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People congregated in Piassa, around Abune Petros Square, to witness as a poster is being set up. It features various opposition political figures. With a relaxed political atmosphere, the nation…


Barefoot Endeavour

Heavy rains of the season and the much complained about drainage systems of Addis Abeba have meant that the streets are continually flooded. This pedestrian, determined to cross the Debrezeit…


INSA Gets New Deputy Director

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appointed Yidneqachew Worku as deputy director of the Information Network Security Agency (INSA) on August 27, 2018. The new deputy director replaces the former deputy…


Chinese Investment Hits $4b

Foreign Direct Investment inflow from China to Ethiopia reached four billion dollars, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission. The value was registered by 400 investment projects, of which 100 were established…


Gov’t Prepares Locally Assembled Cars for Officials 

The government announced that it prepared 50 locally-assembled vehicles as replacements for the high-powered vehicles of senior government officials. The replacements are 2,000cc automobiles supplied by Belayab Motors Plc. The…


Tax, Customs Experts Association Revives Formation

Professionals engaged in tax and customs services revived their attempt to form an association. The formation of Ethiopia Tax & Customs Professionals Association was initiated seven years ago but initially…


City Calls Private Sector to Join Housing Development

The Addis Ababa City Administration has prepared a framework that allows investors to get involved in housing development projects in the form of public-private partnerships. On August 30, 2018, Takele…


Plane Crash Claims 18 Lives

A military airplane with 18 people on board crashed Thursday morning while flying from Dire Dawa to Bishoftu in East Shewa zone. Bishoftu is located approximately 100Km from the capital and…


HAT WAGON

A vendor ferries around baseball caps around Ayat. The hats, of different colours and makes, have the logos of football teams or cities. The vendor, who is himself wearing a…


MOBILE MANIKIN

Though not in a boutique or store window, street vendors in Megenagna have upped advertising in fashionable clothes by using mannequins to show off the clothing they sell off their…


NIGHT TIME ART

A vendor brings these paintings out on the street after 7pm each day near the DH Geda Building on Bole Road to attract people that are coming back from work…


Electric Power Gets New Boss

Ethiopian Electric Power, the state power generator, is welcoming Abraham Belay (PhD) as its new CEO. He replaces Azeb Asnake, the founding CEO. Azeb was relieved from duty by the…


State Insurer Grosses 946m Br Profit

The state-owned insurer Ethiopian Insurance Company registered 946.3 million Br in gross profits in the past fiscal year. Ethiopian Insurance provided 2.2 trillion Br worth of insurance coverage and three…


Authority Partially Bans Juice Imports

The newly restructured Food & Drug Administration Authority banned the import of one-litre Rani Mango juice in plastic bottles due to a “colour change of the juice before the expiry…


WB Vows $445m for Solid Waste Mgmt

Close to 23 towns in the country are going to receive modern solid waste management systems following 445 million dollars of financial assistance from the World Bank Group. The capital…


Ministry Unifies Employers Confederation

The Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs has unified the two employers’ rights advocates, Ethiopian Employers Federation and Ethiopia Employers Confederation. The Ethiopian Employers Federation, the pioneer federation for over…


Editorial

The honeymoon appears to have come to an end. Members of the public are...


Agenda

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


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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I love and respect Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). I want him to succ...


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Back in the middle of June, when all the jubilation and hope was in ful...


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The rallies of the past weeks are healthy manifestations of citizens’...






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