Thursday, February 9, 2023
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Author Name

Birhanu Fikade

Total Articles by the Author

554 ARTICLE

Customs Commission suspends 15 couriers

The Ethiopian Customs Commission has suspended 15 courier operators for failing to operate under a legally authorized warehouse to process such imports, The Reporter has learnt.

 “Scientific” debate on Nile   

For centuries, the Nile River, the longest river in Africa and at least one of the longest in the world, is a much romanticized national resource yet having no economic and social benefits to the general population.

Commission unveils locally developed software to monitor, evaluate national plans

The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MinT) has launched a new software that services the Planning and Development Commission to effectively evaluate and monitor key development goals of the country.

Diaspora Trust Fund releases initial grants

The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) has announced the release of funds collected from voluntary contributions of Ethiopians living abroad, and started to be deposited to beneficiary local NGO accounts, starting this week.

More nonpartisan officials resign

Weeks after the news of  the former investment commissioner’s resignation broke, more nonpartisan officials are giving-up their leadership roles, with the latest coming from the Job Creation Commission.

Hospitality Group finds international arrivals to Ethiopia decline by 35 percent

The US-based JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group reported that Ethiopia has seen a significant decline in tourism arrivals over the past four year, with the first quarter of this year exhibiting a further 35.5 percent decrease.

Local Oil Company hit by hard currency shortage

Yetebaberut Beherawi Petroleum S.C., a local oil company founded predominantly by oil transporter companies more than 15 years ago, expressed its frustrations over the lack of access to hard currency needed to import oil products in to the country, making it difficult to operate its main line of business in the past two years, and threatening its existence, The Reporter has learnt.

Commission reports 330,000 jobs lost to COVID-19

The Job Creation Commission has stated that some 3.3 million jobs were created in the concluded fiscal year, until the COVID-19 pandemic wiped-out some 330,000 jobs within four months.

Government receives support from Japan, Novartis

With the growing number of confirmed cases and the full impact of the pandemic on the economy yet to be seen, the government of Ethiopia has received grants and financial backings, the latest coming from the government of Japan and the Swiss multinational medicine company, Novartis.

Spearheading the fight against desert locust in East Africa

Chimimba David Phiri (PhD) is a policy economist and sub-regional coordinator for Eastern Africa and representative to the African Union with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Before May 2018, Phiri was the Sub-regional Coordinator for the FAO Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa for five years.

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