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 Delicate deliberations
 Delicate deliberations
After a number of back and forth and negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, that included a tripartite negotiation on technical level circulating among Addis Ababa, Cairo and Khartoum; and one previous mediated talks sponsored by US Treasury Department and World Bank, concrete accord seems to have been reached regarding the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), this week.
Ethio Telecom expresses concern on liberalization process
Ethio Telecom expresses concern on liberalization process
Ethio Telecom, the sole telecom service provider in Ethiopia, this week expressed its concern over the ongoing telecom liberalization process.
New excise tax amendment to see further improvement
New excise tax amendment to see further improvement
New and controversial Excise Tax Amendment bill which has been forwarded to the Budget Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) is said to see further changes this week, especially regarding new imported vehicles, cigarettes and bottled water, The Reporter has learnt.
Government invites EU to observe upcoming election
Government invites EU to observe upcoming election
Following the invitation made by the Ethiopian government on the first week of January to the European Union (EU) to observe the upcoming general election, which is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in August 2020, a team from the EU has arrived in Ethiopia to assess the possibilities of invitation and the conditions, The Reporter has learnt.
Fintech champion to head United Bank
Fintech champion to head United Bank
The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has approved the appointment of Melaku Kebede, who was serving United Bank as a senior Deputy CEO –Strategy &Technology, as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Taye Debekulu, who has led the bank for six years.
New Election code demands strict media conduct
New Election code demands strict media conduct
The newly drafted Code of Conduct for the Mass Media and Journalists on the Manner of Reporting about Elections, a daft regulation put together by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), appears to be more comprehensive and strict, maintaining the ban on Election Day prediction and pre-election polling by the media houses, while allowing the publishing of pre-election polls with proper citing of polling organization and other details.
Customs Commission partners Spotlight Communication
Customs Commission partners Spotlight Communication
A persistent issue in many parts of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Customs Commission is partnering with Spotlight Communication and Marketing to look at the impact and end contraband to end illegal trade within the eastern part of  Ethiopia where the issue has had more impact.

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Interview

Africa’s regional integration will benefit all
Africa’s regional integration will benefit all
Ibrahim Mayaki is chief executive officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which is currently transforming into the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)—the implementing arm of the AU.
Alliance against hunger
Alliance against hunger
Sara Worku is the Alliance2015 Coordinator in Ethiopia. It is European nation’s initiative to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The versatile businesswoman
The versatile businesswoman
Tiliksew Gedamu is a noted entrepreneur involved in a wide range of business interests across Ethiopia, notably in the hospitality industry.
Rekindling Africa focus
Rekindling Africa focus
Philip Parham was appointed the UK government’s Envoy to the Commonwealth on 18 June 2018. He is also the Special Envoy for the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 which takes place in London in January 2020.
Approaching health care digitally
Approaching health care digitally
Shareplus Ethiopia is a company started by local IT graduates with the support of the South Korean Government. It aspires to help and transform the way training to health workers in rendered via E-learning and animation.

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