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Stirring the macroeconomy
Stirring the macroeconomy
Planned and executed in the utmost secrecy under code name Project X, the core macroeconomy team of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has been busy this week implementing a massive currency demonetization and injection of the new banknotes and 200-birr denomination through the nation’s banking system.
Demonetization may spell macroeconomic danger, EEA
The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) said on Thursday that the introduction of new banknotes and denomination into the monetary system might cause a shift in deposit preferences towards holding currency instead of depositing in the bank.
Health Ministry gives greenlight to election
The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia has recommended that the postponed general elections can be conducted given the public’s awareness in the means of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the capabilities created in the country to produce masks and hand sanitizers.
Rights Commission expresses concern over Gumuz attack
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) expresses its deep concern regarding the security events unfolding in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region.
US congress report on B737-MAX slams Boeing, FAA
US congress report on B737-MAX slams Boeing, FAA
A US congress report on the two fatal accidents of Boeing B737-MAX jetliners blamed the manufacturer and the regulator, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  
Balderas rejects charges against leadership
In its latest presser, the Balderas for True Democracy (Balderas) has denounced terrorism charges brought by the prosecutor against its top members of the party including its founder and leader of the party Eskinder Nega, Sintayehu Chekol, another senior member of Balderas party, Keleb Seyoum, and Askale Demissie.
Authority recognizes 200 “loyal” taxpayers
The Ministry of Revenues has recognized 200 selected taxpayers in three categories, platinum, gold and silver levels, for their loyalty in paying taxes.

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Interview

United against sexual abuse
United against sexual abuse
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to child sexual abuse as more cases are reported. A national strategy to combat the crisis is being drafted and several organizations are working on tackling the problem.
One Mama’s Kitchen at a time
One Mama’s Kitchen at a time
Girma Degu is a noted entrepreneur involved in the local hospitality industry. To him, the local hospitality sector is not just a business but rather helps make the capital a tourist friendly place.
When passion meets profession
When passion meets profession
Mitiku Abebe has more than a decade of experience in development and aid within Ethiopia. Here, he reflects with The Reporter's Samuel Getachew on the ideals of development, on his own career, on helping change the narrative of aid and on how to make it better, as well as on how it can become more effective on the ground rather than a way of life for the intended experience and more.
Developing skills and career
Developing skills and career
Siham Ayele is the Program Director at Dereja.com – a business unit of Ethiojobs.net. On the verge of launching Dereja’s Virtual Career Expo and HR Conference, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on it, on helping young graduates get opportunities for employment, on finding partnership and using her own experience to share wisdom for others to secure sustainable employment. Excerpt:
Solidifying Ethiopia as the birthplace of coffee
Solidifying Ethiopia as the birthplace of coffee
Alexander Hizikias is a 20-something entrepreneur involved in the coffee business. He recently opened a signature café of his brand – The Goat – with partners in the Bole area.
“The Queen of Toilet”
“The Queen of Toilet”
Marakie Tesfaye is the CEO, leader, founder of the Jegnit Ethiopia Movement who is a self-described “The Queen of Toilet”. The host of Gwadegna TV on KANA is the founder of Jegnit, a movement working to eliminate obstacles women and girls in Ethiopia face.

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