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…


Eritrean Airlines Lands in Addis

Eritrean Airlines officially launched flights to Addis Abeba on Saturday, August 4, after two decades of absence. On this first trip to the capital, government officials, religious leaders, prominent individuals…


Health Ministry Budget Approved 1.4b Dollar Budget

Parliament approved the Ministry of Health’s 1.4 billion dollar budget for the current fiscal year. Three-fourths of the ministry’s budget will go to health service delivery and access to essential…


Fire Burns Properties, Vehicles

A fire incident in Bole District, Addis Abeba, damaged properties worth 1.7 million Br last Thursday. The fire burned four shops, one garage and two vehicles. The fire broke out…




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