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Parliament passes resolution to ensure gov’t accountability
Parliament passes resolution to ensure gov’t accountability
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has passed a resolution which requires the accountability of Public Offices and Managements in relation to audit findings.
 Bankrolling the reform
 Bankrolling the reform
Holding its second IDA19 replenishment meeting in Addis Ababa this week, the World Bank Group and one of its major lending arms dedicated to providing favorable credit facilities to middle and low income countries—the International Development Association—has reaffirmed commitment of support to Ethiopia’s ongoing market reform process, while recognizing the concern of rising external debt levels across half of IDA borrower countries.
Dangote’s new PP bag factory unable to roll due to forex shortage
The PP bag manufacturing plant built by Dangote Cement Ethiopia at a cost of USD 20 million is unable to start rolling due to shortage of foreign currency required to import raw materials.
Coca-Cola to invest USD 300 mln in Ethiopia
Coca-Cola to invest USD 300 mln in Ethiopia
Stretching on 14.3 hectares of land, a new Coca-Cola Factory that requires an investment outlay of two billion birr or USD 70 million, said to be the largest plant for coca cola in the country, is set to be finalized early next year, The Reporter has learnt.
Humanitarian faces ten years imprisonment
Humanitarian faces ten years imprisonment
Peter Dalglish, an Order of Canada recipient has been found guilty of sexual abuse of children in Nepal, placing his time in Ethiopia under public scrutiny.
WHO lauds Ethiopian parliament’s effort to ban tobacco
WHO lauds Ethiopian parliament’s effort to ban tobacco
The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented an award recognizing Ethiopia’s House of People’s Representatives (HPR) legislative actions it passed to ban tobacco smoking indoors and in public places in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia launches railway project with Eritrea
While addressing the Ethio-Italian Business Forum on Thursday, Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, told Italian officials and business delegates that Ethiopia is about to pursue a railway project that connects Ethiopia with port cities of Eritrea.

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“This change happened because Ethiopians demanded it”
“This change happened because Ethiopians demanded it”
Nicholas Barnett is the outgoing press officer at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. He served in Addis Ababa for the past three years during which he met a lot of people, traveled across the country and learned much about the history, culture and people of Ethiopia.
“Blocking roads and prohibiting grains from coming to Tigray is a grave crime.”
“Blocking roads and prohibiting grains from coming to Tigray is a grave crime.”
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.
“UNICEF will focus on reducing disparities between children living with means and those without.”
“UNICEF will focus on reducing disparities between children living with means and those without.”
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.
Telling stories through photography
Telling stories through photography
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.
“The common destiny of Cuba and Africa is to be united”
“The common destiny of Cuba and Africa is to be united”
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.
“Boeing is at fault”
“Boeing is at fault”
In the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019 dozens of American law firms are visiting Addis Ababa and talking to the families of victims of the accident. The law firms are under preparation to sue the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.

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