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World Bank projects 8 percent growth for the current fiscal year
World Bank projects 8 percent growth for the current fiscal year
Recent World Bank Group economic update indicated a rather optimistic prospect for Ethiopian economy with projected GDP growth of 8 percent for the current FY 2018/19.
Kaffa zone council votes for statehood
The zonal administration council of the Kaffa Zone has unanimously passed a resolution supporting the statehood of Kaffa zone on its meeting held today in the zonal capital Bonga.
Wegagen profits a billion birr
Wegagen Bank has become the third private bank in the industry to gross a billion birr profit before tax following Awash and Dashen banks. Wegagen profited 1.05 billion birr before tax.
Attorney General to charge former Intel. officials for shocking crimes
Attorney General to charge former Intel. officials for shocking crimes
In a statement he released today at press conference held at his Office, Attorney General Birhanu Tsegaye said that suspects especially of terrorism used to be detained in ghost prisons across the country and tortured by operatives of the National Information and Security Services (NISS).
Cozy with the press
Cozy with the press
Muferiyat Kamil – the newly-appointed Minister for the newly-established Ministry of Peace – met with members of the media for a meet and greet session at her office yesterday. Muferiyat briefed reporters about the plans that her ministry is aspiring to achieve.
MetEC management, Security members detained
MetEC management, Security members detained
More than 40 former officials of the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) and members of intelligence have been detained, The Reporter has learnt.
MetEC-made cable fails the LRT
MetEC-made cable fails the LRT
The Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (LRT) standard gauge network which operates on an expanse of 34 kilometers in two directions has suffered a major setback caused by inferior signaling and communication cables, apparently manufactured by the Metal Engineering Corporation (MetEC), The Reporter has learnt.
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Interview

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.
Changing maritime trade in the Horn of Africa
Changing maritime trade in the Horn of Africa
Saad Ali Shire (PhD) was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somaliland in October 2015. Prior to his appointment he was the Minister of National Planning and Development for five years from 2012 to 2015.
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