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Two days after meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn inBrussels, European Union (EU) Commission President José Manuel Barroso and six European commissioners arrived in Addis Abeba to attend the 6th…


Efficient Dealings


The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group, is to provide technical assistance for the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) and the…


FRESH START


Yetebaberut’s Old Airport gas station was finally opened on Monday afternoon, February 18,2013, four days after being shut down by the Lideta district  Trade & Industry Bureau. It was accused…


Land matters


The new urban land and immovable property registration bill had its day in the sun, as the Ministry of Urban Development & Construction (MOUDC) called a national consultation meeting with…


Relief Shelter


The long awaited condominium housing project that took two years to build was inaugurated officially on February 23, 2013. The project which includes 1,985 housing units rests on 25ha of…


Done Deal


Bekele Gadissa, general manager of Habesha Cosntruction, centre, put the final ink on a 123.9 million Br deal with Rama Constrution PLC, represented by Yosef Kasaye, left, operation manager, for…


One for a Healthy nation


The first regional laboratory constructed in Adama Town, Oromia Regional State at a cost of 2.9 million dollars, which was financed by the United States President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS…


New Ride in town


Betret International PLC in cooperation with BYD Auto, a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, has set up a car assembly plant in Adama on 50,000sqm of land,…


Countdown


The countdown towards the first bottle of Habesha Beer to hit the markets in the third week of April 2014 was kick-started on January 17, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel.…


Empty Handed


The Privatisation and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA), came out empty handed once again, as four auctioned state enterprises which were thought to bring in lucrative prices, failed to attract…


Here to Stay


Amidst increasing competition from local investors and impending relocation of its headquarters, management from Total seemed intent on stressing that the oil company “is here to stay.” Jonathan Molapo, above,…


Legislature to Reside Anew


The 72 years old building of the Ethiopian Parliament is soon to be replaced by a new building complex. The new Parliament quarters are expected to house its main convention…


Election Fever


The 33 petition signing political parties denounced the response of the National Electorate Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to their request to discuss the upcoming Addis Abeba and Dire Dawa cities…


Breaking Perception


Messebo Cement Factory introduced its new cement product, Portland Limestone Cement (Plc), to major contractors and architectures in the country on a reception held at Hilton Addis on Thursday December…


Footsteps in the Light


Tsehay Insurance Company, which started operations as the 15th insurer to join the industry, after obtaining a licence from the central bank on March 28, 2012 announced that it incurred…


Construction Buzz


Addis Prefab Houses Manufacturing Industries Plc put a foundation stone for the construction of manufacturing plant that costs 260 million Br on a plot of 50,000sqm land that it gets from in Sendafa Town, 34Km north of the capital, at a cost of nine million Birr, last week.


Editorial

It is not unusual for members of the ruling party to sit with the oppos...


Agenda

Although the fall armyworm pest set foot for the first time in Ethiopia...


Fineline

Enforcing discipline with the state to shape up in...


Commentary

Unlike the East Asian experience, which was industrialisation without e...


Viewpoint

Addis Ababa is believed to be home to 4.6 million residents. The growth...


Opinion

What we do not do with our mobile phones! We text, we call, e-mail, Goo...


View From Arada

The country has reached the state of emergency because of the negligenc...


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