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The big guns
The big guns
Kicking off his career in public service as a member of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is one leader who seems to be comfortable to spend a day in a military gear.
Ethnic identification no longer compulsory in census
Ethnic and religious identification is not compulsory in the upcoming Fourth National Census which is scheduled for April, 2019, The Reporterhas learnt.
Somalia requestsUSD 4.7bln external debt cancellation
Somalia requestsUSD 4.7bln external debt cancellation
On the sidelines of the 32nd ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), the government of Somalia has askedthe international community to cancelits USD 4.7 billion external debt, The Reporter has learnt.
Service awards wheat supply to three companies
Service awards wheat supply to three companies
The Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) has decided to award three international companies—Bunge. SA, Amropa AG and ADM International—the supply of 400,000 metric tons of wheat worth 3.47 billion birr, The Reporter has learnt.
US launchesUSD 40 mln health financing program
US launchesUSD 40 mln health financing program
It was a busy week of diplomacy, charity, nation building and public engagement for the United States mission to Ethiopia.
Dangote Foundation plans to set foot in Ethiopia
Dangote Foundation plans to set foot in Ethiopia
The Nigerian business mogul and billionaire, Aliko Dangote, is considering stretching his philanthropic foundation to Ethiopia in order to reach vulnerable communities with the likes of health, education and nutritional supports.   
Commission urges states to join single air market
Commission urges states to join single air market
The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on Monday called up on African states to join the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a year after its launch at the African Union heads of state and government summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   
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In support of the reform program
In support of the reform program
The US Embassy in Addis Ababa and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) in collaboration with the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) last week organized a one week training for local media professionals on newsroom management and on how to effectively manage newsrooms in conflict and post-conflict environments at the headquarters of OBN in Adama town.
“We need to support a shift from aid to investment”
“We need to support a shift from aid to investment”
The European Investment Bank president, Werner Hoyer, has been an advocate for Ethiopia’s reforms of late. The former German politician has been in Ethiopia, most recently during the gathering of the African Union.
Of rights and freedom
Of rights and freedom
Felix Horn is a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, particularly concerning Ethiopia and Eritrea. For years, Felix has been dealing with reporting and documenting issues of human rights in Ethiopia.
Activating the private sector
Activating the private sector
Adamou Labara is the Country Manager of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group (WBG),covering Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia,based in Addis Ababa since April 2011.
Innovator takes Meda forward
Innovator takes Meda forward
Biruk Hailu is the co-founder and CEO of 360Ground, creators of the newly launched Meda Chat. The app is a multi-purpose messaging, mobile banking& social gaming platform.
The Mechanics of stock exchange
The Mechanics of stock exchange
Tesfaye Hailemichael is the Managing Director of Cornerstone Advisory Services Plc and the former board chairman of East Africa Tiger Brands.
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