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Newly branded ODP sees off veterans, founders
Newly branded ODP sees off veterans, founders
As the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) rebranded itself to the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) this week, it has also decided to see its notable veterans and founders off to their retirement there by consolidating the leadership of the young generation.
Minerals export fetches an all-time low USD 130 million
Minerals export fetches an all-time low USD 130 million
The minerals export earnings, which has been declining in the past consecutive years, fetched an all-time low revenue of USD 130 million in the 2017-2018 fiscal year that ended last June. 
Corporation evaluates USD 400 mln Fertilizer purchase
The Ethiopian Agricultural Business Corporation is evaluating a USD 400 million (11 billion birr) worth of fertilizer purchase, The Reporter has learnt.
Poly-GCL awards USD 313 mln bid to Chinese company to commission gas fields
The Chinese oil and gas company, Poly-GCL Petroleum Investments, has awarded a 313 million dollars bid to another Chinese company, China Oil HBP Group, to commission the Calub and Hilala natural gas fields in the Ogaden basin, it was learnt.
Fertilizer giant to revamp blending factories
The OCP Group – a Moroccan fertilizer giant – is to revamp the five state-owned fertilizer blending factories which were damaged following an import of substandard fertilizers, The Reporter has learnt.
September marks yet another deadly month
September marks yet another deadly month
The month of September is usually regarded as a festive month for Ethiopians as it is the first month of the upcoming year. However this year, it was marked as the deadliest month with a continued violence ripping through several parts of the country.
City deploy new tech to aid tourists
The Culture and Tourism Bureau of the Addis Ababa City Administration has announced that it is deploying a modern digital equipment which locates tourism spots to enable tourists easily locate major tourism spots across the city.
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Interview

Fighting the painful but preventable eye disease
Fighting the painful but preventable eye disease
The Fred Hallows Foundation is an Australian NGO involved in helping end avoidable blindness in the world, including in Ethiopia.
“The international community will support the government to maintain provision of humanitarian response”
“The international community will support the government to maintain provision of humanitarian response”
Irish Aid is no stranger to Ethiopia, made famous during the Ethiopian famine of 1984 and the efforts of the likes of Sir Bob Gedloff and friends. Since then, Ireland has been richly involved in Ethiopia, in areas of aid and on the changing landscape of the nation.
The optimist prince
The optimist prince
Joel Mekonnen is the great-grandson of Emperor Haile-Selassie I. The newly minted lawyer from Washington DC’s Howard University, Joel has had a busy year, including his marriage which was highlighted, among others, in the New York Times and Vogue magazine.
“Ethiopia is very vulnerable”
“Ethiopia is very vulnerable”
Bereket Simon, a veteran politician, was former Communications Minister of Ethiopia and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He has been a significant force in Ethiopian politics specifically after the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front took power back in 1991.
“Vietnam and Ethiopia have ample opportunities to export more into each other's market”
“Vietnam and Ethiopia have ample opportunities to export more into each other's market”
President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam is on a state visit to Ethiopia this week. He has been in the country since Thursday, promoting a strong relationship between both.
Striding to transform hospitality
Striding to transform hospitality
David Desta is the assistant director of Operations and Business Analytics with Kuriftu Resort. The Cornell University graduate in Hotel Administration reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on the highlights of working in the local hospitality industry, on his vision on how local destinations can best be promoted locally and offers his take on how the new leadership of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) can harness their potential.