gets Steven Were Omamo (PhD) as its new head. Omamo joined WFP in 2006, as chief of Social Protection & Livelihoods. He later…


Ministry Approves Cultivation of BT-Cotton

After prolonged debates, Ethiopia has agreed to cultivate genetically modified cotton crops (BT-Cotton). The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change approved the cultivation of scientifically engineered cotton to address…


Mining Companies Worth 73b Br Join Industry

Seventy-one mining companies with registered capitals of more than 73 billion Br have joined the mining industry in the first half of the second edition of the Growth & Transformation…


Customs Authority Seizes Smuggled Foreign Currency

Twenty-eight million Birr worth of foreign currency notes were confiscated last week. They were caught being smuggled from Addis Abeba to Adama. The monies were seised while two individuals were…


Ethiopia to Partially Privatise Major SOEs

Ethiopia is soon to partially privatise Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise and the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation. The list also includes state-owned railways, sugar factories,…


GINBOT HAYA FESTIVITY

Performers garbed in different traditional outfits, to reflect the nation’s cultural diversity, played a song at the 27th year anniversary of the Downfall of the Dergue, a.k.a Ginbot Haya. At…


COCA-COLA’S TURF

It has been three years since the Addis Abeba Light Rail Transit (LRT) became operational, having since transported millions of passengers. Its use has diversified though, with its columns also…


OFF TO WORK

Street vendors, early in the day, are going from Ledeta to parts of Addis Abeba to sell their merchandise. They are carrying round plastic water containers, which are usually used…


Council of Ministers Approve Bill to Lift State of Emergecy

The Council of Ministers (CoM) has approved a draft bill which will lift the state of emergency that was imposed in February for a six-month period. The Council passed the…


Council Calls for Sacking off Two Judges

The Federal Judicial Administration Council requested for the parliament to dismiss two junior judges from the Federal High Court and First Instance Court. Seid Gudeta, a judge from the Federal…


IDA Pledges $375m to Electrify Nation

Ethiopia gets an additional 375 million dollars of financial assistance to finalise work of the electrification program. The parliament has legislated the loan agreement that signed between the Ministry of…


Oromia Region Transfers Coal Query to Youth

The Oromia Regional State has handed over the mining query at Yayu Coal Deposit to the local youth. The site was under Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC), which has been…


Ethiopia Sets to Fully Issue VISA Online

Ethiopia is starting an online issuance of  visas for tourists and other visitors across the world without restriction, effective June 1, 2018. “A relaxed visa regime will enhance both Ethiopia’s…


Global Firm Sets Foot in Ethiopia

Meridiam, a global investor in public infrastructure, has inaugurated its East Africa regional office in Addis Abeba at the beginning of last week. Specializing in the development, financing, and management…


Domestic Employment in Saudi Arabia Edges Realisation

The Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MoLSA) tabled a draft proclamation to the parliament on a domestic employment agreement Ethiopia signed with Saudi Arabia. The duo has signed the…


BRAND NEW AIRBUS

Airbus A350-900 jetliner, which has a capacity of carrying 325 passengers, is displayed at the Ethiopian Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Centre of Bole International Airport, headquarters of the aeroplane’s owner…


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The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


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The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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