Gov’t Prepares Locally Assembled Cars for Officials 


The government announced that it prepared 50 locally-assembled vehicles as replacements for the high-powered vehicles of senior government officials. The replacements are 2,000cc automobiles supplied by Belayab Motors Plc. The…


Tax, Customs Experts Association Revives Formation

Professionals engaged in tax and customs services revived their attempt to form an association. The formation of Ethiopia Tax & Customs Professionals Association was initiated seven years ago but initially…


City Calls Private Sector to Join Housing Development

The Addis Ababa City Administration has prepared a framework that allows investors to get involved in housing development projects in the form of public-private partnerships. On August 30, 2018, Takele…


Plane Crash Claims 18 Lives

A military airplane with 18 people on board crashed Thursday morning while flying from Dire Dawa to Bishoftu in East Shewa zone. Bishoftu is located approximately 100Km from the capital and…


HAT WAGON

A vendor ferries around baseball caps around Ayat. The hats, of different colours and makes, have the logos of football teams or cities. The vendor, who is himself wearing a…


MOBILE MANIKIN

Though not in a boutique or store window, street vendors in Megenagna have upped advertising in fashionable clothes by using mannequins to show off the clothing they sell off their…


NIGHT TIME ART

A vendor brings these paintings out on the street after 7pm each day near the DH Geda Building on Bole Road to attract people that are coming back from work…


Electric Power Gets New Boss

Ethiopian Electric Power, the state power generator, is welcoming Abraham Belay (PhD) as its new CEO. He replaces Azeb Asnake, the founding CEO. Azeb was relieved from duty by the…


State Insurer Grosses 946m Br Profit

The state-owned insurer Ethiopian Insurance Company registered 946.3 million Br in gross profits in the past fiscal year. Ethiopian Insurance provided 2.2 trillion Br worth of insurance coverage and three…


Authority Partially Bans Juice Imports

The newly restructured Food & Drug Administration Authority banned the import of one-litre Rani Mango juice in plastic bottles due to a “colour change of the juice before the expiry…


WB Vows $445m for Solid Waste Mgmt

Close to 23 towns in the country are going to receive modern solid waste management systems following 445 million dollars of financial assistance from the World Bank Group. The capital…


Ministry Unifies Employers Confederation

The Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs has unified the two employers’ rights advocates, Ethiopian Employers Federation and Ethiopia Employers Confederation. The Ethiopian Employers Federation, the pioneer federation for over…


Ethiopia Secures 152.7b Br Aid, Grant

Ethiopia has sourced close to 152.7 billion Br in foreign aid and grants during the past fiscal year. The money was secured through multilateral agreements with the World Bank, African…


Food, Drug Authority Acquires New Name

The Food, Medicine & Health Care Administration & Control Authority has restructured itself by cascading most of its existing responsibilities to the federal and regional health bureaus. Newly named the…


A STORMY QUE

The rainy season makes public transportation in Addis Abeba very difficult. It is not unusual for people to wait for half an hour in long queues under heavy rainstorms. Pictured…


LOOSE RETAINING WALL

Passersby look on after part of a stone retaining wall abutting Arba Dereja, a historical stairway, collapsed, spewing topsoil and debris into the adjacent street in Afincho Ber. Rainy seasons,…


CONVENIENCE, PROMOTION

A man selling plastic water jugs walks around the city carrying his wares by stacking them high upon one another. The method is both convenient for carrying and for advertising…


Ethiopia Names Taye as Envoy to UN

Ethiopia named Taye Atskeselassie as envoy to the United Nations, replacing Tekeda Alemu (PhD), the long-serving veteran diplomat. Taye is a prominent diplomat who served as Ethiopian ambassador to Egypt…


Continent’s First Waste-to-Energy Plant Goes Operational

Ethiopia inaugurated Reppi Waste-to-Energy Plant, a power generating plant constructed for 2.6 billion Br. The former Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, in collaboration with the UK-based Cambridge Industries, launched the project…


Largest ICT Village Comes to Bahir Dar

The Ministry of Science & Technology announced plans to establish Ethiopia’s largest ICT village in Bahir Dar, Amhara Regional State. To establish the site, the ministry expects to hold a…


Italy Gives €500,000 to Guji, Gedeo

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation have extended half a million euros in financial assistance to displaced families in Guji and…


Web Gemstone Halts Operations

Web Gemstone Mining Plc, a member of the British Gemfields Group Company, has announced the halt of operations in Ethiopia amid local violence. Last month vandals destroyed the company’s property,…


Oromia Savings Disburses 6.7b Br in Loans

Oromia Credit & Saving S.C. has disbursed 6.7 billion Br in loans during the last fiscal year, reaching 70pc of its target. The company has disbursed the loans to 760,000…


United Bank, Ethiopian Cement E-payment System

United Bank and Ethiopian Airlines have launched an upgraded e-commerce payment system for e-ticket sales. The system was upgraded by United Bank’s internal ICT department. The bank has updated features…


Dashen Joins WorldRemit Network

WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, has partnered with Dashen Bank to provide instant-money transfer services throughout Ethiopia. The partnership is expected to enable the Ethiopian diaspora to transfer money…




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