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“We’ll get to the bottom of it”
“We’ll get to the bottom of it”
Followed a three-day meeting of the Defense Council headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Deputy Chief of Staff and Head of Military Operations, Berhanu Jula (Gen.) faced journalists on January 11, 2019 to reply to questions raised on the current security situation of the nation from his office located off Churchill Avenue in which he appeared to be assertive about the roles of the military in restoring peace and stability in the conflict-riddled Ethiopia.
USD 795 mln solar power projects up for bidders
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has initiated six solar power projects with aggregated generating capacity of 798 megawatt (MW) electric power that will require an investment of USD 795 million.
Draft bill to lift CSO financing restriction
A new draft bill to repeal the existing restrictive Civil Society and Charity Proclamation has been tabled before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday proposing a resolution to lift the restriction imposed on CSO’s source of finance and the associated status of these organizations as resident or foreign Charities.
Fuel tanker trucks stranded in Western Gondar
In the wake of a clash between defense forces and local residents in Western Gondar, Amhara Regional State, on Wednesday fuel tanker trucks which were transporting gasoline from Sudan to Ethiopia have been stranded in Western Gondar.
USD 200 mln steel structure, Turbine deals for GERD
USD 200 mln steel structure, Turbine deals for GERD
The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has inked two separate contractual agreements worth USD 200 million to revive and overhaul the hydraulic steel structures and electromechanical works that has delayed the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Gov’t to overhaul logistics sector
Gov’t to overhaul logistics sector
As part of the ongoing economic reform program, the Ethiopian government is working to overhaul the national logistics sector, it was learnt.
Global Alliance to open office in Addis Ababa
Global Alliance to open office in Addis Ababa
The Global alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians, a human rights advocacy group based in the US—better known for lobbying the US congress regarding the human rights track record of the Ethiopian government— is going to open its office in Addis Ababa next week, The Reporter has learnt.
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“We plan to increase the number of animals we assist by nearly 300 percent over the next five years”
“We plan to increase the number of animals we assist by nearly 300 percent over the next five years”
Geoffrey Dennis is the Chief Executive of SPANA (The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad). He has had a long career with the Red Cross and been stationed in nations such Somalia, North Korea, Indonesia, notably in the midst of the 2004 tsunami and the former Yugoslavia.
Rivalry for Africa
Rivalry for Africa
Gedion G. Jalata is one of the few researchers who have broadly studied Chia and its political and economic relations with African countries.
“Companies coming to Ethiopia should be encouraged to invest heavily in education of their employees”
“Companies coming to Ethiopia should be encouraged to invest heavily in education of their employees”
Sam Rosmarin is an American strategist based in Ethiopia and has become a noted advocate for investment to the nation.
Closer look at Banking and Finance
Closer look at Banking and Finance
Abdulmenan Mohammed is a seasoned accountant and well-known commentator in Ethiopian print media. Currently based in the UK, Abdulmenan is works for a premium property management company as an accounts manager.
"The wind of reform will have important reflections on the future of Ethiopia"
"The wind of reform will have important reflections on the future of Ethiopia"
Fatih Ulusoy is the outgoing ambassador of Turkey to Ethiopia and the African Union. Mere days before he departs from the capital, he reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the highlights of his time in his nations biggest trading partner in the continet, Turkey’s contirbution to Ethiopia and how he envisions the relationship to be as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's scheduled to visit Ethipopia next year. Excerpts:
“We can deliver food and water and provide medical care, but behaviour on the battlefield is paramount in reducing suffering in armed conflicts”
“We can deliver food and water and provide medical care, but behaviour on the battlefield is paramount in reducing suffering in armed conflicts”
Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) made a two-day visit of Ethiopia this week. While in the capital, the former Switzerland diplomat spoke to local government and African Union officials on areas of migration and displacement crises.
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