The unprecedented resignation of Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, from his post and from the chairmanship of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the member party Southern Ethiopia Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SPDM), has drawn mixed feelings and general sense of uncertainty among the public, this week.
The Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency gave the green light to China Wu Yi Ltd, a Chinese construction company, for a contract worth over a billion birr.
EEITI launches second country report The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas disclosed that it is working on resolving the disputes that erupted among mining companies and local communities in some parts of the country.
In hot water over allegations of sexual misconduct with links to Ethiopia, Oxfam International is in crisis mode over a scandal its executive director calls “a stain that will shame us for years and rightly so”.
- Stranded tourists escorted to safer places The World Economic Forum (WEF), in its 2017-18 global travel and tourism competitiveness report, indicated that revenue figures generated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT), does not necessarily go in line with realistic estimates globally accepted.
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.
Interview | Jan 27
Inge Baumgarten (PhD) is the director of GIZ at the African Union office in the capital. Having arrived to the country late last year, the passionate advocate of education and health reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on her own career, on the many activities of GIZ in Ethiopia and across the continent and on the reasons why the new Pan African University and on areas of peace and security are worthy investment to make from the perspective of the Government of Germany. Exceprts: