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Breaking bread
Breaking bread
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), on Thursday, inaugurated Sheger Bread Factory, which was constructed by MIDROC outlaying 900 million birr. The Factory has the capacity to produce 1.5 million loaves of bread a day and 80,000 an hour.
Tigray to push ahead with polls despite NEBE snub
Tigray to push ahead with polls despite NEBE snub
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which received a notice from the Tigray Regional State Council about holding regional polls, has rejected the request citing the Board does not conduct an election unless and otherwise a reassessment is conducted related to the condition of the global pandemic COVID-19 and a conducive environment is created to hold elections.
Slew of telecom operators vie for Ethiopian market
In a bid to allow two new telecom operators join the Ethiopian telecommunications market, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA), together with the Ministry of Finance, have received expression of interests from major telecom companies.
Accusation hits NTE for breaching ban on tobacco advertising
Accusation hits NTE for breaching ban on tobacco advertising
The tobacco monopoly in Ethiopia, National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE), is accused of breaching the total ban placed on the advertisement and promotion of tobacco products in the country, The Reporter has learnt.
Ethiopian Teenager faces life imprisonment for drug trafficking
Ethiopian Teenager faces life imprisonment for drug trafficking
A 17-year-old Ethiopian teenager has become the latest suspect caught with cocaine worth USD 400,000 and he is set to face life imprisonment in Hong Kong. He became the latest of many nationals who use Addis Ababa as a hub to transport the illegal substance.
Lycée accepts parents’ decry over hiked fees
Lycée accepts parents’ decry over hiked fees
Lycée Guébré-Mariam, a French community school, has been facing angry parents over its recent school fee price hike, until the school came up with certain adjustments that will impose a 20 percent added fee on those parents who can afford it, The Reporter has learnt.
New Journalist association to advocate for industry
New Journalist association to advocate for industry
With a pressing need to help protect local journalists and journalism, a new association has been started in Ethiopia.

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Interview

Working on protecting human rights of migrants
Working on protecting human rights of migrants
Mohammed Abdiker is the Regional Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency for East and the Horn of Africa.
Microsoft 4Afrika’s third SkillsLab Launched in Ethiopia
Microsoft 4Afrika’s third SkillsLab Launched in Ethiopia
In its ongoing efforts to close the digital skills gap in Africa, Microsoft 4Afrika has launched its third SkillsLab in Ethiopia.
Determined to create the most suitable city
Determined to create the most suitable city
As the seat of the headquarters of the Africa Union (AU) and many international and continental organizations, Addis Ababa is considered by many as the “Diplomatic Capital” of Africa.
Navigating through the storms
Navigating through the storms
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought down the airline industry to its knees. Globally, more than 13,000 aircraft are grounded and many airlines have declared bankruptcy.
“We call upon the Prime Minister to publicly order the security forces to immediately stop the use of extrajudicial executions”
“We call upon the Prime Minister to publicly order the security forces to immediately stop the use of extrajudicial executions”
This week, Amnesty International released a damning report on the status of human rights in Ethiopia. It highlights some of the positive reforms that have taken place in the last few years, but also focuses on the “horrendous human rights violations in inter-communal clashes and armed skirmishes”.
Working towards shaping legal education
Working towards shaping legal education
Leah Mehari is the head of Students Career Development Unit, CLGS at Addis Ababa University as well as an assistant lecturer of its School of Law.

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