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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…


Stylised Garbage Wagon

Garbage collectors ferry off trash early in the morning. Their wagon is self-stylised. It employs stickers depicting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), as is the trend all over Addis Abeba…


Trashcans Trashed

Five trash cans that used to be fixed to posts for use by the public are lying discarded in a grassy area by a street near Mebrat Haile Condominium. Left…


Clean Cookstoves

Tsegaye Nega (Prof.) (right), Fulbright Scholar at Addis Abeba University, and Deborah S. Gross, professor of chemistry at Carleton College, showcase cookstoves that can reduce by over 95pc and 90pc…


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…




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