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Temesgen Tiruneh named Amhara region head

Temesgen Tiruneh, ex-security advisor to the Prime Minister, has been named the head of the Amhara Regional State, which has recently undergone a security crisis due to an attempted coup d’état against the regional administration resulting in the assassination of the regional head and two more cabinet members together with the head of the national army and another retired general.

Zenysis to exploit Big Data for advanced analytics

The Technology and Innovation Institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Silicon Valley entity Zenysis Technologies Inc. to exploit the benefits of Big Data for advanced analytics in various fields including the health sector which will eventually create the capacity to make informed decisions

France pledges EUR 40 mln

In a bid to improve the current national identification system, France has pledged to provide EUR 40 million to Ethiopia to finance the pending national digital ID project, The Reporter has learnt.

Blake Emergency concludes search of Boeing Max victims

Blake Emergency Services, retained by Ethiopian Airlines several months ago, has finally concluded its search and has written to families of the doomed Boeing 737 Max Jet that crashed in route to Nairobi earlier this year; asking whether they want properties belonging to the deceased be handed to them or whether it should disposed them of on their behalf.

French minister to visit Addis

Following a similar visit by President Emmanuel Macron, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance and Economy of France is set to visit Ethiopia next Monday, The Reporter has learnt. His visit is said to cement and follow-up on President Macron’s visit.

Egypt urges conclusion on the Nile

As Ethiopia is moving towards the completion of its hydroelectric project, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), at a cost of USD 4 billion, Egypt is once again calling for an agreement on the issue of the Nile, which has been in prolonged tit-for-tat between both nations.

UAE step-up to support private sector in Ethiopia

Started off as a government agency established to support Small and Micro Enterprises (SME) and startups within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) is set to expand its support to SMEs, entrepreneurs and startups in Ethiopia allocating USD 100 million to be used as revolving fund by the program which the organization will implement in partnership with the Ministry of Technology and Innovation (MoTI), The Reporter has learnt.

Violence rocks southern state

Days after the electoral board issued a statement where it said it will hold the much-talked about referendum to decide on the long-standing Sidama zone’s quest for statehood, a deadly violence is said to have swept across some parts of Southern Regional State.