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Scandal Galore!
Scandal Galore!
Following the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to the leadership of the ruling Front the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), stories originating from Ethiopia has dominated global news headlines, and this week was no different in this regard, as the detention of senior officials of the ill-fated Metal and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) made news headlines over the weekend.
Gov’t contemplates merger of public enterprises under a holding company
Gov’t contemplates merger of public enterprises under a holding company
The Government of Ethiopia, under the newly restructured Public Enterprises, Assets and Administration Agency (PEAAA), is weighing-up the possible merger of state-owned enterprises - that would not be privatized in a few years - to form a single entity and administered under a new management established as a holding company.
Artisanal miners exposed to uranium radiation
Artisanal miners exposed to uranium radiation
  Artisanal miners, who are engaged in illegal mining activities in the Kenticha tantalum mine in Borena Zone of South East Oromia, are exposed to uranium radiation.  
Departure from developmental state
Departure from developmental state
Following it landmark decision to continue its long-severed budgetary support for the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in tune of USD 1.2 billion, the World Bank Group (WBG) is very optimistic in what it called a “structural reform process” the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is embarking up on to the point where it is convinced that the intentions of the GoE with regards to some of the key service sectors like telecom and logistics is to implement a concrete liberalization and opening up measures.
UN lifts sanctions against Eritrea
UN lifts sanctions against Eritrea
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday unanimously voted to lift a range of international sanctions which were imposed on Eritrea almost a decade ago; the decision comes after four months since Eritrea signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia ending the 15 years no-war-no-peace situation between the two countries.
National research center eyes expanding rice culture
National research center eyes expanding rice culture
The newly built National Rice Research and Training Center has commenced operations to expand the production and consumption of rice in Ethiopia.
Agency unveils digital procurement strategy, roadmap
The Federal Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency (FPPA) along with its key partner organizations, on Thursday unveiled a five-year Electronic Procurement Strategic Document and Action Plan, which is said to implement an electronically aided procurement dubbed e-GP or [e-Government Procurement].
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Interview

Seasoned aviation guru speaks about Ethiopian
Seasoned aviation guru speaks about Ethiopian
Girma Wake, former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, joined Ethiopian at a young age. Girma was trained at Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy and served the airline for 34 years at various posts. In 1993 he had some disagreements with the then Ethiopian government officials and left the airlines to join Gulf Air. He also worked for DHL in the Middle East.
Civil engagement
Civil engagement
Brian MacHarg is director of civic engagement at the Appalachian State University, where he focuses on how civic participation can promote democratic values and facilitate learning.
Energizing Ethiopia’s development
Energizing Ethiopia’s development
Sergio Pimenta is vice president of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in charge of operations in the Middle East and Africa. IFC, a private sector arm of the World Bank Group, stands as a primary development financial institution.
 Ethiopia’s bumpy journey to the WTO
Ethiopia’s bumpy journey to the WTO
Keith Rockwell is Director of the Information and External Relation Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) based in Genève. Two weeks ago Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES ) in collaboration with WTO has organized a seminar on “Challenges for the Multilateral Trading System ‐ Perspectives from East Africa” which took place in Nairobi.
Spearheading a difficult transition
Spearheading a difficult transition
Mustafa Mohammed Omar is the President of the Somali Regional State. He was born in Degahabur, some 765 kilometers away from the capital of the region Jigjiga in 1973. He joined Addis Ababa University in 1991 and graduated in economics in 1995.
“To be led by a woman is something I have always advocated for my country”
“To be led by a woman is something I have always advocated for my country”
The tireless Ethiopian human rights activist, Obang Metho, is back in Ethiopia after almost two decades. The head of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) has been touring the nation advocating for a slew of ideals in pursuit of a new Ethiopia.
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