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Details of SoE yet to be disclosed

Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa announced in a media briefing in his office that the detailed implementation directive for the state of emergency will be announced soon.

Siraj also stated that the declaration of the state of emergency was needed as it became difficult to arrest the growing protests and loss of lives in the country through the regular law enforcement mechanisms.

Service pleads for Shakeel to be disbarred

Following the failure to supply 400,000 metric tons of wheat by Shakeel & Company, the Public Procurement and Property Disposal Services pleaded to the Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency, for Shakeel to be disbarred from competing in tenders.

Chocolate, a new frontier for investment 

With a number of local and multinational chocolate factories looking at the Ethiopian market as a potential area to invest in, Ethiopia’s first pioneering chocolate store has opened shop. The exclusive store is to sell exclusive imports from Belgium, the world’s noted producer of brand name chocolate such as Godiva, Darci and Galler.

Bill Gates expresses concerns over political crisis in Ethiopia

Launching the annual “letter”, a publication by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the foundation this year, the world richest person and billionaire Philanthropist Bill Gates has expressed concern on the ongoing political crisis in Ethiopia.

Addis to institute air quality management system

Joins megacity air quality project by the US Visiting Addis Ababa this week, Sara Terry, senior policy advisor to the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards under the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has brought her team to initiate the work of air quality management system in the capital.

MP Hirpe Muleta passes away

Hirpe Muleta, one of the women lawmakers in the House of People’s Representatives, has passed away at the age of 64, the Communications Office of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), announced on Thursday.

Authority announces tax free items for passengers

The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority on Wednesday announced that it has identified tax free goods and items for passengers both in volume and size to ease customers hustle in and around the airport service sector.

SoE declared as PM resigns

The unprecedented resignation of Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, from his post and from the chairmanship of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the member party Southern Ethiopia Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SPDM), has drawn mixed feelings and general sense of uncertainty among the public, this week.