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House approves EBC’s Board

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday approved six new management board members for the state owned broadcaster–the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) –with FikaduTessema, appointed to chair the Board.

Minister hints at indictments of former power officials, contractor

The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Sileshi Bekele (PhD), hinted at the possibility of instituting a legal action, by the government, against the former officials of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and a contractor, over breach of the contractual agreement and the delay of the Repie Waste Energy Plant project construction whose capacity was said to have been halved by 50 percent from the original agreement.

Commission pushes Census timetable once more

Following a heated debate between the members of Census Commission which is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, the Commission has finally decided to postpone the Fourth National Housing and Population Census until such time that the concerns raised around the Census are addressed, The Reporter has learnt.

Unilever to manufacture signature toothpaste in Ethiopia

The Anglo-Dutch multinational, Unilever Global, is set to start manufacturing its signature toothpaste product “Signal” within Ethiopia, no longer importing its products from aboard. The expansion is to take place within its facility inside the Eastern Industrial Zone, The Reporter has learnt.

Government to purchase additional wheat

In the midst of a grave humanitarian crisis, Ethiopia is going to purchase 600,000 metric tons of wheat from the international market, The Reporter has learnt.This is one of the largest purchases in terms of size following similar procurements over the past few months.

Ministry collects record revenue in a month

The Ministry of Revenues announced that its tax payment campaigns has resulted in the hike of its revenue collection for the month of February as it collected 17.8 billion birr, a record monthly collection its history.

FinTech players gather in Addis Ababa

The second edition of Finnovation Ethiopia has brought together some 200 financial technological innovators and disruptors at the Radisson Blu hotel in Addis Ababa on March 11, 2019.

The gathering of FinTech players in Addis Ababa this year is part of the Fintech Africa Series which regularly gathers stakeholders and influencers in the African Fintech environment ranging from start-ups to key markets across Africa and the globe.

Hindering media laws faces amendment

The committee formed under the Federal Attorney General Legal and Justice Affairs Consultation Council, the Media Law Assessment Team has organized a consultative meeting for today to discuss hindrances it identified within media laws of the country.