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15 dead in woldia, surrounding clashes: regional gov’t

The Amhara Regional State has disclosed today that the total number of people killed in clashes between the security forces and protesters in Northern Wollo towns has reached 15. This was announced in a statement released by the regional administration’s cabinet, today.

Overseas employment gets green light

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) announced that overseas employment is going to begin soon with 20 agencies licensed to send employees to Kuwait, Qatar and Jordan.

EIB to finance M-Birr

The European Investment Bank (EIB) expressed its commitment to assist M-Birr, a local IT firm actively involved in online payment system, with a three million euros equity investment, this week.

Kagame downplays Chinese spying report

A report from Le Monde Afrique in the midst of the gathering of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union that concluded on Monday described how China has been spying on African leaders since 2012 transferring vital information to Shanghai in the wee hour of the night.

UN says million displaced in Oromia-Somali conflict

A new report jointly released by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that close to one million people have been displaced due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states.

Lifan Motors eyes auto academy

Joins hands with UNIDO to spearhead TVET programs On its 10-year anniversary since joining the Ethiopian auto business, Lifan Motors Group, one of the largest Chinese automakers with an auto assembly plant in Ethiopia, is poised to launch an automotive training academy in Ethiopia.

UN donates USD 10 mln for IDPs

United Nations Central Emergency Fund released on Thursday USD 10 million to help people displaced in Ethiopia due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states.

Communication breakdown

At a time when the country is being rocked by antigovernment protests and violence, the Government of Ethiopia, in an unusual break from its trend, admitted that it is grappling with a massive communications crisis to the extent that most of the problems propagating in the country are mainly attributed to serious communication breakdown between the government and the public.

Whereabouts of over 2,000 adopted children unknown

In a shocking revelation, the Minister of Women and Children Affairs told members of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday that the where about of 2,273 children, adopted before 2014/15, is yet to be identified as the Ministry is digging deep to improve data on the thousands of Ethiopian children adopted by westerners over the years.

Drone regulation under formulation

National aviation policy to be revised The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) on Thursday disclosed that it is drafting a drone regulation that enables it to license drones and control its operation.