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UNHCR Condemns Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival mishap

United Nation High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer.


The Commission in its statements issued today, January 23, 2018, called the tragedy regrettable.  

Breweries jack up retail prices 

Local breweries in Ethiopia are set to introduce price adjustments (increases) to their products starting today, The Reporter has learnt. BGI Ethiopia, the bottler of St. George and other brands, for instance, has already started distributing its products under the adjusted price.

Death toll rises to seven in Woldia’s Epiphany clash

The number of deceased in yesterday's clash in Woldia Town at the Kana Zegelila celebration in connection to the Epiphany Festival reached seven, the Northern Wolo Zone Police Department Head, Commander Amare Goshu, told the regional broadcaster Amhara TV, this evening. Kana Zegelila is the second day of the Epiphany Festival.

Many dead in Woldia’s Epiphany Festival

A number of people have been reported dead in a clash between the security forces and the youth that swarmed the streets of Woldia, a town in the Amhara Regional State, for the celebration of Kana Zegelila, the second day of the Epiphany Festival, it was learnt.

Int’l trade union laments labor exploitation

Campaigns for minimum wage in Africa The International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC) joining African trade unions campaigning for a minimum wage Wednesday called on Ethiopian authorities to rein in exploitative wages in the country.

Authority sues firms for price-gouging

The Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Authority has sued 15 local steel bar producers and importers for jacking up prices following devaluation of the birr in October. 

Orientation given to hoteliers hosting AU summit delegates

Cautioned to refrain from jacking up prices More than 130 hotels at three-star level and above have been identified and given orientation to give priority to delegates coming here to attend the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), slated to take place between January 22nd and 30th The Reporter has learnt.