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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…


Abay Bank, ECX Partner for Transactions

Abay Bank became the 15th financial institution to partner with the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) to run transactions. The agreement was signed by Wondimagnehu Negra, CEO of ECX, and Yehuala…


Chinese Apparel Firm Eyes Ethiopia

China National Textile & Apparel Council, a large-scale textile company, disclosed its interest in investing in Ethiopia. President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) discussed matters with a delegation composed of 52 members…


Overseas Employment to Resume This Month

Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MoLSA) is finalising the implementation plan for overseas employment by the end of this month. The Ministry is closely working with the national committee…


Knife Sharpener

The individual is not riding a bicycle, although it may look it. What he is actually doing is sharpening knives using the bicycle’s pedals as a rotator for the knife…


NEW YEAR CUSTOM

Groups of amateur singers and dancers, as is the custom during the Ethiopian New Year, go from house to house and to eateries for a number of days leading up…


Gifts and Lunch

Good Vibes Restaurant invited school-aged kids, brought together by Lewet Rotaract Rotary Club Partner, for lunch and a gift giving ceremony. Lewet Rotaract, one of 14 of its kind in…


Meqelle Docks at Massawa after Two-Decade

After a two-decades hiatus, an Ethiopian registered commercial ship dropped anchor at the Port of Massawa and is heading to China. The 166m long and 27m high ship, christened “Meqelle,”…


Ethiopian Employs Flight Planning Solutions

Ethiopian Airlines Group and Lufthansa Systems announced the introduction of Lufthansa flight planning solutions dubbed the Lido/Flight 4D solution. This new generation system offers automation and optimisation functions for flight…


Ethiopia Reopens Embassy in Eritrea

Ethiopia has reopened its embassy in Eritrea after a 20-year hiatus. A brief reopening ceremony in the Eritrean capital Asmara on Thursday was attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD),…


DP World Leverage Favorable Ruling

The High Court of England & Wales granted an injunction restraining Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA), from terminating its joint venture shareholders’ agreement with DP World. The…


China Reschedules Railway Debt Repayment Period

China extended the debt repayment period for Ethio-Djibouti Railway from 10 to 30 years, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). Ethiopia, having received a huge number of loans and…


Authority Seizes Local, Foreign Currency

The Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) seized local and foreign currency notes during a six-day sting operation at Bole International Airport. The Authority seized 46,000 dollars, 3,000 euros, 3,500…


Nib Becomes WorldRemit’s Fifth Partner

Nib International Bank partnered with WorldRemit, a global digital money transfer service provider, for online money transfers to Ethiopia. The new partnership allows Ethiopians living in over 50 countries to…


Popular Celebration

A group of women with traditional drums, Kebero, sing to customers at a small cafe around Leghar. Spectators afterwards tip them for the songs. This was on the day of…


Political Banner

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…




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