FILL OF LEFTOVER KHAT


These goats in Mercato are taking their fill of leftover khat, a stimulant flowering plant, that has been discarded for trash. Nearby are kiosks that sell the stimulant. Khat is…


Premier Switch Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan 

Premier Switch Solutions (PSS), a company that provides a banking technology platform for six banks, is prepared to broaden its service and accessibility in the coming five years. PSS plans…


Addis Joins Mega-cities Partnership

Addis Abeba joined the Mega-Cities Partnership Program last week to analyse and control air pollution health risks. The project is designed to assist the city’s environmental bureau in making definitive…


Textiles Generate $25.3m

Ethiopia earned 25.3 million dollars exporting textiles in the first two months of the current fiscal year. The revenue showed an eight percent increase compared to the previous year, and…


Machine to Mow, Grind Emboch

Two additional machines manufactured by Bahir Dar and Gondar universities are all set to mow and grind Emboch, the water hyacinth invader that has bloomed on Lake Tana. The new…


Region to Invest 6b Br for Dam

Tigray Regional State is preparing to build an irrigation dam on Yekaza River for a total cost of six billion Birr. The irrigation will be used to harvest 10,000ht of…


Ethiopia Tops East Africa’s Hospitality

Ethiopia leads in hotel development in East Africa, according to the annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group. Ethiopia, in third place in all of Africa, has seen…


ECX Transacts 1.6b Br

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) traded commodities worth 1.6 billion Br last month, transacting 25,000tn of commodities. Coffee took the largest share, contributing 90pc of the trading value followed by soybeans…


NEW YEAR EVE

Dressed in Ethiopian attire, this dance group performed at Mesqel Square last Monday, September 11, 2018. The occasion was the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, which tracks over eight…


Unhinged Bins

A consistent annoyance in Addis Abeba’s public service provision is waste disposal. There are a few streets where there is not a piece of garbage strain around. And where there…


HUNG OUT TO DRY

At Addis Abeba University, at the Arat Killo campus, there are clothes hanged on the mental fence to dry in the sun. People walk by not paying much attention. It…


Ethiopia Tops Internal Displacement figures

Ethiopia registered the largest number of internally displaced people in the first half of 2018, surpassing both Syria and the Democratic republic of congo. In ethiopia, 1.4 million internally displaced…


Zenash Acts to ensure education Quality

Zenash Tayahcew, the spouse of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), inked a Memorandum of Understanding with two regional state education bureaus to construct five high schools in the regions. oromia…


City opens New Job Opportunities

Addis Abeba City Administration plans to create over 161,000 job opportunities in the current fiscal year. Over 2.4 billion Br has been earmarked jointly by Addis Saving & Credit Institution…


Coffee, Tea Exports Generate $82m

Ethiopia generated 82 million dollars in the month of August, exporting 24,891tn of coffee, tea and spices. The revenue is 87pc of the target. Coffee, the nation’s major agricultural export…


Dispute Resolution Courts in the Pipeline

A new legal framework is underway to establish mediation courts for dispute resolution of civil cases to settle disagreements before they reach the formal courts. The Federal Supreme Court is…




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