Advisory Council for Diaspora Fund Goes Live


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has formed an advisory council for the newly established Diaspora Trust Fund, a fund to be dedicated for development and social projects in Ethiopia. Chaired…


Electric Tariff May Rise

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Electricity has tabled a bill that will raise the electricity tariff four fold. The tariff increase comes after 13 years with no increases, The…


Ethiopia Improves Ranking on Sustainable Assessment

A recent report released by Boston Consulting Group pointed out that Ethiopia has improved its ranking eight places by enhancing the well-being of its citizens. The country tended to post…


Export Misses Target Again

Ethiopia earned 2.83 billion dollars from exports during the last fiscal year, which only met 54.1pc of the government’s performance target. The government had targeted 5.23 billion dollars to be…


Stoves Fight Pollution, Save Fuel, Improve Health

The United States Embassy in Addis Abeba and the Fulbright Scholar Tsegaye Nega (Prof.) have introduced cook stoves that eliminate indoor air pollution and reduce fuel consumption. The stoves can…


UAE, Ethiopia Agree on Addis Asab Oil Pipeline

Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to build an oil pipeline linking the Port of Assab in Eritrea with Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and…


UK Extends Hand for Jobs, Taxes

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has pledged 115 million pounds to two Ethiopian government programmes – Jobs Compact and Tax Systems Transformations. The agreement was signed on August…


Red Cross Assists Displaced People

Local and international Red Cross Societies have begun providing humanitarian assistance to 10,000 displaced households in the inter-regional conflict between Gedeo and Guji zones. The International Committee of the Red…


Home Welcoming

Abune Merkorios, the fourth patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, returned after 27 years in exile in the United States, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was welcomed at…


Unhinged Handrail

Passersby peer down this pedestrian walkway between Mexico Square and Qera Road, under a bridge of the Addis Abeba Light Railway Transit (LRT). Its handrail was broken, and left hanging…


$20,000 Game Show

Ten Ethiopians participated in the Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge, a Tv game show launched by Malta Guinness, held in Lagos, Nigeria. They competed between themselves and with participants from Ghana,…


Ethiopia Earns $3.5b from Tourism

Ethiopia earned 3.5 billion dollars from tourism in the recently ended fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. The revenue was generated from 934,000 visitors who arrived…


Vandals Overrun British Mining Firm 

A mining concession in Borena zone of Oromia Regional State, operated by Web Gemstone Mining Plc, was vandalized last week. Web Gemstone, the local company, is largely owned by the British…


Ethio telecom Terminates Deals of 47 SMS Service Providers

Ethio telecom, the state telecom service provider, disconnected the services of 47 Short Message Service (SMS) providers late last week. The action was taken following constant complaints from customers, according…


Air India, Ethiopian Airlines in Codeshare Deal

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines signed a codeshare agreement last Thursday. The codeshare agreement will allow the two airlines to access each other’s networks in Africa and Asia. Ethiopian Airlines…


Viettel Telecom Group Eyes Ethiopia

Vietnam’s state-owned telecom company, Viettel Group, announced its interest in exploring business opportunities in Ethiopia following Ethiopia’s announced intention to liberalise key economic sectors including telecommunications. The government announced last…


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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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