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Massive state loans threaten CBE
Massive state loans threaten CBE
The more than 400 billion birr loans the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) extended to state enterprises and the government in the past years has posed a threat to the biggest bank in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian achieves stout performance amidst turbulent time
Ethiopian Airlines has reported a stout performance during the 2018-2019 fiscal year which the management described it as the most challenging year.
Reviving mortgage financing
Reviving mortgage financing
On December 2014, a newly found trading company called Ziway Share company shocked Ethiopia with a whopping offer 350,000 birr (USD 12,000 at current exchange rate) for one square meter of land in the heart of Merkato, the busiest commercial district in Ethiopia.
New bank prepares to join sector
New bank prepares to join sector
A new bank, Amhara Bank S.C, is on the horizon of formation as the supervising committee readies itself to sell shares to the public, The Reporter has learnt.
Cameroon Ambassador passes aged 62
Cameroon Ambassador to Ethiopia, Jacques Alfred has died in his residence in Addis Ababa on August 12, 2019, The Reporter has learnt.
Ethiopia to recommence negotiation process on WTO accession
After nearly seven years of discontinued negotiations, Ethiopia has initiated the accession process to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) afresh and new round of working party talks will resume in October, The Reporter has learnt.
Gov’t reconsiders Yayu Fertilizer JV
Gov’t reconsiders Yayu Fertilizer JV
A year after the government distanced the scandal-hit Metal and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) from the delayed construction of Yayu Fertilizer, three overseas companies have shown interest to resume the construction of the factory and commence with the production of fertilizer on a Joint Venture (JV) scheme.

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Interview

Cultivating young women into leaders
Cultivating young women into leaders
Gabriella Sirak works with Meri Leadership and Mentorship and she is helping empower the next generation of leaders within the capital. Here, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the initiative, on mentorship, partnership and the long-term vision of the program that has attracted much attention in recent months from powerful actors from different sectors. Excerpts:
Failed commercial farms
Failed commercial farms
Atkyelesh G.M. Persson (PhD) is a multidisciplinary researcher who studied and wrote several articles and books on environmental policy and management, global public health and public administration.
Revisiting Ethiopia’s agricultural transformation
Revisiting Ethiopia’s agricultural transformation
Tsedeke Abate (PhD) obtained his PhD from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He got both his MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Supporting start-ups
Supporting start-ups
Noel Daniel is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Kudu Ventures, the first Ethiopian Venture Capital Firm in the nation. Noel is on a drive to motivate and invest in young entrepreneurs. The Ethiopian – American / German entrepreneur spoke to The Reporters Samuel Getachew on his venture capital, on the recent investment he made through iCog, known for its work on Artificial Intelligence and reflects on how Ethiopia can begin to attract Venture Capital investments. Excerpts:
Pioneer technologist plans continental expansion
Pioneer technologist plans continental expansion
Habtamu Tadesse is the founder of ZayRide, a taxi hailing platform within Ethiopia found in 2016 and on the verge of branching out of the nation on to Monrovia, Liberia.
#MeTooEthiopia – Empowering citizens to demand change
#MeTooEthiopia – Empowering citizens to demand change
Tiemert Shimelis is one of the founders of an Ethiopian movement - #MeTooEthiopia - geared towards fighting gender-based violence among Ethiopians.

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