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ON A FAST LANE

It seems that the largest bank in the country, the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), is striding on a fast lane to become one of the major financial services provider in East Africa.

AAU to slash undergrad programs

Addis Ababa University (AAU) – the oldest university in the country – revealed that it is set to focus more on graduate programs at the end of its five-year strategic plan (2016- 2020).

Ethio-Egyptian JV set to process weed into energy

Egyptian and Ethiopian companies have inked deals that aim at replacing coal as an energy source with weeds. The joint venture (JV) has acquired a whopping one million hectares plot of land in the Afar Regional State.

Inter-Religious Council calls for peace

Following the recent clashes between protesters and government forces in West Arsi, Oromia Regional State and other parts of Ethiopia, the Inter-Religious Council called upon both sides to end hostilities and strive for peace.

Abune Mathias to meet Pope Francis

Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Abuna Mathias I will be in Rome this weekend for a meeting with Pope Francis which is scheduled for Monday.

Parties call for swift dialogue with gov't

Two opposition political parties, which took part in last year's elections, requested the government to handle the recent unrest in different parts of the Oromia Regional State and other parts of the country through proper dialogue and employ all the necessary peaceful mechanisms. The parties also condemned the way the government handled the problem.