The historical significance of the political developments in the country in the past two weeks is no less than the revolution of 1974 and the subsequent coup d’états and government overthrows.
After nine months in office, Yohannes Tilahun, CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), is in hot water for his alleged receipts of “double salaries” both from the government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), The Reporter has learnt.
The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority is trying to track 1,062 vehicles that were brought to the country over the past five years by tourists. These vehicles are yet to be located if they are still in the country or out.
For successive years the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) has continued being the most profitable state-owned enterprise (SoE) that are under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Enterprises (MoPE), with 716 million birr of gross profit record over the past half year.
The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE), on Tuesday disclosed that, the planned negotiation between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt will continue this month despite the change in meeting date that was earlier set by the leaders of the three countries.
A UK mining firm, which is in the process to develop a new gold mine in south west Ethiopia— Kefi Minerals— revealed that its day-to-day activities in Ethiopia remains unaffected after the resignation of the country's Prime Minister sparked political uncertainty last week.
Interview | Feb 17
On the heels of a number of high-profile, historic visits by the members of the Norwegian government and monarchy, Norway’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Andreas Gaarder, reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on the long bond between Ethiopia and Norway, on the ideals of the Scandinavian nation in helping change the narrative of Ethiopia, on migration, trade and the “middle power” role his nation is playing in the world. Excerpts:
Interview | Feb 10
Christophe Litt is the head of the European Investment Bank representative office to Ethiopia and the African Union. On the heels of announcing loans worth millions of euros in Ethiopia, Litt talked to The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on the mission of the bank, its many activities in the nation, on its recent investment on M-Birr and why it decided to venture into private investment rather than the public investment it have focused on for the last two decades. Excerpt:
Interview | Feb 03
Described by BBC as one of the people who “represent the part of Ethiopian life where dynamism, creativity and an adventurous spirit are allowed to thrive,” Harsh Kothari of Mohan Group of companies is a passionate entrepreneur and charity advocate.