Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Yohannes Anberbir

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Final ultimatum to POLY GCL over petroleum project delay

The company needs USD 4.2 billion for the total project development The Ministry of Mines issued a final ultimatum to the Chinese company, POLY GCL,...

Ministry of Mines grants six-month extension to Kefi Gold

The Ministry of Mines granted a six-month extension to the British mining company, Kefi Gold, to commence its gold mining operation in the Tulu...

British mining firm decides to pull out of Ethiopia

The British mining firm, NewAge has pulled-out of Ethiopia after the Ministry of Mines rejected the company's request to extend its license. 

Ethiopia takes center stage as host of the AU Summit

The African Union (AU) Heads of States Summit, which was forced to convene virtually for the past two years, is set to meet in person at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, on February 5-6, 2022.

Two mining companies receive final warnings

Two foreign mining companies, YaraDalolBv and Circum Minerals, conceded to surrender their mining licenses in Ethiopia to the government, if they do not start production within the stipulated time frame.

Ministry rejects Kefi Gold’s deadline extension request

The Ministry of Mining (MoM) rejected Kefi Gold's request for an extension of the deadline to launch project development and production of the gold deposit discovered in Tulu Kapi locality of Western Wollega zone, Oromia regional state. 

Draft bill obligates banks to secure timely deposit of pension funds

A draft bill presented to the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) sets to impose on banks and related financial institutions a duty to deduct/transfer from accounts of private organizations that collect pension from their employees but fail to deposit the money timely to the Pension Fund.

Council approves four large-scale gold mining licenses

The Council of Ministers (CoM) ratified seven large-scale mining licenses, of which, four licenses will be granted to companies that have requested to extract the Gold reserve discovered in Gambella and Benshangul Gumuz regional states of the country.

War in Afar claims the lives of more than 20 civilians

More than 20 civilians were killed in the fresh war that spread into the Afar regional state of Ethiopia and an estimated 54 thousand are displaced from their villages since the TPLF forces made an incursion across the borders of Afar region on Sunday. 

Ethiopia wins major International Court case against Israeli firm ICL

The Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) passed its final judgment on Friday rejecting the Israel based mining company's, Israel Chemical Limited (ICL) compensation claims filed against the government of Ethiopia


Khat exporters in trouble, $ 21 million export earnings lost

32 exporters accused of mishandling $21 million The licenses of...

Damage to Galafi Route in Djibouti impedes logistics services

The activities of the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Service...

A home away from home

As Rastafari around the world join Ethiopia in commemorating the 1896 victory at the Battle of Adwa, the repatriated community in Shashemene received news that the government is now ready to begin the process of granting permanent residence to those with valid passports

New central bank’s governor reveals priorities to get economy back on feet

The newly appointed National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) governor,...