Premier Moves Through the Gears with New Cabinet


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) steps ahead towards walking his talk forming his new administration after the parliament had approved his nomination mid last week. In his cabinet, Abiy brought 10 new faces to the helm, s...


Ethiopian Enhance Rental Fees on Airport Businesses


Ethiopian Airlines Group, has made a 450pc to 3,500pc rental fee increases on the service providers operating on its premises. Ground handling companies, transistors, private airline companies, cargo service providers...


Ministry Edges to Auction Off Hilton


Industrial Project Services (IPS), a state-owned consultant, has finalised and submitted the first round of asset valuation report of Hilton Addis Hotel to the Ministry of Public Enterprises (MoPE). IPS, of the Ethiop...


Dissolved Shell Comes Out Victories Again


Justices of the Federal Supreme Court’s Cassation Bench rejected an appeal by Hailu G.Hiwot, a real-estate owner, who has been battling with Shell Limited Ethiopia over ownership of a gas station located in Kazanchis.


Kebede Tesera Hits Wall at Court, Again


The Federal Supreme Court Criminal Appellate Bench rejected a local businessman, Kebede Tesera's appeal to reopen his case battle with the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) over a reduction of sentence.


Former Culture Minister Dissolves National Tourism Board


Hirut Woldemariam (PhD), former minister of Culture & Tourism (MoCT), who has been in dispute with members of the National Tourism Board ended the quarrel disbanding the board. She notified the board members, unde...


Football Federation Rebukes Local Broadcasters


The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has served a warning for the 16 football clubs, which are contesting on the Ethiopian premier league. EFF is claiming that the clubs failed to regulate television and radio station...


Meqelle to Home Hilton Brand Up North


Green Coffee Agro-Industry has teamed up with Hilton Worldwide to open a five-star hotel in Meqelle, Tigray Regional State. This makes the capital of the Tigray Regional State the first city in the Northern part of Ethio...


Oromia State Accrues Investments Worth 5b Br


The board of Oromia Investment Commission (OIC) has approved 167 investment projects worth 5.37 billion Br. Over 81pc of them are in agriculture and agro-processing sectors. The board has been approving the projects f...


Immigration Affairs Relocates Main Departments


The Main Department for Immigration & Nationality Affairs has moved two of its departments, for foreign citizen applicants and passport re-issuance, to a new location. The main department is scheduled to move the...


Kality to Get Transportation Terminal


A dozen of construction companies are vying to construct the Kality transportation terminal, located in Akaki Kality District, for an estimated cost of half a billion Birr. The Public Procurement & Property Dispos...


CHARM OFFENSIVE


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has continued to charm the nation, addressing the public from east to west to north, last week. His latest appearance was in Meqelle, the capital of the Tigray Regional State, where thousa...


MetEC Boss Tenders Resignation


The founding CEO of the Metal & Engineering Corporation (MetEC), Kinfe Dagnew (Maj. Gen.) has tendered his resignation from office, after serving Ethiopia's military industrial complex for eight years. MetEC start...


Deloitte Seals A Sweet Deal to Overhaul Mang’t Strategy For United


Deloitte East Africa sealed a deal to redesign a 12-year management strategy for United Bank, dubbed as "strategy 2030" for an estimated cost of 21 million Br to 25 million Br. The agreement was signed yesterday April...


Bon Hotels Doubles Brand in Addis


Bon Hotels, the South African hotel management company, doubled its brand in Ethiopia after partnering with Bahiru Abraham to open an 82-room hotel on African Avenue. The hotel management company and the local propert...


New Organ Takes Shape to Manage Public-Private Partnership


A bill is underway to establish an autonomous body that will manage the structural and legal framework of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreements, which did not exist in the country before. The Ministry of Fin...


Oldest University to Obtain a New Building


Yotek Construction Plc wins a 700 million Br project to construct a 12-storey dormitory for 2,000 medical science students of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH). The newly elected president of Addis Abeba Universi...


Defected Books Cost Regional State 50m Br for Replacement


The Oromia Education Bureau has started developing content for textbooks and teachers' guide to replace disposed books. The books had errors in language and vague descriptions of words used in the books. A group of 12...


Faffa Faces a Charge for Alleged Price Gouging


Faffa Food S.C, the half a century old and pioneer of the food processing industry in Ethiopia, faced a legal suit by the Trade Competition & Consumer Protection Authority (TCCPA) for allegedly gauging prices. Fed...


Trio Tie Up to Digitise Judiciary, Executive


A joint venture (JV) of the three technology companies won the right to integrate the systems of the Office of the Attorney General, regional and federal courts, police and prison administration for 15 million dollars.


National Alcohol Ensures New Merchandise


The over a century old National Alcohol & Liquor Factory (NALF) has launched a new alcohol product dubbed National Vodka. The alcohol is a year in its making and will be available in the market before the next week i...


Regional State Water Projects Sprinkle Craving Nation


Four water projects, which would provide potable water to 137,175 residents in Oromia Regional State, were completed by the Oromia Water, Mineral & Energy Bureau for 149 million Br. However, the extracted water fr...


Top Water Penetrates Uprising Water Bottling Industry


The 68th bottled water brand, Top Natural Water, hits the local market, being purified and bottled by Abebe Dinku Water & Non-Alcoholic Beverages Factory with an investment of 273 million Br. The new company will...


Nahoo, EBS Secure Local Licenses Ending Debate


Nahoo and Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS), two television stations previously owned by non-nationals, has acquired local broadcasting license, after transferring their shares to nationals. The two stations are am...


Ethiopian Posits Cargo Screening Machines


Ethiopian Airlines Group inaugurated its two cargo screening machines donated by Transportation Security Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Agency has provided the cutt...


PIVOT OF ETHIO JAZZ


Mulatu Astatike, the 74-year-old father of Ethio-Jazz, is a musician, composer and arranger of a unique fusion of traditional Ethiopian beat with jazz and Latin music. Born and raised in Jimma, Mulatu was the first Afric...


Archaeologist Bares Charge Traveling with 19,000 Br


An American citizen and archaeologist Simpson Scott Wilson (PhD), faces a criminal charge for attempting to leave the country carrying 19,000 Br, which is 19 folds higher than National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) Birr holding...


Editorial

Abiy Ahmed`s meeting with leaders and members of the private sector ear...


Agenda

After parliament recently lifted a four-year ban that imposed on overse...


Fineline

For many people, last week`s cabinet reshuffle by t...


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The recurrent cause of Ethiopia’s forex crunch ranges from declining...


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Hotels, restaurants, and lounges are key components of the Addis Abeba...


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All countries are different, and a one size fits all approach is likely...


View From Arada

Ethiopia has a large diaspora community around the world. It is the sam...






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