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CSA announces census schedule

The National Statistical Agency announces the official timetable for 2017/18 Population and Houses Survey. Accordingly, here is the schedule for the census: -

“Best” artists in film, music recognized

Leza, a radio show on Sheger FM 102.1 hosted by Berhanu Digaffe, has been organizing Leza Awards for seven years now. Recognizing talent by a selection of musicians and filmmakers, it has been one of the platforms where local artistic excellence is celebrated.

The precarious birr

Once again, the embattled Ethiopian Birr has experienced a significant decline against the mighty US Dollar. The latest round of devaluation resulted in shaving off 15 percent of the purchasing power from the Birr vis-à-vis the Dollar. The latest move aside, NBE has two other devaluations under its belt. For all its achievements in registering double-digit economic growth in the past 15 years, Ethiopia is still unable to improve its foreign currency shortage. All major devaluations were taken in the name of shaking this persistent and annoying evil. Nevertheless, devaluation has some serious tradeoffs.

Displaced Ethiopian held as arson suspect

An Ethiopian national recently displaced from Somaliland has been identified as the suspect behind an arson attack on the Offices of the Representative of Somaliland in Addis Ababa, police has revealed.