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AU launches African single air transport market

After decades of negotiations and stalemate, finally, African countries are set to launch the African single air transport market at the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit that will take place tomorrow at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa.  

Abyssinia inks multimillion birr deal

After almostsix months of delay, the Addis Ababa Public Procurement and Property Disposal Agency finally signed a contract agreement worth 172 million birr with a local steel producer, Abyssinia Integrated Steel.

Chinese business manager requests termination of charges, travel ban

Chinese business manager charged along with CCS COMSERVICE Solutions PLC for evading taxes amounting to four million birr requested the government to drop his charges and lift the travel ban imposed on him on the grounds that the alleged tax charges levied against him were committed way before his assignment as an acting general manager to the company.

Ethiopian coffees triumph at Good Food Awards

As Ethiopia’s coffee export grows to the tune of over USD one billion, according to the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority, Ethiopian coffees have once again dominated the Good Food Awards this year as the world’s best coffee. All the coffees named as such hail from Ethiopia.

New wine in old wineskin?

For the first time since the beginning of the 1980s, back when the African Union (AU) was still the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the 30th African Union Heads of State and Government Summit is to kick off in Addis Ababa on Sunday in the absence of an animated figure and outspoken “comrade” Robert Gabriel Mugabe with three new faces expected to grace the summit in his place.

Controversy engulfs tantalum mine in Oromia

Officials of the Guji Zone in the Oromia Regional State has denied plans of transferring the Kenticha Tantalum Mine to youth associations saying that it was “merely an idea to entertain rather than an actionable plan” and that it had no intention of depriving the federal Mining, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation off its mining concession and processing facility.

Negotiations over anti-terror law put on hold

Some 15 national opposition political parties, negotiating with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) on widening the political space in the country and amending the legal procedures that govern election and political activities, have put their negotiation over the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009 on hold demanding a clear-cut position from the ruling party.