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This small town of Beqogy, in Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State, is a remote area that is sparsely populated and has limited or no access to public utility services. The…


FALLEN TRAFFIC POLE

This traffic pole in Saris has been knocked off its base and is lying astride the pedestrian walkway. The traffic sign still indicates the correct directions although not of much…


Tallest Building

Bacha Gina (third from left), president of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, attended a ceremony on  November 11, 2018, to celebrate the concrete pouring of the last floor of the…


Corporation Alters Commercial Units’ Rental Fee

  The Federal Housing Corporation announced it will soon make the first-ever rental fee revision on 6,635 commercial units. The alteration will be made for the first time since its…


Suspects of Alleged Human Right Abuses, Corruptions Appear in Court

A total of 73 officials and employees from the Federal and Addis Abeba police commissions; Prison Administration, state-owned Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC) and National Intelligence & Security Service, appeared…


Trade Ministry Adjusts Fuel Price

The Ministry of Trade & Industry revealed a new tariff on fuel for the first time in one and a half years. The international oil market has pushed the price…


Japanese Agency Launches Rice Research Lab

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched the National Rice Research Training Centre at Woreta town, in Amhara Regional state. The construction of the center was started back in 2013 with…


Agency  Launches E-Procurement

The Public Procurement & Property Administration Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Innovation & Technology to implement electronic government procurement. The agreement was signed between Getahun…


Employer, Labor Confederations Join Force

The Ethiopian Employer Confederation and the Ethiopian Confederation of Trade Unions (CETU) signed a bipartite agreement to work jointly. The agreement was signed by Getahun Husen, president of the Employers…


Ministry Amasses 24b Br in Month

The Ministry of Revenues reported that it has collected 24 billion Br in tax revenues in October, out of a target of 29 billion Br, achieving 82.7pc of its goal.…


Ethiopia Considers Smart Water Mang’t

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Electricity signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xylem, an American water technology company, for the development and implementation of innovative water solutions through…


Casual Introductions

Muferiat Kemil, the newly appointed minister of Peace, serves popcorn to journalists over a coffee ceremony at the Ministry’s head office, located around Wello Sefer on November 9, 2018. She…


Phone Booth Advertisement

On one of the streets of Assela, in the Arsi Zone of the Oromia Regional State, sits a dilapidated telephone booth, much like is the case in many cities of…


Recycling on a Wheel

This environmentally-friendly business wants people to bring their paper and paper-based materials to it. Many have answered the call, and the container is filled to the rim with carton boxes…


Railway Corporation Gets New CEO

Sintayehu Woldemichael (PhD), former Minister of Education, became the new CEO of the Ethiopian Railway Corporation  on November 5, 2018. The Corporation has been led by acting CEO Yehuwalashet Jemere…


Telecom To  Resumes Short-code SMS Numbers

Ethio Telecom has resumed issuing new short code-SMS service numbers. The service was terminated last August. The company reinstated the service with a new control system that requires companies to…


Policy Bank Allows Machine Rentals

The Development Bank of Ethiopia lifted the ban on the rental of leased farm machinery to third parties for agricultural mechanisation. The system enables borrowers to own the machines when…


Coffee Trade Up at ECX

The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange traded 25,577tn of coffee, 7,480tn of sesame seeds and 2,165tn of haricot beans for a total value of 2.2 billion Br in October. Coffee takes the…


4b Br in illicit Transactions

The Ministry of Revenue has uncovered 124 companies that have no legal standings. To date, the companies have transacted over four billion Birr using fake receipts, without registering with the…


Hospital Installs Oxygen Machine

Saint Paulos Hospital Millenium Medical College inaugurated an oxygen gas making machine at a cost of 200 million Br. The machine was installed to collect and distribute oxygen to medical…


Flight Resumes to Mogadishu

Ethiopian Airlines resumed commercial flights to Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, after 41 years. The airlines will fly three times a week to Mogadishu. Ethiopian will play a big role in…


Ministry Seizes Millions in Goods

The Ministry of Revenues seized containers filled with clothes, medicine, electronics and motorbikes valued at 15 million Br destined to be smuggled into the country. Additionally, the Ministry found over…


WATER BOTTLE SHADE

This eatery in the town of Assela, in the Oromia Regional State, has come up with a creative way of decorating the exterior as well as providing customers with shade.…


‘BUY ETHIOPIAN’

Fetlework G.Egziabher (centre), Trade & Industry minister, and Melaku Ezezew, president of the Ethiopia Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (ECCSA), attended the opening ceremony of the Association’s 11th trade…


REGIONAL CARRIAGE SERVICE

It is not just vehicles and airplanes transporting people between Ethiopia and Eritrea, two nations whose relations have warmed in the past few months. It is also horse-drawn carriages such…




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With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


Agenda

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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Ethiopia’s economy is at a crossroads. The same old advice will not s...


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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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There is heated debate on the propriety, decency and morality of breast...




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