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Microphones and audio recorders are strayed on and around a speaker at the 32nd Extraordinary Summit of IGAD at Sheraton Addis in an attempt to get a clearer sound. They…


AFD Grants €18M for Urban, Geothermal Dev’t

Through its French Agency for Development (AFD), France has pledged 18 million Euros to the government of Ethiopia for urban and geothermal development programs. Admasu Nebebe, state minister of Finance…


Italian Firm Seals Deal to Design Dabus Dam

An Italian firm, Studio Pietrangeli Consulting Engineers, was awarded a contract to conduct a reconnaissance, feasibility studies and to prepare the design for Dabus Hydropower Project in Benishangul Gumuz Regional…


First Employers’ Confederation Gets Recognition

The Ethiopian Employers’ Confederation (EEC) has finally registered and secured its license from the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MoLSA). The Confederation, representing five federations under its umbrella including…


Ethiopian Steel Launches  Aluminium Coated Sheet

Ethiopian Steel Plc launches a new product, Dumuzas, a roofing sheet product coated with aluminium zinc. The product is heat resistant, has cut-edge protection, double coated and rust resistance. Established…


Authority Suspends 80 Importers’ License

The licenses of 80 food product importers were suspended by the Food, Medicines, Healthcare Administration & Control Authority (FMHACA) for alleged violation of importing and distributing products deemed detrimental to…


St George Offers Shares to Fans

St. George Football Club is to start selling shares to its fans via Fairfax Africa Fund, a consultancy firm that facilitates business deals between investors and foreign companies, as well…


Italy Grants 945m Br for Agriculture

The government of Italy extended 945 million Br to support the inclusive and sustainable development of agricultural value chain projects that contribute to agro-industrial developments. The agreement was signed on…


Ethiopia, Eritrea Step Ahead for Peace

Ethiopia has welcomed the positive gestures by Eritrea’s President Issayas Afeworqi’s who announced that he will send envoys to Addis Abeba.  This announcement has ushered in the first steps on…


Multipurpose Poles

These electric poles in front of Edna Mall on Cameroon Street are used as a support for the kiosk stand and as a working spot for the shoe shiners. The…


Cart Rear View

This man who delivers soft drinks and alcoholic beverage to nearby shops and liquor stores around Kebena has a cart much like the ones used around the city, at least…


Integrated Approach

Seleshi Bekele (PhD), third from the right, minister of Water Irrigation & Electricity, attended the 9th National Joint WASH-WRM Multi Stakeholder Forum (MSF-9), which was held at Hilton Hotel on…


Ministry Revokes Agencies Licenses

Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MoLSA) suspends two private employment agencies, Al Tayar and Al Lodi, alleging them for trespassing rules set for private employment agencies. Al Tayar allegedly…


Lideta to Get HQs for 400m Br

The Lideta District is to get headquarters building for close to 410 million Br. Eleven local grade one construction companies showed interest in the bid, which preliminary evaluation stage was…


UN Puts Ethiopia on Top as Major FDI Destination

Ethiopia has been selected as one of the destinations for sustainable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from African countries, according to the annual UN report. Ethiopia has won the fifth tier…


Ukraine to Start Visa Issuance in the Capital

Ukraine is going to start issuing a visa in Addis Abeba beginning July 16, 2018. For the service, Ukraine has set up an office in Morning Star Mall, off Cameroon…


New Body Ascends to Support Hospitality Industry

Ethiopian professionals working in the hospitality and tourism sector have formed the Ethiopian Tourism & Culture Induction Society, with the main aim of transforming the industry. The Society’s target is…


Korean Agency Commits $2.8m to Amhara Region

Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Amhara Regional State Agriculture Bureau have signed a five-year integrated development program to be implemented in six kebeles. The agreement was signed on June 12,…


Ethiopian Sets to Fly to Barcelona

Ethiopian Airlines set to launch a new flight to Barcelona, Spain as of July 1, 2018, with its B787–800 Dreamliner. Barcelona, the capital and largest city of Catalonia and the…


ETHIOPIAN’S BOEING MILESTONE

Abadulla Gemeda (left), chief national security advisor to the Prime Minister who retired last week, Arkebe Eikubay (PhD) (centre), special advisor to the prime minister, and Tewolde G/Mariam, CEO of…


STREET CRAFT

A shoeshine boy is tending to his customer. To his right are businesses that he also engages in. It is not just selling mobile credit cards but also knick-knacks and…


LEATHER FAIR

Bogale Feleke (left), state minister of Industry, and Ambachew Mekonnen (Phd) (centre), minster of Industry, attended the tenth edition of the All Africa Leather fair at the Millenium Hall in…


Nation Pockets $2.35b from Export

Ethiopia has pocketed 2.35 billion dollars from export of goods in the past 10 months of the current fiscal year against a target of 3.66 billion dollars. Compared to the…


DBE Approves Only 20pc of Lease Financing Proposals

Only 20pc of the lease financing proposals submitted to the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) has been approved, according to the Federal Small & Medium Manufacturing Industry Development Agency. This…


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…




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


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A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros...


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The future is bleak. Millennials and younger generations who will inher...


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