The power rationing program that started in April is thwarting the productivity of the cement industry. The local cement manufacturing industry, which has been facing a myriad of challenges, has been hard hit by the power shedding program the state power monopoly, Ethiopian Electric and the Ministry of Water and Energy recently introduced.
Business | Jun 17 Hot
Economists of UK-based institutions have found out that Ethiopian semi-skilled and unskilled workers are employed in the construction and manufacturing sectors earing the least livable wages in the world and are forced to spend more than 50 percent of their wages on food, The Reporter has learned.
Cognizant of the need to promote private investment in Ethiopia and to assist in the government’s effort in job creation, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) is preparing a policy that enables the setting up of a local venture capital fund in the country.
Politics | Jun 15
A new draft bill, which was designed to amend the existing, restrictive banking and financial services proclamation, has been tabled before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) offering a new regulation, which has given the green light to foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to engage in the banking and financial services sector.
Politics | Jun 15
The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has approved a draft bill which would provide for the establishment of an independent regulatory body tasked with overseeing and supervising the communications service in the country.
The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) is preparing a three-year financial program to overcome the country’s daunting financial challenges, Eyob Tekalign (PhD), State Minister of Finance, said at the fifth Annual Private Equity in East Africa Conference held at Sheraton Addis Hotel on June 13, 2019.
Interview | Jun 15
Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) is the Chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), one of the four parties that form the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). He is also the Vice President of the Tigray Regional State.
Interview | Jun 08
Adele Khodr is the new head of UNICEF Ethiopia. She has had a long and rich career with one of the world's leading international humanitarian agency.
Interview | Jun 01
Martha Tadesse is a humanitarian photographer and photojournalist. A graduate of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Developmental Studies, she consultants a number of local and international NGOs, including UNICEF Ethiopia and uses her craft to advocate for social justice within Ethiopia.
Interview | May 25
Angel Villa is Cuba’s Permanent Representative to the African Union. Since the early 1990s he has worked in various positions at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Interview | May 11
Louise Chamberlain is the departing resident representative for the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) in Ethiopia, a position she has held since August 2018. Since July 2017, she served as UNDP Ethiopia Country Director. She has witnessed a lot going on in the country during her time in Addis Ababa and she believes the current reforms in Ethiopia are “mind boggling” and “impressive”.