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 Determined yet uncertain
Determined yet uncertain
As politicians are divided over the timetable of the upcoming National Election, at the helm of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopian (NEBE), Birtukan Mideksa appears to be determined to meet the constitutionally protected election timetable; working under the assumption that 2020 is still the due date.
Central Bank directive frustrates oil companies
Central Bank directive frustrates oil companies
A directive issued by the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) requesting foreign oil companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and development projects in Ethiopia to open a foreign currency bank account in Ethiopia has frustrated international oil companies. 
Local company eyes Wonji, Metehara
The newly established Ethio-Sugar Manufacturing Share Company has started negotiations to acquire both Wonji-Shoa and Metehara Sugar Plants, pioneering state-owned sugar crushers established by the Netherlands HVA Company some 70 years ago.
Bill empowers regional states over mining
Bill empowers regional states over mining
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR), on Thursday, approved a draft proclamation regulating the country’s mining sector and transactions empowering regional states with the right to grant and regulate mining and competency licenses.
Ethiopian, Ghana concludes deal to establish new carrier in Accra
Ethiopian, Ghana concludes deal to establish new carrier in Accra
Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, and the government of Ghana have signed a strategic partnership agreement to set up a new national carrier in Accra, Ghana. 
House reviews business registration, licensing amendment
House reviews business registration, licensing amendment
In a bid to reform the business environment in Ethiopia, a new bill has been proposed to amend the existing Commercial Registration and Business Licensing Proclamation which currently hold stricter provisions on business registration, licensing and operations.
Company plans cable train for Ethiopia
Sky Way Investment Group (SWIG) has pitched its ideas of a commercial cable train in Ethiopia – a globally new technology which is said to be less space consuming than the traditional railway construction.

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“Boeing is at fault”
“Boeing is at fault”
In the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019 dozens of American law firms are visiting Addis Ababa and talking to the families of victims of the accident. The law firms are under preparation to sue the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.
Understanding the UNDP
Understanding the UNDP
Louise Chamberlain is the departing resident representative for the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) in Ethiopia, a position she has held since August 2018. Since July 2017, she served as UNDP Ethiopia Country Director. She has witnessed a lot going on in the country during her time in Addis Ababa and she believes the current reforms in Ethiopia are “mind boggling” and “impressive”.
“There needs to be an active support from the financial sector and international organizations for small businesses”
“There needs to be an active support from the financial sector and international organizations for small businesses”
Rahel Getachew is a public health nurse, as well, the Engagement Committee chair of Yali Alumni Chapter of Ethiopia, a United States Obama era initiative to help empower and motivate leadership within Africa’s youth.
Ethiopian aims higher
Ethiopian aims higher
Africa’s largest airline and the four-star- rated airline by SKYTRAX, Ethiopian Airlines, is aiming higher in spite of the turbulent time it has been traversing through in the aftermath of its B737-8 MAX jetliner crash on March 10, 2019.
“We are committed to helping build a digital economy that works for everyone”
“We are committed to helping build a digital economy that works for everyone”
Ann Cairns, the President of International markets with MasterCard, was in the capital earlier this week invited to take part on a high-profile panel on women empowerment during the visit of Ivanka Trump. 
“Today, farmers understand the value of quality supply”
“Today, farmers understand the value of quality supply”
Hilina Belete is the General Manager of Hilina Enriched Foods PLC. The company is noted for producing nutritious products for children facing severe acute malnutrition for more than two decades.

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